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Over 30 new Fortnite fish types could be coming in Season 3

Published: 7/Aug/2020 7:38

by Andrew Amos


Over 30 new fish have been found in Fortnite’s game files, indicating that the mechanic is getting a major overhaul in Season 3. On top of the new species, a new Fishing String item has been uncovered, and new achievements pertaining to fishing.

Fishing could be getting totally overhauled in Fortnite in Season 3. While the mechanic has been in the game since the start of Chapter 2, it’s kind of stagnated in the last couple of months.

With no new fish infiltrating the ocean, despite the map being flooded at the start of Season 3, there’s no real appeal to throwing out a line ⁠— or a harpoon. However, that could change in just a few weeks.

Fortnite dataminers have discovered over 30 new types of fish deep in the game’s files. They include new variations of Floppers, Slurpfish, and Small Fries, as well as other fish yet to be added in any capacity.

This includes some jellyfish-like creatures and pufferfish, which could soon be washing up on the shores of Fortnite. Some of the fish will also spawn in different areas of the map, much like real life.

There’s a lot of new fish there, so it could just be that some are reskins with no real purpose other than being a different color. However, dataminer HYPEX pointed out some new statistics for healing, duration, and radius that could indicate each individual fish will do something different.

There’s also a new fishing rod titled “Fishing String” in the files that players can use to catch their feed. New achievements and stats are also on the way, showcasing that Epic is committed to making fishing more enjoyable in Season 4, if not Season 3.

The increased variety is sure to please a lot of players. It adds a bit more value to fishing than just casting a line and farming Floppers. You could snatch a game-changing catch with one of these new specimens coming soon.

There’s no indication on when such a change will land. Just because it’s in the game files after Patch v13.40 doesn’t mean it’ll come on v13.50. Sometimes it takes Epic weeks, months, or even seasons to add new content. Just look at the release of cars recently.

One thing is for sure though. Fishing in Fortnite is about to get a whole lot more interesting.


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.