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Fortnite Doggus event: Robot, Cattus battle, leaks, everything we know

Published: 2/Jul/2019 10:28 Updated: 13/Jul/2019 11:08

by Connor Bennett

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The conclusion to Fortnite Season 9 looks to be in the works with files being uncovered regarding a new Doggus event. Here’s everything we know so far about Epic Games’ upcoming creation, including some interesting changes at Pressure Plant. 

The Epic Games team might currently be on their summer break, but that doesn’t mean that they have left the battle royale title dormant and without new content. 

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The 14 Days of Summer event might be in full swing, but it’s another new thing that has caught the attention of fans. Some big changes to the map have started to unfold and if you haven’t got an idea of what ‘Doggus’ means just yet, don’t worry, here’s everything we know so far about the strangely named event. 

Epic GamesThe 14 Days of Summer event hasn’t taken attention away from everything else in Fortnite.

Pressure Plant construction

Back on June 25, game files were uncovered that showed that the Pressure Plant location was set for a change – with something waiting underneath. Some fans theorized that the previously escaped Cattus monster was going to rise up, although a different outcome has been revealed.

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As of July 1, players can now see that the construction of a huge Robot taking place. Two feet are already in place for everybody to see, with one leg yet to be built – as the new giant is set to take some time before being completed. 

Twitter: OrikginalPlayers can see some sort of action unfolding at Pressure Plant.

Fortnite v9.30 content update shows new developments (July 4)

For those crossing their fingers for an almighty brawl between a robot and monster sometime in the future, the third v9.30 content update might go some way in suggesting it could happen. 

There has been further developments at the Pressure Plant location and, as suggested by dataminers, whatever Doggus turns out to be, it’s more than certainly being built fast. 

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Players visiting the popular point of interest, which was formerly a volcano, will notice that huge pieces of metal scaffolding has appeared around the project and it’s bigger, too.  

Epic GamesThe upper leg and calf of the robot has now appeared.

A new function for drones has been discovered as well, with Fortnite fan @takecontrolz noticing that they’re now helping to build the robot. 

For those who aren’t aware, usually these drones would appear at one or two locations every match, and shooting them down results in them dropping valuable loot. As far as many were concerned, that was there only function – but apparently not!

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Twitter, @takecontrolzFortnite drones are helping build the Doggus project.

Torso added to robot! (July 8)

Just four days after the last major addition to the robot, a torso has now been assembled and added to the design – showing just how big this thing is going to be when it’s completed. 

With drones hard at work bringing the Doggus machine up to speed, and a recent absence of movement from the Cattus monster, it may be just a matter of time before the two collide. 

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FortniteBR, TwitterThe robot’s torso can now be seen in Fortnite Battle Royale.

It’s almost complete! (July 11)

Players dropping at Pressure Plant might have noticed that the giant robot is, dare we say it, almost operational. New parts have been added to its design, including the right bicep and left forearm, marking its sixth phase of development. 

It’s now only a matter of time before the face is revealed for all to see – with leakers claiming there’s just two more phases to go! Until then, check it out.

Epic GamesThe Fortnite robot got a little bigger on July 11.

How long will the robot take to build?

There has been no date revealed for when the Doggus robot will be completed. However, progress has been quick so far and it already looks like Epic has decided how it will be built.

Popular Fortnite leaker FortTory revealed unencrypted files that showed the stages in which the robot would be built. Those files didn’t show when the head would be attached, though. Presumably, that will mark the final stage of its development. 

FortTory also speculated that the head could be added in the last update of season 9. Yet, that is purely a theory at this stage.

Will there be a Doggus vs Cattus battle?

After the Cattus monster was revealed back on May 22, speculation grew about some sort of monster ravaging the Fortnite map and leaving players trembling in its wake.

It looks as if the Doggus robot will be its foe for the end of season 9 and that they might duke it out in some sort of battle before the launch of season 10. While the event might only be in its early stages, a fight between the two isn’t completely out of the question as Epic does like to implement spectacular cinematic events to close out a season.

iScenario, TwitterThe Cattus monster escaped its Polar Peak home before destroying parts of the Fortnite map.

Countdown spotted on Fortnite map (July 13)

The date has been set! Fortnite fans finally have information as to when the end of season event will take place after various countdowns appeared on the Fortnite map.

The timer is present above all of the sky platforms scattered across the Fortnite landscape, leading to speculation that players will be forced to watch the event from above.

We are now able to confirm that the event will take place on July 20 at 3:00 pm EST. It’s likely it will be similar to the previous events where players will be safe from elimination for a limited period of time. 

As of yet, there have been no confirmed details as to what Epic has planned with the Doggus robot, but something is clearly in the works! 

Stay tuned to Dexerto for the latest breaking news and updates about Fortnite Battle Royale as the bigger picture is starting to become clearer with each new datamine and map change.

Last updated on July 13, 2019 at 7:00am (EST). 

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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