Awesome concept weapon would see Throwing Knives added to Fortnite - Dexerto

Awesome concept weapon would see Throwing Knives added to Fortnite

Published: 13/Nov/2018 16:33 Updated: 13/Nov/2018 16:40

by Matt Porter


A clever concept weapon would allow players to harness their inner Chuck Norris with the addition of Throwing Knives to Fortnite Battle Royale.

The throwing knife is a classic weapon from movies, and has also become a cultural icon in gaming thanks to its inclusion in games like Call of Duty, where players would try and capture amazing trick shots with the items.


Now, Reddit user ‘ER4S0R’ would like to see the items added to the latest phenomenon in gaming, Fortnite.

Players would be able to carry the item in stacks of 10, with the Throwing Knives having no drawtime before they are fired, and would make no sound once they had been thrown.


The items would have a limited range over which they could be thrown, meaning players couldn’t launch the item incredibly far distances to hit an opponent, and would have to time and aim their shots perfectly to make them effective.

What would make the Throwing Knives different to any other weapon in the game is the way they would deal damage to opponents. Instead of doing all the damage at once, the knife would deal a base damage of 30 points, and then take another three points off for bleeding from the knife in the five second period after the item found it’s target.

/u/ER4S0RThrowing Knives would fire silently, and deal damage differently to other weapons.

While the Throwing Knives wouldn’t be great over long ranges, they could be used very effectively up close if your aim was good enough to hit opponents multiple times in a short space of time.


They could also be used to perform sneak attacks, as players wouldn’t be able to hear the blade being thrown, and would only know they were under attack once they started taking damage.

While there are no official plans for Throwing Knives to be added to Fortnite at the moment, Epic Games will be adding a ‘Mounted Turret’ to the game in the next major update.


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)
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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.