Does Fortnite's new Buried Treasure map reveal clues about Season 8? - Dexerto

Does Fortnite’s new Buried Treasure map reveal clues about Season 8?

Published: 6/Mar/2019 17:42 Updated: 6/Mar/2019 17:50

by David Purcell


Epic Games might have revealed some hidden clues in the design of Fortnite‘s new Buried Treasure map, potentially about future changes in Season 8. 

The new item, which was added to the game in the v8.01 patch that went live on March 6, guides players towards the location of several treasure chests across the battle royale island. 

However, some Fortnite fans think that the location of loot is not the only thing that the Buried Treasure map shows us. 

Epic Games, CNETThere have been many changes to the Fortnite map in Season 8 – including a Volcano!

In a post to the Fortnite BR subreddit, user Sam-on-reddit has highlighted some graphics found on the left and right of the map which appear to look like mythological creatures. 

As seen in the photo below, there seems to be sketches of both a Kraken’s tentacles and a dragon – sparking suggestions that they could soon be added to the free-to-play game mode. 

Sam-on-reddit / RedditIs Fortnite’s Buried Treasure map more revealing than first thought?

Some more cynical fans might think that the illustrations are merely for decoration, with one user saying they’re there just to look “cool” in the Reddit thread.

Nevertheless, it could be yet another suggestion that Fortnite is moving towards a Sea of Thieves style theme throughout this season – as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins suggested on March 1. 

RareKrakens spawn all across Sea of Thieves. Will they be added to Fortnite soon?

Those who have played Sea of Thieves will know of the Kraken that appears across the seven seas in that game, and perhaps Epic will move Fortnite in a similar direction soon. 

With that being said, there’s no confirmation about a kraken – or dragon, for that matter – being added to Fortnite any time soon.


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.