Epic Games detail the future of ranked play in Fortnite and what changes may be coming - Dexerto

Epic Games detail the future of ranked play in Fortnite and what changes may be coming

Published: 1/Feb/2019 22:59 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 23:00

by Albert Petrosyan


Developers Epic Games have detailed what they expect to have in store for the future of ranked play in Fortnite Battle Royale

Ranked play has been one of the more polarizing topics in the Fortnite community as some players have been eagerly asking for it while others have frowned upon its potential.

In the eyes of Epic, ranked play already exists in Fortnite but in the revamped and revolutionized form of the in-game tournaments and competitions, such as the Pop-Up Cup.

These are daily tournaments that are available during set hours and award points to players based on their in-game elimination totals and placements. 

There is an element of skill-based matchmaking involved with these competitions as players who rack up a lot of points are likely to come up against those with about the same point totals. 

An example of these ranked tournaments was the Alchemist Pop Up Cup, which had a set starting and ending time each day it was played.

In Part Two of their Competitive Fortnite State of Development, Epic discuss how the way these tournaments are set up is exactly what they envision ranked play to work in Fortnite.

“Focused windows of competition allow us to better celebrate the performances of competitiors, promote community activity around the events, and create the highest quality matches possible at all skill levels.”

This likely means that the traditional idea of continuous ranked/competitive playlists will not be coming to Fortnite as Epic will continue to have these burst tournaments instead.

However, Epic are not content with how things are working now and will be looking to improve this type of ranked play so that more and more players can get involved. 

“We’ll be exploring rotating or staggered tournament scheduled in the future to include more players,” they wrote. “You can expect more details on competitive Fortnite and the Fortnite World Cup in the coming weeks!”


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.