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Pros and cons of having Glider Re-Deploy in Fortnite

Published: 14/Nov/2018 21:55 Updated: 14/Nov/2018 21:56

by Albert Petrosyan


Just as with every major change in Fortnite Battle Royale, the removal of the Glider Re-Deploy feature has sparked widespread debate among the player-base.

Glider Re-Deploy was added to the default game modes as a test two weeks ago, and it allowed players to use their Glider anytime they were airborne at least 10 meters above ground.


While it itself was a singular change, the domino effect of its implementation affected a lot of other aspects of Fortnite, causing players to change their play-styles dramatically.

Now, with the v6.30 update in Fortnite, the feature has been disabled, causing a lot of players to try to revert back to how things were before the mechanic was added.


This has led to a divide among the game’s vast community, with half greeting the news of the removal with approval, while others lamenting the fact and calling Glider Re-Deploy “one of the best things ever added to Fortnite.”

In order to analyze this debate more in-depth, we have listed the pros and cons of having Glider Re-Deploy in Fortnite, and why it should or shouldn’t have been removed.

It’s worth noting that while these pros and cons are essentially opinions, they are based on the points that players have brought frequently in their feedback.



Why Glider Re-Deploy should stay in Fortnite.

  • Lowers importance of fall damage – Not only will the annoying incidents of accidental fall damage be reduced, players will no longer have the easy out of eliminating opponents during gunfights by simply destroying their builds.
  • Protection from third party players  Nothing is more frustrating than having to deal with third party players while in a gunfight with someone else. Glider Re-Deploy offers players the chance to quickly and safely escape when they are getting pinched by several teams.
  • Reduces endless running – Glider Re-Deploy gave players the ability to cover ground at a rapid pace and lowered the periods of endless running to escape from the storm, which sometimes turned Fortnite into a Running Simulator.
  • What happens to Balloons?  With Glider Re-Deploy gone, Balloons have now become essentially worthless, since no one will want to use them out of fear of the risk that they can fall to their death at any time.
  • Showing off Gliders more – Gliders constitute a considerable portion of the cosmetic items in Fortnite, and some can be quite pricey. Why not give players the chance to display their Glider in-game as much as possible.


Why it was right for Glider Re-Deploy to be removed from Fortnite

  • No more bailouts during gunfights – Players now no longer have the ability to run away from gunfights simply because they are losing. Nothing is more frustrating than having the upper hand in a fight only to see the enemy glide away to safety.
  • Less crazy aggressive pushes – Glider Re-Deploy allowed players to swoop in and catch opponents off guard, which got frustrating for the more average and casual players. Now the game will revert to players having the chance to see their enemies before they get attacked. 
  • Movement items become more viable – With the feature gone, movement boosting items like Jump Pads and the Grappler have become viable again. This could also open the door for the fan-favorite Bouncers to make a return.
  • Could still return with adjustments – While Epic Games clearly felt that the Glider Re-Deploy was not good enough in its current state to remain in the default modes, they chose to leave it enabled in larger team modes and Playground. This leaves the chance that the devs will look to adjust it and implement it back later down the line, perhaps with a cooldown period or max usage count added. 

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.