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Epic Games announce nerf for newly released Burst SMG

Published: 30/May/2019 17:39 Updated: 30/May/2019 18:17

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite Battle Royale players have been noticing that the game’s newest weapon, the Burst SMG, might have been too dominating when it launched on May 29, and now Epic Games is issuing a fix to the gun.

The Fortnite Battle Royale developers tend to keep their game fresh and exciting by adding in weapons that bring new elements for players to work around. But their latest drop has been frustrating some of the player base since its a bit too overpowering.


While some have been loving the new gun, there has been a particularly strong opposition to how the Burst SMG tends to bleed through walls which is giving headaches to a lot of players.

Epic GamesThe Burst SMG was instantly unpopular with a lot of players, and the devs have made a speedy correction to the new item.

In a May 2 tweet, the Fortnite devs announced that there’s going to be a major change to the new weapon that will be bringing down its damage dealt to structures.


“Burst SMG damage to structures has been reduced from 25/27/28 to 23/24/25,” the Fortnite devs said. “Damage to structures now matches the base damage to players.”

Players should notice the reduction in damage especially in build battles where the Burst SMG would eat through mats while sneaking some bullets through with little counterplay.

Hopefully the speedy change will mean that the Burst SMG will still be a strong close-quarter option, even without the quick work it makes out of builds.


Burst SMG could change the Fortnite Battle Royale meta

Even though a lot of members in the Fortnite Battle Royale community have expressed their dislike for the new gun, some people thought it was a great addition to the game’s arsenal.

Twitch star Ninja believed the gun had the capability of changing the game’s meta since “the damage, the bullets will push through someone’s wall. It’s kind what the Famas and the Burst were able to do but they removed it.”

With that kind of firepower, players would think twice about camping in 1×1’s while relying on the sit-and-wait tactic since there’s a gun that could chew through their structure, opening them up for attacks.


But the Fortnite devs have dialed back the Burst SMG’s potency for now and it’ll be interesting to see how players take with the latest version of the new gun.


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.