TSM Myth and Dakotaz Want Changes Made to Shotguns in Fortnite After Recent Nerf - Dexerto

TSM Myth and Dakotaz Want Changes Made to Shotguns in Fortnite After Recent Nerf

Published: 1/Aug/2018 14:38 Updated: 1/Aug/2018 14:40

by Calum Patterson


After shotguns were recently hit with a significant nerf in Fortnite Battle Royale, two of the top streamers and competitive players, TSM Myth and Dakotaz, want changes made.

Epic Games implemented a shotgun nerf in an attempt to rebalance the game away from the manic shotgun battles that typically dominated close quarters engagements.

Some were in favor of seeing a slight rebalance, but as is often the case with attempting to fine tune weapon balance, it often ends up tipping the scale too much in the other direction.

TSM player Ali “Myth” Kabbani called for an increased fire rate of the tactical shotguns, in order to make it a “contender” in the current meta.

Fellow streamer, Dakotaz, went into more detail on his channel, explaining that shotguns have become too weak, saying “everything is backwards.”

“Don’t nerf shotguns completely, because now they’re just garbage. Yes, they work sometimes, yes they still one shot people, and that will be Epic’s argument. But when? Like once in a blue moon.

If I land a headshot on somebody up close, with a shotgun, don’t you think I deserve to do a lot of damage and kill that guy. So everything is just backwards in Fortnite. That’s the best way to explain it, everything is backwards.”

Dakotaz goes on to express his disappointment that other personalities are “afraid to speak their minds”, and instead just say Epic Games are the best, without complaint.

Given the frequency at which Epic update the game, and how observant they are on all social channels, it is likely that at some point some more shotgun rebalancing will be made.


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.
Epic Games
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.