Fortnite poll about the current state of the game provides some concerning results - Dexerto

Fortnite poll about the current state of the game provides some concerning results

Published: 19/Nov/2018 10:18 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 18:13

by Matt Porter


Fortnite exploded in popularity during 2018 to become one of most played games in the world, but it seems that fans opinions on the battle royale franchise are souring, according to a new poll.

Epic Games continue to see massive growth from Fortnite Battle Royale, with Epic Games Korea CEO Sung Chul Park recently revealing that the game averages a massive 8.3 million concurrent players worldwide.

However, some decisions made by the developer have left fans unhappy, and a poll carried out by Team SoloMid pro player Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco suggests Fortnite players are not enjoying the current state of the game.

Fortnite Battle Royale has become a pop culture phenomenon since its release in September 2017.

The poll, posted on Sunday, November 18 asked players if “the current state of Fortnite is more or less fun” to them, with some shocking results.

At the end of the 24 hour poll, only 16% of Fortnite fans who voted said they felt like the current state of Fortnite was more fun than previous variations, with an enormous 84% stating that they felt the game had become less fun.

Fortnite fans have been voicing their frustration at the addition and subsequent removal of Glider Redeploy, a system that allowed players to pull out their glider at any time and float around which caused a split in opinions amongst the community.

The introduction of the new Mounted Turret item has also infuriated fans of the title, with pro players like 100 Thieves member Parallax calling for the item to be removed from the game and placed in the vault due to it’s incredible power, and the difficulty players have shooting enemies who are using it.

Due to the poll being created on an open platform like Twitter, there’s no way to verify that those who voted are actually people who play Fortnite, but it still provides a fascinating insight into opinions on the current state of the game.


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.