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Epic Games to host another Fortnite Trios Cup after disastrous first attempt

Published: 15/Jul/2019 15:43 Updated: 15/Jul/2019 16:55

by David Purcell

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Epic Games have revealed that they will be hosting a second Fortnite Trios Cup, despite the first one stirring up controversy among the community – plagued with problems. 

The developers of the popular battle royale game have revealed that there will be another Trios tournament commencing on July 21 and the option to play as a Trio in Fortnite will be available until the end of Season 9. 

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There had been some major concerns raised, which led to the eventual disabling of the Storm Flip item on July 12. Players noticed that once enemies had been struck down, they weren’t dropping the number of materials they should have done – 50 each. Instead, they were dropping nothing at all. 

Epic GamesThe Storm Flip item was disabling for the first Fortnite Trios Cup.
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Epic have since moved to reassure players that they are aware of the problems that impacted the first Trios Cup and have made some tweaks for next time. 

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“While addressing the material drop issue in the Trios Cash Cup, we ran into a different issue,” their statement reads. “We’ve decided to run the Trios Cash Cup with default harvesting rate and no material drop for the rest of the weekend.

The post also revealed that Trios players will now be “instantly disconnected” from the game as soon as all members of their team have been eliminated, which – while unconfirmed – may have been a contributing factor to the material problem. 

Two other alternatives were explored by the tournament organizers once the issues came to light, which included both reverting to Arena material drop settings (an increased rate) and even scrapping the Trios Cup entirely. 

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However, after confirming on Twitter – and Reddit – that the show must go on and that they would rather offer the opportunity to compete again, rather than canceling proceedings, we now know that they’re going to give it another go. 

Competitors will be hoping that similar issues don’t resurface in the upcoming one-day event later in July, and judging by the firm response from the game’s developer, they will be monitoring the situation closely. 

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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