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Top 5 items that need nerfed in Fortnite Season 10

Published: 6/Jul/2019 16:57 Updated: 6/Jul/2019 17:30

by Marcus Banks


Fortnite Season 10 is just around the corner with a host of changes and updates to be expected – here are five weapons which could use some balancing in the new season.

Fortnite’s weekly patches and content updates keep the game fresh and allow Epic Games to quickly make adjustments to various weapons and items to ensure the meta is balanced.


In Season 9, many weapons – including the drum gun and combat shotgun – have received small alterations after players complained that they were too overpowered. With Season 10 fast approaching, here are five weapons that definitely need some tuning.

Heavy Sniper

EPIC GAMESThe heavy sniper is extremely powerful from any distance.

First and foremost, we need to talk about the heavy sniper. The weapon was first introduced in Season 5, available in both Epic and Legendary variants. Since then, it hasn’t been adjusted in terms of stats, meaning it is capable of dealing at least 150 damage anywhere on an enemy.


Given the rarity of finding yourself on max health and shields during a regular game, having a weapon that is so powerful with little bullet drop needs to change. A nerf to around 140 damage per shot would suffice and give players who haven’t found max shield the chance to survive.

Stink Bombs

EPIC GAMESStinks can quickly force a player out of his 1×1.

Introduced back in Season 4, Stink Bombs are the perfect counter for enemies looking to turtle in their builds, meaning they play a massive part during hectic end games in tournaments. Dealing five damage per tick, they can quickly drain an opponent’s health by simply targeting their general location.


As you can carry a stack of six, and throw them in rapid succession, players often have no chance to avoid damage – unless they were nerfed in a future update. Adding a small delay just before damage is inflicted, similar to the current storm tick, would be one way to further balance this throwable.

Combat Shotgun

EPIC GAMESThe combat is now the dominant shotgun in Fortnite.

Controversially, the combat shotgun replaced the fan favorite pump back at the start of Season 9, rapidly changing the meta. The gun quickly become one of the most powerful weapons in the game, dealing huge damage – extremely quickly – from massive range.

Despite being adjusted over the course of the season, the combat remains the number one shotgun to have, even after the pump was reintroduced. A small change to the weapon’s fire rate and range would be ideal for the upcoming season to allow for a balanced shotgun pool. 


Damage Traps

EPIC GAMESTraps can be used for advanced plays against your opponent.


Present in the game since Season 1, damage traps have received multiple changes over the last year but continue to divide the player base. The uncommon item has become increasingly important in competitive play in order to counter players breaking into the safety of your builds.

However, 150 damage per trap seems excessive for an item that can be spammed at times. A damage reduction to around the 125 mark would mean 150 health is enough to survive one trap, while still allowing skilled players, who can hit their enemy with two traps, the elimination.

The Baller

EPIC GAMESThe Baller spawns right across the map.

The Baller vehicle was added to the game in Season 8 and revolutionized the Fortnite competitive scene, allowing players to gain easy placements points during tournaments by avoiding damage in the safety of their ball. Eventually, it was nerfed to 150 health, but The Baller still remains an issue.

Indeed, the balls can be easily broken, but many players are concentrating on safe passage to the safe zone rather than breaking their opponent’s vehicle. The primary focus on this vehicle should be navigating the first circles, not the hectic end game; adding a mechanic to break vehicles after the third circle would be welcome.

When does Season 10 start?

Fortnite Season 10 will likely start on August 1 with a major new update for the game, alongside a host of changes to the map, and likely some sort of new weapon or item.

There has been no official announcement from Epic Games so stay tuned to Dexerto for any developments.


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.