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SypherPK explains why he’s nervous about Fortnite’s “scary” v11.50 update

Published: 28/Jan/2020 15:49

by Matt Porter

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Popular Fortnite streamer Ali ‘SypherPK‘ Hassan has revealed that he’s nervous about the games upcoming v11.50 update, which is set to overhaul the game thanks to a brand-new engine.

Epic Games surprised many on January 24 when they confirmed that Chapter 2, Season 1 would be extended past the original early-February release date, with the scheduled release now set for February 20.

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The biggest news though was the fact that Fortnite would be moving to Unreal Engine’s Chaos physics engine, which could see a monumental shift in the way the game is played and what it feels like. While many are excited about the prospect of playing on a brand-new engine and the new innovations it could allow the developers to add to the popular battle royale title, streamer SypherPK is anxious about the switch-over.

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Fortnite is moving to a new physics engine that could effect building and weapons.

While talking to his audience on stream, SypherPK started to break down the announcement from Epic Games, reading the news about the new engine before sharing his concerns ahead of the patch’s release.

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“Beginning with the release of the 11.50 update in early February, Fortnite will be moving to Unreal Engine’s Chaos physics engine,” he read. “At launch, the goal is to ensure that Fortnite still feels like Fortnite.”

That’s a scary line. ‘The goal is to ensure that Fortnite still feels like Fortnite.’ That means it’s going to be a huge change to the fundamentals of the game. I’ve already seen some leaks of what the Chaos physics engine implies. I’ve been through games that have had major overhauls and it completely doesn’t feel like the same game.”

What the Chaos physics engine could mean for Fortnite going forward remains to be seen, but a change of engine is a major occurrence and means the way the entire game runs will be completely changed, and could mean mechanics like building or shooting have to be changed to accommodate the way that Fortnite is now built.

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There is currently no official release date for the v11.50 update, but with Epic confirming that it will appear in early February, it’s possible we could see it as early as Tuesday, February 4.

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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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