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This hilarious zipline glitch in Fortnite sends players into outer space

Published: 7/Dec/2018 14:48 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 14:49

by Ross Deason


Season 7 of Fortnite Battle Royale went live yesterday, December 6, adding a plethora of new items, skins and more to the already incredibly diverse game.

One of the most interesting changes from the v7.00 update comes in the form of the ziplines that have been added to various locations around the map and provide an interesting new method of transportation.


When everything goes to plan, players simply need into one of the ziplines and they will be able to move from one mountain to another. Unfortunately, things don’t always go to plan!

One unlucky player fell foul of an insane glitch while playing a squads game after the update went live, and he couldn’t resist sharing it on Reddit for all to see.


‘SRX Astros’ and his teammates were engaged in a rather intense battle, but when he tried to close the distance to his opponents, he was thrown backwards and forwards by some sort of bugges zipline before eventually being catapulted off the map entirely!

Glad ziplines are working as intended from r/FortNiteBR

We’re not entirely sure what it was that caused the glitch, and we haven’t seen it happen to anyone else yet, but we’re almost certain that ziplines aren’t supposed to send players into orbit…

Games developers often find themselves having to iron out minor glitches and issues after an update as big as Fortnite’s Season 7 one was, but the more we watch the clip, the more we feel like it should be permanent feature.


Okay, so it might be annoying if it happened to you in the grand final of a major tournament, but just imagine how funny it would be for everyone else!


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.