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Fortnite 12.41 Update – Astronomical event, bug fixes, more

Published: 21/Apr/2020 3:30 Updated: 21/Apr/2020 9:58

by Isaac McIntyre


Epic Games have released another new update for their popular battle royale title Fortnite, with the 12.41 patch now live on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

From a massive Fortnite x Travis Scott crossover event to an impending ‘Infected’ LTM, and a host of new weapons coming, there’s plenty to look forward to in the battle royale in the next few weeks, with Epic Games confirming that they will be continuing to add new content throughout the remaining weeks of the now extended Chapter 2, Season 2.


As always though, a number of bugs have appeared inside the game during the past week, and Epic Games have moved quickly to fix them as they prepare for a musical event unlike anything we’ve seen in Fortnite before thanks to Travis Scott.

Trav is Scott’s Astronomical event

Patch 12.41 may not be the biggest gamechanger, but there’s still plenty arriving in the April 21 update. First and foremost, there’s another crossover on the horizon for Epic’s title in the form of Travis Scott’s in-game track debut.


Fortnite will combine with Cactus Jack in the Astronomical event, which is expected to be an “other-worldly experience” built from the ground up in-game. Unlike the similar Marshmello event, it will also have five showings.

This mega-event will also boast a special skin depicting the Grammy-nominated rapper in the latest addition to the prestige Icon Series. Event-related rewards during the five shows between April 23-25 have also been confirmed.

New “Arsenic” Limited-Time Mode

The mega-popular game mode which transcends titles, often dubbed ‘Infection’ by devs and players, looks like it’s finally arriving in the Fortnite v12.41 patch. Inspired by classic Halo and Call of Duty playlists, it’s sure to be a fan favorite.


Fortnite data miner FortTory has already revealed the new “Arsenic” playlist has been added to the game files. It also features new abilities not seen before in Fortnite, like “Growl,” which could be for zombies, and “Double Jump.”

It is expected the new LTM will see infected players with unlimited lives and unique abilities ⁠— like the ones listed above ⁠— hunt down survivors. In these kinds of playlists, survivors are often armed with guns, while infected use melee attacks. While it has not been made active as of yet, players can expect to see it in the near future.

Fortnite's battle royale mode could finally be getting a zombie-vs-survivor mode this patch.
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Fortnite’s battle royale mode could finally be getting a zombie-vs-survivor mode this patch.

Bug fixes

As per usual, the Fortnite team have also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board, with the developers confirming which issues have been solved by the 12.41 patch.



  • Midas’ Golden Touch appearing in low resolution on weapon Wraps.
  • UI disappears if cancelling Ready Up while spectating.
  • Double-clicking item in the Chest tab may cause the game to crash.
  • Loading into “My Island” in Creative mode may cause Fortnite to freeze.

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)
Fortnite gameplay
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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.