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Epic Games post surprising reaction to Fortnite players not taking damage in lava

Published: 8/Mar/2019 19:01 Updated: 8/Mar/2019 22:20

by David Purcell


Fortnite players have found a bug which allows them to walk right over lava without taking any damage, and Epic Games have been quick to issue a response. 

The developers, who made a whole host of map changes at the beginning of Season 8 on February 28, decided to add a brand new volcano point of interest near the old Wailing Woods site – featuring pools of what’s supposed to be deadly molten lava. 


However, another piece of new content added in the v8.00 patch can be used to walk across it like it’s an ordinary floor and it clearly shouldn’t be. 

Epic GamesFortnite’s volcano is supposed to be a risky location because of deadly lava.

The Conga emote, which some streamers have been using to escape the storm in the new season, allows players to dance and move at the same time – like no other animation in the game. 


Another one of its unique abilities is that players can activate it and dance right across lava, according to footage posted to the Fortnite BR subreddit by PattyGamer05 – as seen below. 

Conga plus lava what could happen? from r/FortNiteBR

After the bug started to rise in popularity on Reddit and more people started to notice the clip, so too did Epic’s Community Coordinator Sean Hamilton – who goes by the online name of MrPopoTFS. 

“While your dance moves are fire, stepping on lava should definitely still be causing damage,” Hamilton posted to the subreddit. “I’ve sent this off to our QA team for investigation.” 



Whether or not a fix is on the way for this issue remains to be seen, but it’s not the only strange bug fans have found since Season 8 begun. In fact, some players have been instantly eliminated just by landing at some locations in Fortnite. 

While some fans will be hoping for a fix for some issues, there’s no doubt that others will enjoy dancing across the lava. Watch out for other players, though! You can’t use your weapon at the same time as the emote. 


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.