Creator of fake Fortnite Season 7 trailer reveals how he fooled the entire community - Dexerto

Creator of fake Fortnite Season 7 trailer reveals how he fooled the entire community

Published: 3/Dec/2018 21:24 Updated: 3/Dec/2018 21:53

by Albert Petrosyan


The infamous creator of the fake trailer for Season 7 of Fortnite Battle Royale has spoken out about his video a day after it went viral online.

In a December 3 post on the FortniteBR sub-Reddit, user ‘KiosFR’ took credit for making the video that had fooled the vast majority of the Fortnite community.

The video gave a behind-the-scenes glimpse into all the work he put in to making the fake trailer seem authentic, a process which included using in-game green-screens and a vast numerous amount of special effects.

There was even a moment where the video shows the user going through the trailer frame-by-frame, which shows just how dedicated he was in producing this impressive work.

Despite having been fooled by the trailer, many took to the comments section of this follow-up video to compliment the creator for his efforts, especially since they now realized how much work went into it.

On December 2, a video began circling around social media and Reddit that supposedly featured a leaked version of the trailer for the upcoming season in Fortnite.

While there were a few who were skeptical about it, the trailer was made expertly enough for the majority of the community to believe that it was legitimate, especially since many were starving for info about the new season. 

The attention to detail was likely what sold the trailer’s authenticity to fans, especially the fact that it was recorded on a hand-cam or phone off of a monitor to make it look like it was a real leak.

The trailer was ultimately debunked as a fan-made farce by Epic Games Community Coordinator Sean Hamilton, but not before it had gone viral online.

On December 3, Epic released the first official teaser for Season 7, which is set to start on December 6. The teaser image features a icy blue hooded figure which doubles down as an apparent iceberg or snow mountain, hinting at snow likely coming to the map. 


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.
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.