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Epic Games respond to Fortnite’s aim assist exploit

Published: 31/Jan/2019 14:42 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 14:56

by David Purcell


Epic Games has responded to yet another terrible exploit in Fortnite, which allows players to lock onto their enemies by simply aiming down their sights. 

No matter if you’re far away or hidden behind smoke in Fortnite, an ADS exploit has been allowing players to get the upper hand where they certainly shouldn’t be – locking onto their targets with ease.


However, Epic Games has now addressed the issue head on after finding that footage of the problem was being shared on social media. 

Epic GamesADS issues are impacting tons of players right now in Fortnite.

FNBRBreaks posted a video on Twitter which shows one player hiding behind a stink bomb and another using the ADS exploit to locate them very easily – without any visibility at all. 


Epic Games has since offered an official response to the exploit and it seems like a fix isn’t going to be too far away. “We have a change coming in 7.40 that should mitigate this,” Eric Williamson tweeted. 

Other players, like Twitch streamer Upshall, have been experimenting with Fortnite’s weapons using the PC version of the game, and his findings were quite shocking indeed. 

Upshall’s test showed that the aim assist was being directly affected by FPS, meaning that when he increased his to 240, his crosshairs would immediately pull towards the head of his opponents. 


It remains unclear if these problems were introduced with the latest v7.30 content update, but what we do know is that Epic is working to remove them in the v7.40 patch. 

Until then, check out our Fortnite weekly challenge hub to find out how to complete this week’s Sneaky Snowman, Golden Balloon and Time trial tasks. 


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.