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Fortnite x Stranger Things event – Portals, LTM, everything we know so far

Published: 3/Jul/2019 15:13 Updated: 4/Jul/2019 10:46

by Matt Porter


The latest Fortnite special event is officially here, with the popular battle royale title teaming up with Netflix hit Stranger Things to bring elements from the supernatural show to the game. Leaked skins have already been revealed. 

Stranger Things is a sci-fi horror show developed and produced by Netflix, which sees the sleepy town of Hawkins, Indiana become a hotbed for the dark and unknown, with portals to the strange ‘Upside Down’ dimension and vicious creature called the Demogorgon wreaking havoc.


Now, it seems like the Fortnite island will be the next location to suffer from these unnatural occurrences, with a number of portals appearing on the map which players have already spotted. 

What have players found in Fortnite?

Players have spotted the iconic gates or portals from Stranger Things on the Fortnite map, with a number of them popping up in the Mega Mall area.


In the show, the portals take Eleven and the crew to the Upside Down realm, but in the game it appears that they just teleport players to other gates, and don’t take them to a different dimension – at least not yet.

Eagle-eyed players noticed that the Scoops Ahoy ice cream parlour from the show was included as part of the Mega Mall location when it was added at the start of Season 9, so this crossover shouldn’t come as too big a surprise.

Epic GamesPortals are sprouting in the walls at Mega Mall.

What is coming as part of the Fortnite x Stranger Things event?

While Netflix officially confirmed that the event would be taking place back in June, little information about what we can expect from this limited-time crossover has been officially released by either party.


Leaks from the game’s files reveal that the portals aren’t the only thing players can expect to see during this event, with a number of objects labelled as “Weird” in the v9.20 update – although what those will turn out to be remains unknown.

Stranger Things Fortnite cosmetics 

Many fans are excited at the possibility of a Demogorgon making an appearance in the game, or the possibility that the portals will take players to a Fortnite-specific version of the Upside Down, but none of this has been confirmed. 

Lines of code relating to special Stranger Things cosmetics were also found and now it looks like both the Demogorgon and Chief Hopper characters will have their very own skins – if potentially leaked information is to be believed. 


Images of the two skins, as seen below, were posted to Twitter by serial Fortnite leaker @FortTory. What appears to be two screenshots from the game might be our first-look at Stranger Things cosmetics, but they’re yet to be confirmed by Epic Games. 

FortTory, TwitterTwo Stranger Things skins, Demogorgon and Chief Hopper, could soon appear in Fortnite.

Will there be a Limited Time Mode [LTM] for Stranger Things?

Again, there is no confirmation that there will be a special Stranger Things LTM, but based on other partnerships that Epic Games have formed with media giants such as the Avengers franchise or the John Wick movies, it seems extremely likely that there will be.


It’s possible that the LTM will drop in line with the release of the third season of Stranger Things on July 4, with fans hoping they’ll be transported to a special Upside Down version of the map.

Last updated on July 4, 2019 at 6:40am (EST). 


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.

Fortnite gameplay
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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.