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Leaked Footage of the New Heavy Sniper in Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 12/Aug/2018 14:40 Updated: 12/Aug/2018 14:57

by Calum Patterson


New in-game footage of the leaked Heavy Sniper coming to Fortnite Battle Royale has surfaced, showcasing the raw power of the upcoming weapon.

Data-miners discovered the existence of the Heavy Sniper following the recent v5.2 update for Fortnite, along with another new sniper and the double barrel shotgun which is now in the game.

The Heavy Sniper was said to be a bolt-action rifle, and would come in a legendary rarity, so it was expected to be very, very powerful.

The new footage verifies this, showing that it will destroy even metal in one shot. However it does have a lengthy reload time, with a painfully drawn out bolt-action.

(Video: @FNBRLeaks)

According to data miners, these are the stats for the legendary varient of the Heavy Sniper.

Damage: 157.0
Fire Rate: 0.33
Magazine Size: 1
Reload Time: 4.1

The incredible damage output is of course offset by the 4s+ reload time, but it will still be a very useful weapon particularly in late game situations, and for taking out high builds.

The new Heavy Sniper

There is no official word from Epic Games on when the Heavy Sniper will be added to battle royale, but given it is already in the game files, it can be expected in the next content update.

As for the other sniper rifles in the game (semi-auto, hunting rifle and the main bolt-action), it remains to be seen if any will be vaulted to make way for the new Heavy Sniper, or if there will be four types in play.


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.