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Epic Applies Minor Nerf to Fortnite’s Remote Explosives

Published: 25/Jul/2018 15:04 Updated: 3/Aug/2018 12:29

by Ross Deason


Epic Games has applied a nerf to the explosion radius of the Remote Explosives in Fortnite Battle Royale.

The Remote Explosives were temporarily disabled on July 24 after Epic discovered an issue where they would not deal damage to a structure after damaging a player. That issue has now been rectified, and Remote Explosives are back in the game.


Commenting on the initial problem, Fortnite’s Lead Item Designer, Rook, revealed that the issue was due to botched nerf that had been applied to the Remote Explosives as part of the recent V5.1 patch.

He stated “we inadvertently unified the player damage radius (400 units) and the structure damage radius (600 units) to use the smaller of the two” but confirmed that the team was “testing a new value for this unified destruction radius that meets more in the middle”.


Rook went on to state that the logic behind the intended change was that “one charge should be able to destroy the wall it’s attached to and the wall on the opposite side of the building grid. That means the explosion radius needs to increase”.

He said that he would get back to the community once a final decision was made and, true to his word, followed up with another statement once the Remote Explosives went live again.

Rook says that the damage radius for the item will now be a unified 520 units, as opposed to the 600 units for structures and 400 units for players from previous iterations.


He also revealed that Epic plans to adjust the availability of the devices in the future and reduce the maximum stack size, saying “we’ve been hearing the community feedback that availability of this item is too high”.

Rook concludes by asking players to give Epic feedback once they have had the chance to test out the effectiveness of the Remote Explosives after the slight nerf.


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.