Drift0r is Trolling Fortnite Players Next to the Giant Purple Cube - Dexerto

Drift0r is Trolling Fortnite Players Next to the Giant Purple Cube

Published: 30/Aug/2018 21:53 Updated: 31/Aug/2018 5:52

by Virginia Glaze


Popular gaming YouTuber ‘Drift0r’ has discovered a fun way to get kills in Fortnite using the game’s giant, purple cube.

An enormous cube has recently appeared in Fortnite, and has been slowly moving its way across the map. The cube possesses an array of odd properties, such as burning strange runes into the ground, making deep groaning noises, and even blasting players leagues away should they try to attack it.

Now, Drift0r has used the cube’s defensive abilities as a means to troll other players, after discovering that the cube has a startup delay on its defensive blast, meaning that a player can hit the cube and take cover before the blast has time to strike.

He showcased this trick in a video he posted on Twitter. In the video, Drift0r would hit the cube, take cover, and watch as the cube blasted the nearest player.

Drift0r stated that he learned of this trick “the hard way,” and revealed that players can also get kills using the method.

“I’ve been playing around with the Fortnite cube and learning how to get kills with it. This video is how I learned that hard way it it just targets the nearest player regardless of squad.”

By knocking players away, he could take advantage of their stunned state and closer proximity to eliminate his opponents. With the cube being such a draw, plenty of players are drawn to it – to their ultimate misfortune.

While the cube’s mystery remains unsolved, players can use Drift0r’s method to surprise unsuspecting players while the cube still stands – er, rolls.


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.