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


How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.


With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.


As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.


FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.


FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.


FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson