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Aquaman villain trailer hints at Heavy AR returning in Fortnite Season 3

Published: 18/Jul/2020 10:19

by Joe Craven


Eagle-eyed Fortnite fans think that the trailer for Black Mantra, the villain from DC’s Aquaman, might be hinting at the return of the popular Heavy Assault Rifle. 

If there’s one thing Fortnite fans have grown accustomed to, it’s ambitious cross overs with other cultural phenomenons. Both Aquaman and Black Manta finally dropped in Fortnite on July 16, with one as a Battle Pass exclusive and the other available in the Fortnite Item Shop.


The trailers for both DC stars appeared to tease future updates to Fortnite. Aquaman’s reveal is heavily believed to have teased a new Atlantis POI, and Fortnite fans now believe they’ve found hints that a fan favorite weapon is set to return in Season 3.

Aquaman skin in Fortnite
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Aquaman landed on the Fortnite scene during Chapter 2, Season 3.

During the trailer, Black Manta and a group of Scuba Jonesys break into the Fishstick compound and begin to eliminate fish. One player, u/Raynedrop168, asked whether anyone else had noticed that an eliminated fish dropped a Heavy Assault Rifle.


The Heavy Assault Rifle was first introduced with patch 6.22, and grew to be a common low-tier weapon in the later stages of Chapter One. While it was present in the very early stages of Chapter Two, it was vaulted in Patch 13.0, on June 17, 2020.

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However, the vaulting could be set to be reversed if the trailer is anything to go by. Fortnite players have grown accustomed to teasers and hints from Epic, as far back as Chapter One’s second season.

Known for its heavy damage and moderate recoil, the Heavy Assault Rifle could deal masses of damage if fired accurately. Only time will tell if it’s on its way back in Season 3, but players will be excited by the possibility.


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.

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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.