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Fortnite Season 7, Week 7 challenges and how to complete them – Expedition Outposts, X-4 Stormwings and more

Published: 17/Jan/2019 10:28 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 11:12

by Ross Deason


Week 7 of Season 7 in Fortnite Battle Royale is already upon us, and the Week 7 challenges finally went live on Thursday, January 17. Here’s everything you need to know about how to complete them.

Week 7 once again provides players with a total of seven challenges. Three of these are totally free-to-play and four are exclusive to owners of the Season 7 Battle Pass.


The official Week 7 challenges have were leaked by data miners ahead of time, giving us a good idea of what to expect. Now, the Week 7 challenges have been officially revealed by Epic Games and they’re virtually identical to the leaks:

The official challenges for Week 7 look fairly straightforward.

Epic Games have been known to switch some challenges out at the last minute in the past, so we were expecting some of the leaks to not make the final cut, or be edited slightly.


The Week 7, Season 7 challenges for Fortnite Battle Royale are as follows:

Free Challenges

Battle Pass Challenges

  • Stage 1: Land at Salty Springs
    • Stage 2: Land at Happy Hamlet
    • Stage 3: Land at Wailing Woods
    • Stage 4: Land at Junk Junction
    • Final Stage: Land at Paradise Palms
  • Search Chests in Leaky Lake or Frosty Flights (7)
  • Destroy flying X-4 Stormwings (1)
  • Stage 1: Deal damage to opponents in a single match (200)
    • Stage 2: Deal damage to opponents in a single match (300)
    • Final Stage: Deal damage to opponents in a single match (400)

As we mentioned above, the challenges look like they will be very straightforward. There are two ‘stage’ challenges and one task that requires you to ‘visit all Expedition Outposts’, but the rest are rather vanilla.

If you are struggling, or in a hurry, to get them all complete, here are some quick guides to help you out:

You’ll be heading to Frosty Flights for at least one of the Week 7 challenges.

Week 7 Snowfall challenge

Once you’ve completed all of the standard Week 7, Season 7 challenges, you’ll unlock the bonus ‘Snowfall’ challenge. This week, completing it and collecting the Battle Star will reward you with a free Battle Pass tier.

If you’re struggling, you check out our how to find the secret Battle Star for Week 7 of the Snowfall challenge in Fortnite guide.

Visit all Expedition Outposts

We wouldn’t have been surprised if this didn’t make the cut due to how similar it is to one of the Week 4 challenges.


However, we were wrong. You can find all of the Expedition Outpost locations in Fortnite here.

Use a Rift or Rift-to-Go in different matches

This one’s nice an simple – pick up a Rift-to-Go whenever you get a chance, and use it before being eliminated. You can only use one Rift per match, so you’ll need at least three games to complete this challenge.


Alternatively, visit one of the Rifts that have been dotted around the map since Season 5 and use that.

Pistol eliminations

This is a pretty straightforward challenge – simply eliminate a total of three players with pistols over the course of the week and you’ll have completed it without a problem.

If you find pistols difficult to use, try getting an opponent’s health low and then pulling your pistol out for the final points of damage.

Given the fact that the all-new Scoped Revolver was added to the game in the v7.20 update, we expected this challenge to make the final cut.

Epic GamesThe Scoped Revolver could be perfect for the pistol eliminations challenge.

Stage 1: Land at Salty Springs

The second of this week’s stage challenges will involve landing at various different locations after you jump out of the battle bus. We’re expecting five locations in total and you’ll need to land in this order:

  1. Salty Springs
  2. Happy Hamlet
  3. Wailing Woods
  4. Junk Junction
  5. Paradise Palms

Search Chests at Loot Lake or Frosty Flights

This is another straightforward challenge, you just need to open a total of seven chests in Loot Lake and Frosty Flights. You can open all seven in one location or split your time between the two.

Here are maps for both locations detailing all of the possible spawn points for Chests, although keep in mind that not every Chest will spawn in every match. 

Destroy flying X-4 Stormwings

For this challenge, you’ll need to destroy an X-4 Stormwing plane while it’s flying. That may seem like a tall task, but there is a very easy way to complete this challenge that takes very little time to do.

Stage 1: Deal damage to opponents in a single match

The first of the stage challenges for Week 7 will ask players to deal 200 damage to opponents in a single match. We’re expecting Stage 2 to ask you to deal 300 damage and the final stage to ask for 400 damage.

If you’re struggling to deal out the sort of damage required to complete this challenge, we’d advise you to go into one of the more laid-back LTM lobbies rather than a standard match.

We’ll be updating this post throughout the day with guides and information on how to complete each and every Week 7 challenge. You can also follow @Dexerto on Twitter for everything Fortnite related.


How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 16/Oct/2020 13:17 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 13:29

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the tournament now underway, here’s everything you’ll need to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS has made its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it has been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.


With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 has returned to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.


As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.


FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.


FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.


FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

FNCS Chapter 2, Season 4 results

Week 1 Final Placements – NA East Top 15

Place Players Points
1 Bucke, Khanada, & Kreo 250
2 Jamper, Bugha, & Avery 243
3 Slackes, Acorn, & jahq 187
4 Clix, illest, & Bizzle 174
5 Deyy, Mero, & Reverse2k 160
6 Unkown, casqer, & smqcked 153
7 Knight, Shark, & Av 143
8 TRAGIX, Snake, & Simple 132
9 v0iL, Rocaine, & vsB TeeJay 127
10 Ferrnando, nanoo, & deal with Sebby 118
11 DEMOSPECT, Xoonies, & npen 116
12 Hajie, Pandushh, & NEEQO 104
13 Joji, Kn1pher, & TabzG 104
14 Ronaldo, Sway, & skqttles 103
15 Cloud, strep, & LazarP 92

Week 1 Final Placements – NA West Top 10

Place Players Points
1 EpikWhale, rehx, & Arkhram 276
2 EP wavy, good aim 0 brain, & daddy dfavs 224
3 TurtleTavern, 4DRStorm, & Falconer 210
4 XTRA Sort, Sly x Lxdes, & XTRA Quinn 175
5 Pure Chris, Pure Unsightly, & Pure Snacky 171
6 NorCal toff, snow 143, & Pure Optimal 150
7 TEMPLE B, clg Jason, & littleXX 137
8 NateXX, Blizy, & Pure Spideyy 127
9 Outcast Howdy, Xen Hov, & Wave p 124
10 Pure Hyper, Xetiq, & Paul1x 117

Week 1 Final Placements – Europe Top 10

Place Players Points
1 Rams KeziixZ, Grizi 4zr, GRIZI Nayte 182
2 Flikk, BL Anas, Gamma Th0masHD 174
3 Solary Floki, Rams Clement, Rams naek0zr 172
4 Vetle 7, Idrop 74, Playwell Styrsix 170
5 BL Raifla, BL SliX, BL Lareez ay 155
6 OT Exponential, EP mexe, Wake AstroSMZ 154
7 FaZe Mongraal, f1-f2-f3-f4, deal with tayson 148
8 Wave advise, OTW J4chu, OTW packo 148
9 TrainH Umplify, Adnsoefy, TrainH Matsoe 139
10 SF Rakso, Gamma Kami, artor 137