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Fortnite: How to complete the Day 8 challenge and Reward – 14 Days of Fortnite [UPDATE]

Published: 26/Dec/2018 14:11 Updated: 26/Dec/2018 18:06

by Calum Patterson


UPDATE – December 26, 2018 (1pm EST)

Hours after the Day 8 challenge went live, Epic Games announced that the ‘Take the Elf’ emote had been delayed until 2019 for most players.

With Christmas over, it’s time to refocus on the 14 Days of Fortnite challenges, and day 8 is already upon us – tasking you to ‘damage opponents with different weapons.’

There’s been some difficult tasks so far in 14 Days of Fortnite, such as flying planes through golden rings, or collecting goose eggs from nests hidden around the waterside on the map.

If you still need to complete those challenges, or any others from the first half of 14 Days of Fortnite, be sure to check out our full challenge guide here.

Thankfully, the Day 8 challenge is a lot easier – in fact, it may just be the easiest challenge so far in the 14 Days of Fortnite event.

All you need to do is damage opponents with eight different weapons – that’s it, just one hit of damage will give you progress.

A simpler challenge for Day 8.

It means that you can probably complete this challenge in only a single match, as long as you remember to cycle out different weapons. Also, weapon ‘rarity’ doesn’t count as a completely separate weapon, only weapon types (i.e. AR/SMG/Sniper etc.)

You may want to land somewhere quiet if you are hoping to complete the challenge in one match – loot up, and remember to switch your weapons in gunfights.

Once you do so, you will be rewarded with a free emote – ‘Take the Elf’ – a holiday themed version of the classic ‘Take the L’, which you can see below.

The Day 8 reward – ‘Take the elf’

If you are busy of the holiday period and can’t finish all the challenges in time, don’t panic, as they will still be available after the 14 Days of Fortnite event is over, for a limited time.

There are also new LTM’s going live each day for 14 Days of Fortnite, plus Save the World players can enjoy a free Llama each day.


Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Fortnite leak has hinted at the return of some classic vehicles, including the controversial Baller hamster ball and even the ATK Golf Cart. 

Back in Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games gave fans of the battle royale a new way to get around the island – a shopping cart. From there, the vehicles in Fortnite have only gotten bigger and better. 

Though, they haven’t been without controversy. The Baller, X-4 Stormwing, and Brute Mech were the source of much anger in the Fortnite community because of how powerful they were – with all three prompting exploits where players could easily win games without much legwork. 

In Fortnite Chapter 2, a number of different cars have been introduced. They’re not as whacky or powerful as the old vehicles, and while they are helpful, some players do yearn for the Shopping Cart and Quadcrasher’s returns. 

fortnite winter planes with characters on the wings
Epic Games
The controversial planes returned in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Well, according to a handful of new leaks, players might be getting their wish after a few of the older vehicles were given a refresh in the v15.20 patch.

According to Fortnite leakers FNBRUnreleased and InTheShadeYT, the Baller, Hoverboard, and ATK Golf Cart were all updated in the recent patch.

“Ballers and Hoverboard have been also updated! We may see them making a return soon,” FNBRUnreleased posted, while noting that the textures for the ATK Golf Cart were also refreshed. However, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change from the way the ATK’s used to look. 

There’s nothing mentioned about when exactly the vehicles could return, but it does seem possible that they could appear in this season. We got the Stormwings back over the holiday period, after all. 

Until we see them in-game though, it is worth noting that nothing is confirmed. Epic might have plans to bring them back, but scrap them based on something else that happens – say, they’re not compatible with another item. So, let’s just wait and see.