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TSM’s Myth Wants Some Changes Made to the Shooting Mechanics in Fortnite

Published: 5/Jul/2018 2:10 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Albert Petrosyan


The shooting mechanics in Fortnite: Battle Royale have been a major topic of discussion since the game was originally released in September of 2017.

Whether among casual players or top Fortnite professionals, many have chimed in with their two cents of how the overall shooting system could be improved.


Fortnite infamously uses what is often called a “bloom” system when it comes to weapon firing in-game.

This system includes a radius around the direction in which the weapon is being shot where there’s a random chance for the bullets to misfire and not connect with the aimed at target, even if the player’s aim itself has not been changed.


Many have complained about this system since it involves Random Number Generation (RNG) heavily influencing the outcome of gunfights.

The captain of TeamSolomid’s pro Fortnite team, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, had some things to say about the current shooting system in Fortnite.

According to him, Epic Games would do well by implementing several changes the weapon aiming and firing mechanisms, and he demonstrated it using the recently added Drum Gun.


“So aimed in, you have set for First Shot Accuracy, then you have set bloom size for being just aimed in. And no matter how fast you’re moving, no matter how fast you’re shooting, it will stay at that bloom size. Then you have your hip-fire one, and no matter how fast you’re running, whether you’re jumping or not, it will always stay at that size. Like this one, right now when you shoot, the faster you shoot, the more inaccuracy you get. But instead of doing inaccuracy, why not just cap the amount of inaccuracy can have with a type of weapon, or just let them know this is what they’re going to get into, so it puts hard caps on engagement distances basically.”

While Epic have surely heard what many have had to say about the matter over the recent weeks and months, but ever since introducing First Shot Accuracy, they have been careful not to make any drastic changes or overhauls that could throw off the current balance of Fortnite.

They briefly introduced test server limited time modes in which they experimented with recoil based mechanics instead of bloom, but those have not been seen again in months.


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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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.