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NICKMERCS and SypherPK’s new Fortnite Trios partner revealed

Published: 9/Sep/2019 10:38 Updated: 9/Sep/2019 11:13

by David Purcell


FaZe Clan’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff and Luminosity’s Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan have made yet another change to their competitive Fortnite team, as a brand new trios partner has been revealed. 

The new player will replace the outbound Jimmy ‘HighDistortion’ Moreno, who has announced that he will be taking a step back from competitive play moving forward. 


The trio faced some stern criticism from the game’s online community during their efforts of trying to qualify for Fortnite’s Champion Series, with fans roasting NICKMERCS in particular for some of his plays, although they will be hoping that their new addition will give them a boost. 

HighDistortion, SypherPK / TwitterHighDistortion has revealed his exit from SypherPK and NICKMERCS’ Fortnite trios team.

It was HighDistortion that broke the news, too. The popular Twitch streamer posted on his official Twitter account on September 9, confirming that his team playing with Sypher and Nick was over – after being replaced by FaZe’s Nate Hill


“Still have a ridiculous cough & sneezing and the most uncomfortably dry eyes ever. Not sure how I made it through 10 hours of FN on Saturday while wearing my contacts. Stream when this passes,” he tweeted, before wishing the best of luck to his successor. 

He added: “Also, I’m 100% done with competing. PK [and] Nick decided to go play with Nate. Good luck to them!”

Those who follow the game’s competitive tournaments will know that Nate Hill, alongside his teammate Funk, scooped top spot in KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite tournament on August 2, and his new trios partners will be hoping he will enjoy the same type of success with them in the future. 


Not only have the team acquired another well-known Fortnite pro player, though, but have also brought a top coach on board as well.

Hugh ‘Destiny’ Gilmour, who has worked with World Cup Solos winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf in the past, has been called in to help the team as another reinforcement.

Whether or not these changes will improve the trio’s performances at the competitive level in the near future remains to be seen.


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.