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Fortnite developer announces launch of Epic Games Store

Published: 4/Dec/2018 16:32 Updated: 4/Dec/2018 16:56

by David Purcell


Fortnite’s astonishing success has been a catalyst in Epic Games creating their very own game store, and now they’re almost ready to launch it. 

In a move that they claim to have been five years in the making, Epic Games intends to bring its games directly to their customers using their online platform – the Epic Games Store. 


As seen with the Epic Games Launcher on both Mac and PC, the developer has put together a Steam-style system that supports numerous payment methods and their success with Fortnite has laid the ground works down for this new development. 

In an official statement on the Unreal Engine website, the Founder of Epic Games Tim Sweeney said: “As developers ourselves, we wanted two things: a store with fair economics, and a direct relationship with players. And we’ve heard that many of you want this too!” 


Sweeney confirmed that the new Epic Games store will launch initially with just a “hand-curated” set of games to begin with, but he expects it to open up channels with other platforms such as Android throughout the course of the next year. 

The intention of creating the store, he says, is to advance the cause of developers. To give developers an idea of how Epic Games intend to achieve this objective, the Founder has published the following revenue split chart. 

Epic Games lays out its revenue plans for other developers.

Therefore, all developers looking to use the Epic Games Store will have access to 88% of their games’ revenue, handing over 12% to Epic Games. Epic will also pay for the 5% engine royalty for sales on its platform, an attempt to seemingly incentivize developers to get on board. 


From the information released today by Sweeney, it seems that developers will be able to use any engine they choose and still be able to work with Epic Games Store. 

The plan looks to set out a pretty lucrative proposition for upcoming developers, but whether the model will be sustainable in the long-term and be able to compete with Steam is a question that they will have to answer. 


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.