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Intriguing Fortnite glitch could be hinting at upcoming map changes

Published: 5/Mar/2020 1:56

by Brad Norton

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A fascinating glitch accidentally discovered in Fortnite could be indicating how the battle royale map will change in a future Season 2 update.

While recent leaks may have let slip the existence of helicopters in Fortnite’s game files, as well as their devastating damage output, a newfound glitch could be teasing a future map update to accommodate the aerial vehicles.

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With helicopters soon to be appearing all over the map, certain changes could be on the way and this visual glitch might have provided a first look.

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Helicopters could be the reason behind this bizarre visual glitch in Fortnite.

Venturing through Pleasant Park late into a game on March 4, Reddit user ‘Par4d0x9’ was taken aback by a mesmerizing glitch in the distance.

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 Instead of a building simply disappearing or looking slightly wonky, the visual bug seemed to reveal a completely altered version of the terrain.

Stopping in their tracks, the player zoomed in and out in rapid succession to show the bug on repeat as the buildings swapped back and forth.

Came across this render glitch, I guess this house will be updated soon from FortNiteBR

One building is positioned more to the Southside of the map while the other jumps to the North, seemingly on opposite sides of a street. Both are relatively similar in terms of height and overall scale, however, the two are distinct in terms of accessibility and overall window count.

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With helicopters potentially arriving in Fortnite’s next update, according to recent leaks, many in the Fortnite community are of the mindset that this visual glitch is a peek into the future as buildings are relocated to make room for helicopters.

The upcoming vehicle will be placed around the map, meaning that helipads will be a necessary addition. 

“I think it’s because there is a base below the soccer field with a helipad,” Reddit user ‘SadlyMyNameIsStolen’ expressed, outlining other sections on the map that might also be changed. “The field will open up later on during the season and these houses are right next to it, so they will be affected.”

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There’s no telling exactly when the new vehicle will make its mark on Epic’s popular battle royale title, but with more leaks slipping through the cracks and glitches appearing across the map, there’s a good chance their arrival is imminent.

To get ahead of the competition, here’s everything you need to know about just how powerful helicopters will be in Fortnite.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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