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Ali-A reveals hidden Vending Machines ahead of possible Fortnite return

Published: 3/Jul/2020 16:39 Updated: 3/Jul/2020 16:49

by Daniel Cleary


Popular YouTuber Alistair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has revealed hidden Fortnite Vending Machines under the map, hinting that they could finally make their return in Season 3.

Fortnite offers plenty of choice when it comes to selecting the right weapons and gear in the early game, with more items constantly being added, such as the new Charge shotgun and Flare Guns that have been introduced in Season 3.


Currently, most of the in-game loot can only be found on the ground or in chests, though Epic has previously introduced Vending Machines where players could choose between the items they needed the most.

Fortnite character looking at vending machine
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Fortnite’s vending Machines could be making a return in Season 3.

Vending Machines were first added to Fortnite in Chapter 1, Season 3 and would spawn at random points around the map, allowing players to swap out a portion of their materials for weapons or a consumable.


They were removed following the battle royale’s massive ‘The End’ event, which kicked off the second Fortnite Chapter, but YouTuber Ali-A claims that the Vending Machines might soon return after uncovering some hidden under the map.

During his July 1 upload, Ali-A revealed some of the “hidden secrets” that Epic Games has left in following the latest updates and shared a short clip of one of these machines underwater.

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“These things have been found under the map, I believe in The Shark and several other locations since the start of this season,” he explained.


He followed up adding that other players have also seen the Vending Machines glitch onto the map at long distances or during Fortnite’s replay mode in Chapter 2.

Ali-A also claimed that. with all these clues, it is possible that they could finally return in Season 3, “I’m sure they must be ready to finally come this season because they’ve just been sitting there, waiting to drop them, and vending machines have been gone for ages now.”

However, Epic Games has yet to confirm whether or not they intend on adding the popular feature back, meaning that Fortnite fans will have to wait a little longer to find out for themselves.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

Fortnite gameplay
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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
Fortnite gameplay
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.