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Epic Games announce change to new Storm Flip for Fortnite World Cup qualifiers

Published: 7/Jun/2019 0:19 Updated: 7/Jun/2019 11:36

by Alan Bernal


Epic Games have announced on June 6 a big change coming to the Week 9 iteration of the Fortnite World Cup Online Open that will disable a major new component to the game.

The Fortnite devs introduced the Storm Flip in the v9.20 update, and while it added a new dimension to how players maneuver in the zone, it looks the tournament organizers are keeping it away from official competitive matches.


The Epic Rarity throwable item lets players create a sphere-shaped zone upon impact that either provides for a safe haven in the storm or a storm in the safe zone.

Epic GamesThe Storm Flip might not see any use in official Fortnite World Cup matches soon.

In a Reddit post, Producer at Epic Games Matt ‘Loomin’ Layman didn’t give much of a reason for the item being disabled, but notified the fan base of where they can expect to see the Storm Flipped disabled.


“We will be temporarily be disabling the Storm Flip for this weekend’s tournament,” Loomin said. “All regions will play the Week 9 Fortnite World Cup Online Open with the Storm Flip disabled.”

Furthermore, the Storm Flip is going to be disabled in Arena playlists for the time being, at least “until the weekend tournament concludes.”

Plenty of members of the community welcomed the change, but were perplexed to see how the Fortnite Battle Royale devs didn’t have the foresight to


“That’s good I guess,” Reddit user ‘kinsi55’ said. “But somebody has to ask this question: How could you not possibly realize that this is completely broken without even having released it.”

Epic GamesEpic Games have been disabling items they think could negatively impact the Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers.

Storm Flip joins list of items previously disabled in the Fortnite World Cup

Even as the Storm Flip introduced a ton of potential strategies for teams to incorporate, it seems like the developers have decided to keep it away from the upcoming competitions.

The quick turnaround didn’t come as a surprise to many as controversial items in the past have been disabled for Fortnite World Cup matches.


Previously, items like the Drum Gun and vehicles had been disabled prior to official qualifiers due to balance issues or heinous glitches that made them more of a liability than a tool to use.

Either way, players should take note of the change seeing as it doesn’t look like they’ll be able to get their hands on the Storm Flip for the next qualifiers.



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.