Fortnite: Everything you need to know about the new modes - Team Rumble LTM and Alchemist Pop-Up Cup - Dexerto

Fortnite: Everything you need to know about the new modes – Team Rumble LTM and Alchemist Pop-Up Cup

Published: 27/Nov/2018 19:50 Updated: 27/Nov/2018 19:51

by Albert Petrosyan


Two new game modes have been added to Fortnite Battle Royale – Team Rumble Limited Time Mode and Alchemist Pop-Up Cup event.

These modes were added via the v6.31 game update, which went live in Fortnite early in the day on November 27.


The Team Rumble LTM is a large team-based mode in which two teams of 20 players fight against each other to see which side can get to 100 eliminations first, which is what’s needed to clinch Victory Royale.

Respawning is enabled in this mode, so each player gets to spawn back into the game five seconds after getting eliminated, and they get to keep their inventory.


Players will respawn with a random type of ammo after getting eliminated, as well as either 120 Wood, 90 stone, or 60 Metal materials. As far as weapons go, only Uncommon (green) or higher rarity weapons are available in this mode.

The other new mode is called the Alchemist Pop-Up Cup, which is more of an in-game event rather than a Limited Time Mode.

Much like the Scavenger Pop-Up Cup before it, the Alchemist version is a Duos in-game tournament that tests temporary formats and game adjustments, which are subject to change daily.


In this mode, players will load into dedicated lobbies against other pairs in the same tournament and try to score as high as possible. Those who score 20 or more points will receive a special Pin to mark their achievement.

For now, these are the initial settings of this mode, as provided by Epic Games:

  • A material cap of 500 Wood, 500 Stone, 500 Metal
  • Harvesting Rate Increased by 40%
  • +50 Health on Eliminations
  • Storm Surge
    • If a certain amount of players are remaining by the time the Storm finishes closing, a Storm Surge will activate. This periodically deals damage to players who have the least amount of damage dealt during the match.
      • Circle 1: 60 Players Remaining
      • Circle 2: 44 Players Remaining
      • Circle 3: 30 Players Remaining
      • Circle 4: 20 Players Remaining
      • Circle 5: 16 Players Remaining
      • Circle 6: 14 Players Remaining
      • Circle 7: 12 Players Remaining
      • Circle 8: 6 Players Remaining
      • Circle 9: 2 Players Remaining

While nothing has been officially announced, the Alchemist Pop-Up Cup settings could be used for a possible upcoming open tournament, much like how the Scavenger version was used for the Winter Royale Qualifiers. 


More details about the v6.31 game update, including an in-depth look at the entirety of the patch notes, can be viewed HERE.


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)
Fortnite gameplay
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.