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Two popular weapons could be unvaulted in Fortnite Battle Royale soon

Published: 4/Jun/2019 15:50 Updated: 4/Jun/2019 16:22

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale fans might have thought that there was no chance that the revolver or heavy shotgun would be available in Season 9 after being vaulted, but there are two clues that suggest they will come back sooner rather than later. 

Epic Games have shuffled around with the game’s list of available weapons and items on numerous occasions since it was first released in September 2017, but they are also known to drop some hints about those changes before they come to fruition.


That appears to be the case with Season 9, too, as the developer might well have dropped hints about a return for both of the weapons in some form.

Epic GamesStratus is clearly holding the heavy shotgun in Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 9 material, but does that mean it’s coming back?

Firstly, it’s worth mentioning that the heavy shotgun – which was vaulted in the 7.30 patch – actually features in the promotional material that Epic put out at the very start of Season 9. 


This would suggest that the shotgun is indeed set for a return at some stage in the near future, but that’s not the only source of clues that fans need to keep tabs on. In fact, the Fortnite development team have also been tinkering with the statistics of the revolver, which has been a typical move in the process of preparing a weapon to return in the past. 

u/Lightning_SplashThe Revolver’s statistics appear to have been given a buff in Fortnite Battle Royale, but it’s vaulted.

The image above was posted to the Fortnite BR subreddit by Lightning_Splash and suggests  the fire rate of the revolver has been amended to give it a slight buff, despite the weapon having been vaulted since patch 5.40. 

It was previously 0.9 and has been upped to 1.2. The other statistic that has been improved is the reload time. This used to be 2.2 seconds, but has been shortened to just 2.0 seconds. 


While these are not two concrete pieces of evidence that categorically confirm their unvaulting, it does go some way to increasing the chances of it happening in the near future. Whether or not it will, though, remains to be seen. 


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.