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Fortnite Solo Showdown Results Reveal Surprising Statistic About Which Platform Performs Best

Published: 2/Aug/2018 18:43 Updated: 2/Aug/2018 18:52

by Calum Patterson

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A surprising revelation has come out of the most recent Solo Showdown LTM in Fortnite – indicating that console players may have the upper hand.

Since developer Epic Games made it clear recently that all platforms, console and PC, will be treated as equals from a competitive perspective, there has been increased scrutiny on the ramifications this could have.

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The global results for the second Solo Showdown show that console players, mainly on PlayStation 4, take up more than their fair share of spots in the top 100.

In the first Solo Showdown, only 11 players in the top 50 were on PC, and for the second Solo Showdown this dropped to only four of the top 50.

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This raises the question again – can all platforms truly be treated equally in the competitive Fortnite scene? 

Of course, this figure could be pure coincidence, and depends also on the total player base of PC and Console players who took part in Solo Showdown. But to have such a large disparity is surprising.

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Team SoloMid member and streamer ‘HighDistortion’ reckons that the figure suggests the level of skill on console is less than PC, allowing the more skilful console players to more easily reach the top of the rankings.

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Ninja, a former professional Halo player who has also competed in PUBG, thinks that if Epic Games wishes to continue to treat all platforms as equal, then Solo Showdown should be played exclusively on cross-platform servers.

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This way, players on PS4 and Xbox would be coming up against PC players and vice-versa, and so the quality of opposition could not be called into question.

These placings in Solo Showdown have major implications as well, as Epic bases invites to the $8 million Summer Skirmish series from the leaderboard. 

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A PS4 player, invited because of his Solo Showdown performance, recently won week 2 of Summer Skirmish – which caused considerable controversy.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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