Fortnite earthquake to begin Season 8 looks more likely than ever - Dexerto

Fortnite earthquake to begin Season 8 looks more likely than ever

Published: 4/Feb/2019 17:12 Updated: 4/Feb/2019 18:22

by David Purcell


Epic Games will have been planning the next big step for Fortnite for quite some time, but a new leak seems to have uncovered their plans and it looks highly likely that an earthquake is now imminent.

Fortnite Season 7 has been a wild journey for players, with the removal of some previously popular locations to make way for a huge iceberg which came crashing into the map and the controversial addition of new weapons and vehicles. 


However, Epic look to going a step further with the upcoming season by preparing the arrival of an earthquake which could completely shake up Battle Royale mode – if the latest leaks are to be believed. 

FortToryIs an earthquake event going to kick off Fortnite Season 8?

This time, though, a photo of a file labelled ‘Earthquake’ has been revealed on Twitter by FortTory – an account that often posts Fortnite leaks for the community to explore. 


The directory was found in the v7.30 content update files and could be an indication of what’s to come next in Fortnite Season 8. After all, they do fall in line with other leaks from dataminers which gave us an indication of an impending natural disaster on the game. 

Another leaked piece of information, posted by the same account, features a short video package that seems to have several different earthquake sound effects as well. These include small, medium and large shake effects, which all could be used for tremors in Battle Royale. 

Whether or not these pieces of audio, or even the directory of files, are genuine remains to be seen. 


However, it does give fans more food for thought as they await the next big change for Season 8 and rivals other possibilities which have been reported of late, like Fortnite heading into space in the near future. 


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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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)
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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.