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Epic Games provide update and fixes following first Fortnite Alpha tournament

Published: 17/Oct/2018 10:08

by Calum Patterson


Fortnite’s tournament mode got underway officially on October 16 when the ‘Alpha tournament’ went live, but there were a few bugs and gameplay issues affecting some players’ experience.

Worst of all was perhaps the incorrect score glitch, were players would not earn their points due to a matchmaking error, but the game gave no indication of the error.


There was also other issues with matchmaking too, some of which were caused by the sudden influx of players when the tournament started.

Epic Games have now addressed these issues and more in a Reddit post, outlining some fixes which they have already made and others which they are monitoring, with a fix forthcoming.


They also spoke about players exploiting the kills point system, whereby simply going to Tilted Towers to rack up as many kills as possible and then ‘suiciding’, players can earn more points faster than playing the match out.

Epic’s esports rep u/SkyzYn says they’re “keeping an eye on it”, but believe that once matchmaking is working as intended, this will be less of an issue.



Here’s the full update from Epic Games after the first day of Alpha tournament mode.

Alpha Tournament Status and Known Issues

Hey all ~


Earlier today we launched the in-game tournament system and hosted the first session of the Alpha Tournament on the EU server. We’d like to provide an update on several known issues, what we’re still investigating, and what you might expect as we iron out issues within the system throughout the week.

Server Capacity


The sudden influx of players attempting to search for matches at the start of the tournament caused some issues with our matchmaking services as they attempted to balance match assignment in response to the demand. We are updating our matchmaking strategy to better accommodate the rush of players at the start of a tournament.

Schedule & Tournament Regions

An issue was identified where often the ‘Tournament Region’ displayed in the Events tab would indicate a player was viewing the event list for ‘North America’. This is a visual bug only, each region has their own tournament schedule and all times displayed inside of the Events tab are correct based on your local timezone and system clock.

Incorrect Scores

We have a couple known issues around incorrect scores:

Scenario one – players did not receive any points because they were not being matched into the tournament correctly – despite it appearing as if they were. Restarting the game would fix this issue and allow you to earn points. This should now display an error if you try to matchmake with this issue, and we’ll be fixing in a future release.

Scenario two – players may incorrectly either receive a point or not get credit for reaching an elimination or placement goal. However, the correct score would be shown after a 2-3 minute delay or the next time a player returned to the Lobby. We’re actively investigating a fix for this, but your score should be correct at the end of an event currently.

Unfortunately, any points lost during this event will not be recoverable.


The tournament system is intended to match you against players with similar score during the session, becoming less strict in its search over time to ensure you find a match eventually. Players who have higher scores should expect longer matchmaking times and tougher matches, while players with lower scores should expect an easier time as many of the higher scoring players filter out.

Currently we’re finding that this isn’t working correctly and is resulting in matches that are more mixed in score than we intended, especially when it comes to players with high scores during the event. We’ll be continuing to iterate on this to provide a better matched experience, so expect this to fluctuate regularly.


We’re also keeping an eye on feedback for things like tournament scheduling, scoring formats, and visual presentation to help inform future development after we’ve gotten everything working as intended. Dive into the tournament system blog and announcement video for some insight into where we’ll be taking the feature going forward.

UPDATE (7:43 ET): We’ve identified and fixed an issue during the NA Alpha Tournament which was preventing points from being awarded.

Source: Reddit


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.