Fortnite players discover major problem with new Scavenger Pop-Up Cup mode - Dexerto

Fortnite players discover major problem with new Scavenger Pop-Up Cup mode

Published: 21/Nov/2018 1:48 Updated: 21/Nov/2018 2:00

by Wyatt Donigan


While the first Scavenger Pop-Up Cup tournament mode was met with acclaim, the newest version introduced with the v6.30 update has one glaring problem.

Scavenger Pop-Up Cup tournaments are limited-time tournament modes with unique rulesets that allows players to switch things up from the standard game mode.

The v6.30 update on November 20 came with a new version of the popular tournament mode centered on Duos, but players have since found a huge problem with it.

Material caps and faster gathering of materials are a main component of the mode and the Duos variant features a material cap of 300 for each type of material. This low cap has introduced an unexpected bump in the road. 

Vending Machines are present throughout the map and allow players the ability to purchase items in exchange for materials. Legendary items are available in the machines for 375 materials, meaning that players would be unable to buy anything from these machines while in this mode.

Team Liquid’s ‘Chap’ first came to this realization while playing the mode with his teammate ‘72HRS’, saying “Everything in the Legendary Vending [Machine] is out of our budget. We literally can’t buy anything!”

While Chap didn’t run into a Legendary machine himself, one unlucky Reddit user did manage to come across one and was unable to buy anything from it due to the material cap.

375 wood for a p90 in scavenger popup cup :thinking_face: from r/FortNiteBR

With the speed in which Epic Games has been updating Fortnite, it may not be long before the Legendary Vending Machines are removed from this mode.

Until then, just hope that you get lucky and never see one of these machines while playing this week’s Scavenger Pop-Up Cup tournament.


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.
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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.