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When is Fortnite update v10.30? Patch release and what to expect

Published: 10/Sep/2019 9:04 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 9:22

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale players are waiting eagerly to see the impacts of Rift Beacons and the potential return of some highly popular points of interest, but has the patch to bring them back been delayed? 

Seasoned veterans of the battle royale title, particularly those that follow the game’s official Twitter account, will be aware by now that during the course of Season 10 we’ve come to expect an announcement of update release times every Monday. 


However, that wasn’t the case on September 9 as information on the v10.30 patch never came. So, where is it and what can we expect?

Fan-favorite POIs coming back to Fortnite?

Previously in Season 10, there had been a delay to patch v10.10. The common denominator between the upcoming update and the one previous is that major map changes look to be in the works – bringing back Retail Row in the past – and even more are expected this time around.


Two new Rift Beacons have activated at Paradise Palms and on the frozen lake in the snow biome, meaning there’s a very high chance that the return of both Greasy Grove and Moisty Mire is on the cards. 

Xbox One screengrabMajor map changes appear to be coming soon.

The end of Borderlands in Fortnite

With such a major change being made to the map, it’s fairly possible that this might have caused a delay for Epic Games. 

The theorists among us might point towards the ending of the Borderlands crossover, which saw a brand new Pandora Rift Zone added to the desert biome, and suggest that the delay could be a result of adding some fresh IT Chapter Two content – a crossover that’s been teased with some big clues already. 


Epic GamesThe Pandora Rift Zone will likely be removed from Fortnite with the v10.30 patch.

Possible v10.30 patch release date

Nevertheless, as the Borderlands event draws to a close and with two old locations seemingly coming back all inside a weekly update, there’s a good chance that patch v10.30 will have to wait until September 11 to be added to the game. 

Once we know when it’s coming, though, we’ll be the first to let you know. 


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