Fortnite Season 3 FNCS: dates, broadcast, Twitch Drops & more

Fortnite Season 3 FNCS: dates, broadcast, Twitch Drops & more

Esports

Here’s how to watch the Fortnite Season 3 FNCS Solos competition and earn in-game cosmetics while doing it.

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The Fortnite Season 3 FNCS Solos competition is ready to kick-off in a couple of weeks, which means more competitive Fortnite for us to enjoy. Participants are still practicing and grinding their way to Champion League while viewers wait for the official broadcasts to return.

Here’s everything you need to know about viewing the Season 3 FNCS including the schedule and Twitch Drops you can earn, simply by watching the event.

Programming schedule

The official Fortnite Champion Series broadcasts are coming back as soon as the first week of qualifiers begin. These run the weekend of August 1 and August 8, with the finals taking place on August 14-16. The broadcast schedule for each event appears to be the same. Here’s a breakdown of the time for each broadcast:

  • 1:00pm EST (10am PST, 6pm BST) – Broadcast Begins 
  • 1:15pm EST – Live EU coverage 
  • 4:30pm EST (1:30pm PST, 9:30pm BST) – Break
  • 5:15pm EST (2:15pm PST, 10:15pm BST)- Live NA-East coverage 
  • 8:30pm EST (5:30pm PST, 1:30am BST)- Approximate end

Epic are only hosting official broadcasts for the EU and NA-East regions of the FNCS. These are, largely, considered to be the most popular and “stacked” regions in Fortnite, although you can undoubtedly find unofficial broadcasts of other regions on Twitch and YouTube. You can tune in through the official Fortnite Twitch and YouTube channels.

Twitch Drops

Like last season, viewers of the event will have the chance to earn Twitch Drops in the form of two new emotes and a spray. To be eligible, all you have to do is link your Twitch and Epic accounts before the event begins. After that, all you have to do is tune in and watch one of the participating channels.

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The official Fortnite broadcast will have Twitch Drops enabled, but so will several other participating streamers. You can expect people like EmadGG, Tfue, and many others to have Drops enabled, so you can watch however you want. You can even mute the official Fortnite broadcast tab if you want to watch a non-participating streamer.

That should be everything you need to know about viewing the Fortnite Season 3 FNCS. Of course, we’ll keep you updated with all of the biggest news coming out of the FNCS and will be among the first to have the results when we crown a new champion. Enjoy!

Challenges

The Fortnite Season 3 Week 5 Challenge guide, include how to collect rings at Steamy Stacks.

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July 15, 2020

Fortnite Season 3 Week 5 is here, which means that we should be nearing the back half of the season. Finishing all of the challenges up until now should get you to around level 65 or 70, which means that level 100 is just around the corner.

Epic have been generous with their challenge offerings of late. There’s only been one “grindy” challenge each week, and it was auto-complete last week for us. With any luck, the floating rings at Steamy Stacks won’t work, either.

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We’re writing this overview before the challenges officially come out, which means that the numbers could change when they release. The number of floating rings is listed as 1 in the leaks, but we expect it to be three or four when the challenges go live. Here’s everything you have to do this week:

  • Search 7 Chest at Sweaty Sands
  • 3 Eliminations at Retail Row
  • Use a Firefly Jar or Flare Gun at Misty Meadows
  • Land at The Yacht and finish top 25
  • Catch 5 fish at Craggy Cliffs
  • Upgrade a weapon at Salty Springs
  • Collect 4 Floating Rings at Steamy Stacks

Most of these challenges are self-explanatory. You don’t need a guide on how to search chests at Sweaty Sands and upgrade a weapon at Salty Springs. If you’re curious on how to capture Fireflies, we already have a guide to Firefly Jars that you can look at here.

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The one challenge that does need a guide is the challenge that requires you to find the floating rings at Steam Stacks. Here’s a video that shows all of the Floating Ring locations. It’s important to not that they’re all in the air, so you’re going to have to utilize the Stacks in order to gain height.

If you haven’t already, now’s a good time to complete the “Land a Choppa at the bottom of a stack” challenge from a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully, you should be able to complete these challenges without too much difficulty. Happy hunting!

Tips

How to earn a free back bling, spray, and emote by watching the Fortnite Season 3 FNCS competition.

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2 hours ago

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July 15, 2020

The Fortnite Season 3 FNCS is right around the corner and Epic are, once again, hosting official broadcasts that include Twitch Drops. You can take a look at a full schedule for the broadcasts here. During the event, viewers will have a chance exclusive in-game cosmetics, simply by watching the pros battle it out for first place.

These cosmetics include a free spray, emote, and back bling to commemorate the event. This will be your once chance to receive these items, so Fortnite collectors will want to make sure they tune in with their Fortnite and Twitch accounts linked.

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Most longtime Fortnite players and viewers will have already linked their Epic and Twitch accounts. Those who haven’t can log into their Epic account and do so by clicking here.

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It’s important to note that you will need to have linked your Epic and Twitch accounts within the past six months to be eligible to earn these Twitch Drops. Anyone who has linked their accounts before this time will have to unlink and relink them. Some people had difficulty getting the last FNCS Twitch Drops, and this could be the reason why.

After unlinking and relinking your accounts, all you have to do is tune into any broadcast of the Season 3 FNCS. The official broadcast has drops enabled, of course, but Epic are opening the door to anyone who wants to stream and enable drops. Most of the partnered Twitch streamers who participate in the FNCS should have drops enabled, as well, so how you watch is up to you. Once the qualification portion of the season ends, you should have the FNCS cosmetics in your locker. Have fun watching it!

Tips

The Fortnite vault glitch has returned for Season 3; this time, with a different method.

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July 14, 2020

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 was the first season to introduce vaults. It was also the first season in which players found an exploit to get into the vaults without a keycard. This method was popularized by YouTuber OrangeGuy, who showed fans how use a boat and a few building materials to enter a vault without killing the boss.

This exploit existed for most of Season 2, but was patched when season 3 came out. Well, as you may expect, it didn’t take long for players to figure out another way to get into the vault without a card. Instead of a boat, this exploit requires a helicopter.

For preparation, you’ll need a Helicopter, Upgrade Bench, and a teammate. Here are the steps you’ll need to complete in order to get into the vault without a card:

Step 1: Destroy the tile covering the vault you want to enter
Step 2: Land the helicopter on the broken floor
Step 3: Switch seats and begin to build
Step 4: Have a teammate throw the Upgrade Bench underneath the helicopter

If you complete these steps correctly, you should be pushed under the map and into the vault. Here’s a tutorial from Glitch King that will show you the step-by-step walkthrough.

Getting out of the vault is now your problem. This glitch is meant to surprise and eliminate an enemy, but you could always send your teammate to kill the boss and let you out if no one comes by. This isn’t the most broken method in the world, as you’ll be trapped if you don’t open the vault the normal way. Still, it can make for a funny clip or two.

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This method takes a bit more setup than last season’s, but we may still see a streamer or two surprised by someone hiding in a closed vault. Only time will tell.

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