Here’s how Fortnite could close the gap between console and PC players - Dexerto

Here’s how Fortnite could close the gap between console and PC players

Published: 28/Jan/2019 19:13 Updated: 28/Jan/2019 19:19

by David Purcell


Epic Games could make cross-play in Fortnite a whole lot fairer with one simple change to the game’s control settings.

The developer’s decision to make Fortnite a cross-platform and free-to-play game are two of the biggest contributors to its success, lifting the restrictions other titles have for those who want to play it. 


However, with those benefits comes the great challenge of making it a level playing field between those using a controller and others using a mouse and keyboard.

One simple change could achieve just that. 


In a post to the Fortnite BR subreddit, DeadCell_XIII suggested that Epic introduce a system which allows console players to sync up buttons with different parts of the inventory, meaning players don’t have to stand still while scrolling through their loadout in-game. 

“This system binds each inventory slot to a specific button press of the should buttons” the Reddit user explained.

Check out a more detailed plan of the ‘Quick-Switch’ inventory controls below.


DeadCell_XIII thinks this could help console players on Fortnite.

“This allows you to know exactly what you have to press to get to a specific weapon type, without taking your thumbs off the sticks. You can change which buttons access which gun type simply be re-arranging your inventory.”

The user suggested that this could be added as an option, rather than default, allowing console players the choice between sticking with what they have already, or enabling this in the menus.

A controller doesn’t have as many buttons as a PC player’s keyboard does, however, that can be worked around by including double tapping options – DeadCell says.


The most recent change to controls made by Epic Games was the Builder Pro preset, which made it a lot easier for those on console to build at high speeds.

Whether or not the developer will go a step further and add a ‘Quick-Switch’ feature in the future remains to be seen.


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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Epic Games
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.