Ex-Fortnite Reddit mod accuses Epic Games of paying mods to manipulate posts - Dexerto

Ex-Fortnite Reddit mod accuses Epic Games of paying mods to manipulate posts

Published: 23/Jun/2019 12:52 Updated: 23/Jun/2019 13:56

by Daniel Cleary


A former moderator of the massive r/FortniteBR subreddit has accused Fortnite Battle Royale it is used to discuss the latest news and content surrounding the popular game.

The forums or ‘subreddits’ are controlled by moderators who remove spam, abuse or irrelevant content posted by users, however, accusations from a ex-mod of r/FortniteBR have claimed that developers Epic Games are paying moderators in order to directly influence their moderation decisions.

Epic GamesFortnite is one of the most popular battle royale games and is often the topic for discussion among gamers.

In a post announcing that r/FortniteBR would be offering a special membership for their subreddit, user “RawStanky”, currently a moderator of handful of subreddits (which included r/FortniteBR until recently) claimed that, during their time as a moderator of the subreddit, they were surprised with “how much bullshit” the moderators allegedly got away with, saying:

“As someone who used to mod there, I have no faith anymore that the Reddit admins care. I’m kind of just done with how much bullshit that sub got away with, and how the admins are basically throwing rules they had for years to the wayside, and giving one of the most fucked up mod teams I ever worked with more and more ways to pull shady shit. It honestly feels like Reddit is encouraging the kind of behavior so long as they can benefit from it.”

RawStanky followed up by detailing their accusations of other r/FortniteBR moderators behavior, including claims that Epic Games were allegedly paying two top level moderators on the page and asking them to remove posts from the subreddit that caused drama.

RemovedditRawStanky’s comments regarding the r/FortniteBR moderators.

RawStanky also claimed that moderators on the subreddit would apparently take prizes from giveaways, publish private information about or “dox another mod” and even got an ex-mod banned from the Epic Games Launcher, among other things.

The comment has since been deleted by RawStanky, who is also a moderator in other pages on the site such as the official League of Legends subreddit.


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.
Epic Games
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.
Epic Games
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.