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When is Fortnite v9.40 update coming out? Release date rumors and patch details

Published: 16/Jul/2019 11:22 Updated: 16/Jul/2019 14:59

by Matt Porter

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Epic Games’ summer holiday is now complete, meaning Fortnite fans will have a brand new patch for the popular battle royale game in the form of the v9.40 update to the game.

Fortnite has received a number of Content Updates over the past few weeks, that have added new items such as the Air Strike or the Chug Splash, but players haven’t seen a brand new full update since the v9.30 patch on June 18.

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Finally though, Epic Games are set to drop the v9.40 update, which will include new versions of one of the game’s most popular weapons, plus some quality of life fixes.


When does Fortnite v9.40 update officially release?

Throughout Season 9, Epic Games have released new patches for the game on a Tuesday, but the developers remained quiet on July 15, failing to announce that players would wake up to a brand new patch.

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With a July 16 release now extremely unlikely, it appears that Epic have pushed back the update, but haven’t revealed when we can expect to see it.

It’s likely that we will now see the patch on Wednesday, July 17 at 8:00 AM EST / 5:00 AM PST / 9:00 AM BST, although we will need to wait for official confirmation.

Epic GamesFortnite’s last updated included the new Air Strike weapon.


Why has the v9.40 update been delayed?

Again, no official reason has been given for the delay, but it’s possible that due to the two week holiday that Epic Games took as a company, the update wasn’t quite ready for today’s release date.

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They may also have one eye on the Fortnite World Cup, pushing this update back slightly so as to not release one next week and disrupt players just days before the finals kick off.


What can we expect to see in the Fortnite v9.40 update?

We already know that we’ll be getting new versions of the Tactical Shotgun, with Epic and Legendary varieties of the weapon coming in the next patch.

Thanks to the Fortnite Trello board, we also know that there will be fixes for the following bugs, with more likely to be included once the update officially goes live.

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  • Traps sometimes rise into structures’ ceilings and therefore cannot be seen by players.
  • Players may experience issues picking up items
  • Part of the mountain textures are exposed, revealing a flat textured wall jutting from the side of the cliff.
  • There are reports that Creative maps are changing directions upon publishing. The minimap also changes, rotating 180 degrees.
  • Chest in Neo Tilted is unopenable
  • Players are experiencing voice chat issues on the Android platform.
Epic GamesThe new variants of the Tactical Shotguns were unvieled on the in-game news feed.

Make sure to check back to see when the update goes live, as we’ll be sure to update this post when Epic Games make any official announcements.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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