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Fortnite: Release date and time announced for highly anticipated v6.31 update – what to expect

Published: 26/Nov/2018 21:21 Updated: 26/Nov/2018 21:23

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games have announced the scheduling info for the highly anticipated v6.31 game update in Fortnite Battle Royale.

The update is set to go live on Tuesday, November 27 at 2 AM PT / 5 AM ET / 10 AM GMT. Since this is a full game patch and not just a content update, there will be downtime, which means that matchmaking will be disabled 20-25 minutes prior to the release time. 


The announcement for this update was made on November 26 via this post on the official Fortnite Twitter page.

Since patch notes for these updates don’t get released until after the downtime begins, there is no way to know what the entirety of the contents will be prior to that.


However, there have several things that Epic Games have already confirmed will be in the update, including the brand new variations of the Pump Shotgun, as hinted at in the wording used in the tweet above.

Epic will be adding Epic and Legendary variants of the Pump Shotgun via this update, which has already caused quite a stir in the community when it was announced earlier on the 26th.

This comes after Epic had already confirmed that there will be a fundamental change to how Pump Shotguns perform after the v6.31 update, which will improve the weapon’s effectiveness by increasing damage in close quarters while slightly reducing the range.


Additionally, all shotguns will now have at least 3 pellets hit per shot, which should considerably increase the minimum threshold for damage across the board.

Players can also expect for Epic to address the overpowered Mounted Turret item in one way or another. While it’s likely that they will implement further nerfs to it, there’s also the chance that they will just decide to vault the item altogether, considering how negatively its been received by the community since being added.

In addition, as with almost every update, a slew of new cosmetic items should be added to the game files, which data miners will very likely discover and leak within hours of the update going live.


We may also see some map changes implemented now that the winter season is getting closer and closer. Many are expected snow to be added to the Fortnite map at some point, preparations for which could be coming as early as this update.

Make sure to follow us @Dexerto and monitor the Dexerto Fortnite page as we will bring to you the full patch notes, all leaked cosmetics, any and all map changes, and more.


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.