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How to consistently take less fall damage in Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 19/Oct/2018 12:25 Updated: 19/Oct/2018 12:29

by Matt Porter


There’s nothing worse in Fortnite than being in the middle of a build battle – creating structures high into the sky, only for your opponent to shoot out one of your building pieces, causing you to fall to your death.

However, YouTube channel ‘TheGamerCouple’ may have found a way to massively reduce fall damage when crashing down from a great height.


It seems that if you place a ramp on the surface you’re about to land on, then quickly place a pyramid piece on top of it, the damage you take can be reduced by up to 75% compared to falling straight onto the ground.

After performing numerous tests, TheGamerCouple were able to figure out exactly what damage players would take falling from different heights, and used different building pieces to show that the ramp and pyramid pieces were the best.


The readings show that falling onto a pyramid on top of a ramp reduces damage by at least 66% from five or six story drops, while this method was the only way to survive a drop from a height of seven stories. For example, falling from five stories onto a flat surface dealt 49 damage, while falling onto the pyramid on a ramp took just 12 damage points from your health.

Found a way to consistently reduce fall damage, not sure if a ton of people knew about this, but wanted to share anyway! from r/FortniteCompetitive

This idea is yet another example of Fortnite players and their incredible creativity. Fans of the incredibly popular battle royale game regularly create awesome concepts for the game like brand new game modes or new items for the game.

While TheGamerCouple’s concept may be difficult to understand in writing, they’ve also uploaded a handy video that gives an in-depth explanation of the system, along with some visual examples of the concept in action.



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.