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Fortnite pros claim Epic Games have failed to pay out 2018 tournament winnings

Published: 11/Jun/2019 18:36 Updated: 11/Jun/2019 21:03

by Eli Becht


Numerous Fortnite Battle Royale players have come forward claiming they haven’t yet received their prize winnings from Epic Games, going as far back as eight months.

Fortnite Battle Royale featuring weekly tournaments for fans to earn money from the comfort of their own homes is a rather unique situation that gives many players the opportunity to win thousands of dollars.


However, not everything is smooth sailing according to some of the players. Some rather big names have come forward, such as TSM ZexRow, claiming they haven’t yet received a cheque from Epic Games for their winnings.

Has Epic paid up?

It’s important to note that not every player is claiming they haven’t received payments, so just because these players say they haven’t been paid, it doesn’t mean it’s happening to everyone.


With that said, it sounds like players haven’t received money dating all the way back to the Secret Skirmish, according to a Twitter thread started by FNATIC MOTOR.

This information was laid out in a Reddit post by user Returnoftruth, who says he is not a competitive player, but is just reporting on what he saw in various Discord servers.

He name drops several players who claim to not have been paid yet including Pate1k, Secret Domentos, E11 Bloodx, and TSM Zexrow.


However, the post doesn’t lay out any of the Discord messages the author claims to have seen, leaving us just with the Twitter threads.

Epic GamesAre players not being paid?

Epic’s response

Epic Games employees responded to the thread by asking players to refer to the blog post about competitive payments, and to email them if there are any issues.

What they didn’t do is address the claims directly at this point, so it remains unclear as to what’s going on as we have just the words of the players to go by.


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.