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NICKMERCS and Ghost Aydan prove what console players are capable of during Fortnite Fall Skirmish

Published: 29/Oct/2018 16:01 Updated: 29/Oct/2018 16:14

by Matt Porter


100 Thieves streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff and Ghost Gaming pro player Aydan proved you don’t need a mouse to dominate Fortnite opponents during the Fall Skirmish finals.

The pair are well known for using controllers while playing Fortnite instead of a keyboards and mouse, like most other professional players.


It is widely accepted that using a controller puts players at a disadvantage against those who use mice, as the controller thumbsticks fail to offer the precision aiming and swift movement that a computer mouse does.

However, you wouldn’t know that if you were watching Nick and Ayden for the first time. The pair both took part in this weekend’s Fortnite Fall Skirmish finals, and teamed up as they attempted to take home a piece of the $2.6 million prize pool.


In the early stages of Game 5, Nick and Aydan found themselves in a massive build battle against PAX West Summer Skirmish winner Morgausse and Saint, with the storm closing in behind them.

Morgausse quickly built into the sky, but Aydan was able to go toe to toe with the PC player, eventually building quicker than the mouse user, gaining the upper ground and taking him out.

Meanwhile, NICKMERCS and Saint found themselves lower down on the huge structure, editing their way around each other, until finally Kolcheff was able to corner his fellow American, and take him out too.


NICKMERCS and Ghost Aydan went on to have a massively impressive Game 5, finishing with nine eliminations.

Unfortunately, those nine kills weren’t enough to see them finish above Top 20 in Game 5, however they did finish in an impressive ninth place in the final standings, taking home $26,250 each.


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.