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NickEh30 accused of cheating in $500k charity Fortnite Streamer Bowl

Published: 31/Jan/2020 14:50

by Jacob Hale

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Popular Fortnite streamer NickEh30 has been accused of cheating in the $500,000 Streamer Bowl charity event, and people aren’t happy about it.

Teaming alongside Minnesota Vikings Tight End David Morgan, the duo found themselves losing a grasp on the leaders of the pack and not as high in the leaderboards as they might have hoped.

Though the event was one for charity and spirits were generally high, even in Nick and Morgan’s camp, there was still a competitive spirit to it, but it seems that spirit got the better of Nick, who couldn’t resist twisting the rules to give his side more of an edge.

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Nick is well-known for being a family-friendly and is commonly seen as one of the nicest personalities in Fortnite.

During the Streamer Bowl, teams were given landing zones that they were allowed to land in, and landing outside said zone was a punishable offense.

There was an allotted area around and including Dirty Docks on the easternmost side of the map that teams were allowed to drop in during game 3, but in their pre-game discussion, you can hear Nick discussing landing outside of it with Morgan.

“What if we stretch out a little more,” he asks his teammate. “There are no real POIs that are nearby, that’s the only problem. Remember, we only get a warning. We don’t get [inaudible]. It’s not a bad thing.”

Taking to the FortniteCompetitive subreddit, many were disappointed or angry to see what was going on, accusing him of cheating, especially because of the fact that it was a charity tournament.

One commenter said that it is “pathetic,” and that he used the advantage of landing outside of the zone to sneak up and kill Chap, asking “how fake can you be?”

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Another said that personalities that base their persona around being super nice are “usually the biggest scumbags.”

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Naturally, a number of people jumped to Nick’s defense, comparing it to traditional sports where players will purposely take a foul or go down easily to swing things in their favor a little, but these comments bore the brunt of downvotes from other users.

Nick and Morgan ended up placing sixth in the Streamer Bowl tournament, sharing a $30,000 prize to donate to a charity of their choice.

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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

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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.