The Unluckiest Fortnite Elimination Ever as Shopping Cart Appears to Come Alive and Take Out Player - Dexerto

The Unluckiest Fortnite Elimination Ever as Shopping Cart Appears to Come Alive and Take Out Player

Published: 8/Jul/2018 13:50 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 15:08

by Calum Patterson


There are a lot of ways to be eliminated in Fortnite Battle Royale – guns, explosives, the storm, falling damage or even traps – but one very unlucky player experienced likely the most bizarre elimination ever after a Shopping Cart seemed to have a mind of its own.

Shopping Carts were added to the Battle Royale mode of Fortnite during season four of the battle pass, and are effectively the first ‘vehicle’ in the game.

They are more a novelty however, providing players with limited speed and not much benefit over simply being on foot, but there are a lot of fun and can be used to pull of some airtime.

Sprinkled around the map, players can simply approach a shopping cart and select to ‘drive’ it, and if with a teammate they can also hop on top and ride shotgun.

What shopping carts are definitely not though, are lethal. Save for accidentally jumping from to high and suffering fall damage, there is really now way for a shopping cart to get a kill – until now.

Reddit user u/newmanuai posted a video in which they approach two stationary carts, and start to harvest timber from the nearby trees.

Using Fortnite’s replay mode brilliantly, they pinpoint when the cart starts to very slowly creep forward, before plummeting off the side of the cliff and straight into the player on the ramp below – sending him soaring to his death.

Don’t destroy this tree on the shopping cart mountain or it’ll ruin your day from r/FortNiteBR

And once the clip was posted, other users also reported similar occurrences of shopping carts seemingly being possessed to target players on the map, which begs the question if Epic Games programmed them to do it on occasion as a bit of a troll.

But, always observant on social channels, an Epic employee replied to another mysterious shopping cart attack just as entertained as everyone else.


So let it be a warning not to mess with the shopping carts, unless planning on using one, it is maybe best to keep your distance.


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.
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.