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Ali-A reveals secret Fortnite “pets” coming soon

Published: 29/Jul/2020 18:40

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has revealed that secret in-game “pets” could be on their way to Fortnite following the latest map changes.

Epic Games are known for introducing plenty of new features and items to keep Fornite fresh since the battle royale’s initial release in 2017.

The Fortnite developers are now seemingly looking to add some in-game pet mushrooms, which can be found around the map, after the feature was initially teased at the end of Chapter 2, Season 2.

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Fortnite’s mushrooms might soon be able to transform into pets.

Ali-A explained, in his latest video, that the July 28 map changes revealed new mushrooms that had been hidden underwater and claimed that they could be transformed into pets.

“The biggest thing I’m seeing almost no one talk about is a big secret that’s being revealed in wailing woods,” he added, “at the end of last, Chapter 2, Season 2 for just a few hours, Fortnite added in a brand new thing, people like to call it a pet.”

“You’ve got to awaken it by dancing near it. It will then come to life basically and then you’ve got to feed it 100 wood and it’ll become your pet mushroom,” the YouTuber continued.

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He explained these pet mushrooms also have their uses, later revealing footage of when they were briefly tested in-game and shared that they could help restore your shields.

“This thing will then go ahead and start following you around, as you can see by his shield, boosting you up two shields a second, this thing is honestly pretty OP,” he admitted, sharing a look at the mushroom.

However, the “pets” can also be reset if they receive enough damage, go into the water, or if your character gets out of range, forcing you to reactivate them for more shields.

The unusual pet mushrooms can be found all around the Weeping Woods POI, with quite a few spawning near Deadpool’s old hut from Season 2, although you are currently unable to interact with them.

As of now, it is unclear when they will fully arrive in Fortnite but Ali-A has claimed that they could be arriving in one of the next map changes or “silent updates” in the coming weeks.

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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.