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Epic Games made secret weapon changes in Fortnite’s v11.10 content update

Published: 7/Nov/2019 22:46 Updated: 6/Oct/2020 16:39

by Albert Petrosyan


Tests conducted in Fortnite have revealed that Epic Games made some unannounced changes to several weapons following the Content Update they released on November 5.

By now it’s no longer a secret that Epic Games have completely stopped putting out patch notes for their weekly updates since the start of Fortnite Chapter 2.


While some of the information is available on their community Trello page, a lot of what these patches and updates contain is being left to the players to discover and find out for themselves.

The latest example of this is the update released on November 5, which is being dubbed the v11.10 Content Update, which was sent live without even a peep from the developers beforehand.


Reddit user ‘Tornorr,’ who conducted some weapon tests in-game, determined that Epic made changes to the reload speeds of 14 different guns.

There were some weird balance changes in the recent secret update only to reload times. from r/FortNiteBR

The reload speeds of the first four rarities of the Assault Rifle were all increased, with only the gold SCAR left untouched. The Common, Uncommon, and Rare Pump Shotguns were also hit with the same change, although the Legendary Pump actually saw its reload time decreased.

The biggest oddity is with the SMGs, which actually had the lower rarities buffed with lower reload times while the Epic and Legendary variants had an increase in that statistic.


It seems counter-intuitive that Epic would make the rare variants have a slower time of reload than their lower counterparts, but that’s the route that Epic seem to have decided to take.

Epic GamesThe Epic and Legendary SMGs were both nerfed in terms of their reload speed.

The emergence of these changes has really frustrated the community, with many players expressing their confusion about why Epic would keep things like this secret.


While reload speed may not be the most important weapon statistic, it still plays a role, and it just seems odd information like this would be withheld, especially with a competitive FNCS season worth millions of dollars currently being played, hosted by Epic themselves.

Of course, this isn’t even this first time in Chapter 2 the developers have made adjustments to guns without letting everyone know. Just a week prior, following the main v11.10 patch, the same Reddit user discovered a slew of changes made to various weapons, including things like damage, clip size, and reload speed.


Epic GamesEver since the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2, Epic Games have completely stopped releasing patch notes for updates.

As for the rest of the November 5 Content Update, even without any patch notes being released, players were able to determine some of the changes and additions that were made

The biggest point was, of course, that the Harpoon Gun was added as a revamped version of the old Grappler, becoming the first new weapon/item to be added in Chapter 2.

For more information about the Harpoon Gun and what else is new, be sure to check out our unofficial v11.10 Content Update patch notes.


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.