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OpTic Hitch correctly predicted the future of Fortnite seven months ago

Published: 25/Oct/2018 10:25 Updated: 25/Oct/2018 10:36

by Calum Patterson


It turns out that OpTic Gaming’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards might know something we don’t about Fortnite – after his prediction for the game back in March turned out to be spot on come October.

On October 24, Epic Games launched ‘Fortnitemares’ in the battle royale mode, which is a special event across all modes for Halloween, which features Zombie like creatures called ‘Cube Monsters’.


These monsters will attack you in battle royale, spawning from cube fragments found around the map, and will reward you with shield and a chance of loot when you take them out.

For about a week before Fortnitemares launched, fans were trying to piece together the teasers that had dropped, but it turns out that Epic’s plans for Halloween in Fortnite were more predictable than they may have thought.


On March 30, Hitch Tweeted: “Imagine around halloween time Epic adds a special game where you spawn into a BR game on an infested Fortnite map. It’s dark and has zombies from Save The World.”

And as if his description could not be any more accurate to the Fortnitemares event, he even predicted that they would be lootable once you kill them – exactly how they have been implemented.

After someone dug up Hitch’s old tweet, it was shared around on social media, even making it to the top of the Fortnite Battle Royale Reddit page.


Hitch himself apologized to competitive players for his bold prediction which turned out true, as the $2.6 million Fall Skirmish tournament will now take place with these Cube Monsters in play.

The Fortnite community and competitive players reacted to Hitch’s spooky prediction, including OpTic Gaming’s own pro Fortnite player Marz.

Former OpTic member Pamaj, now of FaZe, thinks Hitch may have been in on the Fortnitemares event from the very beginning – and if so, what else could he possible know?


The Fortnitemares event is in full swing across all modes in Fortnite, and while most players are enjoying the temporary game play switch up, there are concerns that it will impact the competitive integrity of the Fall Skirmish finale.

Perhaps, given his powers of prediction, Hitch will pick wisely next time he wants to see a change come in to Fortnite – maybe next he should predict the return of Season 2?


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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Epic Games
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.