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Benjyfishy laughs off Fortnite cheating accusations in FNCS event

Published: 3/Aug/2020 6:51

by Brad Norton


Benjamin ‘benjyfishy’ Fish was accused of cheating in a recent round of Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) action, leading the mega-popular player to breakdown the latest scandal mid-stream.

One of the most popular names in the competitive Fortnite space, benjyfishy has built a reputation on the back of incredible performances. Not only that, but he’s become one of the most prominent Fortnite streamers due to his positive attitude and often hilarious plays. Due to this popularity, cheating accusations are bound to come through every now and then.

Given just how difficult it can be to detect cheaters in competition – something Benjy himself has openly admitted – those at the top of the scene are likely to be accused for the most subtle things imaginable.

Whether it’s slightly suspicious aim, or teaming up with other players in solo competition. Plenty of pros have been banned over the years as a result of these accusations.

Benjyfishy found himself unable to avoid accusations following the latest round of FNCS competition from August 1-2. His tweets were flooded by the same video day in and day out, forcing the 16-year-old NRG player to respond on-stream.

The accusation claims that benjyfishy was secretly working alongside a player named ‘bengraal’ all along. As benjyfishy was weakened in a 1v1, he backed off for a brief moment. In this short stretch of time, bengraal made his way over and immediately started fighting the other opponent, not benjy.

While some viewers thought this was suspicious, the British pro reassured that he absolutely wasn’t teaming. “I heard this guy, so what I did…I crouched so he couldn’t hear me,” he explained. 

As the third party entered the gunfight, benjyfishy remained silent. “He doesn’t know I’m in there. Why would he not just [walk towards] the player out there that he can see?”

The other players continued firing away at one another while benjyfishy quietly escaped out the back. He used a Crash Pad to soar away and leave that battle in the rear-view mirror. As a result, his opposition claimed he “should be noticed” and ‘exposed’ him for teaming with bengraal. Naturally, benjyfishy couldn’t keep himself from laughing when hearing these claims on-stream.

Fortnite duo gameplay
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Benjyfishy was accused of working with another player in the midst of solo competition.

“I guess I’m teaming with bengraal,” he joked. “I can’t be a**ed man, how can he think I’m f**king teaming?”

Benjyfishy finished in first place during the FNCS Week 2 finals, netting a cool $5,000 for his efforts. Having qualified for the Chapter 2 Season 3 Grand Finals, he’ll now be hard at work preparing for the ultimate showdown on August 16.


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.
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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.