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When are cars coming to Fortnite? Epic finally announce release date

Published: 4/Aug/2020 0:42 Updated: 4/Aug/2020 0:45

by Alan Bernal

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The long-awaited debut for cars in Fortnite Season 3 is just down the road as Epic Games gave players a clear signal for when to expect the new vehicles in the game.

Since the start of Season 3, the Fortnite devs have let players know that cars were on the slate. But a few in-game events like the flooding that led to the introduction of Aquaman stalled any land-based vehicles on the island, considering there were hardly any roads to use them in.

But now that we’re deep into the third season of Chapter 2, people have been waiting with bated breaths for any indication that the automobiles are coming soon.

Thankfully for Fortnite fans, after a brief delay, they now have a concrete date from Epic as cars will officially make their debut in the Joy Ride update scheduled for Wednesday, August 5.

The devs teased the upcoming cars by showing off a rough look at Whiplash, a new blue-and-sport- red roadster with racing stripes – a minor change from its grey paint job as it appeared in the Season 3 launch trailer.

“It’s not just a name. It’s a warning,” the devs said about Whiplash. It sounds like this model could be one of the faster vehicles in the lineup, as players can expect a few options to arrive when the update hits live servers.

The upcoming patch will mark the end of the prolonged wait for cars in Fortnite. They were expected to arrive earlier in the season, but then Epic announced that “many vehicles got taken for inspection” and were coming weeks later.

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Epic Games are opening the roads in Fortnite to vehicular mayhem on August 5.

Previous leaks revealed that cars will have max speeds around 28-45, with around 500 health, and the ability for players to ‘eject’ after being hit for 50 damage.

More importantly, the leaks showed that players will be able to gain metal mats when hitting objects like the Brutes did in seasons past.

When cars explode they deal 800 damage to buildings while inflicting 50 damage to players at short range and 200 at long range, according to the datamined files.

Driving a car in Fortnite will give teams a powerful and fun new tool to get around the island while adding to the charm of Epic’s popular game.

If there aren’t any delays, Fortnite will soon introduce their fleet of vehicles to the island as the highly anticipated 13.40 Season 3 update is finally on the way.

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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

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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.