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Footage of the new Heavy AR (AK-47) in action in Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 6/Nov/2018 9:41 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 10:24

by Calum Patterson

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The v6.22 update for Fortnite Battle Royale went live on November 6, with the headline addition being the new Heavy AR, which strikes a resemblance to the well-known AK-47 rifle.

Players have been asking for a weapon like this for some time, with various concepts drawn up by fans showing how an AK-47 could be designed Fortnite style.

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Now finally in the game, and simply called ‘Heavy AR’, it completes the set along with the ‘Heavy Shotgun’ and ‘Heavy Sniper’.

What all these weapons have in common is that they really do some serious damage. A lot of stopping power makes the Heavy Sniper and Heavy Shotgun deadly weapons at their respective ranges.

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The Heavy AR looks to be no different, with a thick, chunky sound when firing and a high damage output.

As the official weapon description puts it, “this weapon packs a punch!”, which you can see below courtesy of streamer ‘Shaggyy‘ – and this is only the rare variant.

As well as dealing high damage to opponents, it will also tear through builds too, so no matter the situation it looks like this AR will always be reliable.

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Its fire rate is slower than some of the other Assault Rifles, but this is more than made up for by the higher damage, plus with a lower fire rate you should be more accurate.

The Heavy AR is available in all game modes now in Fortnite Battle Royale, and comes in Rare, Epic and Legendary rarities, so jump in and try it out for yourself.

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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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