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Fortnite: NICKMERCS shows what console players are capable of with impressive Pop-Up Cup clutch

Published: 3/Dec/2018 16:58 Updated: 3/Dec/2018 17:25

by Ross Deason


Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff is widely regarded as one of the best console Fortnite players on the planet, but that doesn’t stop him from surprising his fans on a regular basis with his performances.

Nick has competed against the best PC players in various competitions in 2018, armed with nothing but his trusty PlayStation 4 controller, and placed well more often than not.


The popular Twitch streamer once again showed what he’s made of during a pop-up cup duos game on November 2, clutching a 1 vs 4 situation with some quick building and even quicker thinking.

Twitter @NICKMERCSConsole players like NICKMERCS and Aydan have been making a splash in Fortnite tournaments.

NICKMERCS’ teammate, Nicholas ‘Zoof’ Zufan, had already been downed, but the 100 Thieves man managed to play the late game to perfection, eliminating all four of the remaining opponents using a range of weapons and hitting a ridiculous shot on the final player.


“Oh my god!” exclaimed Zoof as Nick finished off the game and secured the Victory Royale.

With more Fortnite competitions being announced on a regular basis, and the in-game pop-up cups being a huge success, we’re constantly seeing new console players stepping up to challenge PC stars.

Along with NICKMERCS, Ghost Gaming’s Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad is probably the most well-known console player thanks to his 11th place finish at the Summer Skirmish Finals and 9th place alongside Nick in the Fall Skirmish Duos Finals.


It will be interesting to see whether these console phenoms will continue to perform well as the Fortnite esports scene grows and more new players begin to compete.


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.