Epic Games Responds to NICKMERCS Regarding What Was Said to Players After the Fortnite Anti-Gravity Match at PAX West - Dexerto

Epic Games Responds to NICKMERCS Regarding What Was Said to Players After the Fortnite Anti-Gravity Match at PAX West

Published: 6/Sep/2018 17:38 Updated: 6/Sep/2018 17:55

by DG Goldstein


Epic Games has clarified what they said to players following the anti-gravity madness during the Fortnite Summer Skirmish event at PAX West.

As the storm closed in around Fatal Fields during a key match at Summer Skirmish, multiple players were sent flying into the air due to the anti-gravity effect left behind by the infamous ‘Cube’ on the Fortnite map.

NICKMERCS, a popular streamer and content creator who was present during the match, gave his side of the story while speaking to Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins on stream, stating that an Epic Games community manager said that ‘this is going to happen in Fortnite.’ 

The full clip can be viewed below.

However, after the Twitch clip made its way to Reddit, Epic Games quickly responded to the claims made by NICKMERCS with their own statement, especially concerning the ‘get it through your heads’ comment.

It was also mentioned that live events ‘like the Cube’ will continue to happen, so players should be ‘prepared’ and ‘get used to seeing [them] during competition.’



Where to visit houses in Slurpy Swamp for Fortnite Week 7 challenge

Published: 15/Jan/2021 10:18

by Daniel Megarry


To complete Fortnite Season 5’s Week 7 challenges, you’ll need to visit houses at Slurpy Swamp in one single match. Here’s where to find them with a handy locations map.

Another week of Fortnite action means another set of weekly challenges for players to complete. Following the recent v15.20 update, players will no doubt be looking for more ways to collect XP and level up their Battle Pass.

As well as quests to destroy Slurp Barrels and collect books at Holly Hedges & Sweaty Sands, Week 7 features a location-based challenge that requires players to ‘Visit Houses in Slurpy Swamp in One Match’.

This challenge might sound pretty self-explanatory at first glance, but if you don’t know where you’re looking, it can actually be quite confusing. Fortunately, we’ve got a handy guide and map for you below.

Slurpy Swamp house locations in Fortnite

Fortnite Slurpy Swamp Houses
Epic Games
There are several houses to find just south of Slurpy Swamp.

The most important thing to point out here is that there aren’t actually any houses in the main section of the Slurpy Swamp point of interest. This is probably why players have been getting confused about how to complete the challenge.

You’ll need to visit three houses in total to complete this challenge, and you need to visit all of them in one single match. To do this, you’ll have to venture west of the main factory area and enter the swamp itself.

We’ve found six houses that you can visit here, and marked them on the map below. Some of them look rather derelect, so it’s easy to mistake them for being unimportant structures.

Fortnite Slurpy Swamp Houses Map
Epic Games
House locations in Slurpy Swamp on the Fortnite map.

Simply step inside three of the houses and you’ll tick off the challenge, earning yourself 20,000 XP in the process.

You’ll want to land nearby and complete this challenge rather quickly, as it’s right at the edge of the map. If the circle ends up shrinking towards the opposite side of The Island, you’ll have to race to avoid getting eliminated by the Storm.

Fun fact: This swamp is full of Slurp juice that’s leaked out of the nearby factory, which means you’ll slowly heal the longer you stand in it. This could be a good location to complete this week’s ‘Gain Max Shields in a Single Match’ challenge.

Looking to earn even more XP before the week is over? Check out our complete Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 Challenges guide.