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Fortnite brings back vaulted item to celebrate Lunar New Year

Published: 23/Jan/2020 20:00

by Matt Porter


Epic Games have announced that Bottle Rockets have been temporarily unvaulted in Fortnite to commemorate the Chinese New Year celebrations that will take place this week.

For many, New Year’s parties are firmly in the rear-view mirror, but for calendars that are based on the cycles of the moon New Year’s officially kicks off on Saturday, January 25, and nowhere will celebrations be bigger than in China as they ring in 2020 in style.


To mark the occasion, Fortnite is planning to bring some of the party back to the game too, with Bottle Rockets reappearing for the first time since March 6, 2019, when they were removed from the game after complaints that they were too weak and essentially useless.

Bottle Rockets from Fortnite.
Epic Games
Bottle Rockets are temporarily back in Fortnite.

Bottle Rockets are an uncommon item first introduced back in the v7.30 update, that when thrown on the ground sent a stream of 45 fireworks in whatever direction it was pointed at in the space of 10 seconds, exploding when they make contact with a building or enemy player, causing mayhem for a brief period of time.


The rockets deal 10 damage points to enemy players or 42 damage to structures, but due to the fact that it only lasts for 10 seconds, were fairly easy to avoid, and players could simply rebuild once they had stopped. Players can carry around six of the explosives at any one time, but can only use two at a time to avoid 250 rockets going off within the 10-second time frame.

Of course, the Bottle Rockets are fireworks by design, so celebrations such as Chinese New Year are the perfect time to bring them back, and because they aren’t particularly powerful, they’re unlikely to shake up the meta too much before they are eventually placed back in the vault.

Bottle Rockets are now live in Fortnite, with Epic Games confirming via the in-game news feed that they would appear in the battle royale for players to use as they hunt down enemies in search of Victory Royales.


The developers have stated that they are only in the game temporarily, but didn’t reveal when they would be placed back into the vault when Lunar New Year celebrations end.


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.

Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
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)
Fortnite gameplay
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.