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New Building Exploit Found in Fortnite Battle Royale – Ability To Build Through Walls

Published: 8/Aug/2018 14:59

by Calum Patterson


A new glitch has been discovered in Fortnite allowing players to build through the walls of their own structures, an exploit yet to be fixed by Epic Games.

As even the most casual Fortnite player will know, building is the most central and fundamental skill in the game, perhaps even more so than shooting, so any advantage that can be gained here can be game changing.

Numerous exploits and bugs with building have been fixed throughout the game’s lifecycle by developer Epic Games, but it seems this one has either slipped through or is the result of a bug in a recent patch.

Essentially, if a player builds a 1×1 base with a floor, it is possible to walk to the bottom right corner of one of the walls and build through it to the other side.

As shown by Fortnite YouTuber MonsterDFace, it is an incredibly simply exploit to use, and could be incredibly useful in an engagement – or for escaping one.

MonsterDFace also confirmed in a comment that this glitch is possible with any material, not only metal as shown in the video. It is unclear if it is only possible with a player’s own builds.

Because it does not use the edit feature to perform this exploit, it seems feasable that a player could approach any player-made structure, and by standing at the bottom right corner be able to build through it to the other side.

The most recent update, v5.20, went live in Fortnite on Tuesday August 7, and it appears this glitch is still possible following that update, meaning Epic are yet to be made aware. 

In the mobile patch notes, there was a fix for ‘ramps being built through other ramps’, but this is an unrelated issue and only affects mobile players.


How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 9 challenges

Published: 22/Oct/2020 11:39

by Matt Porter


The ninth 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 9 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.