Epic Games responds to major issues in Fortnite, including Xbox One crashes and Weekly Challenge bugs - Dexerto

Epic Games responds to major issues in Fortnite, including Xbox One crashes and Weekly Challenge bugs

Published: 22/Jan/2019 19:24 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 19:43

by David Purcell


Epic Games has confirmed that its aware of a number of current issues in Fortnite, with players being ejected from sessions and brought back to the lobby. 

Several posts from fans to the Fortnite BR subreddit have brought the developer’s attention to some frustrating problems that people are experiencing in the game right now. 


These include Xbox One players being sent back to the lobby during games, voice chat difficulties on PlayStation 4 platform where players can’t speak to each other in-game, and bugs which have been found in the weekly challenges, where players need to use a X-4 Stormwing plane five times. 

Epic GamesSome Fortnite players claim they can’t communicate with their teammates because of a frustrating voice chat bug.

Members of the Fortnite team have responded to these three posts on Reddit, with some offering more clearer answers than others. 


Talking specifically about the issue with Xbox players being disconnected, a post from Epic Games says: “We’re aware of and investigating an issue where some Xbox players are experiencing disconnects while in-game and are sent back to the lobby.

“We are working towards resolving this and will provide an updated post when we have more information.” 

Xbox Issue – Player Disconnects from r/FortNiteBR

In regards to other issues, though, promises have been made for future improvements. 


After one Reddit user claimed that the ‘Destroy five flying X-4 Stormwing planes’ part of Fortnite’s weekly challenges was bugged – preventing them from completing them – Epic said: “We’re aware of that and have a fixed planned for a future update”. 

While the developer has addressed these two issues, there’s no official word on PS4 voice chat problems at the time of writing. However, they did ask for more details about it in a Reddit thread. 


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.

Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
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)
Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
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.