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Epic Games Announces Fix for ‘Ghost Peeking’ in Fortnite

Published: 24/Jul/2018 18:35 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:08

by DG Goldstein


A major issue has been resolved in Fortnite: Battle Royale after massive amounts of community feedback.

If you have graced the Fortnite battlefield in recent months, there is a high chance that you have died to an opponent that you were unable to see behind a ramp, wall, or other forms of cover.


This was known as ‘Ghost Peeking’ around the Fortnite community, which was an exploit where a player could fire over cover while crouching up-hill, and quickly became an issue among competitors.

In the latest V.5.1 update released on July 24, Epic Games implemented an update to fix this problem for future matches and provided an in-depth look at how the new POV will look in a Reddit post which can be viewed below.


Design Chat: “Ghost Peeking”

“Hey guys, let’s talk about “Ghost Peeking”.

When crouching up-hill, you can sometimes fire over cover without actually being seen by your target.

Here, I’ve enabled some developer debug to show what’s happening:”

The yellow line is a trace from the center of your camera. The green line is supposed to be the bullet trace.

So why is that happening?

Our animation system does some adjustments to the character to make sure that the feet are always positioned nicely on slopes, like this:

Unfortunately, in some cases this can sometimes lower the character mesh down far further than we intended. Oops!

In 5.10, we’ve included a fix for this issue so that any time you can shoot someone, they will be able to see you, and shoot you. This is what it looks like now:

More information can be found in the official Reddit post on the Fortnite: Battle Royale subreddit.


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.