Fortnite’s FNCS Grand Finals will grant different trios the opportunity to win a million dollars in the final weeks of Chapter 2, Season 6, and you’ll want to catch the action for yourself.
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 6 won over players with its various new additions, including a brand-new crafting system, and tamable wild animals. Now, fans are looking forward to the arrival of Season 7.
The Fortnite Champion Series provides players with the opportunity to win major rewards, and we now know what trios are playing in the upcoming Finals. Here’s everything you need to know about the competitive event.
FNCS Season 6 Grand Finals official stream
When the competition goes live, you’ll have various different sources from which to watch it. Many players that are participating in the competition will stream their direct gameplay in various regions.
You can also check out the official Fortnite steam below, which will be live over the weekend.
FNCS 2021 Grand Finals schedule
The Grand Finals will take place over the weekend starting on May 29. The Middle East will be the exception, with the event starting a day early on May 28, due to scheduling conflicts.
|Region||Round||Date and time|
|Europe||1||May 29 @ 6:00 pm BST – 9:00 pm BST|
|Europe||2||May 30 @ 6:00 pm BST – 9:00 pm BST|
|North America East||1||May 29 @ 5:00 pm EST – 8:00 pm EST|
|North America East||2||May 30 @ 5:00 pm EST – 8:00 pm EST|
|North America West||1||May 29 @ 6:00 pm PST – 9:00 pm PST|
|North America West||2||May 30 @ 6:00 pm PST – 9:00 pm PST|
|Brazil||1||May 29 @ 3:00 pm EST – 6:00 pm EST|
|Brazil||2||May 30 @ 3:00 pm EST – 6:00 pm EST|
|Asia||1||May 29 @ 4:00 am EST – 7:00 am EST|
|Asia||2||May 30 @ 4:00 am EST – 7:00 am EST|
|Oceanic||1||May 29 @ 4:00 am EST – 7:00 am EST|
|Oceanic||2||May 30 @ 4:00 am EST – 7:00 am EST|
|Middle East||1||May 28 @ 11:00 am EST – 2:00 pm EST|
|Middle East||2||May 29 @ 11:00 am EST – 2:00 pm EST|
All qualified trios in FNCS 2021 Grand Finals
Many fantastic trios from across all regions will be competing when the event goes live on the weekend. If your trio placed top three during one of the qualifying weeks, then you have already qualified for Grand Finals.
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The top three trios from the Chapter 2 Season 5 FNCS are already pre-qualified for Grand Finals. You can take a look at our breakdown of all trios in the event below.
North America East
|FS DEGEN||FS Αjerss||skqttles|
|LG jamper 7||Threats 7||DT Rise|
|ENDL8SS DEYYGEN||ENDLESS MER0||ENDLESS Reverse|
|TrainH saffy||Liquid ЅТRETCН||C9 Avery|
|Dom ﮎ||insight duskyッ||Spayde OT|
|C9 nosh||nut金||chukkymini wkey|
|Elite Narwhal||Elitе Crunchy||Elite Zlem|
|SEN Aspect||XPRT Cazz||OA Whofishy|
|LG Slackes||1P Acornski||G2 Jаhq|
|Cоmmandment||FaZe Cented||NRG Edgey|
|BBG Bucke||BBG Khanasty||G2 MackWood|
|9LIVES VOIL||XPRT Xccept||Snakereyli|
|TMP codgenesis||XPRT atoms||G2 Coop|
|Nobu Beef||TNG Lupien||TNG NicFN|
|FaZe Megga||Rocаine||FаZe Dubs ϟ|
|JadenShotz||C NetZz||noob savaje ψ|
|zum 7||TMP HAPPED ψ||TNA STAQI|
|xerx 15||twitter twixiwnl||Chubѕ|
|Felix – –||4LK Pozed||Sparebow – –|
|Nittle||FS casqer||G2 Smqcked|
|XSET Ceice||Liquid Scopеd||ENDLESS TRAGIX|
|OA Sticks||Chronic Jayѕ||Kn1pher|
|9LIVES TabzG||TSM Сo1azo||TSG VEDTIME|
North America West
|100T Arkhram||100T rehx||NRG EpikWhale|
|tsg kenshi||tsg snacky||pure chriѕ|
|XTRA Quinn||Jucy||TSG dylannx7|
|TRNL Criizux||NORCAL ALITHY555||Frapai|
|5G BACKPACKED||5G Nach||TRNL Hov|
|tsg favs||XTRA kеnshi||XTRA snacky|
|Pure Hyper||реаrl||apex kloxic|
|LIТТLE B||TEMPLE B||NC zinqxzǃ|
|100T Falconer||XTRA Reeteyy||pure chriѕ|
|AKA Glacе||clst domo||pure unsightly|
|Bloom Riversаn||NORCAL NATHAN B||5G NATHANIEL B|
|Silly Trix||Pure Mony||Reguletor|
|5G Bunny||PSR Cliprs||TwitterHealthyFN|
|Pure BatmanBugha||5G Walay||Devour Sake|
|outcast avail||JAHTER 椰||уutе|
|TRNL TrashyTHD||DemonRosez||XTRA verT|
|xen jagveer||Xen Mojo||ZH22 Solution|
|Demonio Luis||NaBenjyisVanilaz||Apex Cesar|
|XTRA caleb||TRNL Wheels||XTRA Tautai|
|Apex Glowie||Apex Hitmarker||Apex Foreswear|
|s m o q||finance eggroll||eclipse言|
|SlayaNF||ZH22 Zehlo||mse -iwnl-|
|AE Carnage||Jаrritоѕ||ZH22 Aiden|
|Assault Baccada||5G LIL TAPER||XTRA MIDDADDY|
|5G JADENNX||jеevan||PSR Nico|
|ZD SIDLAHψ||Apex Mateoψ||pure munk|
|bluzro||5G Nigel||Balanced Nani|
|RedRush 123||L7 xsterioz||EV Mappi|
|bloomadeal||perceveal zZz||TomzyV1. siko|
|F9 Marvin||EsTy||Not BadSnipR|
|Heretics K1nzell||apeks IDrop 7||wakie 7|
|MCES Andilex||Grizi Snayzy||xsweeze.mces|
|Wave Joe||stompyrite||LootBoy Shadow|
|Grizi 4zr||GUILD TaySon 7||nayte|
|LootBoy Queasy44||Glоrious TruleX||Glоrious TruleX|
|zеykoo||eGenius Sun||beGenius Jules|
|hycr1s la baguet||vorTexr.||OVA Night|
|Shaykoz||MCES DKS||GO grayinjo|
|Onyx johku||Monaco Anddone||exes.jetsku|
|LootBoy Slender||ALOFT Voidd||wxlfiez|
|MDS.meta||noetic skyzouw||LOSC XpeR|
|Wave Kikoo 97||NVD Skram||NaVi Putrick|
|Wave Vadeal,||BL Noahreyli ӝ||rezon ay лол|
|GUILD Flikk||GUILD Аnas||Gamma Th0masHD|
|GUILD Hen 75||WAVE JannisZ||oogway 74|
|Fastroki||OVA Pizza4k||OVA Ardit|
|Solarу Floki||Homyno Clément||GO Decyptos|
|EvozA Wulfee||freеmoк||LMNX 97Default|
|Refsgaard 7||NVD Endretta||100T MrSavage|
|Flames FlowiS||4 kejseR dA k1nG||4 Not Hellfire|
|Solarу BlastR||Vitаlity Nikof||TrainH Alphaa|
|AOS nebs||bubakмаsteя||Devour WaiZ|
|CANNIBAL JAMSIDE||CL Fury||Dоmentos|
|kurtz ӝ||TCE redlee||SNG kıng|
|FURY sнeco||FURY histtory||ABT 200 SHEEESH|
|DEMONTALLS||Æ DEMONRIQUE||Æ DEMONFRANQUI|
|9z H4wwk||Noble Diamondd||TCE spıtflow|
|Bettolfg ツ||Æ germánlfg ツ||9z fаcu|
|Zenxit ay лол ӝ||TRIBE gxT||HiT Teuzz 〆|
|DETONA Kayky||NEW insanitr0||NEW Lordtr0|
|eRa cadu||VКS Seeyun||faze kіng|
|eRa Clipnode||Ꮆustyx||rоbоtt ӝ|
|TRNL persa||TRNL Ed||nicks golden boy|
|Liquid Pulga||Suetam .||AG1RRЕ|
|KG dott1||nw9 xeat ӝ||Scarpagraal|
|rustyachelfg||Tecne 7ム||Æ fazeryachelfg|
|washington l2||ndр||VillaMix origins|
|TRIBE thz1n||Gabrielh99 L2 L2||technoviking46|
|Freecss Dio||RomeroPDF||9z Randu|
|pina ム||mɑster||EG Digai|
|Lazer Pai||Ngolo Alante||Granjero 247|
|Frosтy7||SNG digød||моjаk ӝ|
|ABT pinatake||C9 blackoutz||ABT Pattaty ϟ|
|kwxу||texzard 200||Dudu 200 SHEEESH|
|KauaEY ӝ||Dioguinho200||203 SHEEESH|
|washington l2||ndр||VillaMix origins|
|CR Qjac7||CR NAETRETCH||cr аlice|
|FCS Fram ncr||ALBA まるお||HikakinOfficiаl|
|ごっとらびっと||alba L4ex||FCS Monster|
|CRノRuri||CR.Frаnciscо||Rid WildHawk ゆ機|
|rainyxyz||NSR みや||cr yusewimps|
|童 ragis 貞||Riddle Maugraal||KUREN 王|
|NorCal Kensh||fcs 5tzuyu||ImperialDeb|
|CE Fortik,||OVA pizdun||CE leyyner|
|крыса0_о||MRE Walver||CE ℤötαχ|
|adam the gamer.||fiz the gamer||zuity the gamer|
|Reisy 32||LODSTK, OWM||梵天 佐野万次郎|
|ALBA Swillium||LCF XXXX||ごーるでんくれめんす|
|KSGK TS ゆ機||KSGK Pega||SHINCK ON TOP|
|YouTube Hibiki||VL 猫愛好家れん||RiaM kyapi|
|demon x||CE Moon||fcs zuko.|
|Brian2918||lcf Ryle 7||ぴなぐらーるだ|
|CЕ 2SNgNl||CE fa1zzyy||CE Jozya|
|KWZ Allen||shamokiy||CE Force ӝ|
|svl koa||NCRリテイルローのしゅうと||A2 こよた|
|PRDX Midnite||Mako Vujcich||jft celdom|
|Flenny||6s oogway 74||dist8|
|РWR Мuz||PWR looter||speedy at pub|
|Agent SorifGoms||spg bercanvolx||syncyfishy|
|GLM x2Suns||tp twitch tuii||MADE Korq|
|VR 2Faulty||MG m1||saqo.rar|
|basil 74||HVT Forbes||Jace 75|
|ronin FA||MG rahcks||Agеnt Jake|
|JFT goeg||JFT scammed uwu||JFT xalkerr|
|bаthan||CLR Zedox||GLM sio|
|x2 ルダン,||Cоde x2Twins||egirl newbatoon|
|noob jynx||wavyalecc||PWR worthy|
|TM bluezie||VR rip||VRTX Mania|
|SPG Dj||MG cryz||marz.|
|JFT Prhzy||Vоrtexzr||GLM sunz|
|GLM oreo||chainz onfroy||IIlIIlIIlIIlIIll|
|ɢʟᴍ ꜱᴘɪᴋᴇʀ,||Slixnz||Mako Baily|
|bonaѕ||utube bmp||GUILD Soaked 7|
|CarriedByJerian||TF Gazer||CLR Wreckless|
|upR Xcon||flews ӝ||SADLА|
|Agent Thrusty||TM Jvano ӝ||MrTassie ӝ|
|GLM Results||GLM Snow||GLM Precks|
|CLR baffy,||CLR qeaxzy||caryion is taken|
FNCS 2021 Reboot Round winners
The Reboot Round consisted of trios that placed 7th-17th during the semifinals. Here, they had to compete against each other through different games to decide which three would progress to the Grand Finals.
Here are all the winners:
- KCorp Wanlast, MCES PodaSaï, Solary EMXXRR ӝ, Lnuef, BL SliX, GAMMA Merijn, and Apeks Krizzii, BL Raifla, EP SAEVID ӝ
- North America East
- elite gabeski, 9LIVES Tahi, sprite dabdabdab, Speguu, Gоkﱞu, strawhat charlie and cizIucky, nounzy7, Shaedess
- North America West
- NRG Guuh, HaZe Lucass, BRﾠVitinho, nikti mt quente, eduzz mt frio, nathes mt quente, TRIBE OPayson, SRN Phzin, gsx -s-, cG Barreto ӝ, HDL Ninja, shoks russo mode, and Liimaaeeteyy, lukszf ӝ, AXE VILTRUMITA
- OWM まいぽり, OWM ぽて, 日本生まれジャパニーズ育ち, ALBAひろ, Ruiサナ, Liberta ペぽ and MONKEY.G.SULZY, YOUTH.スイッチ勢のサルジー, YOUTH.なかやまきんに君
- cryptоn, sixxx.me, tm aspect, calеbb, distаntt, Mooteeа and twitter rochehfn, m0untаin, kxunaiXX
- Middle East
- Eagle DRaFTell, NMR TooKE 2.0, Sonic Naif, Rakan Fo, Epik3z, Suły and Saud iwnl -a-, POWER GntL, РOWER LIQUID
That covers everything you need to know about FNCS Grand Finals. Be sure to tune in when the event goes live!
Image Credit: Epic Games
How to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Season 8: Upgrade Bench locations, Crafting, more
Looking for an upgrade? Here’s how to increase your weapon rarity in Fortnite Season 8 through Upgrade Benches, Crafting, and more.
There are several ways to upgrade your weapons in Fortnite Season 8, so here are all of the Upgrade Bench locations and where you can find Weapon-o-Matic machines to purchase higher rarity guns.
Looting and crafting the best weapons possible is a significant factor in winning a game of Fortnite. All the builds in the world can’t save you if you can’t defend yourself, after all.
Fortnite is a battle royale, so there will always be some luck in finding the best weapons. However, you can eliminate some of this RNG and build the best loadout possible through upgrading and crafting.
Here’s everything you need to know about upgrading weapons in Fortnite Season 8:
- Fortnite Season 8 Upgrade Bench locations
- How to use Fortnite Upgrade Benches
- Fortnite Weapon-o-Matic Vending Machine locations
- How to craft weapons in Fortnite
- How to upgrade Sideways Weapons in Fortnite
Fortnite Season 8 Upgrade Bench locations
Several Weapon Upgrade Benches are scattered around the Season 8 map, so you should never be too far away from finding one. You can either consult the map from Fortnite.GG, or check out the detailed locations below.
- Lockies Lighthouse at the southern docking area
- Craggy Cliffs in the eastern garage
- Steamy Stacks in the center building
- Crashed Cargo east of Believer Beach
- Believer Beach in the trailer park
- Risky Reels behind the house
- Corny Crops in the eastern building where Madcap can be found
- Compact Cards north of Destroyed Dish
- Dirty Docks in the eastern warehouse
- Viking Vessel in the house to the north
- Dusted Depot east of The Aftermath
- The Durrr Burger
- Sherrif’s Office north-west of Lazy Lake
- Retail Row in the fenced-off electricity area
- Shanty Town at the southern dock
- Hydro 16 at the east side
- Catty Corner at the northern end
- Camp Cod inside the eastern building
How to use Fortnite Upgrade Benches in Season 8
Once you’ve found an Upgrade Bench, you need to approach it, press interact, and follow the prompt to upgrade your weapon’s rarity. But, it comes at a price.
Gold is now Fortnite’s currency, and you’ll need to spend it on upgrading your weapons in matches. Upgrade your weapon a couple of times can get pricey very quickly, so you need to decide if it’s worth all of the hard-earned cash.
Here’s how much it costs to upgrade your weapons in Fortnite:
- Common (grey) > Uncommon (green) = 200 Gold Bars
- Uncommon (green) > Rare (blue) = 300 Gold Bars
- Rare (blue) > Epic (purple) = 400 Gold Bars
- Epic (purple) > Legendary (orange) = 500 Gold Bars
Fortnite Weapon-o-Matic Vending Machine locations
If you need a quick weapon fix, Weapon-o-Matic Vending Machines can offer you a cheap alternative – if you’re lucky enough to find one. You won’t need to fork out hundreds of Gold to upgrade, but you can only do so the right upgrade is available.
It only costs 50 Gold Bars to purchase a new weapon from a Weapon-o-Matic machine, so it will be well worth your time checking what they have in stock.
You can check out the map above for every Weapon-o-Matic Vending Machine location.
How to craft weapons in Fortnite Season 8
Crafting has also returned in Fortnite Season 8 and can be a great way to build yourself some special weapons. All you need is a base weapon and Nuts and Bolts or Cube Monster Parts.
You can find the Nuts and Bolts all around the Fortnite island in chests and toolboxes, and the Cube Monster Parts are gained by defeating Sideways Monsters. Once you have these parts, here’s what you can craft:
- Pump Shotgun + Nuts and Bolts: Charge Shotgun
- Lever Action Shotgun + Nuts and Bolts: Charge Shotgun
- Assault Rifle + Nuts and Bolts: Suppressed Assault Rifle
- Burst Assault Rifle + Nuts and Bolts: Suppressed Assault Rifle
- Submachine Gun + Nuts and Bolts: Rapid Fire SMG
- Assault Rifle + Cube Monster Parts: Sideways Rifle
- Burst Assault Rifle + Cube Monster Parts: Sideways Rifle
How to upgrade Sideways Weapons in Fortnite Season 8
The Sideways spawns in a new area every game, and it can be very lucrative if you’re looking to upgrade your weapons. By using Cube Monster Parts on Sideways Weapons, you can upgrade the weapon’s rarity.
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This starts cheap but quickly gets expensive, so you’ll need to take down quite a few Cube Monsters to upgrade these weapons.
Here’s how to upgrade Sideways Weapons in Fortnite Season 8:
- Enter the Sideways
- Open Sideways chests to get a Sideways Weapon
- Defeat Sideways Monsters and collect Cube Monster Parts
- Open up the Crafting Menu
- Craft the upgrade like you would a normal weapon
And that’s everything you need to know about upgrading weapons in Fortnite Season 8! You can also check out how to complete the Weekly Character Punchcard Quests.
Image Credit: Epic Games / Fortnite.GG
Fortnite Fourth Birthday event: Quests & rewards
It’s Fortnite’s fourth birthday! Complete special event challenges and earn cosmetic rewards with our handy Quests guide.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since Fortnite began taking over the gaming world, but it’s true. Once again, Epic is celebrating in style with a special in-game Fourth Fortnite Birthday event, complete with Quests and rewards.
Fortnite Season 8 is a throwback in many ways, mainly thanks to the return of Kevin and his fellow alien Cubes. That’s why it’s fitting that the new season coincides with the anniversary of the battle royale’s release.
So, to celebrate, Epic is launching a Fourth Fortnite Birthday event for players to dive into, packed with plenty of Quests and rewards.
How long does Fortnite’s Fourth Birthday event last
Fittingly, the Fortnite Birthday event festivities will last for four days, ending on September 28, 2021. The game’s official birthday is in the middle of the event on September 26.
Throughout the Fortnite Birthday event, players will be able to spot birthday cakes scattered around the island. Eating these baked goods will offer valuable health and shield boosts.
Birthday presents will also be returning from last year. These can be thrown onto the ground and contain rare loot.
Fourth Fortnite Birthday Quests & rewards
As part of the celebrations, players will have the chance to complete themed Quests to earn birthday rewards and XP.
There are four Quests in total, although the good news is that you only need to complete three of them to earn all the cosmetic rewards, the “4 Me???” Back Bling, “Hooplah Hammer“ Pickaxe, and “4? Score!” Emoticon.
The four Quests are:
- Throw Birthday Presents (4)
- Consume Birthday Cakes in different matches (4)
- Dance in front of cakes (4)
- Collect resources from balloon decorations (4)
Where to dance in front of cakes: Fortnite cake locations
While players will find the other three tasks randomly around the island, the cakes that players need to dance in front of are in set locations.
The good news is that every named location has a cake, so you can choose where you want to go, whether it’s your favorite landing spot or a handy rotation.
We’ve marked every cake on the map below.
Image credits: Epic Games
How to get new Fortnite Eddie Brock skin: Price and Venom emote
Venom: Let There Be Carnage’s Eddie Brock skin is now live! Find out how to get your hands on it, and how much it costs.
Fortnite has become well-known for its exciting mainstream crossovers, and next up is Marvel’s Eddie Brock and Venom, the symbiotic anti-hero from the upcoming Let There Be Carnage movie.
Fortnite’s Season 8 shook things up again, reintroducing Punchcard Quests and allowing players to vote on items and weapons they want to be unvaulted. The new season’s Battle Pass also included Carnage, who is set to play the villain in Venom’s upcoming movie which releases on October 1.
While there’s already a version of Venom in the game, players can now get their hands on the symbiote’s host Eddie Brock, complete with special emotes and cosmetics. Here’s how you can add it to your inventory.
Fortnite Eddie Brock skin
Inspired by Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the new Eddie Brock skin not only lets you play as Tom Hardy’s character from the movie but actually transform into Venom during matches using the special Venom Unleashed emote.
Once you’re finished tormenting enemies as Venom, you can use the emote to transition back to Brock, or you can equip the Venom skin in your Fortnite inventory to use the Spider-Man character permanently.
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On top of this, players will also get the Symbiote Scythe pickaxe, along with the Different Tasty Snack Emoticon as part of the bundle. The Symbiote Trail Contrail and Sail Glider are also available to purchase from the Item Shop.
Fortnite Eddie Brock skin price
The Fortnite Eddie Brock bundle will set players back 2,000 V-Bucks, but there’s good news if you already own the original Venom skin released in November 2020, as you’ll only have to pay 800 V-Bucks to get your hands on Eddie Brock.
The Fortnite Eddie Brock skin is available right now from Fortnite’s Item Shop, with Venom: Let There Be Carnage releasing in theatres on October 1.
Image Credits: Epic Games / Marvel
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