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Fortnite vaults the Grappler and some fans are furious

Published: 22/Jan/2019 15:15 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 15:59

by David Purcell


Epic Games has announced that three items will be removed from Fortnite with the game’s latest v7.20 content update and some members of the online community can’t believe the Grappler is one of them. 

Players will also no longer be able to get their hands on a Port-A-Fortress or a Quad Rocket, as they have all been sent to the Epic’s mysterious vault. 


Fans tend to expect some items, more than others, to be removed sooner or later. However, this recent patch seems to have split people down the middle, with some players completely baffled about the removal of the mobility item. 

Instagram: FaZeFaZe Clan’s Tfue recently uncovered a Grappler exploit on Fortnite. Now, players can’t use it anymore.

The Grappler’s removal comes just days after FaZe Clan’s Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney called for action to be taken regarding the Grappler, having walked and talked his viewers through a terrible exploit that could be used with the item.


“They need to fucking nerf it or just take the Grappler out, it’s stupid. It’s actually dumb. You can’t prevent it, like you’re getting the high ground 1000%. There’s nothing you can do” he explained.

Was removing it the right choice? Members of the Fortnite community have had their say on the debate now that it’s officially gone.

While the Grappler looks to be the most polarizing removal from the v7.20 content update, the item did have its issues – as Tfue laid out. 


It remains to be seen if another mobility item will be introduced in the future to take its place.

One fan, though, thinks a future solution might also be found in the vault. 


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.