This throwable Fortnite concept would be an awesome replacement for the Chiller - Dexerto

This throwable Fortnite concept would be an awesome replacement for the Chiller

Published: 16/Nov/2018 13:43 Updated: 16/Nov/2018 13:49

by Matt Porter


A creative fan has designed a new throwable weapon that would take the place of the Chiller trap item in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Dreamt up by Reddit user ‘Weinstein312’, the introduction of his new weapon would see the Chillers placed into the vault, and replaced with what he calls ‘Snow Bombs’.

Created to be thrown as a grenade, and designed to look like a snowball, the explosive portion of the weapon is replaced by the head of a snowman, featuring a carrot for a nose and a smiley face made out of coal.

The weapon would have an ‘Uncommon’ rarity level, and could be found in chests, supply drops or simply on the ground in stacks of three, with six being the maximum amount of Snow Bombs that players could carry in one stack.

Snow Bombs would work much like the Boogie Bomb, which forces players to dance for five seconds or until they take damage. The Snow Bomb would freeze enemy players in place for six seconds, giving players a chance to close the distance and take the first shot at their opponent.

/u/Weinstein312The Snow Bomb features a happy snowman’s face – just in time for the holidays.

The introduction of the Snow Bombs would be perfect in the lead up to Christmas, when Epic Games will likely begin to release some special edition holiday skins for players who would like to celebrate their love for the season in-game.

Unfortunately, the Snow Bomb is just a concept created by an avid Fortnite fan, and there are currently no plans for Epic Games to add the weapon into the battle royale title.


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.