Epic Games to Investigate Strange New Trap Bug in Fortnite Battle Royale - Dexerto

Epic Games to Investigate Strange New Trap Bug in Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 12/Jun/2018 18:09 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Ross Deason


The developers of Fortnite Battle Royale are looking into a strange bug where traps can kill players that are above them if another player sets them off.

Fortnite Battle Royale is one of the most popular and fun games to have been released in recent years but that doesn’t mean that it is perfect.


Like any game, Fortnite has its issues with bugs and glitches but Epic Games has proved to be dedicated to fixing those as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

One strange bug that has reared its head of late involves traps killing entirely the wrong person but it doesn’t appear to be one that occurs on a regular basis.


Reddit user EyFezy originally highlighted the issue on June 11th with a short video that showed him being killed by a trap that went off on a ceiling underneath them as they ran over the roof above it.

Presumably there is an issue with a texture, or something similar, which causes the trap to kill someone if they are standing above it when a person in the room below sets it off.

[Game Breaking] Traps can kill you from above if another player walks into the trap. from r/FortNiteBR

While it seems unlikely that this issue will affect many players, it clearly still needs to be addressed and Epic Games is already doing just that.


Epic employee “MrPopoTFS” on Reddit responded to the post and confirmed that the developers have been made aware of the issue and would be investigating it.

Until then, keep your fingers crossed that you won’t get caught out by this strange issue.


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.