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Epic Games respond to broken footstep audio in Fortnite

Published: 5/Mar/2020 17:44

by Jacob Hale


Epic Games have been made aware of continuous issues with footstep audio in Fortnite, particularly affecting PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players, and have now addressed the issue.

Players have been complaining quite frequently about broken footstep audio since Fortnite Chapter 2 released, and even more so since Season 2 went live in February.

The issue is a simple one, in that players sometimes just can’t hear approaching enemies, and most console players will have experienced an opponent seemingly turning up out of nowhere, with little to no warning.

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Fortnite Season 2 brought in a number of changes and new content, including the Deadpool skin.

Obviously, though not exactly a game-breaking issue, this can absolutely ruin players’ enjoyment of the game, especially if they’re playing well and not given the opportunity to properly defend themselves when a fight occurs.

On Thursday, March 5, the issue was addressed through the FortniteStatus Twitter account, saying that they’re “investigating reports of missing footstep audio on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.”

They added that they’ll provide an update when they have more information, which likely means that a fix to the bug should be coming sooner rather than later – and you can also keep tabs on what they’re working on through Epic’s community Trello board.

The responses to the tweet were exactly what you would imagine: many people questioning why it has taken so long, and a few people joking that “there’s footstep audio in the game?!”

The issue is definitely a significant one, and is no doubt affecting the playability of the game, so Epic will want to get to work on this soon so as not to upset fans too much.

A number of the biggest streamers and content creators have already spoken out about their desire – or decision – to stop playing Fortnite so much, and Epic Games will want to make sure they don’t lose too much of their vast fanbase due to menial issues such as this.


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.