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Fortnite: Fan sends hilarious in-game message to Epic about Boom Boxes

Published: 8/Jan/2019 9:56 Updated: 8/Jan/2019 10:02

by Matt Porter


Fortnite has become one of the most popular games in the world, and one of the reasons for this is the constant inclusion of new items that help to keep the game fresh.

While a lot of these items are welcomed to the game, occasionally Fortnite’s developer Epic Games does add something that fans dislike, with the Boom Box becoming the latest addition to have the game’s community up in arms.


The Boom Box was added in Fortnite’s second V7.10 Content Update on Sunday, December 30, and can be thrown at player-built structures, with pulses of sound blaring out of the Boom Box and destroying any buildings in its range.

Epic GamesThe Boom Box has been an unpopular addition to Fortnite.

Fans have been crying out for changes to the Boom Box since it was released to the game, stating that it was far too powerful and ruined the building aspect of Fortnite, as you were no longer rewarded for good building skills if your opponent had a Boom Box.


While many have used social media to campaign for the removal of the Boom Box, /u/menardo3 has used the game itself to call for it to be vaulted, posting a hilarious clip on the /r/FortniteBR subreddit.

In the video, a player can be seen standing on a platform in front of a huge wall made out of wood. Menardo3 then shoots out a segment of the platform in front of him, causing the wall in front of him to crumble, revealing a huge flashing sign that reads “Vault Boom Boxes.”

Epic Games have confirmed that the Boom Box will receive a balancing update in the third V7.10 Content Update, as the developers attempt to appease fans who are unhappy with the item.


The X-4 Stormwing and Dynamite will also be tweaked, while Dual Pistols make their return in the place of the Six Shooter.


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.