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Fortnite challenges for Week 7 of Season 7 have been leaked

Published: 16/Jan/2019 20:18 Updated: 16/Jan/2019 20:36

by Wyatt Donigan


As has become a weekly tradition in Fortnite, data miners have dug into the game’s files to see what’s in store for the upcoming set of challenges.

Challenges in Fortnite feature a long list of activities for players to do that add a bit of variety to the regular cadence of a match. 


The current set of challenges went live on January 10 and tasked players with doing everything fromsearching for Chilly Gnomes to sliding Ice Pucks across the map.

While some challenges in the last few weeks have been leaked almost immediately after the new set went live, it’s taken the data miners a bit longer this time around.


That didn’t stop popular data miner @lucas7yoshi_ from ultimately discovering what challenges were in store for Week 7 and posting them on Twitter.

Free Challenges

  • Stage 1: Deal (200) Damage to opponents in a single match
  • Destroy (?) flying X-4 Stormwings
  • (3) Pistol elminations

Battle Pass Challenges

  • Search (?) Chests in Leaky Lake or Frosty Flights
  • Stage 1: Land at Salty Springs
  • Use a Rift or Rift-to-Go in (3) different matches
  • Visit all (?) Expedition Outposts

As with any challenge leak, though, it’s possible that Epic Games will change things up at the last minute with new challenges.

If these do end up sticking, though, players will surely be happy to take out their aggression on the controversial X-4 Stormwing.

Once the official challenges go live on January 17, we’ll have a full guide with tips for the best way to complete each challenge.


Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett


A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 


This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

flare gun in fortnite
Epic Games
The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”


While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.