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Fortnite players have discovered a serious problem with Heavy Shotguns

Published: 27/Jan/2019 22:41

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite battles can start as long distance affairs and quickly evolve into close quarter combat, but a new bug can be a huge problem when a Heavy Shotgun gets too close.

Epic Games’ battle royale has seen its share of glitches that hinder the competitiveness of the game, and a recently documented malfunction with the game’s Walls and popular shotgun could be another entry in a long list of bugs.


In a post, Reddit user Airaga used a Launch Pad to close the distance on a foe. When they landed, the player immediately opted to build a Wall to create some separation but was met with a shotgun blast through the wall that ended his match.

Epic GamesThe new bug would make running into someone like this in Fortnite even more worrisome.

After the game Airaga went on to investigate what had happened by recreating the circumstances that led to their mysterious demise.


What Airaga found was a glitch with the Heavy Shotgun that seemingly lets the nozzle peer through a Wall, if shot at the correct angle.

In his breakdown of the glitch, Airaga explains that both players need to be close to the Wall in order for the glitch to occur.

Heavy Shotgun Bug from r/FortNiteBR

They go on to explain the lowering to a 30 degree angle and jumping to have the opponent’s head in the crosshair will activate the glitch, giving the shooter a free shot through the wall.


Airaga even tried to replicate it with the Pump Shotgun and Tactical Shotgun to no avail, but got instant results right after doing the same with the Heavy Shotgun.

A bug like these can cause massive implications if used in a competitive setting, so Epic Games would be quick to fix it once becoming aware of it.


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.