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Major Changes Coming to Fortnite in v5.40 Update – Storm Destruction, Item Adjustments, and More

Published: 31/Aug/2018 18:43

by Albert Petrosyan


The upcoming v5.30 Update in Fortnite Battle Royale is going to bring several major changes to the game, specifically involving the Storm, item rarities, and more.

In the August 31 release of the Fortnite Dev Update, developer Eric Williamson discussed the changes that were coming with the next update, the first of which is a new concept called Storm Destruction.

This new mechanic will allow the Storm to cause damage to player-built structures in the end phase of the game.

“So in 5.40, we have a new concept called Storm Damage. The basic idea is that the edge of the storm will do damage to player-built structures in the final phases of the game. Less than 10% of our matches are affected by this, or make it that long. So we’re really trying to tactically adjust the final stage to provide a more dynamic gameplay.”

The v5.40 Update will also bring the end of the Revolver for the foreseeable future as it will be the next weapon to be vaulted.

However, as was the case with the Guided Missile, the door is left open for the Revolver to return to the game at some point if Epic Games decide to apply some fundamental changes to it in the future.

“In 5.40 we’ll be vaulting the Revolver. This is part of an initiative to keep the item pool feeling fresh and dynamic. In the past, you’ve seen we’ve brought back the Guided Missile, which was vaulted for a period of time. So an item that was vaulted doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s gone forever. […] We’ll be targeting future updates, potentially Season 6, as an opportunity to vault more items.

Following this effort to keep the item pool fresh and fun, Epic will be adding a “new mobility item” in v5.40, which will join the Shopping Cart and ATK as the third vehicle-type item in the game.

Additionally, major changes and adjustments will be implemented to some of the items that are currently in the game. The Remote Explosive’s rarity will be increased from Rare to Epic, the Boogie Bomb will now be dropping a stack size of two, and the maximum stack size of the large Shield Potion will be increased from two to three.


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.