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Fortnite leak reveals how scrapped Annual Pass looked

Published: 15/Mar/2020 15:40

by Calum Patterson

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Following the v11.30 Fortnite update back in December, data miners leaked an all-new ‘Annual Pass’ coming to the game – except it never did come. Instead, Epic scrapped the idea, but a new leak reveals what it would’ve looked like.

According to leaks, the Annual Pass would have included all upcoming 2020 battle passes, seven exclusive cosmetics, and would have cost 7,800 V-Bucks.

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But, in a statement to FortniteINTEL, Epic Games confirmed the Annual Pass was not coming at all, and was simply a prototype feature.

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The Annual Pass, which was never used in Fortnite, would have had seven exclusive cosmetics.

“Occasionally prototype features make it into our build that end up not being released,” Epic said. “While the 2020 Annual Pass was considered, we have no plans to release it.”

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The exact reason for the decision to scrap the Annual Pass was never revealed though, leaving players scratching their heads. The original leaks did not show what the pass would have looked like in-game, but it turns out Epic had already designed all of this too, before scrapping it.

In gameplay footage posted by Twitter user m1fnbr, the screen for purchasing the 2020 Annual Pass is shown, as well as the seven exclusive cosmetics.

Reliable Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR explains that players purchasing the Annual Pass would have received every battle pass for the year when they were released, in addition to the cosmetics.

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The reason for dropping the feature altogether remains a mystery. It’s unlikely Epic plan to release it later in the year, as many players will have already purchased the Season 2 battle pass in 2020.

Although, it is possible that players who own the Season 2 battle pass would get a discount on the Annual Pass, if Epic do indeed reintroduce it later. It is also possible than a yearly pass could be added for future years of Fortnite.

The bundle would have definitely helped keep players hooked to Fortnite for the remainder of the year, which was presumably the developer’s aim with the idea. As new games release, especially more rival battle royales, Fortnite’s popularity could take a hit.

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Locking players in from the start of the year would have made sense in this regard then, but clearly Epic Games had other ideas.

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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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