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OpTic Fortnite Pro WizKay Provides Five Reasons to Improve the Fortnite Meta

Published: 23/Jul/2018 22:08 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by DG Goldstein


Various community members have given their opinions in regards to the ruleset for competitive Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Since the Battle Royale portion of Fortnite was released in 2017, fans have been attempting to bring the game into the esports world in any way they can with a collection of makeshift tournaments.

While the game has seen an immense amount of success in the casual world, the esports community has quickly grown to new heights over the course of recent months, however, some players have different opinions in regards to what should be allowed.

After Fortnite pledged $100 million to future Fortnite competitions between 2018 and 2019, the scene has expanded rapidly, with Epic Games holding various ‘Summer Skirmish’ events in recent weeks with massive prize pools.

Following the two Summer Skirmish events, WizKay, a member of the OpTic Gaming Fortnite team, gave his opinion in regards to certain aspects of the competitive title, including a few changes to certain weapons.

As of writing, Epic Games is continuing to implement changes to competitive Fortnite, however, the exact changes are unknown.

More information on the Fortnite competitive scene can be found right here.


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.