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Netflix confirm Stranger Things x Fortnite crossover is coming soon

Published: 13/Jun/2019 0:03

by Albert Petrosyan


A crossover event between the popular web television series Stranger Things and Fortnite Battle Royale is happening soon, according to Netflix.

On June 12, Netflix’s official twitter account for gaming related topics released details about a slew of Stranger Things games coming out soon. 

Towards the end of that discussion, ‘NXonNetflix’ confirmed that they were working on various projects in collaboration with several major gaming companies, including Fortnite developers Epic Games.

“In traditional E3 style, we’re leaving you with some tasty teasers to chew on,” they wrote. “Watch out for our upcoming projects with Behavior, Ubisoft, Roblox, and Epic Games.

In addition to that tweet, the director of interactive games at Netflix also said on June 12 that there would be “a bit more behind that in a few weeks,” when asked about their collaboration with Fortnite. 

The confirmation of a crossover happening between Stranger Things and Fortnite does not come as a major surprise to anyone that has been keeping up with recent events in the popular battle royale.

At the start Season 9, a brand new location was added to the map called ‘Mega Mall,’ in which an ice cream parlor called ‘Scoops Ahoy’ can be found. 

Fans of the show immediately recognized this to be identical to the ice cream shop from the show, instantly sparking speculation that a crossover was in the works. 

Epic GamesThe Scoops Ahoy ice cream parlor in Fortnite Season 9 is identical to its counterpart in Stranger Things.

Furthermore, there is no reason not to believe that Epic would be willing to work with Netflix on this, considering that the’ve worked with other studios in the past to create in-game events marking the release of a popular film, such as the recent limited time modes for John Wick 3: Parabellum and Avengers: Infinity War. 

With the highly anticipated third season of Stranger Things scheduled for a July 4 release, the timing couldn’t be more appropriate for all parties involved.

Although the collaboration has now officially been confirmed by Netflix, there are still a lot of details about the crossover that remain unclear.

As always, we will continue to bring you the latest on this story as more information becomes available in the days and weeks ahead. 


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.