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How to fix Fortnite’s Shield Potion shortage

Published: 17/Jan/2019 11:29 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 11:36

by Matt Porter


While most Fortnite fans are excited to see new items added to the game, it seems they have started to create an issue, as players are struggling to find any Shield Potions.

The issue has become a major talking point among unhappy Fortnite fans, who claim that finding a Shield Potion in the game is almost impossible in its current state.


This is a big issue, as players who are unable to get their hands on a shield potion find themselves with almost half the health that they would normally have, making it easier to be eliminated by an enemy.

Fortnite fans believe they are struggling to find potions because Epic Games have added lots of new items to the game, but haven’t adjusted the drop rates for items to accommodate for the larger number.


This problem has become especially noticeable after the introduction of Glider Redeploy as an item, with players on Reddit complaining that they can find lots of these, but none of the protective potions they’re actually looking for.

While most believe Epic just need to adjust the loot drop rates for items, some think that the issue should be addressed by making chests and supply drops hold an extra item, meaning there would be a greater chance of finding one of the blue items.

Some Fortnite fans believe adding an extra item to chests is the best way to fix the problem.

Another way that the problem could be fixed would be by introducing some of the rules from the game’s Pop-Up Cups, by awarding players with 50 health or shield points when they manage to eliminate an opponent.


Epic Games have yet to comment on complaints from players about shields, but fans of the game will be hoping that the developer addresses the issue in the near future.


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.