Fortnite: Major balancing updates set to come in v7.20 Content Update, including more items being vaulted - Dexerto

Fortnite: Major balancing updates set to come in v7.20 Content Update, including more items being vaulted

Published: 21/Jan/2019 19:56 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 20:20

by Wyatt Donigan


Some important changes to Fortnite Battle Royale look to be on the way with the upcoming v7.20 update set to be released later this week. 

With every Fortnite update, Epic Games introduces a number of changes and it looks like the upcoming v7.20 will be no different. 


In addition to more weapons being added to the Vault, items and vehicles will be seeing some major changes with this update. 

Epic Games Design Lead Eric Williamson Tweeted out a quick update letting everyone know just what they could expect once the update finally drops. 


Perhaps most importantly, tweaks will be made to the availability of shields, which has become a major talking point within the community over the last week. 

With Glider Redeploy being added in as an item, players have noticed that the loot pool has become a bit diluted, making the ever important shields far less likely to show up. 

Epic has clearly listened and will be adjusting shields to hopefully bring them more in line with how they were before last week’s update. 


Fortnite’s various shield potions should be much easier to find after the v7.20 Content Update.

More than that, both mobility items and vehicle spawns will be seeing changes, which is yet another thing the community should no doubt be happy to see.  

Given the negativity surrounding the infamous X-4 Stormwing, having it spawn less should be welcomed news to the community. 

Last, but not least, the Quad Launcher will officially be vaulted with tomorrow’s update. 


That’s not it, though, as Williamson said that “a few more vaults” will be coming with the update, meaning that players should get time in with their favorite weapons and items before it hits since there’s no telling what might be vaulted. 

The much-talked about X-4 Stormwing might be a bit less prevalent once the v7.20 Content Update drops.

The update will arrive at the normal time of 5am PST / 8am EST / 1pm GMT on Tuesday, January 22. 


As always, be sure to follow us on Twitter @Dexerto for all the latest updates on everything Fortnite-related. 


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.

Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
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)
Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
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.