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Bugha hits out at Epic Games over Fortnite tournaments region system

Published: 7/Sep/2019 16:56 Updated: 7/Sep/2019 21:32

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite World Cup Solo’s winner, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf has hit out at Epic Games for allowing players to compete in other regions.

Fortnite’s weekly events such as the Champions Series Trio’s tournament is often streamed by professional players and streamers.

However, despite their popularity amongst viewers, World Cup winner, Bugha, expressed his concerns for the weekly events’ current region system, which often sees European players competing in the North American tournaments and vice versa.

Epic GamesBugha managed to pull off the Victory Royale at the Fortnite World Cup Solo’s tournament in New York.

The Sentinels star had enough of matching up with high-ping players from other continents and criticized the popular battle royale developers for allowing them to compete outside of their local region.

Bugha also claimed that certain players would even “grief” or purposefully sabotage other competitors while playing in Bugha’s NA-East events.

“Why are other regions able to play on yours in tournaments,” The World Cup winner asked, explaining his concerns with the current system, “All they do is grief.”

Although streamers and pros are less likely to take the tournament as serious when competing in another region, there are many pro players who try their best to make the tournament as competitive as possible regardless of what region the online event is based in.

One European star who is often seen competing at a high level in North American tournaments is FaZe Clan’s Mongraal, who recently finished 3rd in one of the Solo Cash Cups.

It is unknown if Epic Games will look to take on Bugha’s criticism and change the current region system or even introduce harsher punishments for those found guilty of griefing in order to make the weekly Fortnite tournaments more competitive again.


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.