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The Real Reason Why Rifts Have Been Disabled in Fortnite

Published: 17/Aug/2018 21:25 Updated: 17/Aug/2018 21:26

by Albert Petrosyan


The Fortnite community was faced with sudden news early on August 17 as Epic Games announced that Rifts had been disabled indefinitely.

However, in the announcement, Epic did not provide the specific reason or issue that had led to their decision to disable the Rifts.


It turns out that there was a serious glitch in Fortnite involving the Rifts that was allowing players to essentially get free wins.

Setting up to take advantage of this glitch was relatively easy: two players would need to first land and acquire some materials and their own ATKs.


The players would then need to locate a Rift and build a platform just underneath it, and then use the platform to drive the two ATKs into the Rift at the same exact time.

While one player would fall out of the Rift and descend onto the map normally, the other one would enter a “god mode,” and hover above the map without being able to be shot at, take damage from the storm, or get eliminated in any way. 

The player could just stay in that state until all of the others on the map got eliminated, thus claiming an easy Victory Royale.


Here is a demonstration of this process, courtesy of YouTuber ‘OrangeGuy.’

It’s not clear how long this glitch existed in Fortnite, and how many people were able to take advantage of it to rack up their win total.

However, now that it is being addressed, it will be worth keeping an eye to see whether Epic Games will subtract players’ wins that were 


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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Epic Games
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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Epic Games
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.