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Fortnite v9.30 Content Update #3 release date and time announced – everything we know so far

Published: 8/Jul/2019 19:18 Updated: 9/Jul/2019 9:55

by Eli Becht


The third Fortnite content update coming for v9.30 is arriving on July 9, and Epic Games revealed exactly what time we can expect it.

Content updates have started to become just as anticipated as regular updates as Epic Games usually has something up its sleeve that will shake up the meta, for better or worse.

We don’t have a lot of information about what items will be on the way this time around, so we’ll just have to wait and see what Epic has in store.

Epic GamesThe Drum Shotgun was in a previous v9.30 content update.

When does the v9.30 Content Update go live?

The v9.30 Content Update is set to go live on Tuesday, July 9 at 5 AM PT / 8 AM ET / 1 PM GMT. 

Due to this being a Content Update and not a normal patch, there will not be any downtime so you won’t have to schedule your games around the update.

What is confirmed for the v9.30 Content Update?

Unlike patches in the past, we don’t have a ton of information about what is being included with this update.

The Epic Games employees have been out of the office for a summer vacation which could play a role in why we don’t know what’s coming just yet.

Epic GamesWe don’t know what’s dropping in with the next content update yet.

With the World Cup qualifiers over, it isn’t going to be a gigantic deal if something that shifts the meta significantly is introduced, as players still have plenty of time to grow accustomed to the changes.

However, there is a Trios tournament coming up next week that could potentially be affected by what this patch introduces. Epic Games disabled items that conflicted with the competitive integrity in the closing weeks of the World Cup, so we might see something similar here too.

We’ll have to wait and see what Epic Games have in store when update v9.30 hits. We’ll keep you updated!


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.