Ali-A finds clue for "biggest event ever" in Fortnite Season 4 teasers
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Ali-A finds clue for “biggest event ever” in Fortnite Season 4 teasers

Published: 25/Aug/2020 13:45

by David Purcell

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YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has made a big prediction about Fortnite Season 4’s kick-off event, after sieving through Thor comic books and teasers posted to hype up the next major update. 

The game’s developers, Epic Games, have been dropping teaser images throughout August about the battle royale title’s next crossover event. After several leaks suggested Thor would be the next one in line from the superhero world, they later confirmed it.

Now, fans are wondering what comes next. Live events in the past have proven to be good bridges between seasons, and Ali-A believes history will repeat itself. Though, in a much bigger way than we’ve ever seen before.

The British YouTube creator, who has over 17 million subscribers on his channel, posted a new video on August 24. Regular viewers will know he likes to dig into the details and seeks clues wherever he can, and during this upload he did just that.

Fortnite Season 4 Marvel Teaser with Thor
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Thor will feature in Fortnite Season 4, and so will Galactus.

Fortnite Season 4 event prediction

After showing off a string of Thor Marvel comic books, he went line by line through the comic book strips of the character. Using what he learnt from each part, the creator made a bold prediction for the future of Fortnite.

“Once you reach the island on Fortnite, no one can talk. You’re not able to talk,” he said. “It’s been revealed now that when you come here your memory starts to get wiped, you lose your ability to talk. When Thor was trying to communicate with Fortnite characters they couldn’t respond. They have no memories. They have no way of talking.”

Ali-A added: “As a result, the immediate start of the next Fortnite season will be nothing to do with the Galactus I believe that leads to start off with, it will be an initial battle of Marvel and Thor versus the Fortnite world as they try to come to an understanding as to what on earth is going on and try to get each other on their side.”

Segment starts at around 7:36 below. 

“Biggest live event ever” could be coming soon

There’s no way of knowing what Epic have up their sleeve just yet, although one thing is clear for now. Thor and Galactus will feature at some stage, possibly with the former getting an exclusive skin set players can unlock.

On top of that, he also suggested the Fortnite characters could join up with Marvel superheroes to find out what’s going on in the world.

“We could be getting, next season, the biggest live event ever. Galactus could be end live of season battle for Chapter 2, Season 4. As long as we come together with Thor to help for the greater good we’re going to have to get rid of Galactus.”

Should Galactus win, Ali-A reckons we could even see a new map emerge as the current island may be destroyed in the battle. Nothing like that has ever happened in Epic Games’ title, so we’ll have to wait and see if the YouTuber’s prediction proves to be accurate.

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How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 10 challenges

Published: 29/Oct/2020 14:26 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 14:29

by Matt Porter

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The tenth week of Fortnite’s Season 4 has arrived, and with a new set of weekly challenges comes one task that asks players to open chests in Upstate New York. While this may sound confusing, here’s everything you need to make this challenge simple. 

Fortnitemares has officially arrived, with Midas reappearing for the first time since his Device experiment backfired badly, flooding the entire island at the end of Season Two. Midas has regained control of The Agency, and his army of Shadow Henchmen are ready to cause chaos.

Of course, the overarching Season 4 storyline is all about superheroes, with Marvel characters invading the island. The evil Galactus is on his way, and heroes like Tony Stark, Dr. Doom, and Wolverine have made Fortnite their home as they prepare for battle.

With these characters, new POIs and locations have appeared, and to complete this specific challenge you’ll need to head to Upstate New York. While this may sound like a strange request, it actually exists as a landmark inside the game. If you aren’t sure where to find it though, we’ve got everything you need to complete this task.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
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Stark Industries arrived as a POI in Season 4, included inside Upstate New York.

Where to find Upstate New York in Fortnite Season 4

When Stark Industries arrived in Fortnite Season 4, you may have noticed that the POI is located inside what appears to be a massive bubble, which covers a large portion of the north-east corner of the island. It’s easy to spot, as the area is marked on the map for you, and the trees inside it are lovely shades of yellow and orange, compared to the normal green trees elsewhere.

Fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe will know that Stark calls New York his home, with the Stark Industries tower planted in the middle of New York City. Even the Avengers base in later films is located in Upstate New York. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise then that his location in Fortnite was originally planted in the state of New York, which has now been transported to the island.

Thankfully, once you know where Upstate New York is, it’s easy to complete this Week 10 challenge, as all you need to do is open seven chests inside this landmark. They don’t even have to be opened in the same match, so just pick them up as you see them and you’ll finish this task eventually. If you’re still not sure where to go, we’ve included an image below.

Map showing location of Upstate New York landmark.
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Map showing the Upstate New York landmark in Fortnite.

It may take a couple of visits to Upstate New York to finish off this task, as there will be plenty of other people attempting it too. While Stark Industries has the most chests, it may be easier to head to some of the smaller buildings located in the zone, as they will be quieter and make you less likely to face enemies.

It’s well worth completing this task if you’re ranking up your Season 4 Battle Pass, as this offers a massive 25,000 XP reward, which will help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.