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Epic Games respond to nagging performance issues in Fortnite

Published: 24/Sep/2019 16:07 Updated: 24/Sep/2019 19:11

by Eli Becht


Fortnite Season 10 has brought on a variety of performance issues thanks to the rift zones, but things have reached a breaking point with the Gotham City update and Epic Games responded to the problems.

When Fortnite first launched, it did so with a pretty empty map and only featured a small selection of guns and items.


We’re now 10 seasons in and Fortnite has changed greatly, to the point where this season required players on older PC hardware to upgrade or be locked out of playing entirely.

Fortnite’s Gotham City location has brought many performance problems.

These performance boosts introduced in Season 10 have been taxing on just about every platform, and Epic Games had no choice but to respond to all the complaints, especially since they’ve been piling up.


In a Reddit thread, user Cheezymac2 gave us a look at how bad things have gotten, especially in the new Gotham City location.

The video clip shows how bad the hitching and lag issues are, which prompted a developer to thank the user for the clip and share a link to the Trello page where they confirmed the issue is being worked on.

Many players shared their experiences with the game in its current state and echoed what’s seen in the clip, mentioning the problem occurs on all platforms.


This is the PlayStation Fortnite battle royale experience from r/FortNiteBR

No timetable has been given as to when this issue will be fixed, but with it being considered a top issue, it’s possible we could see an update on this as early as v10.40.

The upcoming Fortnite update is going to be massive as Epic revealed huge aim assist changes are coming along with it.

We’re quickly coming up on the end of Season 10 and Epic will be looking to get to a hot start out of the gate for the next season if these changes are any indication.


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.