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First Footage of Fortnite’s New Submachine Gun in Action

Published: 17/Jul/2018 15:46 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Ross Deason


The first footage Fortnite Battle Royale’s new Submachine Gun is beginning to appear online but players still aren’t sure how it stacks up against its competitors.

The Submachine Gun was added on July 17th as part of the V5.0 Content Update, replacing the Tactical SMG which has now been sent to the vault.


The new weapon comes in Common, Uncommon and Rare variants, dealing 19-21 base damage based on the rarity and slightly more damage per second than the Tactical SMG.

The first footage of Submachine Gun gameplay seems to show that it is almost identical to the Tactical SMG in terms of usefulness, but slightly stronger in close range fights and weaker as the range increases.


Although the Tactical SMG is now in the vault, there is nothing to suggest that it could not return in the future, perhaps even with a slight buff or change to its intended use

Epic Games has been putting more emphasis on weapon balance over recent months, regularly implementing small nerfs or buffs for various weapons as they try to find a balance that suits everyone and allows different styles of gameplay.

The SMG class of weapons is one of most underused in Fortnite Battle Royale and Epic has been attempting to make it a more viable one ever since.


However, the early feedback about the Submachine Gun seems to suggest that it will still not be seen as a viable alternative to a shotgun in close range gunfights.


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.