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Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward Claims to be the Best Fortnite Player in Professional Sports

Published: 31/Jul/2018 18:17 Updated: 31/Jul/2018 19:44

by DG Goldstein


Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics has made a bold claim regarding his Fortnite: Battle Royale skills in comparison to other professional athletes.

Since his arrival to the NBA in 2010, Gordon Hayward has been transparent with his love for video games while off the court, including titles such as Starcraft II, League of Legends, Overwatch, and a variety of others.


The 2017 NBA All-Star even has an endorsement deal with HyperX, a gaming-headset company, along with a well-documented PC setup which allows him to broadcast his gameplay to the world.

After a devastating injury in the first game of the 2017-2018 NBA season saw him fracture his tibia and need to sit-out for the remainder of the year, Hayward had more time to spend playing video games throughout his rehabilitation process, which led him to be swept up in the Fortnite: Battle Royale phenomenon.


In an article released on his website, the Boston Celtics Small forward discussed his love for Fortnite, along with how watching Twitch streams of major personalities such as Ninja, DrLupo, and Tfue allows him to get better over time.

“I also watch a lot of streams in my free time, and everybody is streaming Fortnite right now. To me, that is the best part about Twitch. You can watch the best players play every day, and pick up the same strategies that they have. Personally, I think watching streamers play is the best way to get better, other than practicing yourself. So I watch Ninja, Tfue, DrLupo. It’s easy to watch what they do, and try to emulate it.”

However, Hayward believes that he has been able to separate himself from other players in the NBA and professional sports in general, and guarantees that he would ‘come out on top’ against any professional athlete in head-to-head Fortnite competition.

“But it would be actually really fun to have an all-NBA Fortnite match or something. I’ve been playing for a few months now, so I’m pretty confident I could come out on top. In fact, I’d almost guarantee it, and I’d be happy to take on anyone from any other sport, too.”

The full article titled ‘The Fortnite King’ can be found on Gordon Hayward’s official website.


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.