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Here’s how to easily prevent Fortnite traps from activating

Published: 28/Jan/2019 20:34 Updated: 28/Jan/2019 20:44

by David Purcell


Fortnite eliminations are not always easy to take, but trap deaths can look quite embarrassing. However, with this simple trick, you can completely block them from triggering.

Epic Games has been looking into a number of weapon and item issues since Season 7 first launched on December 6 of last year, with some newer features like the Infinity Blade, Grappler and others being sent to the vault.


Now, though, it seems that there’s a bug with one of the game’s long-standing items – traps.

The Spike Trap, as seen in Fortnite Battle Royale right now.

In a post to the Fortnite BR subreddit, user angelotadeucci shows how you can bypass a trap totally unscathed. All it takes is a quick build and it won’t move an inch, even if you’re standing right next to it.


As shown in the clip below, ‘in the know’ players will be able to disable traps that other people have set by placing either a ramp in front of it or an edited roof. Once placed, you can destroy the object you’ve created and the trap will not activate.

This will, clearly, put some players at a disadvantage if they’re using traps to protect themselves.

How to block traps from activating! from r/FortniteCompetitive

The creator of the video does explain, however, that this has to be done correctly in order to work properly. For example, by falling onto a floor trap right after destroying your build, the trap will still activate.


Whether or not Epic is aware of this issue is unclear, but – presumably – traps should not be locking up completely because of a simple build.

At the time of writing, this strategy can still be used in the game to disable them.  


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.