Epic Games Provides Update About the Mysterious Footsteps Heard After Fights in Fortnite - Dexerto

Epic Games Provides Update About the Mysterious Footsteps Heard After Fights in Fortnite

Published: 27/Jul/2018 0:34

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games has commented on the current issue in Fortnite that is causing mysterious footsteps to be heard after fights.

According to the developers, a fix for the bug has already been put in place and will go live in the game once the v5.2.0 Update is launched.

After the launch of the recent v5.1.0 Update, players began reporting that, after finishing gunfights and eliminating the enemy player(s), they would hear footsteps around them, even though there was nobody nearby.

This can obviously become frustrating and annoying as it creates a false alarm for players who had just finished their previous engagement.

Reddit user ‘m4t5u’ posted about the issue on the FortniteBR Reddit page.

Everytime the fight is over i hear like 1 or 2 more footsteps after the last kill while theres nobody there. Anyone else got the same bug?

Edit; tnx guys.. i knew i wasnt crazy.

More footsteps after a fight from r/FortNiteBR

The post got the attention of Epic Games, and representative ‘MrPopoTFS’ had this to say about the matter:

I’ve gone ahead and tossed this over to our QA team so they can dig into this. We’ll also keep our ears to the ground for additional audio issues.

Update: A fix was just put in for this issue that will be applied once the v5.20 Patch arrives.

The official release date for the v5.2.0 Update has not yet been announced, but it will likely be during sometime next week.

Whenever it does go live, we now at least know that it will include a fix for this ghost footsteps bug that has been haunting players in recent days (no pun intended).


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.