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Fortnite unvaults three weapons to kick off 14 Days of Summer event

Published: 25/Jun/2019 13:12 Updated: 25/Jun/2019 15:25

by David Purcell


Epic Games appear to have thrown caution to the wind and unvaulted three weapons in Fortnite Battle Royale to kick off the 14 Day of Summer event. 

The game developers released the v9.30 content update on June 25, where they confirmed that the previously leaked event was being set live in the battle royale game mode. 


Patch notes stated that players could look forward to getting their hands on several weapons that have been tied down in the vault, each being released for a 24-hour period – with the first set to be the LMG. However, it looks like three weapons are here to stay, and aren’t going to be part of the event. 

Epic Games14 Days of Summer doesn’t seem to be going to plan…

Members of the game’s online community have been a little confused by the way the items have returned, though. One user, MarcTheSharc1119, posted to the Fortnite BR subreddit, showing an LMG, Pump Shotgun, Suppressed SMG, and Revolver all featuring in their inventory. 


Each of these weapons were included in the v9.30 patch notes and have been added back to the game, not as part of the event. The notes also explicitly state that each day will feature “a weapon unvaulted for 24 hours only.”

By bringing back vaulted weapons with the latest patch, some fans thought Epic Games had made the mistake of unvaulting some of the 14 Days of Summer weapons and items early, ahead of the development team’s long-awaited summer break. 

Has everything been unvaulted in Fortnite for the 14 Days of Summer event? It looks that way.

The in-game news feed states: “Each day we’re bringing back a vaulted weapon for one day only! Today’s weapon is the LMG,” according to an image posted to Twitter by serial leaker Lucas7Yoshi. 


Since that was posted to the news screen, many Fortnite players – such as Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman – have spotted that much more than just the LMG have escaped the vault.  

With a whole host of weapons and items already locked away in the Fortnite vault, fans will be waiting to see what exactly the 14 Days of Summer will have in store for them. 

Who knows, even the Infinity Blade could come back! 


Last updated on June 25, 2019 at 11:25 am (EST). 


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.