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Here’s why Fortnite’s turbo building feels broken

Published: 22/Nov/2018 16:34 Updated: 22/Nov/2018 17:30

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite fans have been left scratching their heads as recent updates to the game seems to have broken the ‘turbo building’ mechanic, but a Reddit user may have figured the whole thing out.

Turbo building is a setting that allows players to quickly place structures like walls or ramps without being forced to build each piece individually, making themselves vulnerable to other players.


Some players, like 100 Thieves professional player SirDimetrious, have key binds that allow them to utilise the turbo building and also defending themselves with a pump shotgun.

In a recent YouTube video, SirDimetrious aired his grievances on the issue and stated that the turbo building hadn’t been working as intended for a number of seasons.


In a Reddit post to the FortniteCompetitive subreddit, User Zarathustraa dove deep into previous patch notes to get to the bottom of the problem.

The V4.3 patch notes state that a players first structure is built 0.15 seconds after holding the build button and that any additional structures built while Turbo Building are placed after 0.05 seconds.

Zarathustraa suggests that the mechanic doesn’t work as intended when players swap from their initial building object – for example, a wall – to another object – a ramp – the time reverts back to the initial 0.15 seconds as another ‘new’ structure has been constructed.


I found the source of the broken turbobuilding issues people have been posting about lately from r/FortniteCompetitive

The post ends with Zarathustraa emphatically stating that the mechanic is ‘BROKEN AT A FUNDAMENTAL LEVEL’ and needs addressing sooner rather than later.

With all the frustrations being voiced by players, both casual and professional, it seems like the community is rallying around the issue until it is rectified by EPIC Games.


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.