List of Issues and Bugs in Fortnite Expected to be Fixed in Upcoming Update - Dexerto

List of Issues and Bugs in Fortnite Expected to be Fixed in Upcoming Update

Published: 16/Jul/2018 22:41 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games has revealed the list of issues and bugs that are currently in Fortnite: Battle Royale that should be fixed with the release of the next update.

Although the list was not formally announced, Fortnite developers have recently marked several of the issues on the Trello Community Board as “fixed in next release.”

It is not yet clear whether the fixes will be implemented in the v5.0 Content Update, which will be released on July 17, or the v5.1 Game Update, which has yet to be announced.

Either way, these issues and bugs will be patched very soon, which is good news for the game’s vast player-base.

‘Blue Screen of Death’ on Fortnite Launch (PC Only)

This issue occurs exactly once a day, following the first boot-up of the computer. After launching Fortnite for the first time and getting a blue screen, the computer relaunches. Subsequent launches of Fortnite cause no issue and the client resumes normal functionality in this next session of Windows for the remainder of the day.

Unable to Unequip Items in the Locker

There is currently no way to unequip any items in the locker. This means you’ll be unable to wear the default outfit or no Backbling if you’ve had one equipped already. This is a known issue and we’re working to resolve it.
You’re still able to switch between any items you already own.

Temporary Work Around: You can work around this by using the select key/button on the “X” once and then pressing the return key/button twice

The Grenade Doesn’t Properly Impact if it Explodes Roads

The grenade’s area of effect doesn’t properly impact players if the grenade explodes on a road surface.

Temporary Work Around: Don’t detonate a grenade on a road surface.

Stats Not Recording Properly

We’re investigating an issue where players stats aren’t always being reported properly.


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.