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Fortnite Season 10 will force players to upgrade their graphics card

Published: 21/Jun/2019 17:41 Updated: 21/Jun/2019 17:46

by Alan Bernal


Some Fortnite Battle Royale players anticipating the launch of Season 10 for the game might want to start saving up for a new graphics card when the next chapter of the game rolls around soon.

The Fortnite developers traditionally add new elements or major map upgrades season after season, and so far they’ve managed to make those changes while staying compatible with low spec requirements from its users.


But that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore as it looks like the devs are going for better optimizations when Season 10 comes out that will require beefier computer builds from their player base.

Epic GamesThe Fortnite devs might be planning bigger changes with higher system requirements.

PC players are going to have to upgrade soon

In a June 21 announcement, Epic Games announced that starting with Season 10, players on PC will have to upgrade to “a graphics card capable of running Microsoft DirectX 11.”


While it’s true that Fortnite has always asked its players to have a graphics card that can run DirectX 11, Epic Games are looking to integrate far superior changes that will hopefully make the overall game experience much better.

“… We’ve kept support online for players with older graphics cards – so they could keep playing!” Epic Games said. “However, when Season 10 begins, Fortnite will no longer be compatible with these older graphics cards. This allows us to focus our development and testing efforts to further optimize the Fortnite experience for all players.”

The developers didn’t go into the specific changes they plan on implementing or what the new minimum graphics card requirements would be, but the announcement was already enough to raise some ire from the community.

Epic GamesThe developers have already made impressive changes to Fortnite without better system requirements. There’s no telling what they might do now that they need their players to upgrade.

Why would Fortnite need better graphics cards in Season 10?

Meanwhile there were more people excited for what the announcement could be alluding to in the near future, with some speculating that Epic Games are planning on introducing a new map with Season 10.

Even without requiring a beefed up graphics card, the Fortnite devs have been able to do incredible things with their game which has seen the map change in seasons, add PvE elements right into the battle royale, and so much more. This might mean that whatever the next season brings, it could include more intricate elements into the game than previously seen.

While a lot of people might have to plan ahead on how they’ll keep their system compatible with the upcoming Season 10, it might be well worth it in the end to see what Epic Games cooks up this time.


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.