Ridiculous Fortnite motorboat glitch could wipe your squad in seconds - Dexerto

Ridiculous Fortnite motorboat glitch could wipe your squad in seconds

Published: 9/Mar/2020 1:11

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s motorboats are once again the subject of a new devastating glitch as entire teams can be taken out of commission due to an absurd bug that could strike at any moment.

Since Fortnite’s transition to a brand new physics engine with the 11.50 update, the popular battle royale title has been littered with frustrating and often lethal glitches that can end a run out of the blue.

From Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney phasing into a wall and instantly dying, to a number of glitches that have sent players sky-high, there’s never any shortage of new discoveries. However, entire teams can be wiped in the blink of an eye due to the latest bizarre issue.

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You could be having a whale of a time on your motorboat before the glitch hits you.

Surviving until the halfway point of the match with exactly 50 players left alive, Reddit user ‘Nozza123’ and their squad were enjoying a quick trip together on a motorboat.

Fully kitted out with an arsenal of rare loot and powerful gear, the crew was emoting through the map with seemingly all the confidence in the world.

As they rapidly approached land and looked to scavenge the next area however, disaster struck as the run was cut short and the team was instantly taken deleted from the match.

Well at least we now know never to build in front of boats! from FortNiteBR

From dancing on top of the world to exploding into a huge pile of loot, three members of the squad vanished into thin air while one remaining player was given a few extra seconds under the map to take in the devastation before also being wiped.

“Well, at least we now know never to build in front of boats,” the caption read, as the players realized that a single ramp is what caused the vehicle to bug out and phase through the ground.

While they crashed through the first angled surface, the second put an end to their momentum before dropping the team through the floor without explanation. 

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Motorboats could be the buggiest vehicles in Fortnite today.

Not the first time that a motorboat-related issue has caused players to fall through the map, the vehicle can also phase through the world even when not in motion whatsoever.

Additionally, another frustrating bug has been having the opposite effect and forcing players into an underwater realm while perfectly dry and on land.


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.