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Ninja Thinks Turbo Building Setting in Fortnite Battle Royale is Broken

Published: 5/Jun/2018 15:50 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 14:28

by Calum Patterson


Top Fortnite streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has seemingly acknowledged a major fault with the game’s building mechanics, specifically the setting “turbo building”.

One of the most central components to Fortnite is building, and being a skilled builder often separates the good players from the bad.

Because of how frequent building became and used as instant cover, developers Epic Games added a number of settings to improve the mechanics and allow for smoother builds.

The setting ‘turbo building’ was added back in February 2018, as well as other improvements such as ‘auto-material change’ and ‘building through stuff’.

Turbo building quickly became the default for many players across platforms, as it was no longer necessary to repeatedly press the build button, rather holding it down would continue the build.

“Turbo Building” allows you to hold down primary fire and continuously place the selected building piece (Toggled in the Game options). Now you can “paint” building pieces into the world quickly. This will be very useful for defensively building walls around you and sprinting up ramps while building them simultaneously.

However, at some point during recent updates to the game, some players have reported issues with turbo building, seemingly not placing the build when holding down the button/key.

And it seems even Ninja himself has now acknowledged the issue, in this clip taken from his live stream.

With constant updates to the game on a weekly basis, small glitches and issues are known to have cropped up previously so it is possible that an accidental change has been made to the turbo building setting.

The Fortnite development team are usually quick to resolve these issue, and with Ninja highlighting the problem on his platform Epic Games will no doubt be aware of players’ complaints.


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.
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 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.