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Fortnite: More leaks and audio files hint at snow coming for the winter season

Published: 29/Nov/2018 3:40 Updated: 29/Nov/2018 3:43

by Albert Petrosyan


More and more leaks are being found on a daily basis that point to snow coming soon to the Fortnite Battle Royale map for the holiday season.

While Epic Games are sure to add some themed decorations and items to the map as they did last winter, players are expecting them to also go above and beyond this time around.


These theories and speculation have been fueled by numerous leaks and hints about snow, none more eye-catching than the large storm cloud that is floating over the map’s horizon. 

After the release of the v6.31 update on November 27, some have discovered that the cloud is emitting a distinct sound that can be heard when looked at directly.


This is very reminiscent of the meteor from Season 4, which also made a sound that players could hear whenever they pointed their reticle at it.

At that time, during Season 4, player analyzed the noise via a spectrograph, which revealed an image of the ‘Take the L’ emote dance. 

With this in mind, some decided to stick the storm cloud noise into a spectrograph, and low and behold, it revealed this image.

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If the logo at the center looks familiar, that’s because you may have seen it before on this season’s Hunting Party Skin called A.I.M., as well as the parachute which the character used to land on the map.

This ties into and further supports the speculation that A.I.M. is somehow linked to the impending snowstorm, especially since its hands and feet appear to be frozen.

Towards the end of October, Fortnite’s Twitter account sent out this tweet to NASA ICE, replying to their post about tabular icebergs having been found near a prominent ice shelf.


This wouldn’t be the first time Epic have used the real world to send out clues about what may be coming to Fortnite; many will remember a real-life replica of the Durrr Burger appearing in a California desert right before the start of Season 5.

While this tweet may have not been paid much attention to at the time, it makes a lot more sense when considered along with all of these other leaks and clues.


On another note, Twitter user @IrishTekkers went into Playground to better analyze the storm cloud and icebergs approaching the map, and he discovered that there was some sort of structure stuck in the ice.

All of this comes after more leaks were discovered right after the release of the v6.31 update, which added an effect to the way character’s breathed in-game. Close analysis of their breathing revealed a slight fog whenever a character exhales, which matches up with the ‘ColdBreath’ file found in game files. 

While players are free to draw their conclusions from all of this, no one can know what’s coming for sure until Season 7 arrives, which is set to happen in the early days of December.

Until then, keep the leaks coming! 


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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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.