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Fortnite: Epic Games gives update on problems with “Deal damage with different weapons” challenge

Published: 10/Jan/2019 18:47 Updated: 10/Jan/2019 19:22

by Alan Bernal


Epic Games have addressed a bug with one of Fortnite’s Weekly Challenges released on January 10 that asks players to deal damage with multiple weapon types in order to complete.

Fortnite gives players a wide-open battlefield to devise the best way to come on top in the 100-player battle royale, but Epic Games likes to give its players extra incentives with weekly challenges to keep the game fresh.


Feedback from the community has directed Epic Games to the bugged challenge that asks players to deal damage with five different weapons in a match, and the company thinks that it might have to do with modes that allow respawns.

The update was brief, but gave fans hope of claiming the challenge. For the time-being, sticking to the normal battle royale mode would be the best way for players to get credit for completing the task.


Some members of the community have had success completing the challenge on respawn modes such as Disco Domination, leading Epic Games to dig further into the problem.

“In respawn modes, it appears that you’ll be granted credit until you’re eliminated for the first time. After you respawn, you may be unable to progress any further in that match,” the developer said.

No timetable was given for the update, instead the developer reassured its audience that issue should be “fixed in a future update.”


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Players can try to grind out the challenge in regular modes until Epic Games can pinpoint the cause for the tricky bug.


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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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.