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Third Fortnite instadeath location has been discovered

Published: 16/Mar/2019 16:43 Updated: 16/Mar/2019 16:49

by Eli Becht


Starting with Fortnite Season 8 there have been two instadeath locations discovered and now there are reports of a third one being discovered.

Fortnite has always had its share of bugs and issues but nothing has been quite as severe as Season 8 has been so far.

Two instadeath locations have been discovered in the game where players would step on them and instantly be eliminated, no matter what their original health was at.

Now there are reports of a third instadeath location coming in and it’s in another pretty random location.

This new spot is located near the new volcano point of interest and it doesn’t really have any noteworthy landmark near it that indicate your impending doom is incoming.

Just an insta death spot I found, be careful out there from r/FortNiteBR

In a video posted to Reddit by user charis38, we see the location of the new spot which is located a little ways away from a small structure near the lava river from the volcano.

The player sees a pile of loot near the spot so goes over to it in the Baller vehicle, which actually keeps him safe.

Epic GamesThere are now three instadeath locations in Fortnite.

Hopping out of the Baller is what leads to the player’s demise and adds even more loot to the pile. It looks like this player wasn’t the first one to discover this location on that map.

Epic Games originally made a comment saying the team is looking into the initial instadeath location but hasn’t addressed the second and now the third one.

It’s possible this could be patched out in a future update so stay tuned. 

In the meantime, it’s best to avoid this area of the map.


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.