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Fortnite leak reveals free 2020 birthday cosmetics

Published: 18/Sep/2020 10:15 Updated: 18/Sep/2020 10:35

by Connor Bennett


Two new weapon skins have been revealed by leakers ahead of Fortnite’s third birthday celebration, and more could still be on the way. 

Since 2017, Fortnite has pretty much dominated the gaming world with its unique and colorful take on battle royales. Players have flocked to Epic Games’ mega-popular title because of the constant updates, entertaining gameplay, and creative cosmetics. 

For the past two years, the developers have celebrated the battle royale’s birthday by rewarding players with new content – typically in the form of free cosmetics and in-game surprises. 

While many assumed that this year’s celebrations were going to be ignored, given that Epic has remained silent on any potential birthday party – secretly dropping a skin for Save the World players back in July – leakers have managed to get an early look at what is coming soon. 

Fortnite bus with birthday skins
Epic Games
Epic usually goes all out to celebrate Fortnite’s birthday.

Fortnite 3rd birthday free cosmetics

Dataminer Fevers revealed that there are at least two free cosmetics on the way in the form of weapon wraps. 

The first of these was revealed to be a pink and green colored wrap that almost looks like a slice of birthday cake being cut into before it is shared around at a party.

Additionally, the second skin uses the same green color as the first skin for its main color, but it has a unique look because of the different colored confetti that appears to be raining down over it from front to back. You can see images of both skins below. 

Fortnite 2020 birthday wrap
This confetti themed skin is also a part of the birthday party.
Fortnite 2020 birthday wrap
This wrap is one of two wraps that have been revealed in the leak.

Previous Fortnite birthday celebrations have given players, perhaps, better cosmetics like pickaxes shaped like a birthday cake, but you can never really go wrong with getting a free reward. 

It remains to be seen if Epic has something else up their sleeve for the birthday celebrations, but we don’t have long to wait given that the Battle Royale mode turns three years old on September 26.


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.