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Fortnite $250,000 Summer Skirmish is Plagued By Laggy Servers for Week 1

Published: 14/Jul/2018 22:08 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Vincent Genova


Epic Games is hosting a $250,000 tournament on the official Fortnite Twitch channel, but participants are experiencing a frustrating amount of lag.

The Summer Skirmish feature top YouTubers, streamers and pros from the world of Fortnite playing duo matches until a single team wins two matches.


Unlike the Friday Fortnite series that has squads playing indirectly against each other by counting eliminations, Epic Games has provided custom matchmaking to get everyone battling in the same game.

Unfortunately, the stress of a custom matchmaking involving players from around the world has proved too much for Epic’s servers so far.


Here are the best, or maybe worst, laggy moments from the Fortnite Summer Skirmish.

Most of the lag involves players running from the storm, since they are used to being able to expertly stay out of it right along the edge. However, the lag is causing players to not be able to tell where the edge is.

Every streamer is live on their own channel, with the official Fortnite Twitch page switch around between all the broadcasts. This has led to some incredibly awkward moments where streamers are bashing Epic on their own page.


The casters on Epic’s channel have commented on the lag towards the end of the stream, saying they will try to work out the server issues and some hiccups were to be expected in the first week of the eight part event. 

Update: Epic has commented on the server situation with a tweet. The tournament has been cut short.


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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Epic Games
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.