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Fortnite: Orange Shirt Kid’s mom has sued Epic Games over popular ‘Orange Justice’ emote

Published: 14/Jan/2019 20:13 Updated: 14/Jan/2019 20:40

by Alan Bernal


Epic Games is being taken to court by the mother of the Orange Shirt kid who filed a suit over the popular in-game emote on January 11. 

Epic Games are facing suits from multiple plaintiffs who claim their work is being profited and improperly used by the popular battle royale, that includes actor Alfonso Ribeiro, rapper 2 Milly, and one-time viral figure known as the Backpack Kid.

Now, Rachel McCumbers has filed an action on behalf of her minor son against the North Carolina game company for “unfairly [profiting] from exploiting Orange Shirt Kid’s protected creative expression, likeness, and trademark without consent or authorization,” according to the lawsuit’s documents.

The Orange Shirt Kid’s Orange Justice dance was famously added to the game after losing Fortnite’s Boogiedown Contest only for the game’s community to rally enough for the developers to include the submission as a new emote.

However, after much acclaim and virality, the dance has taken off to become one of the most recognizable moves from the game.

The claim suggests the company infringed on and exploited the creative works of the Orange Shirt Kid’s dance, which resulted in Epic Games amassing incredible profits from the dance.

Although the Boogiedown Contest specified that contestants would “not be specifically paid” for their submissions, the Plaintiff will still seek damages from the success that the game enjoyed in the month following Orange Justice’s inclusion.

Like the other claims, the suit might be tricky for the Plaintiff to navigate due to the subjective nature of copyrighting a dance, but that won’t stop either party from proving their side of the story.


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.