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Another Fortnitemares bug is preventing players from completing the Fortnite Halloween challenges [UPDATED]

Published: 30/Oct/2018 14:05 Updated: 30/Oct/2018 20:36

by Ross Deason



Epic Games have released a fix for the issue. Players simply need to restart the client and they’ll be able to finish up the challenges! 

It would appear that the ongoing Fortnitemares event in Fortnite Battle Royale has encountered another issue with the release of the Part 4 challenges.

The fourth and final set of challenges for Fortnite’s Halloween event went live on October 30 and looked to be fairly straightforward as most concentrated on dealing damage to Cube Monsters or Cube Fragments.

The final challenge in the list asks players to ‘Complete Fortnitemares challenges’ and the only way to get past it is to have completed every single task from the four sets of challenges that have been released.

Once you’ve done that, you’ll earn the Dark Engine glider, an item of epic rarity that will be exclusive to players that have completed Fortnitemares 2018 and unavailable for purchase.

Unfortunately, there seems to be a bug affecting the chances of any players getting this final task out of the way quickly, as it doesn’t seem to be counting the completed challenges from Parts 1, 2 or 3 at the moment, as shown by ‘Flabber-gast’ on Reddit.

Complete Fortnitemares challenges doesn’t count previous challenges from r/FortNiteBR

Unfortunately this is isn’t the first glitch to affect the Fortnitemares challenges – a bug in Part 3 allowed players to rack up a staggering 350 Battle Stars for free, and Epic Games allowed players to keep them because it was their own mistake!

“We have just released a fix for some of the Part 3 Fortnitemares challenges that were granting Battle Stars instead of XP. Please be aware, the UI will still show the reward as Battle Stars until the next update. This was our goof and you will keep everything you’ve already earned,” they explained after releasing a fix.

That particular glitch wasn’t live for very long, so there’s a good chance that this bug that stops you getting your Dark Engine glider will also be fixed nice and quickly!


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


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.
Epic Games
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.
Epic Games
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.