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Parents Are Paying Fortnite Tutors To Help Their Kids Get Better and Hopefully Go Pro

Published: 1/Aug/2018 21:16 Updated: 1/Aug/2018 21:24

by Calum Patterson

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Parents are bringing in the help of professional Fortnite tutors, paying up to $50, to improve their childrens’ skill in the popular battle royale game.

Fortnite is now the game of choice for millions of kids and there is pressure not just to play, but to win, so much so that parents are willing to pay to give them an edge.

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According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, mother Ally Hicks paid for hours of online lessons for her 10 year old son. Hicks explains that the pressure to be good can spill over into conversations at school.

“There’s pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it. You can imagine what that was like for him at school.”

But, it’s not just about impressing their friends at school, as some parents are treating these lessons as an investment, hoping their kid might make it as a professional player.

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Fortnite developer Epic Games is pledging $100 million to esports prize pools for the 2018-19 season, and so there is certainly money to be made for those who can compete at the very top.

Nick Mennen, father of 12 year old Noble, paid $20 an hour for lessons, hoping it will earn his son a scholarship at an esports supporting college, or some tournament winnings in the future.

Tutors help kids (and some parents) get better at Fortnite with online lessons.

Another parent, Adrian Luff, hopes that his kids too will turn their passion into a career: “They can fund my retirement”.

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He’s paid for lessons for his three sons aged 7, 9, and 11, and says he understands their desire to be better as he works at Twitch, the number one platform for live streaming Fortnite.

And some parents have even copped to getting Fortnite coaching themselves, in an attempt to keep up with their kids, such as JD Giles, who said his $45 investment was paying off.

“Within one week, I actually got a solo win. The other dads I play with congratulated me. I earned a little credibility with my son and his friends – and my wife and daughter made fun of me.”

For the coaches themselves, it is a lucrative and enjoyable way of earning some extra cash. 18 year old Logan Werner, who plays professionally for ‘Gankstars’, has started taking commissions for Fortnite tutelage.

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“It’s really surreal to me. My dad would have never paid for me to take video game lessons.”

The coaches are hired out via social media or websites such as Gamer Sensei and Bidvine. The latter said 1,400 Fortnite coaches have been hired through their site since March.

Source: WSJ

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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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