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Fortnite is teaming up with the NFL to release team uniforms as in-game skins

Published: 5/Nov/2018 15:23 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 2:16

by Matt Porter

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Fans of American Football and popular battle royale game Fortnite will soon be able to combine their love for the two thanks to a new partnership between Epic Games and the National Football League.

Announced on Monday, November 5, the deal will see special skins come to Fortnite for all 32 teams that play in the NFL, with fans able to choose which team they would like to represent.

The skins will be available from 7pm ET (4pm PT, 12am GMT) on Friday, November 9, although there is no official announcement as to how much these items will cost, or how long fans will be able to buy these skins for.

There will be three styles of the outfit available, two male and one female, with fans only required to purchase the skin, and not every team’s uniform individually. Each skin comes with all 32 NFL teams full uniform, including jersey, pants and helmet, along with a special edition Fortnite team uniform.

Players will also be able to choose the number on their uniforms, with every number between zero and 99 available to be selected.


UPDATE

The NFL has also announced that uniforms will not be the only items coming to Fortnite. More details HERE.


While this isn’t the first time that Fortnite has introduced cosmetic items relating to sports events into the game, it is the first time they have officially partnered with a league or organization to bring branded items into the game.

During the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Epic Games released a series of soccer cosmetics, which allowed players to choose the kit of the team they were supporting at the tournament.

Epic Games have also partnered in the past with Marvel Studios, adding a special gamemode featuring the villainous Thanos to coincide with the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War.

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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

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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.
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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.