Fortnite Season 9 rolls on into Week 2 with a pretty straightforward set of weekly challenges. Nothing really unusual distinguishes this set, which seems to have a general focus on combat. That said, there is one challenge that will take you to some pretty bizarre locations around the map. Read on for our guide to tackling this week of challenges.
Fortnite: Season 9 Week 2 Challenge Guide
Launch off Air Vents in different matches (5)
Continuing a theme from last week, this challenge will introduce you to one of Season 9’s new mechanics. Air Vents can be found in any of the game’s new futuristic locations, such as Mega Mall or Neo-Tilted. Air Vents, pictured above, essentially act as a mini jump pad. Stepping on one will send you bouncing skyward. Jump on an air vent in 5 different matches to complete this challenge.
The good old reliable landing challenge makes a return. Drop in at the following locations in this order to finish this challenge.
- Stage 1: Land at Snobby Shores.
- Stage 2: Land at Fatal Fields.
- Stage 3: Land at Sunny Steps.
- Stage 4: Land at Dusty Divot.
- Stage 5: Land at Happy Hamlet.
Eliminate opponents at Sunny Steps or Shifty Shafts (3)
Another straightforward and classic challenge, this one will have you taking out opponents at either Sunny Steps or Shifty Shafts. Neither location tends to be particularly high traffic; that said, we recommend jumping into a Team Rumble match to work on this challenge. Depending on where the fighting is centered, it’s possible to complete this challenge in a single match.
Deal damage with Pistols to opponents (500)
This damage dealing challenge will have you using Pistols. While you can use any Pistol to finish the challenge, we recommend either the Hand Cannon or Dual Pistols to do so. Both of these weapons deal much higher damage than the game’s other pistols, so it will be much easier to handle this challenge by using one or the other. You’ll have to deal 500 damage total to complete it.
Visit an oversized phone, a big piano, and a giant dancing fish trophy
One of this week’s more interesting challenges, you’ll be heading to some pretty unusual landmarks around the Battle Royale map.
Some players will remember the giant phones from one of last season’s challenges. They’re in two locations: a grove of trees between Lazy Lagoon and The Block, and atop a hill to the north of Lucky Landing.
The piano may also be familiar, as it was involved in a Season 7 challenge. You’ll find it along the coastline to the south of Lonely Lodge.
Finally, the fish trophy is a new one. You’ll need to head to an unmarked house between Mega Mall and Dusty Divot, where you’ll find it sticking out of the roof. Check out the map below for the exact locations:
Search a Chest in different named locations in a single match (3)
A variation on the classic chest searching challenge, you’ll need to put on your hiking shoes for this one. You’ll be searching three chests, but the catch is that they need to be in different locations to count towards the challenge, and you’ll need to do so in a single match. Try to land in an area where locations are clustered together; the map’s central area is probably your best bet.
Ranged Elimination Challenge
Polish off your sniper rifles, because you’ll need to go long for this challenge. It’s hard to gauge distance for challenges like this, but as a general rule, the further the better.
- Stage 1: Eliminate an opponent from at least 50m away.
- Stage 2: Eliminate an opponent from at least 75m away.
- Stage 3: Eliminate an opponent from at least 100m away.
Fortnite: Season 9 Week 1 Challenge Guide
The Slipstream challenge is a great introduction to one of Season 9’s new mechanics. It’s a two-parter:
- Stage 1: Ride the slipstream around Neo-Tilted.
- Stage 2: Ride the slipstream around Mega Mall.
To get to the Slipstream in question, you’ll want to look for the giant purple rings floating around the locations in question. These rings contain guided air currents that allow you to quickly traverse between locations simply by jumping into them. To ride the Slipstream, you can find various “stations” that will allow you to jump into the current and go for a ride. The challenge should mark as complete as soon as you enter the Slipstream.
Visit all Sky Platforms (7)
Another intro to one of Season 9’s new mechanics, the Sky Platforms are exactly what their name implies. These floating research stations are scattered across the map, held aloft by four giant turbines. You can also use these turbines to boost you skyward and get to the top of the platforms themselves. As soon as you set foot atop the platform, you’ll see it marked as “visited.” There are seven platforms you’ll need to visit to complete the challenge. Here’s a map to their locations:
Deal damage to opponents within 10 seconds of using a Shadow Bomb (200)
This challenge can be harder than it seems at first. One of the hardest parts is finding a Shadow Bomb in the first place, as they tend to be rare items. Once you do, use the Shadow Bomb to enter your spectral form, then hop out to attack any nearby enemies and start dealing damage. This one is easiest to complete in a match of Team Rumble, where you can use a Shadow Bomb in crowds and find easy targets to deal damage to.
Pick up a Legendary item in different matches (5)
Unlike the previous challenge, this one sounds harder than it is. Any legendary item will do, from Chug Jugs to Assault Rifles to the elusive Bush camo. Just look for the orange glow, and snag the item as soon as you see it. You can also use vending machines to grab legendaries, if you can find one. There’s usually a Legendary vending machine that spawns near Loot Lake, next to the entrance to the excavation pit.
Search chests at Lucky Landing or Loot Lake (7)
A classic chest search, you’ll need to head to either Loot Lake or Lucky Landing and search 7 chests to complete the challenge. Which location you choose is up to you: Lucky tends to be less crowded, but chests aren’t as plentiful as they are at Loot Lake.
Scoped Weapon Eliminations (3)
Whether it be a Sniper Rifle or Scoped Assault Rifle, you simply need to grab a weapon with a scope on it and pick off three opponents to mark this challenge as complete.
Deal damage at certain heights
This final challenge is probably the hardest of the week. It has a few tiers:
- Stage 1: Deal damage to opponents from at least two stories above (300)
- Stage 2: Deal damage to opponents from at least four stories above (200)
- Stage 3: Deal damage to opponents from at least six stories above (100)
The hardest part of this challenge is judging your height. A safe rule of thumb is the higher the better, and if you can, use nearby buildings to estimate how high up you are. This is easiest to complete by building your own structures, so you’ll want to gather plenty of supplies for this one. As usual, any elimination challenge is easiest to complete in a Team Rumble match.