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Muselk reveals how new Fortnite skin is “pay to win”

Published: 6/Apr/2020 5:50

by Andrew Amos


Elliott ‘Muselk’ Watkins has raised concerns about the new Fortnite Boxer skin, released in Patch v12.30, claiming its camouflage makes it one of the most “pay to win” cosmetics in the game.

While the latest Fortnite patch was dominated by the Deadpool events, a few new cosmetics snuck their way into the game. The Boxy and Boxer skins might seem simple enough, but they have proven to be problematic in some areas of the map.

Some players, including Australian YouTuber Muselk, have gone as far as saying the duo of skins are pay to win. Why? They camo too well in some of the game’s terrain.

In an April 5 video, Muselk demonstrated just how the uncommon skins are better used strategically than just for their good looks.

With clusters of boxes and cardboard appearing around the map, the head of the Boxer skin blends in perfectly, allowing for players to hide in plain sight.

As unsuspecting players walked past, Muselk popped up and one-shot them, leaving his enemies completely confused. While the body can be a dead giveaway, with the right set-up, the Boxy and Boxer skins can catch players unawares.

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Muselk’s trap worked perfectly, with many players falling for the Boxer trick.

Muselk is no stranger to breaking Fortnite, constantly trying to find new and interesting ways to fudge the rules of the game.

However, even this skin took him aback, saying that while players never suspect camouflaging with skins to work, time and time again they are proven wrong.

“We thought every skin camoflague glitch was dumb, and somehow, every single time they work ridiculously well,” he said. “Pay to win skins are, kind of, back in the game.”

For mobile readers, the related segment starts at 5:57.

As Muselk alluded to, the Boxy skin isn’t the first skin in Fortnite to come under fire for being “pay to win.” Event-specific skins, like the Gingerbread skin during the Christmas event, have blended in suspiciously well into their surroundings.

The Green Soldier skin, however, is the most notorious of the lot. Players could jump into any bush across the map and blend in perfectly, making their enemies’ lives hell.

There’s not much Epic can do about the skins being good camouflage in certain situations. Players themselves will have to just be wary of the trap, and shoot at every box they walk past just in case.


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.
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.