What the New Compact SMG Will Sound Like in Fortnite - Close, Medium, Long Range, Reloading, and More! - Dexerto

What the New Compact SMG Will Sound Like in Fortnite – Close, Medium, Long Range, Reloading, and More!

Published: 23/Jul/2018 23:07 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 17:44

by Albert Petrosyan


With the announcement of the Compact SMG coming soon to Fortnite, people have been hard at work trying to find out as much information about the new weapon as possible. 

Using audio samples found in game files, data miners have been able to determine what the new SMG will sound like in-game.

Fortnite news and leaks outlet ‘FNBRLeaks’ has released a collection of all the sounds the weapon is expected to make in-game, including when it is being fired, reloaded, picked up, and dropped.

Players of Fortnite’s other mode, called Save the World, will recognize these sounds because the SMG has been in that mode for quite sometime, despite just now being added to Battle Royale.

Perhaps the most interesting part is the fact that there are three different firing noises for the three different ranges, which could be useful for players when choosing which weapon to use in certain gunfights.

Announced on July 22, the Compact SMG is expected to be added to Fortnite on the 24th as part of the v5.10 Update.

It will become the second new SMG weapon to be added in as many weeks, and will come in Epic and Legendary rarities.


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.