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Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President Says he Wants to Make Cross-Progression on all Games Happen

Published: 10/Jul/2018 17:30 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Chantal Stewart-Jones


After experiencing frustration at the lack of cross-progression on all games between Xbox One and PC, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, Mike Ybarra, wants to fix that.

Cross-play between Xbox and PC has been high on the agenda for Microsoft since it announced the Play Anywhere program at E3 2016, allowing users to buy a game for either platform and be able to play it on the other, without having to buy it again.

Despite the ground Microsoft has been making on this front, it seems this isn’t enough for Ybarra, who wants to see cross-progression become standard practice.

As a gamer, he’s been annoyed by having to make the decision between playing a game on Xbox One or PC, rather than being able to start on one and pick up where he left off on the other. So he’s set a goal to make it happen.

The idea does exist at the moment, but only on certain titles, like Fortnite. But if Ybarra succeeds with his suggestion, you would be able to swap platforms on any and every game.

Though cross-progression has been a point of contention with Sony recently, with the company actively blocking the feature for those with PlayStation-linked Fortnite accounts, it looks like Microsoft are determined to go even further.

They also recently released a trailer with Nintendo which seemed to take shots at Sony directly for their stubbornness on cross-play and cross-progression.

An official date or time period hasn’t been announced for this addition, but with Ybarra’s passionate tweet, it looks like it’s only a matter of time until cross-progression on all games is realised.


How to find Fortnite Season 3’s Fortilla key and open the Vault

Published: 19/Jun/2020 2:13

by Theo Salaun


Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 flooded the entire map after Midas activated the Device—but now players get their turns to flood something of their own: their inventories with loot stolen from the Fortilla Vault.

Chapter 2, Season 3 changed Fortnite’s map drastically, in one of the biggest revamps ever for the game, namely by washing away most of the game’s northwestern points of interest and sliding in the Fortilla, a brand new set of islands in the southwestern quadrant.

Aside from wanting an excuse to travel to a new destination, players can now be additionally motivated to explore the Fortilla because they can defeat a boss, obtain a keycard, and then reap the benefits of boundless, formerly vaulted loot.


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Fortnite’s Season 3 map, a flooded masterpiece with some intriguing additions.

South of Holly Hedges and west of Rickety Rig, you’ll find the Fortilla: a set of small islands surrounded by about five larger islands—all covered with structures resembling a tropical shanty town.

How to open Fortilla Vault

  1. Drop at the Fortilla in Fortnite Season 3
  2. Scour the area for Ocean
  3. Eliminate Ocean
  4. Pick up Ocean’s Fortilla Keycard (and other loot)
  5. Follow the Keycard’s directions to find and unlock the vault!


As mentioned by YouTube’s ‘Gamerz World,’ the best way to find Ocean is to glide around on one of the map’s boats and listen for her because she’s a talker.

Once you defeat Ocean, you’ll get three great pieces of loot: Ocean’s Burst Assault Rifle, Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug, and the ever-important Fortilla Keycard.

The Chug Jug is a nasty item, as it gives you full health and shields (and offers free refills). The gun is also mighty strong, but not nearly as exciting as the keycard, which will grant you directions and access to the Vault.


how to open fortnite fortilla vault
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The Fortilla is an expansive set of islands, covered in henchmen and beach decor.

When you have the Fortilla Keycard selected from your inventory, the game will show you arrows towards the Vault. Follow those directions, make it to the Vault, and, voila, loot as far as the eye can see. 

The new Fortilla Vault is the latest in the game since Catty Corner’s Vault was discovered. While you got some sick loot from that one, nothing is quite as quenching as Ocean’s bottomless Chug Jug.