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Fortnite v12.40 map changes: New Prison, The Agency, more

Published: 15/Apr/2020 11:30

by Daniel Cleary


Epic Games have introduced some new map changes to Fortnite following the v12.40 patch, with the update affecting The Shark, The Agency and more.

After revealing that Fortnite’s Season 2 would be extended until June 4, Epic Games have started to pump out more content for the popular battle royale with new map changes in the latest update.


In previous seasons, many of Epic Games’ updates would bring changes to the Fortnite map and, despite not releasing them as frequently in Chapter 2, Season 2, patch v12.40 has plenty for fans to discover.

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Epic Games has re-introduced a prison to Fortnite in patch v12.40.

The Shark

One of the biggest changes in the latest patch included some renovations to The Shark, which has been converted into a prison during the April 15 update.


Although there used to be a prison in Fortnite, near Moisty Mire in Chapter 1, this point-of-interest is much more modern and seemingly bigger than the previous version.

The Shark’s new prison is also marked with the Ghost faction’s logo throughout and could play a key part in the future of Chapter 2’s storyline.

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The Ghost faction logo can be found around The Shark’s new prison.

The Agency

Despite only receiving a minor update, the map changes surrounding the Agency during the v12.40 patch are among the most interesting.


All five of the underwater hatches that circle The Agency have now been lit up following the April 15 update, suggesting that something big could be on its way soon.

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The underwater hatches surrounding The Agency are now glowing in Fortnite.

Another change that has been made is that a new island was added to the map, close to The Shark’s prison, which features a small building with a cage of its own inside.

There has been a lot of speculation around the new room already, with some suggesting that the cage might be used to imprison Midas at some point during the season.


With more and more players downloading the new update and hopping into Fortnite, there could be more adjustments to the map that haven’t been uncovered just yet.

However, the changes that have been made so far seem to have provided fans with even more clues on what they can expect from Season 2’s end on June 4.


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.