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Ali-A reveals what “sucks” about Fortnite iOS situation

Published: 17/Aug/2020 14:36

by Connor Bennett


Popular YouTuber Ali-A has discussed why the Fortnite vs Apple situation “sucks” for iOS users, but why it won’t be the end of the battle royale on mobiles. 

Epic Games has become locked in a legal battle with both Apple and Google over Fortnite after the battle royale devs made it possible for players to buy V-Bucks in-game for a cheaper price than going through the normal app store steps.


Since then, the uber-popular title has been taken down off both the Apple App Store and Google Plays store, meaning that new players can’t download it and updates are tough to push out. 

Even though it’s not completely terrible news for Android owners as they can use different stores and ways to download updates, it’s pretty bad for Apple users. So much so that Ali-A admits it “sucks” for the latter group.

Epic Games' official lawsuit against Apple.
Epic Games
Epic Games’ official lawsuit against Apple.

In his latest video, the popular YouTuber dissected the ongoing situation for Fortnite mobile players. He noted that Epic have already committed to keeping Fortnite alive on Apple in its Season 3 state, but beyond that, nothing is changing.

“It could honestly be, worst-case scenario here, months and months before Fortnite returns to normality on Apple devices,” the YouTuber added. “I hate to say it, but that is the biggest reality.”

Ali further noted that once Chapter 2, Season 4 starts to roll out, Android users will be able to head to Epic’s website and find out where they can download the new update. “It’s literally just the iOS players who are going to be left behind,” he said. 


Obviously, Epic and Apple could end their dispute at any point, but given that Epic CEO Tim Sweeney went after the hardware giants in a Tweet thread, that might not happen anytime soon. 

So, as Ali-A notes, it does “suck” that it’s looking unlikely that iOS players will be unable to play Season 4, but it isn’t a complete death knell for Fortnite on mobile devices.


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
Epic Games
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
Epic Games
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.