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Fortnite update v13.40: Fixes coming in next patch revealed

Published: 26/Jul/2020 17:14

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have revealed a full list of bug fixes that are set for the upcoming V13.40 patch, as a few annoying issues are set to be rooted out and consigned to the bin.

With each passing Fortnite update, Epic Games usually showers their battle royale title with new content. In recent updates, we’ve seen map changes as well as a whole boatload of fresh cosmetics for players to get their hands on.


However, these updates usually bring bugs and errors as well. These can be something as simple as having the food items glitch out and not provide any boosts. Though, others are bigger issues and can also cause the game to freeze up or crash altogether.

As the release of the V13.40 patch is approaching, with many fans expecting cars to make their arrival on the island, the devs have revealed what bugs they are going to root out and finally address. 

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Cars had been expected in previous Fortnite updates.

The early alert to the changes comes courtesy of Epic Games’ public Trello board, where four battle royale-centric issues are confirmed to be getting changes.

These include the XP bar not showing up correctly when you level up during a game, not having your Top 25 placing count if you drop at Frenzy Farm or The Yacht, and Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug not recharging if another player touches it.

On top of those, the devs are also addressing a minor issue where, when playing on PC with a controller, you might see a mouse cursor appear on your screen. A small issue, but an annoying one for players who have seen it. 

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Screenshot via Trello
The full list of bug fixes coming in the v13.40 patch.

There are other issues that could be fixed and shipped with the new update, including problems with the speed of gliders after redeploying, but they haven’t been confirmed just yet. 

As the update day approaches, we’ll just have to see what Epic Games ships in terms of any other bug fixes and just overall new content. It is sure to be an interesting patch.


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.

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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.