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Epic Games reveal why Fortnite’s Glider Redeploy is returning

Published: 14/Jan/2019 17:25 Updated: 14/Jan/2019 17:30

by Matt Porter


One of Fortnite’s most unpopular mechanics is set to return to the battle royale title, as Epic Games announced that Glider Redeploy will make an appearance in the V7.20 update.

The mechanic allowed players to pull out their glider any time they jumped or fell off of a structure, meaning that fall damage was essentially removed from the game.


Glider Redeploy was an extremely unpopular addition to the game, with many calling it overpowered and saying that it ruined Fortnite. Developers Epic Games eventually relented and took it out of the base gamemode, however it remained in Creative Mode and some Limited Time Modes.

Glider Redeploy was an unpopular addition to Fortnite.

Now, Glider Redeploy is returning in the form of an item, with Epic Games stating that the item is there to “provide mobility and utility, but in a form that can be balanced and iterated upon.”


The Gliders item will take up an inventory spot and will be found in normal loot sources such as chests, supply drops and as floor loot.

The item will take up a slot in your inventory, but doesn’t need to be actively selected to use. The Glider will have a limited number of charges much like Balloons or a Rift-to-go, but Epic Games have yet to reveal how many it will have.

Epic Games say that “an alternative implementation will help in solving some of the negatives” that fans had previously found in the mechanic, and state that they will be watching the item closely and adjusting as necessary.


Fortnite’s V7.20 update is expected to drop on either January 15 or 16, however it’s not yet been confirmed which day it will go live.


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.