Jetpacks Go Live as All-New Backpack Item Type is Announced for Fortnite Battle Royale Along With Two New Limited Time Modes - V4.2 Content Update Patch Notes - Dexerto
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Jetpacks Go Live as All-New Backpack Item Type is Announced for Fortnite Battle Royale Along With Two New Limited Time Modes – V4.2 Content Update Patch Notes

Published: 22/May/2018 12:17 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 14:45

by Ross Deason

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Fortnite Battle Royale’s new V4.2 Content Update has gone live and yes, Jetpacks are officially in the game!

Epic Games, the developers behind Fortnite, have done an almost perfect job of keeping their game fresh and exciting since it originally began to blow up in late 2017.

They have done this through a variety of updates and patches that constantly bring new items, weapons, emotes, cosmetics, map changes, and even limited time modes for players to enjoy.

Every patch is greeted with excitement and the May 22nd V4.2 content update promises to be get the same reaction as the long awaited Jetpacks are finally in the game.

The Jetpacks are part of an all-new item type named “Backpacks” which are different to “Back Bling” and will fill an inventory slot, just like other weapons and consumables, and be strictly used for gameplay.

The Jetpacks are clearly the first of many Backpacks which will be added to the game and will offer “additional mobility” in the air but they will have a limited charge and players cannot enter targeting mode while using one.

The update also introduces the return of the “Solid Gold” Limited Time Mode and, as if this wasn’t enough, a second Limited Time Mode named “Close Encounters” which uses Shotguns and Jetpacks (Close Encounters doesn’t seem to have gone live yet).

The full Fortnite Battle Royale patch notes for the May 22nd V4.2 content update are as follows:

BATTLE ROYALE

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Jetpack added.
    • Legendary Rarity.
    • Found in Treasure Chests.
    • The Jetpack is the first of a new item type: Backpacks.
      • Backpacks take an inventory slot (like weapons & consumables) and can be moved to different positions.
      • Only one Backpack can be carried at a time.
        • If you pick up a different Backpack, it will be automatically swapped with the one currently equipped.
      • When a Backpack is fully consumed, it will be automatically destroyed.
      • While a Backpack is equipped, your Back Bling cosmetics will be hidden.
        • Back Bling will be reapplied when the Backpack is no longer equipped.
    • The Jetpack is engaged by jumping while in mid-air, providing additional mobility.
      • While flying, there is a limited duration it can be used before it must charge again.
        • Recharge begins when the Jetpack is not in use.
      • You can not enter Targeting Mode while in the air.
        • On controller, using the Targeting Mode input will trigger the Jetpack.

GAMEPLAY

  • Limited Time Mode: Solid Gold v2
    • All weapon drops are legendary!
      • Floor Drops: High chance of Hand Cannon & Suppressed Pistols. Low chance of Assault Rifle & Sniper Rifle.
      • Chests: High chance of Assault Rifle, Minigun & Sniper Rifle. Low chance of Heavy Shotgun & Rocket/Grenade Launchers. No Pistols.
      • Supply Drops: High chance of Rocket/Grenade Launchers, Medium chance of Sniper Rifles. Low chance of Heavy Shotgun & Assault Rifles. No Pistols.
    • 50% extra stone and metal resources gained from farming.
    • Stone Floor Drops increased to 60 per pickup.
    • Metal Floor Drops increased to 90 per pickup.
    • Increased drop rates of: Chug Jugs, Slurp Juice, Shields, all Special Grenades, Launch Pads and Campfires.
    • Decreased drop rates of: Grenades, Spike Traps and Bandages.
  • Limited Time Mode: Close Encounters
    • Close quarters combat with Shotguns & Jetpacks!
    • The only guns in this mode are the various types of Shotguns.
      • Jetpacks & Heavy Shotguns can be found in Chests & Supply Drops.
      • Other Shotgun types are spawned as Floor Loot.
    • The storm moves in more quickly than normal mid to late game.
    • Typical match length is about 15 minutes.
    • Stats are enabled for this mode.
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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

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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.