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Epic Games confirms issue with Fortnite’s Reaper Pickaxe audio, announce upcoming fix [UPDATE]

Published: 15/Jan/2019 19:54 Updated: 16/Jan/2019 22:41

by Wyatt Donigan


UPDATE – January 16, 2019

Epic Games has officially announced a fix for the Reaper Pickaxe audio introduced with the v7.20 update. 


In addition to this fix, Epic also corrected the ghost peeking and trap selection issues.

The release of Fortnite’s v7.20 update has introduced new items for players to get their hands on, but it’s also come with its fair share of bugs.


When the update went live on January 15, many fans noticed that the audio for the popular Reaper Pickaxe was much different and not at all what it had been prior to the update.

While some thought that maybe this was simply just how the Pickaxe would sound from now on, Epic Games calmed everyone’s fears in a simple follow-up Tweet.

Hours after the change was spotted, Epic confirmed that it was indeed an error and announced they’d be working on a fix.  


There was no timeframe given for when the fix would go live, but fans should no doubt be relieved to find out that the new sound is not here to stay and will soon be fixed.

While the Pickaxe is indeed one of the rarest PIckaxes in Fortnite, having been released back in October 2017 when the game was still in its infancy.

GIven that it’s so rare and so beloved, it was no surprise to see many players, including TSM’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, worried about the new sound.


Myth even posted his thoughts on the upcoming fix on his Twitter, asking Epic to not boost the sound too much with the upcoming fix.

As soon as we know about when the fix is releasing, we’ll be sure to update this post. Be sure to also follow us @Dexerto on Twitter for all the up-to-date info on everything Fortnite related.


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.