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How to Fix Fortnite’s Blue Screen of Death Error

Published: 18/Jul/2018 16:18 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Calum Patterson


Epic Games has addressed the common ‘Blue Screen error’ experienced by players when trying to launch Fortnite, and has provided a step-by-step solution to the problem.

Dubbed the ‘blue screen of death’, is a common issue experienced across games played on PC, typically upon launch although some have also reported it occurring at random times during play.


The errors has been increasingly frequent for Fortnite players following the v5.0 update at the release of season 5. It would force players to continually restart, sometimes numerous times in order to launch the game.

Epic, who are ever observant on social media channels, quickly picked up on the number of players experiencing the error and provided a solution to which seems to be caused by a corrupt file.


Posting on Reddit, an Epic Games employee explains that deleting this .bat file should solve the issue, and requires only a few simple steps.

Hey everyone,

We’ve been receiving reports that players are still encountering a Blue Screen error when launching Fortnite. Here are instructions on how to fix the BSOD issue:

  1. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Fortnite\FortniteGame\Binaries\Win64\BattlEye
  2. Click the Uninstall_BattlEye.bat file (Windows Batch File)
  3. Click the Install_BattlEye.bat file (Windows Batch File)

Keep in mind that the C:\ drive location may vary depending where you have Fortnite installed.

Thank you for your patience.

For now it seems that Epic are unable to provide a fix directly themselves, so this will require some technical work from the user. Thankfully it should be a straightforward process.

As Epic points out however, the location of the C:/ drive may vary, depending on where on your drive you have the Fortnite launcher installed.


Source: Reddit


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.