Players Can Now Listen to Old Fortnite Music In-Game Thanks to Fan-Made Program - Dexerto

Players Can Now Listen to Old Fortnite Music In-Game Thanks to Fan-Made Program

Published: 22/Aug/2018 20:45 Updated: 22/Aug/2018 20:48

by Albert Petrosyan


One of the aspects of Fortnite that longtime players often say they miss the most is the old menu music.

Despite the music having been completely changed several Seasons ago, many still long to listen to the old tunes.

Fortunately for those nostalgic players, a Reddit user named ‘drakeshe’ has created a program that can turn their dream into reality.

Called the ‘Fortnite Music Controller,’ the program allows players to listen to any music they want while in the menu of Fortnite, including the menu music of old.

The key aspect of this program is that is uses mouse-visibility and color detection to know when a player is in-menu or in-game, in order to ensure that music only plays in the menu and not during gameplay.

Recently, an option of ‘OG Music’ was added to the controller, which plays the classic Fortnite theme music in place of the new one when selected.

A demonstration of how the program works can be seen in the video below.

The program operates in the background and has been designed to work with many different programs, including Spotify Chrome, Edge, Windows Groove Music, VLC, and more.

And for those who may worry about Epic Games banning them for using a third party software, the developer has stated that the program is not detectable by Epic’s anti-cheat scanners.

As of now, the Fortnite Music Controller is completely free to download and use, and players can download it by visiting the Draken Development website here.


How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 9 challenges

Published: 22/Oct/2020 11:39

by Matt Porter


The ninth 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 9 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.