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Fortnite Update V5.30.1 Fixes Controller and Sprinting Issues

Published: 24/Aug/2018 11:46 Updated: 24/Aug/2018 11:59

by Matt Porter


Epic Games have released a V5.30.1 patch to fix controller acceleration and sprint weapon swapping issues that came with the V5.30 update.

The good news is that the there will be no downtime related to the release of the new patch, but players will be required to update their game.

When the V5.30 update launched on August 23, Fortnite noted that they had made adjustments to the input sensitivity and accelerations for controllers, in an attempt to allow players more control when aiming.

However, with players unhappy with the change, Epic Games have reverted the aiming system back to where it was before the new patch.


The other issue that came with the release of the V5.30 update was a bug that caused players to stop sprinting when cycling through their weapons while jumping. This bug could also happen when players spam swapped their inventory midair, leaving gamers unable to move until the spam swapping was finished.

Epic Games are constantly updating and fixing bugs in Fortnite, and take user feedback very seriously. Fortnite recently announced that they are working on a matchmaking system that will match keyboard and mouse players who play on console with their counterparts on PC, to delight of the Fortnite console community.

With no downtime expected from this latest patch, players can hop on now and see if these fixes will help them get a Victory Royale!


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.
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.