Fortnite: How to Watch FNCS Chapter 3 Season 1 & Earn Twitch Drops

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Fortnite: How to Watch FNCS Chapter 3 Season 1 & Earn Twitch Drops

Epic Games has unveiled the broadcast schedule and Twitch Drops for FNCS Chapter 3 Season 1.

The first Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) of Chapter 3 and 2022 is just days away. Seven worldwide regions will compete for a share of more than $3M USD and ownership of the coveted Axe of Champions. We’ve already covered the format, prize pool, scoring system and more in a recent post, so be sure to check that out. 

Today is all about the viewing experience for competitive Fortnite fans. Epic Games released a blog post, which details planned broadcast times for NA East, NA West, Europe, Brazil and Asia. Additionally, Twitch Drops have returned yet again. So, let’s take a look at the broadcast schedule for Chapter 3 Season 1, and how you can unlock free in-game FNCS-themed rewards. 

Key Broadcast Dates & Times for FNCS Chapter 3 Season 1

This season’s FNCS features coverage of Europe, NA East, NA West, Brazil and Asia via Epic’s official channels. These various streams include talented analysts and casters that will take you through all of the action. 

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Let’s look at some key dates and broadcast times:

  • Qualifiers – February 18 & February 20
  • Semi-Finals – February 25 – February 27
  • Finals – March 5 and March 6

English Broadcast

  • Show Begins – 12:50pm ET / 9:50am PT / 6:50pm CET
  • EU Live Coverage – 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT / 7:00pm CET
  • Break – 4:20pm ET / 1:20pm PT / 10:20pm CET
  • NAE Live Coverage – 4:50pm ET / 1:50pm PT
  • Break Approx. – 8:20pm ET / 5:20pm PT
  • NAW Live Coverage – Approx. 9:15pm ET / 6:15pm PT
  • Broadcast Ends – Approx. 12:20am ET / 10:30pm PT

Portuguese Broadcast

  • Show Begins – 3:50pm BRT
  • BR Live Coverage – 4:00pm BRT
  • Broadcast Ends – Approximately 7:30pm BRT

Asia Broadcast

  • Show Begins – 5:50pm JST
  • Asia Live Coverage – 6:00pm JST
  • Broadcast Ends – Approximately 9:30pm JST

Here's the relevant stream links for your viewing experience:

NA East, NA West & Europe (English broadcast)

Brazil (Portuguese broadcast)

Asia (Japanese broadcast)

Legends Landing – A New Way to Watch

In past seasons, fans could watch the FNCS via the game’s Party Royale playlist. Epic has introduced a new method in Chapter 3. Beginning February 18, viewers can queue into Legends Landing, where you can watch the competition and box fight against others during breaks. It’s a fun way to enjoy the FNCS while also perfecting your mechanics. 

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Here is the Island Code for Legends Landing: 

  • 3303-7480-5925 (find it in the ‘Discovery’ tab at 1 PM ET on February 18)

How to Earn FNCS Twitch Drops

The Twitch Drops available during FNCS Chapter 3 Season 1

Epic Games offers four exclusive in-game rewards for FNCS Chapter 3 Season 1. As usual, they include an Emoticon, Spray, Loading Screen and Foam Finger Back Bling style. 

Here's a list of the unlockable items:

  • Gummed Up Emoticon
  • FNCS Fit Spray
  • Tilted Titans Loading Screen
  • Foam Finger Back Bling with the blue style variant.

To collect all four, you’ll need to connect your Twitch account to your Epic Games account using these instructions. Once that’s done, your next step is to watch the FNCS action through an official Epic Games broadcast or partnered stream. 

You’ll need to keep your stream up and unmuted to collect the items, so remember that when watching over the next few weeks. Be on the lookout for streams with “Drops Enabled” in the title—those are the partnered streams. 

FNCS Chapter 3 Season 1 promises to deliver exciting Fortnite matches across the next three weekends. Only seven Duos will become their region’s best and the journey promises to deliver on all expectations. 

Featured Image: Epic Games 

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Matt is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He appreciates all esports titles but primarily focuses on Fortnite and Call of Duty. Matt continuously analyzes gameplay and plays the games himself to better understand in-game decisions by the best players in the world.