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Fortnite: First look at the Suppressed Sniper Rifle in action

Published: 8/Jan/2019 13:57 Updated: 8/Jan/2019 14:02

by Matt Porter


The third and final V7.10 Content Update officially released on Fortnite Battle Royale on Tuesday, January 8, and brought with it a brand new weapon.

Leaks from Friday, January 4 suggested that fans would get their hands on a silenced version of the game’s Bolt Action Sniper Rifle, with the game’s built-in news feed confirmed that the Suppressed Sniper Rifle would be arriving in the next update.

With the update officially live, players have already started to upload clips of the new weapon in action, giving Fortnite fans a look at what they can expect from the rifle.

The Suppressed Sniper Rifle.

The weapon is similar to the Frostbite sniper found in Fortnite’s other game mode, Save The World, and is bolt action, meaning players will need to load another bullet into the chamber every time they fire a shot.

Thanks to the silencer, the rifle makes a much quieter sound than the normal Bolt Action Sniper, however this noise reduction comes at a price, as the suppressed version does five less damage points per shot than its counterpart.

Twitter user TheOGMagma2 has already uploaded a video of the Suppressed Sniper Rifle in action, and it’s easy to hear the difference between it and the normal Bolt Action Sniper.

Fortnite’s third V7.10 Content Update brought a host of changes to the game, with the Dual Pistols making a return to the title after being vaulted back in November 2018.

The update also brought balancing tweaks to Dynamite, the Boom Box and the X-4 Stormwing plane, while placing the Six Shooter and some variants of the Burst Assault Rifle into the vault.


How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 9 challenges

Published: 22/Oct/2020 11:39

by Matt Porter


The ninth 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 9 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.