Brand new Heavy Assault Rifle coming soon to Fortnite - Dexerto

Brand new Heavy Assault Rifle coming soon to Fortnite

Published: 3/Nov/2018 0:42 Updated: 3/Nov/2018 4:49

by Albert Petrosyan


A brand new type of weapon, called the ‘Heavy Assault Rifle,’ is coming soon to Fortnite Battle Royale.

The pre-lobby Message of the Day screen in Fortnite for November 2 now includes the new weapon, which is listed as coming soon.


Featured below the image of the Heavy AR is its description, which reads: “Powerful Assault Rifle that is more useful when fired in short bursts.”

Aesthetically, the Heavy AR looks very similar to the traditional look of the iconic AK-47 rifle, and the description suggests that the heavy power and recoil of this new weapon will be similar to that of the AK. 


While no further details about the new weapon have been revealed, the gold background color of the announcement image could mean that one of the variations the weapon will come in Legendary rarity.

Since the weapon is marked as coming soon, it’s not exactly clear when it will be added to Fortnite, which could be during the next major update likely to go live sometime between November 6-7.

Once added, the Heavy AR will become the eight AR that actively available in Fortnite (not counting those in Playground mode), joining the two Burst types, M4, SCAR, Suppressed, Scoped, and Thermal Scope. 


It will also be the third main weapon added since the start of Season 6, joining the Quad Launcher and Six Shooter, which was added as part of the currently ongoing Fortnitemares event. 

Stay tuned to our Twitter @Dexerto and the Dexerto Fortnite page for any new information revealed about this new Heavy AR coming soon to Fortnite.


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.