Tfue reveals clever trick to quickly open Fortnite's Henchmen Chests - Dexerto

Tfue reveals clever trick to quickly open Fortnite’s Henchmen Chests

Published: 9/Jun/2020 14:49

by Connor Bennett


Streaming superstar Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has revealed a pretty clever way to open Henchmen Chests in Fortnite without needing to carry an NPC agent to it or wait for the lengthy scan to complete.

Even though Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 is drawing to a close, the battle royale island is still full to the brim with the Top Secret theming. Different locations all play into the season’s theme – which is sure to change at the start of season three – and some have NPC henchmen guarding them.

Defeating these Henchmen can give you some pretty valuable loot, especially if you carry them over to a Henchmen Chest and use the NPC on the scan. However, there are ways to get around needing to scan an enemy to get the chest open. 

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Fortnite’s Top Secret theme completely shook up the battle royale.

During his June 8 stream, Tfue had dropped at his usual landing spot of The Grotto and took down a few Henchmen that stood in his way. As he approached a Henchmen Chest, though, he took things into his own hands. 

Instead of using an NPC on the scan, the Twitch star built a small cone on top of the chest. This didn’t make the chest disappear but as he started to scan himself, Tfue quickly edited the cone and the chest then popped open instead of waiting for the lengthy scan successful message. 

This trick saved the Fortnite star a few seconds, which is enough to give you an advantage in the battle royale. Though, to prove it wasn’t a one-time glitch or bug, Tfue replicated the editing trick a few moments later on another Henchmen Chest. 

Obviously, you can try and copy what the streaming star managed to pull off, but it’ll probably take some time to practice first off. You’ll also need the area to be clear of actual players, otherwise, your cover would be blown.


Fortnite Houseparty: How to use new video chat feature & get free Wrap

Published: 18/Nov/2020 18:36 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 18:47

by Tanner Pierce


With Fortnite’s brand new update, Epic Games has added integration with Houseparty, which allows players to video chat while playing the hit battle royale game. You’ll even be able to unlock a special wrap for your weapons.

Fortnite Season 4 is almost on its way out, with it set to end at the tailend of November. Despite this, Epic Games still has a few cards up their sleeves for players before Chapter 5 starts. One of these new features is the implementation of Houseparty, a service that allows players to communicate with each other.

Added in the v14.60 update, the new Houseparty feature will be available for Fortnite players to start using on November 18, according to Epic Games’ blog post. But how does it work and how can players set it up? Here’s everything you need to know about the brand new feature in the popular battle royale game so that you can be ready when it goes live in-game.

What is Fortnite x Houseparty?

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Players will soon be able to use the Houseparty video app within Fortnite.

According to the company themselves, Houseparty is a social media app that allows eight people to video chat at one time. Think of something like Zoom, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts, but only for eight people. Players can add friends and invite them into private video chats.

For the Fortnite implementation, players will need Houseparty installed on their iOS or Android device in order to properly frame the camera on your face. That being said, the chat will appear on the side of your Fortnite game while you’re playing.

Unfortunately, the Houseparty implementation will only be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC for the time being, so if you’re on Xbox or Switch, you’re out of luck for now.

Fortnite x Houseparty in-game reward

Players who link their Houseparty account with their Epic account will be rewarded with a free in-game Rainbow Fog wrap, which can be used on any weapon in Fortnite. The wrap itself is pretty cool to look at and seems to be at least partially inspired by Houseparty’s hot pink and yellow color combination.

Because the app is only available on PlayStation devices and PC, players on other systems have another way to get their hands on the Rainbow Fog wrap.

According to Epic, from November 20 and November 26, players who play five Fortnite matches with friends will receive the wrap by December 4, 2020. It’s unclear if this method is available for PC and PlayStation players as well.

Fortnite x Houseparty account link instructions

Linking your two accounts is a bit of a pain. Between downloading apps and signing up for services you more than likely don’t have accounts for, it’s hassle in order to use this new service. That being said, it may be worth it to those who want a new way to chat with their friends or if you simply want the new weapon wrap.

  1. Download Houseparty on your iOS or Android device and create an account.
  2. In the app, link your Epic Games account with your Houseparty account using the in-app prompts.
  3. You’re two accounts should then be linked and video calls will show up on screen the next time you start up Fortnite on your PC or PlayStation device.

All in all, it seems like a great feature for those who want a new way to chat with their friends. Here’s hoping that Epic implements more services like this in the future.