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Fortnite glitch and leaks show new spectator feature possibly coming soon

Published: 21/Jan/2019 2:08 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 2:19

by Albert Petrosyan


A new spectator glitch may be added to Fortnite Battle Royale in the near future, according to newfound leaks and an in-game glitch.

Players have begun reporting that a bug in their game is causing the playlist menu to glitch and reveal a new button labeled ‘Join as Player.’


According to screenshots of the glitch, the button shows up just above the large ‘Accept’ button that appears when a player has selected a game mode they want to play.

Although clicking the button does not actually do anything, the fact that it’s there is quite telling and falls in line with what data miners have recently dug up from game files.



Going through the files found in the PC version of the game, prominent data miner ‘lucas7yoshi_’ has found and leaked a file that links the “Join a Player” label of the in-game spectating.

Unfortunately, this is the only credible piece of information he’s found regarding the button, so it’s unclear as to how it would work or when it may be added to the game. 


If this feature is indeed added to Fortnite, it will be interesting to see in what capacity it will actually work, as there already is a feature in the game that allows eliminated players to spectate their teammates.


Some are theorizing that it will allow players to spectate matches as “ghosts,” having the ability to freely navigate around and through the map. Others think that this will finally allow players to spectate their friends or favorite streamers without having to be in their game. 

While both of those seem unlikely as they would be way too overpowered and offer players too much of an advantage, it’s clear that there is already real hype about the feature’s potential. 

After all, the community has been asking for something like this for a long time now, and it seems as though Epic Games are finally going to deliver. 


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.