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Fortnite: Epic Games announces revamped in-game tournament system

Published: 8/Jan/2019 18:54 Updated: 8/Jan/2019 19:22

by Alan Bernal


Competitive Fortnite players had a field day in 2018 as Epic Games hosted tournaments seemingly at every turn, but the developers are working on a better system for competitions that will keep its players at bay for the time being.

Fortnite had a tremendous amount of players competing in the various tournaments held in 2018, so to make the playing and viewing experience better for every stakeholder Epic Games are going to redo its backend to allow for more online tournaments to run much more fluidly.


In a Reddit post, Epic Games Esports Designer Colin ‘SkyzYn’ Fogle reached out to the community after many had wondered about the lack of scheduled online tournaments in the new year by telling fans that the wait will be well rewarded.

Nick Statt via The VergeThe planned updates will hopefully gives fans a better way to keep up with the action.

SykzYn explained that the new system will integrate features that will allow events to play out in a streamlined manner, which the company hopes will improve the quality of online tournaments being held.


“During January we’ll be transitioning to a new tournament backend system which will help enable features such as live in-game leaderboards during events, support for tournaments to take place across multiple knockout rounds, and allow us to create a richer variety of events to keep the experience fresh and exciting,” SykzYn said.

Although the news doesn’t seem flashy on the surface, SykzYn reaffirms that the decision will play a key role in improving future competitions for the game.

Epic GamesThe new backend system will hopefully allow for a better ecosystem for players and viewers alike.

The announcement was received with mixed emotions from fans as some felt that some iteration of a Pop-Up Cup should be offered in the meantime, while others believe main efforts should be diverted to working on the long-awaited Ranked Playlists.


Epic Games enjoyed the success of the various Pop-Up Cups throughout 2018, but saw obvious improvements that could be made and will hope that the new system will go a long way to patch past problems.


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.