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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. 


Fortnite Season 5 Week 13 challenges: How to complete all quests

Published: 25/Feb/2021 13:31 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 13:32

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite’s Season 5 Week 13 challenges have arrived, and we’ve got all the information you need to complete each and every quest in no time at all.

We’re now only a few weeks away from the end of Season 5, which is expected to close on March 15, 2021. Things are getting a bit dry, but Epic Games are continuing to pump out weekly challenges to give players something new to focus on.

This week, there’s a mix of weapon damage quests and location-based quests. There are also a few tasks based around the Zero Point, as players will need to destroy some Crystal Trees and enter the Zero Point.

Below, you’ll find the complete list of Week 13 challenges that go live on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 9AM ET. There are a total of seven Epic quests to work through, as well as a single Legendary quest that will earn you a huge amount of XP.

SypherPK Fortnite Season 5 Best Spot
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You’ll need to enter the Zero Point to complete Fortnite’s Week 13 challenges.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 13 Quests

The most interesting quest this week is the first one, which tasks players with scanning a server at a Surface Hub. It turns out, these are actually the Imagined Order’s underground bunkers. We’ve got a guide to finding Surface Hubs here.

Throwing fruit at Hunter’s Haven should be easy. Collect fruit from any POI, make your way to Hunter’s Haven, then throw it on the ground. You can also deal damage to opponents here to complete the next challenge, and if you do it with a Pistol, you’ll tick off another in the process.

To bathe in the Purple Pool, you’ll need to visit Steamy Stacks at the northeast of the Season 5 map. You can find the pool inside the main building on the ground floor. We’ve got a guide to finding the Purple Pool here.

Entering the Zero Point requires you to jump out the Battle Bus over the center of the map and glide into it. Doing so won’t harm you, it will actually increase your shield. From here, destroying Crystal Trees is as simple as attacking the crystals that stick out of the sand with your pickaxe.

Steamy Stacks Fortnite
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Steamy Stacks gets its own challenge this week.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 13 Legendary Quest

  • Build Structures (60/120/180/240/300)

This week’s Legendary quest should be a lot easier to complete than last week’s challenge, which required players to deal damage to opponents within 10 seconds of Zero Point Dashing.

You won’t even need to engage in combat this week, as you’ll simply need to build a total of 300 structures. As this is something most players do at least a few times during a match, you should complete it during everyday play.

However, if you want to speed things along, we recommend you land at a quiet POI and farm for materials. Once you’ve maxed your inventory out, build away and you’ll tick each tier of this Legendary quest off in no time at all.

Remember, you’ll only have until Thursday, March 4, 2021, to complete all of these quests and earn XP to level up your Battle Pass before Week 14 kicks off and they disappear.