Fortnite fans have finally found a way to open the hidden joke chest in Dusty Divot - Dexerto
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Fortnite fans have finally found a way to open the hidden joke chest in Dusty Divot

Published: 23/Nov/2018 12:04 Updated: 23/Nov/2018 12:10

by Matt Porter

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A clever Fortnite fan has finally found an ingenious way to open the hidden chest found under the ice cream truck in Dusty Divot.

Back in May 2018, Fortnite fans could hear the special sound a treasure chest makes coming from underneath an ice cream truck that had crashed into Dusty Divot in the aftermath of Season 4’s meteor strike.

The chest was part of a hilarious joke by Epic Games, as the ice cream truck had 100,000 health points, meaning it took players an extremely long time to destroy it before they could empty the chest.

Fans thought Epic Games had given up on the troll when they changed to HP of the ice cream truck to 200 during Season 5, only to find that destroying the vehicle would break the chest that sat underneath it as well.

The chest is hidden under an ice cream truck at Dusty Divot.

However, it seems like there might finally be a way to get your hands on the contents of the joke chest, thanks to a discovery by Reddit user hanzo36.

Hanzo36 first built a ramp to the south-west of Dusty Divot and placed a Launchpad at the top, beside a pit which has Shadow Stones littered around it. Shadow Stones allow players to move extremely quickly, and also gives the ability to phase through objects when activated.

With the ramp in place facing towards the Divot, hanzo36 consumed one of the Shadow Stones, raced up the ramp and used the launchpad to quickly fly over the Divot, landing in front of the ice cream truck. He then phased through the vehicle, finding himself inside the truck, where he was able to open the chest and grab the loot that was inside it.

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For all of this hard work players don’t receive a special item or a high rarity chest for accomplishing this feat, instead finding a normal chest that could just be filled with common items.

With the chest now able to be opened, it will be interesting to see if Epic Games decide to make another change to the ice cream truck in an attempt to continue the long-running gag.

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Epic confirms Fortnite World Cup 2021 has been canceled

Published: 5/Dec/2020 5:55

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Epic Games has confirmed that they have “no plans” for any live events next year, including Fortnite World Cup 2021, all but canceling the event. It’s something many fans expected but still feared, even though most understand it’s necessary.

Fortnite’s competitive scene is one of many that have been rocked in 2020. It was something nobody anticipated or expected, at least, in terms of how severe an impact it would have on the world.

Unfortunately, we’re not out of the woods yet, and that means there’s still a spanner in the works. Epic Games has decided it’s still too risky to host live events anytime soon.

They’ve opted to cancel all live events in 2021, including the Fortnite World Cup. They laid it all out in their latest blog post.

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The Fortnite World Cup is the premier event in the Fortnite competitive scene.

“Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety of our players and staff,” they said. It’s a sentiment that other organizations have shared.

“With so much still unknown about what is practical and safe, we do not plan to hold in-person events in 2021, including a Fortnite World Cup,” they added. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any competitions at all.

“We will continue to provide online competitions throughout 2021 with the hopes that physical events, in some form, can return at some point in the future,” they said. 

It’s crazy to think that we might still be a year away from seeing LAN esports events again. However, it’s a sensible decision given the circumstances.

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Fortnite fans will need to wait at least another year before seeing a LAN tournament.

It’s bittersweet news for fans and players around the world. They’d love to see competitive LAN events in the Fortnite scene once again.

But at the same time, it’s good to know that Epic Games has everyone’s best interests at heart. They aren’t willing to risk anything, which is nice.