Fortnite is already one of the most popular games on Nintendo Switch ever - Dexerto

Fortnite is already one of the most popular games on Nintendo Switch ever

Published: 31/Oct/2018 17:26 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 17:44

by Matt Porter


The insanely popular battle royale game has seen it’s success cross to yet another platform, as it has been revealed that Fortnite is already one of the most downloaded games on Nintendo Switch ever.

With Fortnite already a massive worldwide success on PC, consoles and mobile, some people thought that the introduction of the game to Switch would be too late, as players would have already found their preferred device to play on.

However, according to data from Nintendo themselves, Fortnite Battle Royale has been downloaded to “nearly half” of all Switch consoles in just four months.

With Nintendo stating that around 22 million units of the console has been sold already, that means just under 11 million copies of Fortnite has been downloaded by Nintendo Switch users.

Considering that the battle royale was only released on the Switch during E3 in June, it’s incredible to see the massive growth of the title on the new platform, and the fact that it is available for free means it’s unlikely to see a decline in downloads any time soon.

The popularity of the console isn’t slowing down either, as Nintendo continue to see steady growth thanks to sales of the Switch, which they describe as the perfect balance of “gaming at home and on-the-go”.

Fortnite has already generated over $300 million from in-app purchases on iOS in just 200 days, and the game is now available on Android phones too, after Epic Games chose to bypass the Google Play Store and release it themselves.

With continued success like this, it’s easy to see why companies and investors are eager to throw money at Epic Games and Fortnite.

Recently, Epic announced that they had received over $1.2 billion in new investments, with their total company worth sitting a staggering $15 billion.


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.