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How to defeat Skye and get Mythic Assault Rifle in Fortnite Season 2

Published: 6/Mar/2020 19:48

by Scott Robertson


One of the new NPC bosses added to Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 has a Mythic quality Assault Rifle waiting for the player who can take them down. Here’s how to defeat Skye at The Shark island.

Introduced into Fortnite during the Season 2 Top Secret update were five NPC henchmen bosses at five different secret locations spread across the map.

Each new AI-controlled enemy sits in the heart of their respective secret base, with a valuable Mythic quality weapon and a keycard to the highly-desired loot vault that’s located inside. Unfortunately, they’re surrounded by a plethora of henchmen, and other players will be vying for that gear as well.

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Skye is also a bonus content skin that Battle Pass owners can eventually unlock, too.

If you’re landing on an island on the north side of the map called The Shark, you have a chance to get some of that loot yourself, at the expense of the NPC Skye and her henchmen. Here’s how to tackle this challenge.

How to defeat Skye in Fortnite Season 2

  1. Land on top of the Shark building and grab a weapon. There should be some on the roof.
  2. Make your way down into the lower interior level. There are numerous ways to accomplish this, including taking the stairs, jumping down one level at a time, or using the vents.
  3. Skye is at the lowest level, in a room filled with computers that has a central metal pillar. Take her out. There are other henchmen around, and lock on turrets too, but it’s up to you if you want to take those out, as well.
  4. Collect her Mythic Assualt Rifle, her keycard, and if you so choose, a Mythic grappler.
  5. Equip the keycard and it will guide you to the vault. Watch out for more turrets.
  6. Open the vault and grab all the loot you can.
Loot vault at The Shark in Fortnite
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You don’t have to take out the turret above the Vault, but it will probably make it easier on you.

Like other locations, there’s no easy way to make your escape, but Skye’s Grappler should prove useful when you’re trying to quickly climb the levels back to the surface.

There are boats around the outside of the facility that’ll get you off the island, and if you’re desperate enough, you can always swim.

Skye is somewhat easier to find compared to some of the other bosses, and the amount of henchmen present appears to be less than average.

Loot vaults on Fortnite map
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There are five loot vaults in Fortnite Season 2, at The Shark, The Yacht, The Agency, The Grotto and The Rig.

The key to a successful Shark run is getting a weapon early and hopping down to the lowest level quickly. If you’re a decent shot, and can dance between the henchmen and turrets, Skye isn’t too great a challenge.

Hopefully, her Mythic Assault Rifle will drive you forward to a Victory Royale. Good luck!


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.