Is this the solution to Fortnite's overpowered Stormwing plane? - Dexerto

Is this the solution to Fortnite’s overpowered Stormwing plane?

Published: 10/Jan/2019 11:47 Updated: 10/Jan/2019 12:20

by Matt Porter


Fortnite’s X-4 Stormwing has been a hotly debated addition to the game, but one fan may have come up with a solution to the problems plaguing the plane.

The X-4 Stormwing is a plane that was added to the game at the beginning of Season 7 back in December, with the vehicle able to carry up to five players, and also has a turret on the front that allows the pilot to rain down bullets on opponents.


The plane also features a boost function, that means the Stormwing can be used to crash into enemy-built structures, making it one of the most powerful items in the game.

Some players have complained that the Stormwing is much too powerful, and believe it is too difficult to destroy the plane, especially if it’s swooping towards you to destroy your base.


However, Reddit user buildsomewalls may have come up with a solution for this issue, by suggesting that Epic Games make the front of the plane where the propellor is attached a critical hit area, giving it the effect of a headshot.

This would act as a deterrent to pilots who fly their plane directly at opponents, as they would be revealing the vehicle’s weakest point to their enemies.

The front of the Stormwing would act like a headshot multiplier.

Epic Games have released several patches for the Stormwing in an attempt to balance, most recently on January 8, when the final V7.10 Content Update saw the damage done to the plane when it collides with structures increased by 50%.


While this idea is just created by a fan, it’s possible Epic Games may take and use it, as they have done with skin ideas and other changes in the past.


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.