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How to Destroy Your Launchpad To Stop Enemies From Using It in Fortnite

Published: 3/Sep/2018 16:32 Updated: 3/Sep/2018 16:38

by Matt Porter


There might be nothing more infuriating in Fortnite Battle Royale than placing a launchpad, soaring across the map, landing at your new destination and getting shot from behind by an opponent that followed you using your own launchpad.

However, a YouTuber and Fortnite player by the name of Taylor Doherty has found a simple solution to destroy any launch pads before any unwanted enemies can follow you.


The technique itself is relatively easy to grasp, but like everything, will take some time to master. Once you’ve built a ramp, place the launchpad on a floor piece. Turn and edit the ramp you just built, and turn it into a half-stair piece, facing away from the launchpad. As you jump onto the launchpad, hit confirm, and as you fly away, the disconnected floor piece with your launchpad on it will be destroyed

While this strategy is definitely more defensive than an offensive one, it will be interesting to see how quickly players can use it, especially if they were being chased. 


Taylor’s new trick is yet another example of Fortnite players ingenuity, and their drive to find new ways to improve. Recently, another Fortnite player found a way to stop pyramids being used as an offensive weapon.

Thanks to Playground mode, Fortnite players will have plenty of opportunities to practise their new skill, before they head out to the battlefield.

With your new skill, there’s no excuse for getting chased down by an enemy again!


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.