Fortnite Season 4 FNCS is coming at the end of the month, and competitors and fans alike are gearing up for it. The qualification rounds actually begin today, but the finals are not until October 29. Here’s everything you need to know about this season’s FNCS, starting with the second stages of qualifications over the weekend.
For the first time, the FNCS qualification second stage will run over two days — Saturday and Sunday. The broadcast will begin at 1 PM ET on Saturday, October 10, estimated to run until about 8:30 PM. It will pick back up again on Sunday, October 11 at 1 PM ET.
Fortnite Season 4 FNCS Twitch Drops
Not competing? There’s more to do than just watching the broadcast, as fun as that is. Twitch Drops are back, rewarding Twitch viewers with FNCS cosmetics, similar to the ones given out during the Season 3 FNCS.
As you can see from the bright colors, the Season 4 Twitch Drops are rather fuchsia in nature.
If you want to jump into the fun, just link your Epic Games account with your Twitch account. If you already have, you may need to link them again. The Twitch Drops require that the accounts link up every six months.
While watching one of the FNCS streams, a prompt will appear, telling viewers to link their accounts to access the Twitch Drops. Click the link, sign in to your Epic Games account, and voilà. Keep watching and the FNCS cosmetics will automatically appear in your Epic Games account.
What to expect with the Champion Series
The tournament will run in Trios mode, a competition favorite. All teams who place with the top half in a match will receive one point. The teams will earn another point for each placement above the top half until third place. Third place and up will earn additional points, with Victory Royale netting 25 points. Each elimination will also reward teams one point apiece.
The Champion Series finals will take place starting October 29 through November 1.