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Epic Games announce major news regarding Glider Re-Deploy in Fortnite

Published: 13/Nov/2018 23:31 Updated: 14/Nov/2018 0:01

by Albert Petrosyan


The Glider Re-Deploy feature in Fortnite Battle Royale is set for a major change, according to an announcement made by Epic Games.

The Fortnite developers put out a blog post on November 13 revealing that Glider Re-Deploy will be disabled in all default modes in the near future, including Solos, Duos, and Squads.


The feature is set to be removed from the standard modes in the upcoming v6.30 update, which is expected to go live sometime this week.

This comes in the wake of many among the game’s player-base complaining about the mechanic, some claiming that it suited higher level player better and “ruined” the game for casual and average players.


This feedback has been heard by Epic, who acknowledged it in their blog post explaining the decision.

“Two weeks ago we began our Glider Re-deploy test in default modes. We did not live up to expectations of quickly iterating on the mechanic and communicating plans,” they wrote. “We are disabling Glider Re-Deploy in all default modes starting in v6.30. We really appreciate all of the engaged discussion and encourage you to keep the feedback coming!”

The Glider Re-Deploy split the Fortnite community between those that enjoyed having it, and others who believed it was ruining the game.

Glider Re-Deploy is not being completely removed from the game however; it will remain in the larger team modes such as Soaring 50’s, Disco Domination, and others, as well as Playground, which will allow “ongoing experimentation with this feature.”


This leaves the door open for Epic to potentially make adjustments to the mechanic and implement it back into the core modes of Fortnite sometime in the future.

While the idea behind Glider Re-Deploy had some sense to it, many players felt that the domino effect from it being in the game changed things to a degree that they weren’t prepared for.

With the mechanic in place, fall damage and getting caught in the Storm became non-issues, which consequently mitigated the need for players to farm resources and collect movement items such as Jump Pads and Grapplers.


Now, for the time being, players will have to re-adjust their play-styles to how it was before Glider Re-Deploy was introduced, which could take some time getting used to. 

Source – Epic Games


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.