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Where to find buried Blue Coin in Retail Row for Fortnite Week 5 challenge

Published: 31/Dec/2020 15:58

by Daniel Megarry

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If you want to complete the Week 5 challenges in Fortnite, you’ll need to find the Blue Coin hidden somewhere at Retail Row – and we’ve got the location for you.

The new Fortnite Week 5 challenges are mostly about gnomes, and there’s an extra difficult Legendary quest that requires you to take down 50 powerful IO Guards, which will no doubt keep players busy for the next seven days.

But there’s another challenge this week that’s a little different to the usual ‘loot chests’ and ‘deal damage’ quests, as it requires you to dig up a Blue Coin that’s hidden somewhere at Retail Row.

It sounds easy on the surface, but only if you know exactly where to find it – and that’s where we’ve got you covered.

Fortnite Blue Coin location at Retail Row

Fortnite Blue Coin location Retail Row
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The location of the buried Blue Coin in Retail Row for Fortnite’s Week 5 challenge.

As the description explains, the buried Blue Coin can be found in Retail Row, but you’ll need to know exactly where to look if you want to find it before you run into danger from other players.

Once you land at Retail Row, you’ll want to head to the house at the southwest of the area. In the garden, next to a small tree, you’ll see a mound of dirt that is glowing blue – that’s your target.

Simply hit it with your pickaxe a few times, and the Blue Coin will emerge!

Fortnite Blue Coin location Retail Row
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The Blue Coin is hidden under a glowing mound of dirt.

The coin is shiny blue and has the letters ‘XP’ emblazoned on it, which is fitting as you’ll bag yourself a sweet 20,000 XP for completing this quest.

It’s worth keeping in mind that Retail Row is a popular location for players to drop even when there’s not a quest going on there, so you’ll want to get your hands on the Blue Coin quickly when you land.

If you’re looking to complete the rest of the week’s quests, make sure you check out our Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 Challenges hub.

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Epic Games sues Apple & Google in UK over Fortnite removals

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:28

by Theo Salaun

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Following litigation over Fortnite’s app store removals by Apple and Google in the United States of America, Epic Games have officially mounted lawsuits against both tech companies in the United Kingdom, as well.

In August 2020, Epic Games added their own payment process to Fortnite’s mobile offerings so that Apple and Google’s cellphone and tablet users could purchase in-game items at a discounted price. This discount was specifically enabled by the new process, which bypassed each company’s transaction fees. 

Unsurprisingly, as the payment method was in direct violation of both the App Store and Play Store’s Terms of Services, each company subsequently removed Fornite from their offerings. And, expecting this, Epic Games responded by launching lawsuits against the companies in the U.S. and Australia. 

Now, the makers behind the world’s most popular third-person battle royale have tripled down and mounted legal action against both tech giants in the U.K. Citing violations of competition laws, Epic Games’ legal case in the U.K. is very similar to the ones already made in other countries. And, immediately contested, Apple and Google’s responses have proved similar, as well.

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Fortnite’s Crew subscription service means even more payments for Epic Games.

As discussed by BBC News, Epic have officially submitted documents to the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK. The allegations suggest a monopolistic abuse of power by each company that centers around competitive restrictions to app store and payment processing options, as well as unfair payment fees.

Typically, those fees come at about 30 percent of all purchases, although exact figures differ depending on company and app. Fortnite is obviously one of the biggest games in the entire world, so almost one-third of their sales on mobile means hefty earnings.

But, like their other lawsuits, Epic allege that this is about more than their own profits. The company demands that Apple and Google begin allowing software developers to institute their own payment-processing systems and options to be downloaded outside of the App and Play stores.

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Fortnite has always delighted its fanbase with purchasable cosmetics.

So far, Apple and Google have both replied similarly in the U.K. situation, claiming that they are open to reintroducing Fortnite to their mobile stores but that they deny any violation of competitiveness.

Dexerto will continue to monitor the legal cases in each country, providing updates whenever these prolonged legal disputes begin reaching their conclusions.