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How to complete Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenges

Published: 14/Jan/2021 1:45

by Andrew Amos

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Fortnite Season 5 is quickly coming to a close, with the battle pass set to expire on March 15. That means you only have a few weeks to keep on grinding for all those skins and other rewards. Thankfully, a new set of challenges are out, ready for you to play.

We don’t mean to alarm you, but Fortnite Season 5 is more than halfway through now, which means you’ll have to get a wriggle on with your missions if you want to complete the battle pass ⁠— in case you already haven’t.

Week 7’s set of challenges are out, taking players to Slurpy Swamp and Holly Hedges, and playing around the shields they find along the way. Here’s what you need to do.

Slurpy Swamp and Slurp Factory in Fortnite
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You’ll need to hit up Slurpy Swamp for your Fortnite challenges this week.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 quests

  • Visit Houses in Slurpy Swamp in One Match (3)
  • Collect Books from Holly Hedges and Sweaty Sands (5)
  • Consume Shield Potions (3)
  • Destroy Slurp Barrels (10)
  • Search Chests in Slurpy Swamp (7)
  • Gain Max Shields in a Single Match (1)
  • Eliminations with Zero Shields (1)

Each of these challenges is worth 20,000 XP, adding up to 140,000 XP total. It’ll be a handy boost for players who are still gunning for Tier 100 and that Mandalorian alt skin.

These Epic Quests are active until the end of the event, but there’s another Legendary Quest you’ll need to complete this week. Gather your friends, because you’re going to need to do damage from vehicles.

This will be a lot easier in a group, where you can have someone driving ⁠— or flying ⁠— around, giving you free reign to beam your opponents.

  • Damage Opponents in Vehicles: 500 / 1000 / 1500 / 2000 / 2500

Each tier is worth 22,000 XP, totaling 110,000 XP if you reach 2,500 damage, and 250,000 XP for the week if you complete all the challenges.

You have until January 21 to complete that Legendary Quest before the Week 8 challenges come along, so good luck!

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Epic Games sues Apple & Google in UK over Fortnite removals

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:28

by Theo Salaun

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Following litigation over Fortnite’s app store removals by Apple and Google in the United States of America, Epic Games have officially mounted lawsuits against both tech companies in the United Kingdom, as well.

In August 2020, Epic Games added their own payment process to Fortnite’s mobile offerings so that Apple and Google’s cellphone and tablet users could purchase in-game items at a discounted price. This discount was specifically enabled by the new process, which bypassed each company’s transaction fees. 

Unsurprisingly, as the payment method was in direct violation of both the App Store and Play Store’s Terms of Services, each company subsequently removed Fornite from their offerings. And, expecting this, Epic Games responded by launching lawsuits against the companies in the U.S. and Australia. 

Now, the makers behind the world’s most popular third-person battle royale have tripled down and mounted legal action against both tech giants in the U.K. Citing violations of competition laws, Epic Games’ legal case in the U.K. is very similar to the ones already made in other countries. And, immediately contested, Apple and Google’s responses have proved similar, as well.

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Fortnite’s Crew subscription service means even more payments for Epic Games.

As discussed by BBC News, Epic have officially submitted documents to the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK. The allegations suggest a monopolistic abuse of power by each company that centers around competitive restrictions to app store and payment processing options, as well as unfair payment fees.

Typically, those fees come at about 30 percent of all purchases, although exact figures differ depending on company and app. Fortnite is obviously one of the biggest games in the entire world, so almost one-third of their sales on mobile means hefty earnings.

But, like their other lawsuits, Epic allege that this is about more than their own profits. The company demands that Apple and Google begin allowing software developers to institute their own payment-processing systems and options to be downloaded outside of the App and Play stores.

Fortnite Crew Green Arrow
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Fortnite has always delighted its fanbase with purchasable cosmetics.

So far, Apple and Google have both replied similarly in the U.K. situation, claiming that they are open to reintroducing Fortnite to their mobile stores but that they deny any violation of competitiveness.

Dexerto will continue to monitor the legal cases in each country, providing updates whenever these prolonged legal disputes begin reaching their conclusions.