How to easily destroy flying X-4 Stormwing plane in Fortnite for Week 7, Season 7 challenge (map included) - Dexerto

How to easily destroy flying X-4 Stormwing plane in Fortnite for Week 7, Season 7 challenge (map included)

Published: 17/Jan/2019 23:39 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 9:26

by Albert Petrosyan


The weekly challenges for Week 7 of Season 7 in Fortnite Battle Royale are now live and one of the requires players to destroy an X-4 Stormwing plane while it’s still flying in the air.

The first inclination players may have for how to complete this challenge is to play a match until they come across an enemy player flying a plane and then try to shoot it down.

While destroying an X-4 Stormwing may not seem like that hardest challenge to complete, it’s certainly not easy to do it while the plane is still air-bound, especially if the enemy will be trying their very best to avoid damage. 

Instead, there is actually another method that’s much easier, more efficient, and can be done without having to wait around or engaging an enemy plane.

This method, shared by Reddit user ‘sniperman599,’ involves finding an unoccupied Stormwing, inflicting damage upon it while it’s still on the ground, hopping in to start flying it, then jumping out and shooting it down to complete the challenge. 

The reason this challenge works is that once the player jumps out of the flying Stormwing, the unoccupied plane will continue to slowly fly in a straight line, giving the player plenty of time to glide down to the ground and shoot at it from there.

The key here is to do enough damage to it while it’s on the ground but making sure not to accidentally do too much damage and destroying it. This makes the rest of the process simple and easy.

The method could work even better when doing it with teammates, since one can fly the damaged plane and then jump out of it so that it can be immediately shot down by the other.

As for where to find these planes, here is a handy map that shows all of the known locations where the X-4 Stormwings naturally spawn in. 

You will still need a weapon of some sort to complete this challenge, so landing directly next to a plane right away may not be the best idea.

Destroying a flying X-4 Stormwing is just one of several challenges available this week in Fortnite. For more details on the full list of challenges, and a comprehensive guide on how to best complete each one, visit our hub for the Fortnite Season 7 Week 7 challenges


Tfue teases Fortnite return after huge Season 5 update

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:09

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 5 update might well have tempted Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney into returning to the battle royale, after the creator dropped a big teaser on social media. 

Epic Games rolled out a bumper new patch on December 2, following the huge Galactus event to seal the end for Season 4. Since that time, we have discovered major changes in the game — including new online quests to replace challenges, Mythic Items, and a new currency called Gold Bars.

With the majority of the community excited about those changes, things might be about to get ever better — as Tfue has hinted at an incoming stream on the game.

You know what that means… It could finally sneak back onto his daily Twitch schedule — or not!

Fortnite gold bars
Epic Games
There’s new Quests, Bounties and other things for Tfue to explore.

Tfue Fortnite stream?

On December 2, the former Fortnite esports star — who even competed in the World Cup — has set out the terms fans need to follow to get him back playing. It’s quite simple, too.

He tweeted: “Use code “Tfue” and I’ll stream Fortnite tomorrow.”

Whether or not the player will be looking to stream it for hours on end, or just a brief period of time, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, though, the new patch certainly is jam-packed with new content to work through.

In October, the streamer revealed two years was too much for him to stick to one game. He said: “Two years of cranking 90s was just too much. I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

Fortnite’s latest update is very much up and running now though, with a number of further changes are expected. New loot bosses are expected to drop alongside The Mandalorian at different locations throughout the season, which will keep the majority of people occupied.

Will Tfue be part of that? We’ll have to wait and see.