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Fortnite players are swimming under the map with new bug

Published: 7/Feb/2020 10:02 Updated: 7/Feb/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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A strange new bug saw a Fortnite player dropped right into a fresh issue as they attempted to start up a boat but ended up falling through the map.

Even though there were huge levels of hype surrounding the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, players had been pretty starved of content in season one compared to previous years.

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Many fans – both causal and well-known – spoke out about the issue before Epic dropped the surprise news about the game moving to Unreal Engine’s Chaos physics system, marking one a major change to what players have come to know. However, while Epic tries to work out the kinks with the new system, players are encountering plenty of game-breaking issues.

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Boats joined the Fortnite ranks with the start of Chapter 2 but the new physics engine system is playing havoc.

On February 6, Reddit user Vexinal showcased a video from one of their recent solo games where they had been traveling across the land using a boat. Now, earlier in Chapter 2, this had been no issue – even though the boats work much better while on the water. 

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Yet, as Vexinal used one to blow open a part of a house so that they could start looting, it was the start of some issues. After trying to hop back into the boat, the Redditor found themselves only going downwards – phasing right through the floor of the house and they start floating out of the map.

However, it wasn’t exactly instant death that greeted them. Instead, they were given a brief chance to swim about before the game eliminated them in pretty spectacular but buggy fashion.

I feel like this isn’t supposed to happen from FortNiteBR

Now, with the launch of any new engine or physics system, there are going to be bumps along the way and Epic have seemingly already been made aware of issues with boats – responding to a number of other wild issues.

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How long it takes for everything to get fixed, though, is a different story altogether and fans will no doubt be hoping that it doesn’t take too long.

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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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