Fortnite’s newest LTM is one players have been asking for a long time - Dexerto

Fortnite’s newest LTM is one players have been asking for a long time

Published: 31/Jan/2019 18:52 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 19:52

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite offers players and their friends many ways to jump into a game for endless amusement, but the battle royale’s teaming options have left some group of companions without a playlist of their own until now.

Epic Games routinely adds Limited Time Modes (LTMs) to their popular shooter to give players a new way of mixing up the fun, but their latest offering gives odd number of friends a better way to group up.

Fortnite added Trios as an LTM mode, giving players with a distinct number of friends the most integrated way of playing the battle royale.

Epic GamesNew Trios mode will be the playlist of choice for players missing that last person for a full squad.

Epic Games recently added a quick patch to their game that was meant to resolve a lot of little problem in the game, but they casually slipped this long-awaited game mode along with the update.

Fortnite’s permanent playlists of Solo, Duo or Squads only give room for a single player, two players or 4 players, respectively. But when groups of three occur they’re usually left to play in Squads with a random player rounding out their group.

The new mode is sure to be a blessing for many players who don’t have a full part of four, or are waiting for their fourth person to get online.

Epic GamesGroups of three will no longer have to put up with those troublesome random Squad fills.

The mode is already being praised by players just discovering the LTM, and are clamoring for it to be a part of the permanent playlists.

It’s unknown for how long Trios will be offered in the routinely revolving LTM playlist, so triumvirates should queue up while they can.


How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 9 challenges

Published: 22/Oct/2020 11:39

by Matt Porter


The ninth 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 9 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.