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Tfue mind blown as Fortnite ‘ghost bullets’ cost him eliminations

Published: 7/Apr/2020 11:19

by Jacob Hale


Fortnite star Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney was left baffled while playing in an intense Fortnite match with duo Scoped, as his shots seemed to not register, despite appearing clearly on target.

Fortnite is no stranger to bizarre bugs and weird occurrences, but generally, these things get fixed pretty quickly by developers at Epic Games, so it’s not often something to be too concerned about.

However, when you’re competing for money, it’s a different story, and this bug could have completely ruined Tfue’s match if things were a little different – and bugs affecting Tfue are always bound to cause a stir.

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Despite Epic regularly adding new places and features to Fortnite, it’s disappointing when some of the basics fail.

While playing in some duo scrims with Scoped in preparation for the FNCS finals, the duo had an impressive high-ground position to have good visibility on their enemies while remaining protected, but it didn’t quite work out exactly as intended.

Loaded to the brim with small bullets, Tfue was raining down fire on any enemy that came near him with the minigun – but the bullets seemed to just fly through them.

If it was only one player, you could probably say he got poor luck with his bloom, but as three enemies fly past him he locks onto each one and manages not to do any damage to any of them, even though it definitely seems as though he should be hitting them.

While his bullets are constantly missing, Tfue simply repeats “I’m blanking, bro,” clearly getting increasingly dismayed at every opponent that flies past him without taking any damage.

The first time he said it, Scoped said that some of his bullets were blanking, too, so it may have simply been a server-side issue that had them both firing ghost bullets, but it’s impossible to be sure.

Tfue has taken issue with Fortnite for several reasons in recent months, including going as far as to say he’s considering moving to a different state just to get better ping. If this becomes a recurring issue, it may add more fuel to the fire about the game that helped him blow up.

It remains to be seen whether Epic Games look into this, but it could become a big issue if they plan on having more major tournaments in the near future with money on the line.


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.