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How to complete the Fortnite ‘timed trials in an X-4 Stormwing plane’ challenge

Published: 31/Jan/2019 15:37 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 15:46

by Matt Porter


We’re now into Week 9 of Fortnite’s Season 7, meaning there are a brand new set of challenges for players to sink their teeth into, including completing time trials in the X-4 Storming plane.

The new set of challenges went live on Thursday, January 31, with many feeling that this week’s are slightly easier than usual thanks to only one challenge requiring players to eliminate opponents.

For owners of the Fortnite Battle Pass, one of the challenges will test your skills as a pilot, as you’ll have to hop into one of the X-4 Stormwing planes and complete two time trials.

Fortnite fans will need to find one of these time trials to complete this challenge.

Players who want to take on the test of speed and skill will first need to find themselves an X-4 Stormwing, which can be found in a number of locations around the map, including Frosty Flights and beside Paradise Palms.

Where you can find an X-4 Stormwing plane.

Then, you’ll need to soar into the sky and search for the time trial locations, with a number of different trials appearing across the island. This handy map will show you a number of them which can be used to complete the challenge.

Locations of X-4 Stormwing time trials.

Once you have found one of these time trial symbols, fly your plane through it which will signal the start of the trial, and then fly your X4 Stormwing through each marker before the time runs out.

Players who complete two time trials will be rewarded with 10 Battle Stars, but make sure you finish the match you complete a trial in until the end, as quitting before you do will cause you to lose your time.

Forntite’s Week 9 challenges also asks players to pop 10 golden balloons, and to dance on three different locations around the map. If you’re struggling to complete this weeks tasks, you can use our handy Season 7 Week 9 challenges guide.


Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Fortnite leak has hinted at the return of some classic vehicles, including the controversial Baller hamster ball and even the ATK Golf Cart. 

Back in Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games gave fans of the battle royale a new way to get around the island – a shopping cart. From there, the vehicles in Fortnite have only gotten bigger and better. 

Though, they haven’t been without controversy. The Baller, X-4 Stormwing, and Brute Mech were the source of much anger in the Fortnite community because of how powerful they were – with all three prompting exploits where players could easily win games without much legwork. 

In Fortnite Chapter 2, a number of different cars have been introduced. They’re not as whacky or powerful as the old vehicles, and while they are helpful, some players do yearn for the Shopping Cart and Quadcrasher’s returns. 

fortnite winter planes with characters on the wings
Epic Games
The controversial planes returned in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Well, according to a handful of new leaks, players might be getting their wish after a few of the older vehicles were given a refresh in the v15.20 patch.

According to Fortnite leakers FNBRUnreleased and InTheShadeYT, the Baller, Hoverboard, and ATK Golf Cart were all updated in the recent patch.

“Ballers and Hoverboard have been also updated! We may see them making a return soon,” FNBRUnreleased posted, while noting that the textures for the ATK Golf Cart were also refreshed. However, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change from the way the ATK’s used to look. 

There’s nothing mentioned about when exactly the vehicles could return, but it does seem possible that they could appear in this season. We got the Stormwings back over the holiday period, after all. 

Until we see them in-game though, it is worth noting that nothing is confirmed. Epic might have plans to bring them back, but scrap them based on something else that happens – say, they’re not compatible with another item. So, let’s just wait and see.