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Fortnite: Game-breaking BRUTE Mech bug makes death unavoidable

Published: 16/Sep/2019 10:00 Updated: 16/Sep/2019 10:30

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite players have uncovered even more glitches with the controversial BRUTE Mechs, including a strange issue where you can’t exit the suit while it is exploding.

While many fans might have expected Fortnite Season X to be a huge celebration of game’s popularity, plenty have turned and headed for other titles thanks to the BRUTE Mechs. 


The vehicle, which was added with the v10.00, has seemingly given people nothing but trouble throughout the tenth season. There have been god mode glitches, players scoring kills from across the map, and even grabbing insane amounts of loot from Rift Zones. Yet, there’s a brand new problem that is backfiring those who opt to jump inside them. 

Epic GamesThe Brute’s have caused plenty of controversy throughout Fortnite Season 10.

In a post to the FortniteBR subreddit, user dragster2701 showcased a clip from a recent competitive game where they had been using the BRUTE to rotate to their teammates. As the players were locked in an intense, moving circle, dragster2701 came under fire and saw the BRUTE destroyed.


However, as they tried to hop out things didn’t go to plan. “Get me out, get out, I can’t get out,” he screamed as the Mech exploded and he was sent flying to the floor in a strange animation. 

Yet, instead of being downed and available for revive, the player was greeted with an unusual camera angle before being eliminated by another player.

This bug still hasn’t been fixed… Disable mech please. from r/FortNiteBR

While many players may not have run into this problem before, it wasn’t just a one-off issue that the Redditor had experienced. 


“Oh I had that glitch once and sent feedback to Epic,” added /u/The_Omegastrom. “I was in Team Rumble and I didn’t respawn back.”

Members of the Epic Games community team are typically quite active in the game’s subreddit, but as they haven’t responded to the post about this glitch. It’s unknown if it’s on their radar, or whether a fix is coming anytime soon. 

With the v10.31 update likely to drop this week, it remains to be seen if players will be able to not have to worry about this bug moving forward.


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.