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Fortnite: Epic Games announce major improvement coming to Mounted Turrets in v7.20 update

Published: 10/Jan/2019 23:11

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games have confirmed that they will be fixing a critical bug associated with the Mounted Turrets in Fortnite Battle Royale and it looks to be huge improvement to the controversial item.

The bug that’s currently affecting Mounted Turrets is causing the hit-markers that players see when firing at one shown as white rather than bronze/gold.

Epic Games implemented bronze/gold hit-markers in order to help players who are shooting at vehicles be able to easily differentiate whether their shots are striking the body of the vehicle of the pilot and/or passengers riding inside.

Although Mounted Turrets are not a vehicle, this effect was implemented to the item because players can still use it by entering the attached seat. However, this bug is causing the hit-markers to be white and confusing players who fire at the turrets. 

This issue was brought to the attention of the developers by a Reddit user ‘SmackJevans,’ who posted a video asking the hit-markers to be colored back in.

Funnily enough, Epic representative ‘EpicDustyDevo’ thought it was a fantastic new idea and had this to say in the comments section: “Great idea, looks like we can bang this out quickly and have it out next week with 7.20. Thanks for the input!”

Turns out that the rep was simply out of touch on the issue and later realized that the idea had already been implemented but was being hindered by a bug.

Owning up to the mistake, the rep confirmed that the bug would still be fixed in the next game update: “Was just informed it was a bug, not a new feature. Can you tell I didn’t read the whole thread? Anyway, thanks for bringing it up, will be fixed next week.”

Although the release date for the v7.20 update has not been announced, it should go live either on January 15 or 16, and this is one of the biggest aspects of it that has been revealed so far.

Until then, players will have to make do with the bugged out hit-markers and somehow figure out whether they are hitting the Mounted Turrets or the players controlling them. 


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.
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.