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Fortnite April 8 Maintenance Update patch notes

Published: 8/Apr/2020 3:30 Updated: 8/Apr/2020 12:43

by Isaac McIntyre


Epic Games have dropped the latest update for Fortnite Chapter 2, with the April 8 maintenance patch fixing a number of issues that have been affecting the game on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

Epic Games have been releasing updates much more frequently throughout this season than in Chapter 2, Season 1 — when players complained that the developers weren’t doing enough to keep the game fresh and interesting during the longest season in Fortnite’s history.


Following last week’s 12.30 update which introduced the Kingsman Umbrella and Crash Pads, some Fortnite fans were perhaps hoping that we would see even more new content this week. That’s not the case though, with Epic instead prioritizing bugs and performance with the release of a maintenance update on Wednesday, April 8.

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The Agency has been changing throughout the season, but there won’t be any major updates this week.

With Epic Games choosing not to add any new content, the focus is squarely on improving the quality of life for players as they hunt for Victory Royales, by improving how the game feels and plays so that there aren’t any technical hiccups that could cost them a match.


As has become a tradition in Fortnite Chapter 2, the developers haven’t released any patch notes for players to sink their teeth into as they try to figure out what has changed, but thanks to their official Trello board, we do have a rough idea as to what has been altered.

The following fixes have been confirmed for the April 8 patch:

Fortnite April 8 maintenance patch bug fixes

  • Crash when changing styles for cosmetics in the Locker (already fixed in previous patches for PC, Android and iOS)
  • Codaxe Pickaxe disabled
  • Low Quality PlayStation 4 Map Textures

Elsewhere, Epic also made a number of improvements to the game, which you can read below.

  • Performance improvements added.
  • Added stability improvements.
  • Added fixes for frame-rate drop and lag issues.
  • Added fixes for game crashing issues.
  • Other under the hood fixes added.

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.