Release date and time announced for v6.20 update in Fortnite - what to expect - Dexerto

Release date and time announced for v6.20 update in Fortnite – what to expect

Published: 23/Oct/2018 18:55 Updated: 23/Oct/2018 18:56

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games have announced the release date and time for the v6.20 update in Fortnite Battle Royale, the fourth update since the start of Season 6.

The update is set to go live Wednesday, October 24 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 8 AM BST and will require downtime, meaning that the in-game matchmaking will likely be disabled 20-25 minutes prior to launch. 

The announcement for this update was made on October 23 via a post on the official Fortnite Twitter page. 

With game updates in Fortnite, it is not possible to know what all of the contents will be, since the patch notes won’t be getting released until the downtime begins.

However, one thing the update will bring is the start of the ‘Fortnitemares’ in-game event, which will last until Monday, November 26.

The Fortnitemares event will be the first official Halloween themed event in Fortnite, and will introduce a variety of themed cosmetic items and challenges, Limited Time Modes, and spooky map changes.

Epic have also hinted that the iconic Pumpkin Rocket Launcher weapon, which made its first and only appearance in Fortnite during October 2017, will be returning as part of this event. 

Players can also expect to see Epic test out their latest major change to Glider mechanics in this next update, which will allow players to re-deploy their Glider at any time, in all modes. 

As is usually the case, once the update goes live, data miners will scour through new game files and leak any new cosmetic items and information they find. 

Make sure to follow us @Dexerto and monitor the Dexerto Fortnite page as we will provide details on any leaked cosmetics, as well as the full patch notes, details on all changes and more.


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.
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.