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Epic Games Announce Date and Time of Fortnite Battle Royale Patch v4.4 and Server Downtime

Published: 10/Jun/2018 18:37 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 16:55

by Calum Patterson


Fortnite developer Epic Games has announced the date and time of the next major patch, version 4.4 for Battle Royale.

Each week Epic Games release a new update to deal with bugs and glitches, prepare for new items and weapons to be added and more.

Typically released midweek, the v4.4 update will be released on Monday June 11th, a day or two earlier than fans are used to.

This is perhaps to prepare the game for the upcoming E3 festivities, including the pro-am tournament taking place at the Los Angeles conference.

News of a new weapon also dropped in game today, with a new daily message announcing a Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle is set to be added “soon”.

It is likely that the weapon will be added in the v4.4 update (although this is not confirmed), in time for the E3 tournament and presentation starting Tuesday.

The patch will roll out to all devices at 4am EST on June 11th (9am BST, 1am PT), and as usual there is expected to be around an hour of downtime while the patch is implemented.

As expected, no details about exactly what will be included in patch v4.4 have been released yet, but the full patch notes typically go live immediately upon roll out.

It is known that the Jetpack limited time item will be vaulted with the new update, and there is a possibility of a new controller layout on console being added.


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.