Clever fan idea to change shotgun hitmarkers in Fortnite would solve aim problems - Dexerto

Clever fan idea to change shotgun hitmarkers in Fortnite would solve aim problems

Published: 21/Nov/2018 13:53 Updated: 21/Nov/2018 14:10

by Matt Porter


A Fortnite fan has come up with a way to change how hitmarkers with shotguns work on the popular battle royale title.

Currently, Fortnite will show you the pellet spread of your shotgun when you fire it, with small red dots in the weapon’s crosshairs highlighting where your shots went after you fired it.


However, it doesn’t actually highlight which of your pellets made contact with an enemy, meaning that while you think you landed every pellet on an opponent, only one might have actually hit an enemy player.

The shotgun is one of the most popular weapons in Fortnite.

Fortnite fan Luckyy___ on Reddit may have come up with a solution to this problem, with a small change to the weapon’s crosshairs that would help you know exactly how many of your shotgun pellets hit.


Any pellet that hit an opponent on the neck or lower would remain red, however any that connected with an enemy player’s head would turn yellow, immediately alerting you to the fact that you had hit them with a headshot.

Any pellets that missed their target or dealt damage to a structure would become grey, indicating that no damage had been taken by an opposing player, while some have suggested a vibrance scale to show the rate of damage falloff for shots that travel longer distances to hit their target.

Lucky___The shotgun’s hitmarker would change color depending on what the pellets hit.

The creator states that while this would help players ensure they were hitting their shots, it would also help Fortnite players recognize any issues or bugs regarding the firing process, as players would be able to see what damage was dealt in comparison to where they were aiming for.


Unfortunately, while this seems like a great idea, there are currently no plans for Epic Games to add this to Fortnite, although the developers have announced significant changes to shotgun balancing set to release in an upcoming patch.


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.