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Fortnite update patches wall exploit and changes Search & Destroy LTM

Published: 6/Feb/2020 19:23

by Eli Becht

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The Fortnite 11.50 update introduced a game-breaking bug that allowed players to completely phase through walls, but Epic Games have now solved the problem.

As part of the February 5 update, Fortnite moved to Unreal Engine’s Chaos physics engine system, which ended up creating a plethora of bugs.

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Perhaps the most game-breaking of the bugs was one that allowed players to completely phase through a wall if they ran into it long enough.

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A major bug has been fixed by Epic Games.

Obviously, this is a major problem in Fortnite since building makes up a large part of the game.

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Considering the significance of this issue and the attention it was getting on social media and Reddit, Epic got to work and fixed it in a timely fashion.

 

Epic made another change shortly afterwards, but it was more of a quality of life improvement than a bug fix. The new Search and Destroy LTM, added as part of the Love and War event, was reduced from a best-of-11 to a best-of-seven, meaning teams now only need to win four rounds to claim victory.

This change was because the Love and War challenges require players to play the S&D LTM and complete various objectives, and players were getting frustrated by how long some matches were taking.

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Considering one of the challenges is to play a certain amount of matches, players will appreciate this more shortened approach to it.

Of course, they will still have to purchase items from the Vending Machines and earn gold, so they’ll end up probably playing several games anyway.

The Love and Wars challenges unlock gradually, with all of them becoming available on February 9. They will be around until February 17, so players have plenty of time to grind them all out for some free cosmetics.

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This will, in all likelihood, be the last major event of Chapter 2: Season 1, as Epic have announced that Season 2 will be kicking off on February 20 after it was recently delayed.

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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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