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New Fortnite Weather Warning countdown appears on in-game TV screens

Published: 17/Jan/2019 21:53 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 21:55

by Albert Petrosyan

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The in-game television sets found throughout the Fortnite Battle Royale map have begun broadcasting a countdown time under a “weather warning.” 

The countdown began at precisely 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET on January 17 and was set for exactly two days, which means that it will hit zero at that same exact time on January 18. 

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This comes a day after the TV screens began showing a warning of inclement weather on January 16, but there was no timer or any other information that hinted at what it was all for.

So what is this all for? Although Epic Games have not officially announced it, all indications are that a brand new Ice Storm in-game event is set to take place when the countdown reaches zero.

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According to game files found and leaked by data miners, Ice Storm will features its own unique set of challenges and rewards, as well as some more snowy changes to the map. 

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Those same leaks also indicate that this countdown screen will not be the final thing shown on the in-game TV sets in relation to the Ice Storm.

There will be one more screen which will feature the words “No Signal” over a backdrop of the Ice King’s shadow. This will presumably begin showing once the countdown reaches zero and the Ice Storm actually does begin.

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So what does this all mean? Well, no one can know for sure, but all of this seems to be building towards some major storyline in Fortnite. 

Many believe that the Ice Storm is closely tied with the mysterious ice sphere floating above Polar Peak, as well as the Dragon Eggs found in the dungeons of the nearby castle.

New leaks have revealed that the sphere will begin taking different forms soon, one of which will include flaring blue flames and the ominous Ice King character appearing inside the sphere. 

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This leaves the door open for a lot to take place once this mysterious countdown does reach zero, such as the sphere reaching its next stage, the Ice Storm event kicking off, the TV screens displaying the No Signal warning, and more.

Whatever does end up happening, this countdown has certainly built up the hype for what’s to come, and seasoned players will remember a similar countdown taking place during Season 4 that ultimately led to the one-time Rocket Launch event that took place.

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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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