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New Fortnite ‘Testing Event’ gives possible clues at upcoming ranked playlist [UPDATED]

Published: 17/Jan/2019 19:50 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 20:54

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games have officially announced that a new in-game tournament-style event has been added to Fortnite Battle Royale.

The new tournament is called “Testing Event” and will feature a competitive format that supports both Solos and Duos. Just as with previous in-game tournaments, players who reach a certain points threshold will be rewarded with a unique pin.


Epic Games representative ‘SyzYn’ posted a message on the FortniteCompetitive sub-Reddit announcing the event and explaining that it will not be available to everyone at the start.

“Not everyone will have access to this initially,” the post reads. “We’ve updated the backend which tournaments run on and want to slowly ramp up the amount of players as we verify that everything is working as expected as we scale up.”


The developer also revealed that the tournament “will be deleted upon completion,” and that it’s “meant strictly for checking our new systems.”

This seems to be in-line with the leaks that data miners discovered about this new Testing Event, which included an in-game description: “This tournament will self destruct at the conclusion of our testing period. Any scores or pins will be removed after the tournament is complete.”

The leak, which includes a code file and several images, comes courtesy of Lucas7yoshi, a prominent source for Fortnite-related news and leaks. 


While this will be the next major competitive event to take place in Fortnite, its description does make it sound different than the other in-game tournaments that have come before it, such as the Pop-Up Cup.

It would appear that, unlike those other tournaments, this one will be continuously available to play over a longer period of time rather than the 2-3 hour sessions of the Pop-Up Cup, for example. 

The in-game tournaments have been popularly received by Fortnite players, especially the different variations of the Pop-Up Cup.

Some are also interpreting the second sentence to be a major hint that this Testing Event will actually be the first signs of ranked play in Fortnite.


Traditionally in battle royales, most notably H1Z1, players who achieve a certain status during a season of ranked play would lose that standing once the event reset and the next one began.

Combining the theories that this event will be continuous and not in spurts and that all scores and pins will be removed after its over does make it seem a lot like a ranked playlist. 


Even the name “Testing Event” and the Reddit post suggest that this could be a way for Epic to test out a beta ranked playlist and lay the foundation for an actual one to come sometimes in the future, which would be another explanation for why everyone’s achievements would get wiped out after it’s over. 


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.