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Twitch Streamer DrLupo Shares His Strategy and Opinion Regarding the New Hop Rocks in Fortnite

Published: 5/May/2018 3:11 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:48

by Albert Petrosyan


The brand new Season 4 of Fortnite finally launched on May 1st after weeks of great anticipation and hype.

The new season brought with it several huge changes, including a massive meteor crash site at the new Dusty Divot, loads of new in-game content, and, of course, Hop Rocks.


One of the more discussed new items in Fortnite, Hop Rocks are purple, glowing crystals that can be found in any of the new crater sites across the map.

Once consumed, they give players a 30 second period of heightened jumping ability, allowing users to get to higher areas without having to build.


Hop Rocks were a major point of conversation in the first episode of IGN’s brand new Fortnite Show, in which popular Twitch streamer and Fortnite extraordinaire Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo made a guest appearance.

Among other things, the streamer revealed his strategy of how he goes about using the new jump-boosting crystals in-game.

“I don’t know if you guys had the opportunity to do this yet, but if you get an Impulse Grenade and build a giant ramp after you get one of the Hop Rocks, you can fly at people and that surprisingly throws off people in really big way because nobody seems to expect it yet.”

He also went on to share his opinion regarding the Hop Rocks, claiming that the new item helps even out the playing field to a sense.


“People are really getting good at building too, so the Hop Rocks can negate some of the building advantage that people have because you can jump four, five stories with ease now if you pop one of those things.”

Love them or hate them, there is always going to be two sides to the ‘Hop Rock viability’ argument in Fortnite because, as DrLupo mentions in the segment, there are many within the game’s vast player-base that will find nearly every change or addition to be controversial.

You can view the Hop Rocks segment below, or watch the entire first episode of IGN’s Fortnite Show on their offical website.



How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.


With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.


As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.


FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.


FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.


FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson