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Shocking Fortnite building glitch is giving some players an unfair advantage

Published: 11/Mar/2019 17:41 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 18:32

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale has had some crazy bugs since the game was first released in September 2017, but a new one seems to let players shoot right through solid builds. 

Epic Games have been made aware of a number of different glitches since the beginning of Season 8 on February 28, including bugged areas on the map that were eliminating players. 

However, members of the game’s online community have been discussing an issue in the game’s battle royale mode where they can shoot right through a build without any problem at all. 

Epic GamesFortnite players have noticed some strange issues with building in Season 8.

Most Fortnite fans will know already, but building is a feature that allows players to use materials in order to protect themselves from gunfire, explosives or even to move around. 

Yet, a new glitch seems to render materials useless by letting weapons shoot right through them without damaging the structure – as seen with the ‘cone’ demonstration below. 

You can shoot trough non fully build cones from r/FortniteCompetitive

This video was posted to the Fortnite BR subreddit by 2Rich4Youu and shows exactly why this could be a problem, particularly in the endgame of Fortnite sessions. 

Simply aiming through a cone that hasn’t been fully built gives the player an opportunity to fire through the material, without damaging it. 

This gives the player inside the cone a potential advantage, as they’re not fully exposed but have the same ability to fire at their enemy from inside. Some redditors claim that it also works with ramps, too. 

It’s unknown if this issue has been spotted by Epic as of yet, but we’ll keep you updated on any potential fixes in the future. 


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.