Kid steals parent's card to spend $1,200 in Fortnite - Dexerto

Kid steals parent’s card to spend $1,200 in Fortnite

Published: 19/Jan/2019 23:20

by Vincent Genova


A Fortnite fan might be in big trouble after sneaking their parents credit card to rack up $1,200 of in-game charges.

The mother of the child thought her credit card was being used in fraud, before realizing it was her 11-year old son in Fortnite. Cosmetic in-game items such as outfits, gliders, pickaxes and weapon wraps are available to be purchased in the free to play game.

Some of the items can cost $20 each, making collecting a very expensive hobby.

The parents reached out to Epic Games through email to try and correct the situation but did not hear back at first.

But the case went to a state court and that was enough for Epic to finally respond. They refunded the family’s money.

Epic will hardly miss the $1,200 since their 2018 Fortnite earnings reached an unbelievable high.

Spending money out of control is going to be another concern for parents of little Fortnite fans, in addition to sexual predators using game chat to find victims.

For those who can’t find their parent’s credit card, or would like to enjoy some free content, the Fortnite Ice Storm event is live now.

You can unlock a new glider and wrap by completing the Ice Storm Challenges.

Source: News4Jax


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.
Epic Games
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.