How to get Stars Wars Squadron X-Wing Glider in Fortnite - Dexerto

How to get Stars Wars Squadron X-Wing Glider in Fortnite

Published: 14/Sep/2020 19:57

by Tanner Pierce


A new glider, based on the iconic X-Wing fighter from the Star Wars franchise, is making its way into Fortnite and we’ve got the details on how you can get one for yourself.

At this point, Fortnite has become more than just a game. With the number of companies adding content into the game (even competing ones like DC and Marvel), the title has become more akin to a platform of sorts, bringing together multiple franchises in a way never seen before in gaming.


One of these properties is Star Wars. Towards the end of 2019, Fortnite implemented a number of different items themed around the mega-franchise including skins, gliders, and, rather infamously, lightsabers. Now, it seems like the Star Wars crossovers aren’t ending any time soon.

The classic X-Wing ship from the original trilogy is being added to Fortnite as a glider, as a promotion with the upcoming game Star Wars: Squadrons. That being said, there’s a couple things you’ll have to do in order to get your hands on it free of additional charge.


How do I get the new Vanguard Squadron X-Wing in Fortnite for free?

In order to get the new X-Wing glider without having to pay the 1,200 V-Bucks, you’ll have to pre-order Star Wars: Squadrons on the Epic Game Store. Currently, pre-orders for the title are $39.99, which is obviously more than what the cosmetic costs on its own, but you do get a whole other game with it.

This deal is also not available through the Xbox Store or PlayStation Store, meaning if you only play on console and can’t game on a PC, there’s no way to get this glider for free unless you want to drop $40 on a game that you won’t be able to play.

Is there any other way to get my hands on the Vanguard Squadron X-Wing?

Epic Games/Disney
If you don’t want to pre-order Star Wars Squadrons on PC, you can simply buy the glider in the item shop.

Fortunately, there is. According to Epic Games, the item will be a part of the standard Fortnite item shop “from time to time,” so if you want to pick it up that way, you can. As of 1:45 EST on September 14, 2020, it is in the item shop for 1,200 V-Bucks.


Unfortunately, that means the item will almost certainly be leaving the store when it updates, so you’ll have to be quick if you want it. Currently, there’s no telling when it’ll be back in the store once it’s gone.


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.

Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
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)
Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
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.