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CouRage joins Tfue in fight against Fortnite’s Infantry Rifle

Published: 28/Feb/2019 18:56 Updated: 6/Mar/2019 19:58

by David Purcell


Popular Twitch streamer Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop has become the latest prominent naysayer of the Infantry Rifle in Fortnite Battle Royale, joining FaZe Clan pro Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney in the movement to get the weapon vaulted. 

CouRage had some strong opinions to share about the Infantry Rifle in a passionate tweet he put out on March 5.


“The Infantry Rifle is the worst weapon they’ve ever added to Fortnite Battle Royale,” he tweeted. “I’m convinced. I’d rather have two plastic spoons from my local Chinese food place than the Infantry Rifle in a gunfight.”

He also went on to throw a jab at whoever’s idea it was to add the weapon into Fortnite, as well as anyone who enjoys having it in the game.


“Whoever wanted that in the game doesn’t deserve gifts on Christmas.”

As it would turn out, by some strange coincidence, CouRage’s rant would end up offering some foreshadowing as Epic Games slightly reduced the drop rate of the Infantry Rifle in the v8.01 update that was released on March 6.

The chance of receiving it from chests has been lowered from 14.141% to 13.39% and the chance of finding it as floor loot is now 2.21% from 2.41%


Epic GamesTfue seems to have a problem with Fortnite’s Infantry Rifle.

This all, of course, comes nearly a week after Tfue shared his reservations about the Infantry Rifle, questioning its viability and reliability. 

“What is worse dude, getting an Infantry Rifle off spawn or a Burst [Rifle] off spawn?” he asked his chat. “I think the Infantry Rifle is easily the worst and least reliable weapon to get off of spawn – easily dude.”

(Tfue talks about the weapon for the first two minutes of the video below)


While Tfue does mention how weak the weapon is in Fortnite, he has a bigger problem with how often it’s found – hence the comparisons to the Burst Rifle, which was vaulted with the v7.10 content update back in January. 

“Normally – before I switched up my landings – I would probably get an Infantry Rifle 50 percent of the time,” he added. “That’s fucked dude. I don’t mind the gun being in the fucking game or whatever, it’s fucking terrible, but for it to be as common as it is – it’s fucked.”


Luckily for Tfue, he shouldn’t be coming across the Infantry Rifle as often now that its drop rate has been nerfed. 

Even still, the chances of the Infantry Rifle being vaulted are looking slim at the moment, which these two Fortnite superstars would love to see happen. 

In fact, according to recent leaks, there may be two more versions of the weapon added soon to Fortnite – an Epic and Legendary variant.

That may end up being a blessing in disguise, however, as more powerful version of the rifle may end up being just what it needs to become more usable. 


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.