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A Brand New Weapon is Coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale

Published: 14/May/2018 21:23 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:53

by Albert Petrosyan


A new type of the Burst Assault Rifle appears to be coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale, becoming the first new weapon added during the current Season 4 of the popular video game.

An announcement screen in the pregame menu shows the new Burst Assault Rifle with a blue background and is noted to be coming soon.


Part of the reason Fortnite has become one of the most popular video games in recent memory is that developer Epic Games have shown dedication to paying attention to detail. 

Epic have consistently added new items, adjusted mechanics, and worked to improve the game to keep the experience fresh and fun.


In the announcement screen, the new item is captioned with this description:

Burst through the competition with a new Epic and Legendary rarity assault rifle.


While a Burst Assault Rifle already exists in Fortnite: Battle Royale, the differences in design and rarity indicate that this is a complete new weapon.

The current Burst AR comes only in Common, Uncommon, and Rare rarities, making this new weapon the first of its kind to come in Epic and Legendary varieties.


While there is no officially listed release date for the new Burst AR, it appears that it will be added to the game as part of the v4.2 update that is scheduled to launch on May 15th at 1 AM PDT.

Fortnite hinted at the new weapon and release date prior to the official in-game announcement when they said ‘Burst onto the battlefield, tomorrow” in their initial tweet about the v4.2 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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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.