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Fortnite hiring a community manager – and you don’t need any qualifications

Published: 23/Oct/2018 9:31 Updated: 23/Oct/2018 10:00

by Calum Patterson


Epic Games have recently put up a job listing for a ‘community influencer manager’ specifically for Fortnite, and you may be surprised at how little qualification and experience the role requires.

Fortnite’s massive rise to popularity has been matched in parallel by the rise of some of the internet’s biggest gaming influencers, on social media, YouTube and Twitch.

Epic Games clearly understands the role of this influence, and so is hiring someone to expand in this area and further the connection between Fortnite, the influencers and the fans.

All they ask is that you are “a passionate gamer with a strong track record of managing communities,” with no specific qualification or experience required.

“The ideal candidate will have experience engaging online communities across a variety of platforms from social (think Twitter and Facebook) to gamer focused media like Twitch and YouTube.”

They ask for a “mix” of qualifications like great written and verbal communication, familiarity with Twitch and YouTube, experience creating content and experience managing a gaming community. On camera experience is also a bonus.

So, the only real experience asked for is some involvement previously managing a gaming community, but it is not absolutely necessary, and they do not mention at what level this should have been in the description.

More important will likely be your knowledge and understanding of the content creation and influencer world when it comes to video games. 

One possible hitch is that the job is located in Cary, North Carolina, so may require relocation if you are from farther afield.

You can read full details of the role and how to apply here.


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.