Why is Fortnite's map incredibly foggy since latest v7.20 patch? - Dexerto

Why is Fortnite’s map incredibly foggy since latest v7.20 patch?

Published: 18/Jan/2019 20:20 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 20:25

by David Purcell


Fortnite players have noticed a significant change to the weather in Battle Royale, with fog obscuring their vision since the latest update.

The most recent v7.20 patch notes from Epic Games didn’t announce the introduction of a new weather feature, leaving many fans confused about whether this is an intentional change or an annoying bug. 

In some parts of the map, players have had some difficulty seeing their opponents when they’re being fired at and claim to have been eliminated as a result. 

Epic added a Scoped Revolver to Fortnite with recent v7.20 patch, but there was no mention of fog!

In a recent post to the Fortnite BR subreddit, RokitRide shared two particularly foggy images from Wailing Woods and Loot Lake – sparking a debate as to why the weather has changed in certain locations.

“People were saying it was my TV or phone, so here are screenshots taken from PS4 directly” the Reddit user said. “Shifty Shacks is the worst in my opinion and I died because of this, as the player was on the mountain and I couldn’t even see him.”

“It’s for the Ice Storm event” another user speculated. 

Screengrabs from Reddit user RokitRide, showing new foggy areas of the Fortnite map.

With the Ice Storm event in the works, which is being counted down on every television screen across the Fortnite map right now, there’s a possibility that this could be just another piece of that puzzle.

We have already seen the new Snowfall challenges appear in the game, new skins revealed and a giant ice ball hang over the map so far. 

While an official announcement has not been made about the fog as of yet, there’s also a chance that these issues could be an in-game bug. 


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.