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How to earn Twitch drops watching Fortnite Australian Open Summer Smash

Published: 1/Feb/2020 13:07

by Daniel Cleary

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Fortnite is making a return to the Australian Open for yet another year, with a solos event that kicks off on February 2. There’s also exclusive Twitch drops to be earned.

Fortnite will be featured at the first major tennis event of 2020 once again, and many of the battle royale’s top players will be there to compete in the $400,000 Sunday Solo competition.

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Following the Celebrity Trios Pro-Am tournament on February 1, many of the biggest names in Fortnite will be battling it out solo for their share of the massive prize pool.

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Fortnite is making its return to the Australian Open for the second year in a row.

Australian Open Sunday Solo stream

The Solo competition is scheduled to start at 1:30 PM AEDT/02:30 AM GMT/9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PST on Sunday, February 2.

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The event will be broadcasted live on the Australian Open Twitch Channel and fans will be able to earn in-game drops from watching the stream.

Viewers will need to ensure their Twitch channel is linked to their Epic Games account in order to receive these in-game item drops.

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You can link your Epic Games and Twitch accounts here. After logging in you should see an option to connect your Twitch and Epic Games account, making you eligible for the drops.

The earnable drops are likely to include some in-game cosmetic items such as sprays, skins & more, and those playing on Oceanic or Australian servers can also earn rewards through competing in the Summer Smash online cup.

The Summer Smash event is not the only Fortnite competition that is taking place this week, as many of the biggest Fortnite stars also took part in the Twitch Rivals StreamerBowl which saw Clix and Tarik Cohen take home the trophy.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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