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Fortnite players caught teaming in solo Pop-Up Cup

Published: 29/Jan/2019 13:36 Updated: 29/Jan/2019 13:45

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite streamer broadcast himself teaming up with another player in a recent Solo Pop-Up cup, prompting a number of questions from the community.

The Pop-Up cups in Fortnite take the normal Battle Royale mode and put a spin on it – usually in the way of changing health and shields or capping the amount of materials players can use. In this instance, participants in the Solo event were only able to use 500 of each material – Wood, Brick and Metal – instead of the usual 999.


However, two players decided to team up for the event and stream it live on Twitch. While Duo Pop-Up cups are a thing, the community was outraged by players teaming up in a solo event.

Epic GamesPop-Up Cup events add competition to the normal Battle Royale.

The streamer, Matthew ‘Seal’ Zappia, showed himself communicating with another player who asks him for “medkit or camp(fire)” in a bid to heal.


After receiving messages about the situation being Tweeted about, the other player said: “I saw, dude (the Twitter videos) I don’t know why they care so much. Like, OK dude, sorry I gave Seal 30 shield dude in a fucking Solo pop-up that’s worth nothing. Like, taking a fucking joke – I don’t know.”

Zoof, a Fortnite player, responded to the tweets showing the players teaming by stating: “it’s sad because this is a way some people probably qualified for winter royale and secret skirmish lol”

Another player, ImChung, replied: “if they dont get banned idk (I don’t know) where the line is.”


It remains to be seen if either of the players will suffer any consequences for teaming in the solo event. 

Players have been banned from Fortnite for breaking this rule in the past, so its hard to see them not following the same path. 


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.