Major bug discovered with Fortnite's brand new Scoped Revolver [UPDATED] - Dexerto

Major bug discovered with Fortnite’s brand new Scoped Revolver [UPDATED]

Published: 15/Jan/2019 19:29 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 0:18

by Albert Petrosyan


UPDATE – January 16
Epic Games have released a hotfix that has patched the ghost peeking issue with all scoped weapons, including the Scoped Revolver. More info on this hotfix can be found HERE.

The newest weapon in Fortnite Battle Royale is the Scoped Revolver and it looks as though there’s already a major bug associated with it in the game.

As its name suggests, the Scoped Revolver is a “six-shot pistol that packs a punch and provides accuracy at long range.”

It was added on January 15 as part of the massive v7.20 update, and it comes in both Epic and Legendary variants and can be obtained from floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.

However, players have been quick to realize that they are able to use the weapon to shoot at others from behind the safety of cover and not have to peek when firing. 

A video posted by Reddit user ‘iDelTaa,’ shows how a Hunting Rifle shot strikes the wood cover when fired at without peeking but the Revolver perfectly hits the enemy player from the same exact position. 

This has turned out not to be an anomaly and players are already exploiting this bug to get easy eliminations and even earn Victory Royales. 

Several users commented on the Reddit post confirming that they had been on the wrong end of the bug, with one even saying, “Already happened to me twice, which caused me to end at #2. I thought they had aimbots.”

Considering how game-breaking this bug can be, it’s not hard to see why players would think that they are being eliminated by an aimbot, and ghost peeking is certainly something that has plagued Fortnite in the past. 

The Scoped Revolver is the newest weapon in Fortnite and it comes in Epic and Legendary variants.

No one from Epic Games has officially commented on this issue, although they’re usually good about addressing things like this promptly so it will probably not be long until something is done about it. 

However, unless the developers can find a way to roll out a live hotfix into the game that will automatically fix this issue, we may see the Scoped Revolver disabled before too long so that the bug can be properly addressed.


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.