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Epic Games is Shutting Down Fortnite Servers Due to Major Game Issues [UPDATED]

Published: 13/Jul/2018 1:13 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 16:29

by Albert Petrosyan

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UPDATE – 7:59 PM PT

Epic Games has announced that the issues with game services have been resolved and all of the servers are back online and functional.


Developer Epic Games has announced that Fortnite servers are being shut down due to several issues with game services.

Some of the services being impacted include matchmaking, login, joining parties and messaging on Playstation, and voice chat.

The announcement that servers are being taken down came at 5:55 PM PT / 8:55 PM ET via a post on the Fortnite Twitter page.

This came after Epic tweeted out about the issues several times on July 12, noting that their team is in the process of investigation the problems with hopes of coming up with fixes soon.

The status page on the Epic Games website currently shows the condition of each of the game’s services are at each given moment, and there are a lot of things that are currently indicated in red.

It is not yet clear what the cause of these issues is, or when they will be resolved and the servers will be reinstated.

However, with the highly anticipated Season 5 having launched earlier on July 12th, this sort of development was to be expected, considering the high volume of players attempting to hop into matches and check out the in-game changes and additions.

We will keep you updated whenever Epic Games releases more information, and when the servers are turned back online.

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How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 9 challenges

Published: 22/Oct/2020 11:39

by Matt Porter

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The ninth 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 9 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.