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Fortnite Jerky event coming soon? Everything we know

Published: 16/Apr/2020 5:35

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Chapter 2’s next major in-game event might have been leaked ahead of schedule and its provisional name might be the weirdest of all time – Jerky.

Epic Games won’t have been too happy to see #RipFortnite trending worldwide on April 12, with players claiming that the game has become stale in recent times. However, one thing is for sure – events usually have players coming back in droves.

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Following the rollout of the v12.40 update on April 15, data miners were hard at work looking for different skins, cosmetics and other items, although Lucas7yoshi might well have stumbled upon a hint for something big coming soon.

Leaked Doomsday Device in Fortnite
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A Doomsday Device was leaked for Fortnite, but that might not be related to the game’s next event, Jerky.

When is Fortnite’s Jerky event starting?

The next in-game event has not yet been confirmed by Epic Games, leaving the door wide open for when the next one will take place.

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Recently, Epic have been working on some crossover content with Marvel, which has seen a Deadpool themed Yacht arrive, not to mention a whole host of cosmetics as well. Fans will be hoping for more of that should Jerky materialize.

Fortnite Jerky event leaks

As ever with leaked material, it’s best to take it with a pinch of salt until we see their contents arrive in-game, although Lucas7yoshi has proven to be one of the most reliable around when it comes to Fortnite.

On April 15, the data miner revealed everything they know so far, but it’s admittedly light on information.

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They posted: An event currently just called “Jerky” is in the works, relevant to previous tweet. The playlist used for The End, Marshmello, etc was modfied with the name Jerky.”

On top of that, they also revealed a description, which stated: “There’s no score before the event. Hang out and have fun before the event starts.”

That’s not all, either. The leaker also posted what appears to be code that will eventually shake the sky in Fortnite. A file called ‘BP_SkyJerk’ was added to the events folder, which could be another hint for what’s to come.

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What could the event include?

With previous event files having also changed to “Jerky”, the likelihood of that being an official event name is unlikely. However, it does put – whatever this might be – in the same standing.

Moving onto possible theories for what the event could include, there are a few options. Fortnite’s been dropping a series of hints towards a Doomsday event of some kind, with multiple clues having been found across the map so far. These include hatches, changes to in-game menus, and more.

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Hatches have appeared all over The Agency POI.

Aside from that, there’s also a potentially more fitting possibility in that this could finally be the Travis Scott event, or concert, players have been expecting to see land in-game for some time.

Previously, leaked images were revealed for a potential Travis Scott skin, sparking rumors that the American rapper could follow in the footsteps of Marshmello by hosting a concert at one of Fortnite’s locations.

Last time it was Pleasant Park, which still features on the island, despite all of the changes in Chapter 2. The leaked Travis skin was revealed by HYPEX, another data miner.

While both of these suggestions are obvious possibilities for the Jerky event, nobody really knows what Epic Games has in store for us in the coming weeks.

Until plans are made public, fans will have to sit back, wait around a little longer, and hope it’s something exciting.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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