Fortnite: New leaks suggest that the castle at Polar Peaks could see major changes in Season 7 - Dexerto

Fortnite: New leaks suggest that the castle at Polar Peaks could see major changes in Season 7

Published: 6/Dec/2018 21:55 Updated: 6/Dec/2018 22:43

by Albert Petrosyan


The release of the brand new Season 7 in Fortnite Battle Royale has introduced a wide variety of new locations, including Polar Peak.

Located in the new snow biome and near the area formerly occupied by Greasy Grove, Polar Peak is a large new mountain fully covered by snow.


Sitting atop the mountain’s peak is a stone castle that was previously seen poking out of the iceberg when it was floating off of the coast of the Fortnite mainland.

Players can enter and explore the castle, but the only areas that are accessible are the top levels, as the lower areas are blocked off due to the snow and ice.


Shortly after the launch of Season 7, fans have theorized that the snow and ice will ultimately melt as the season goes along, opening up the lower levels for exploration.

That theory has now been substantiated by new files in the Season 7 game files which have been discovered and leaked by Fortnite news and leaks outlet @FortTory. 

According to the leaks above, the lower levels of the castle already do exist, and there are clear indications that the snow blocking access to them will be melting in increments.


It appears that after every weekly game update, an additional layer of snow will melt, until the full castle becomes accessible several weeks into the season. 

There is much more than meets the eye when it comes to the castle at the new Polar Peak location.

A video published by popular Fortnite YouTuber ‘Happy Power’ tours the bottom levels of the castle using an exploit glitch that allows players to look below the snow. 

The content of the video make it quite clear that the lower area is already build and coded into the game, which means that it’ll be just a matter of time before players can get down there.


Another Fortnite YouTuber, ‘WolfGaming’ release a quick video that demonstrates how players can go about looking below the snow near the castle at Polar Peak.

Weekly map changes such as this are nothing new to Fortnite; one of the best examples of this was when the former Dusty Depot was hit by a meteor at the start of Season 4 to form Dusty Divot, which ultimately turned from being a barren rocky crater to a tree-filled location.


Similarly, Tilted Towers and Risky Reels have both seen central structures destroyed in the past, only to be slowly repaired on a week-to-week basis. 

Dusty Divot was a large, barren crater at the start of Season 4, and it has transformer into a tree-filled location over time.

If the concept of melting snow and ice becomes reality in Season 7, this opens the door to a whole new world of possibilities that go beyond just the castle.

New locations could come to be as the season goes on, and new surprises and secrets could be revealed to be hiding under the thick layer of snow. 


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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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.