Tfue, NateHill, SypherPK and more react to missing out on $1 million Fortnite Winter Royale - Dexerto

Tfue, NateHill, SypherPK and more react to missing out on $1 million Fortnite Winter Royale

Published: 26/Nov/2018 10:21 Updated: 26/Nov/2018 10:27

by Matt Porter


The qualifying for the Fortnite Winter Royale is now complete, with 200 players from North America and Europe securing their place in their respective continent’s grand finals.

The competition’s open format meant that any player who fancied their chances in the qualifiers could compete, and attempt to bring home a share of the massive prize pool.


Unlike previous invitational Fortnite esports tournaments, professional players and popular streamers had to qualify like everyone else, and when the dust settled on two days worth of intense gameplay, a lot of big names found themselves outside of the qualifying pool.

One of the biggest shocks during the qualifying portion of the tournament was seeing FaZe Clan’s Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney place outside of the Top 200. Tfue sits at the top of the highest earning Fortnite players list, but won’t be able to add to that during the Winter Royale, harshly labelling himself as “trash.”


Tenney’s teammate Nate Hill also failed to qualify for the North American finals, expressing his disappointment in the current state of the game by tweeting out that Fortnite is: “Not the game I fell in love with.”

100 Thieves streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff missed out on the top 200. Kolcheff, who is well known amongst Fortnite fans for using a controller, didn’t qualify but congratulated everyone who had it made it, and wished them luck in the next round. 

Sypher ‘SypherPK’ Ali finished the day on 28 points, just missing out on qualification. The Luminosity player was happy with his performance, tweeting: “Didn’t qualify but I’ve become a much better Fortnite player and had a good time. Definitely some work to be done to make it more enjoyable, but overall I had a great time.”


There was good news for Team SoloMid player Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, who finished in 127th place after revealing he suffered from performance anxiety. “Qualifying means a lot more than just being able to compete for a million dollars,” tweeted Myth. “My confidence has definitely been boosted tonight.”


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.