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Epic Games Announces Season 5 Start Date and Double XP Weekend for Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 27/Jun/2018 10:29 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Ross Deason


Epic Games has announced the exact start date, and time, of Season 5 in Fortnite and revealed that there will be a +100% XP weekend at the end of June!

It seems like it was only yesterday that Fortnite Battle Royale fans and players around the world were excitedly discussing what Season 4 might bring to the game, but now it’s almost over.

The end of Season 3 brought the much anticipated meteor strikes, which saw Dusty Depot destroyed entirely and replaced with “Dusty Divot”, and numerous other significant changes.

A new “heroes and villains” theme was also introduced throughout Season 4 and players have spent a great deal of time discussing what will happen with the new rocket in the villain’s lair near Snobby Shores.

Well, those players won’t have to wait much longer to get some answers as Epic Games has now confirmed exactly when Season 5 will begin.

Posting to the /r/FortniteBR subreddit, Epic Games’ MrPopoTFS stated that they will be giving players +100% match XP from June 29th – July 2nd and that Season 5 will officially begin on July 12th at 08:00 GMT (04:00 EDT).

“Heya folks,

Season 4 is coming to an end! We want to give you a heads up on the exact ending time. You may have seen the timer update in-game, which means we are giving you two more days to complete Season 4! Season 5 will begin on July 12th at 4 AM EDT (08:00 GMT).

Want even more help earning those last few Battle Pass rewards? We’ll be running a +100% match XP weekend starting June 29th at 4AM EDT (08:00 GMT) and ending on July 2nd at 3AM EDT (07:00 GMT). Hop in, catch up on challenges, and earn those Season 4 rewards while you can!”

Players were originally expecting Season 4 to end on July 10th (or 9th, depending on where you live), so the news about having some extra time to reach the coveted 100th tier will be popular with Battle Pass owners.

If the previous season is anything to go by, expect to see more hints about Season 5 appearing in the game in the coming days.


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.