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Fortnite developer details major audio improvements coming soon

Published: 17/Jun/2019 11:04 Updated: 17/Jun/2019 11:34

by Marcus Banks


An Epic Games developer has revealed that significant audio improvements are finally coming soon to Fortnite Battle Royale.

Initially released in September 2017, Fortnite has taken the gaming world by storm, achieving success that no-one could have possibly expected.

However, despite all of their accomplishments, the game’s developers are yet to hit the nail on the head in regards to in-game audio, with many pro players venting their frustration with the sound system in recent months.

YT: GHOST GAMINGGhost Gaming’s Bizzle has been a major critic of Fortnite’s competitive scene.

Given the complex nature of Fortnite’s building mechanic and the chaos of stacked competitive lobbies, hearing enemy footsteps or wall breaks are vital, and an Epic developer has confirmed changes are on the way.

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    HRTF stands for head-related transfer function and widely regarded as the most accurate audio system to determine a player’s positioning.

    Given the recent complaints from many pro players, such as Ghost Gaming’s Timothy ‘Bizzle’ Miller, surrounding the current state of the game ahead of the $30m Fortnite World Cup finale, such audio improvements would be a massive step in the right direction.

    The World Cup grand finals take place on July 26-28 in New York, meaning there is plenty of time for Epic to implement the feature seamlessly before the biggest event in their history.


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.