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Epic Games announce changes to looting in Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 18/May/2019 14:47 Updated: 18/May/2019 14:57

by Joe Craven


Epic Games, developers of the incredibly popular Fortnite Battle Royale, have announced changes coming to looting in-game, as they look to give players more control over their looting setup.

Recently, Epic have received community criticism regarding their communication (or lack thereof) in terms of contextualizing changes they make to their game. 


As part of the response to this, and increased efforts to improve their communication with players, they have been posting regular updates on their website to provide more clarity around adjustments they make.

Epic GamesLooting is a fundamental component of the battle royale game, now entering its ninth season.

In the most recent of these updates, posted on May 17, they announced that they are making changes to the in-game looting system.


The changes concern the ‘Hold to Swap’ feature. “We initially added this feature to help improve early game looting, making it easier to get weapons & items in the slots that you wanted,” Epic explained. “We’ve fixed some bugs and iterated on this feature since its release, but recognize that some players may not want it enabled at all.”

Given the acknowledgement that some players may not want this feature, they announced that the next update will make it a choice, using a settings option, so players can opt in or opt out of the new looting mechanism.

Epic GamesThe part of the update relating to looting.

The announcement also gave more information on the glitches which caused vehicles to be disabled during the World Cup Qualifiers, as well as issues with disconnection in Duos and an upcoming ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit.


The post is a step in the right direction, following months of growing discontent among players, particularly in the competitive community, as Epic aim to have the game it’s best possible state for the $30 million tournament.


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.