New "rarest skin in Fortnite" hasn't appeared in the Item Shop for over a year - Dexerto

New “rarest skin in Fortnite” hasn’t appeared in the Item Shop for over a year

Published: 12/Nov/2018 21:40 Updated: 12/Nov/2018 21:41

by Albert Petrosyan


A new cosmetic item holds the distinguished title of “rarest skin in Fortnite,” and it’s one that many have probably never seen or heard of.

The Recon Expert outfit skin can now officially be considered as the rarest skin because it has now been absent from the Item Shop for 365 days.

The last time the Recon Expert was available for purchase was November 11, 2017, less than two months after the popular battle royale mode of Fortnite went live.

No other cosmetic skin that was originally available for purchase has gone this long without being featured in the Item Shop again.

Recon Expert – Rare (1,200 V-Bucks)

Being a Rare Skin, the Recon Expert came with a modest price of 1,200 V-Bucks the last time it was featured in the Item Shop.

However, many at the time did not purchase the skin, because it offered no unique characteristics or eye-catching features that made it stand out from other cosmetic items.

Ironically, the low number of purchases and the early nature of its release have combined to make it a skin that is just simply almost never seen in-game.

Many among the vast player-base are likely to have never even heard of the skin before, especially since everyone was more interested in the hyped up “rare” items like the Skull Trooper, Scythe Pickaxe, Red Knight, and such.

With so many of those items having been brought back to the Item Shop, it’s hard to tell which players are have been playing the game since last November, and which are just posing as “OGs.”

However, if you come across a Recon Expert skin in-game, you can rest assured that the player is most certainly an “OG.”


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.