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Fortnite 14 Days of Summer challenges and how to complete them

Published: 18/Jun/2019 16:29 Updated: 29/Jun/2019 12:15

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale players will be able to celebrate the season of sun with the 14 Days of Summer event, which will have a number of different challenges for them to complete and – of course – some sweet rewards up for grabs. 

Epic Games likes to give its playerbase some incentives to look forward to in their game and the 14 Days of Summer challenges do just that, encouraging them to explore different locations across their ever-changing battle royale map. 

Not all of the challenges have been officially revealed by the developer, as of the time of writing, and they’re being added to the game each day. However, the more challenges that have been released, the more accurate Lucas7yoshi‘s list is starting to look. 

Epic GamesThings are heating up for the summer.

What are the challenges and rewards?

With a variety of emotes, sprays, loading screens, and even a banana smoothie from the season trailer is up for grabs, players have a lot of prizes to claim if they can complete all of the challenges before the event comes to an end. 

The list of leaked challenges gives players something new to do each day, and they’re all something summer related as well. You can read the full list below of challenges along with getting a look at the rewards below.

Epic GamesThe Epic Games team might be having a break for the 14 Days of Summer event, but players will be hard at work to complete the challenges.

  • Challenge 1: The first challenge to kick off the 14 Days of Summer event will require players to ‘Dance at six different beach parties’ across the Fortnite Battle Royale map. Now, while it might take some time to find them individually, we’ve put together a simple guide for you to be able to see their locations. 
  • Challenge 2: In order to complete the second challenge, starting on June 26, gamers will need to ‘Bounce a giant beach ball in five different matches’. If you need some help along the way, our guide should make things a little easier.
  • Challenge 3: The June 27 challenge for 14 Days of Summer must be completed using a weapon that many players might not have played with in a while, as they will need to record five ‘Eliminations with the daily unvaulted weapon or a drumgun’. Check what weapon has been unvaulted today using our guide. 
  • Challenge 4: Thanking the bus driver is an optional thing in the battle royale mode, and while not everyone has the courtesy to appreciate them dropping everybody into the game, they will need to get used to it for the June 28 ‘Thank the Bus Driver and finish top 20 in different matches’ challenge. 
Screengrab from FortniteFortnite players will be tasked with locating unicorn floaties and using driftboards for the 14 Days of Summer challenges.
  • Challenge 5: There are a number of pop party balloon decorations scattered around Fortnite Battle Royale, and the June 29 task asks players to pop five of them. 
  • Challenge 6: Eagle-eyed players might have noticed that a number of unicorn floaties can be found in the game’s battle royale mode, and for June 30’s challenge, they’re going to have to search at least three of them to complete it. 
  • Challenge 7: We’re sure that the July 1 task is definitely one that many people would enjoy both in-game and at home, as they will be asked to hit other players with water balloons in three different matches.
  • Challenge 8: Players might be used to bouncing around the map using car tyres in Fortnite. This challenge, though, will require players to jump around on a map feature that’s quite different, but definitely falls more in line with the summer theme – as they will have to ‘Bounce off a giant beach umbrella in three different matches’ on July 2. 
  • Challenge 9: Riding around on different forms of transport is just part and parcel with the Season 9 battle royale experience, but you’re going to have to pull off some incredible stunts if you want to complete the July 3 challenge. They will be asked to ‘Score 250,000 trick points with a Driftboard with Neon Tropics applied to it.’
Screengrabs from FortniteThe final few 14 Days of Summer Fortnite challenges will require players to interact with giant umbrellas and grills.
  • Challenge 10: Start the summer celebrations in style for the July 4 challenge, as you will need to be able to set off fireworks in Fortnite. Players will be asked to ‘Launch three fireworks found along the river bank,’ and we’ll definitely be creating a guide to help you with this one. So, watch this space… 
  • Challenge 11: On July 4, players will have to find the locations of Carnival Clown Boards in Fortnite and get a really good score at the same time. ‘Get a score of 10 or more on a Carnival Clown Board’ is the challenge, and because it’s a little tougher than some others, you will only need you to do it once. 
  • Challenge 12: Beach umbrellas are a worldwide symbol of vacation or summer, and they’re going to play a key part in the July 5 challenge for Fortnite players, who will be tasked with not only visiting one of the giant beach umbrellas in a match, but also a huge rubber ducky as well. The rubber ducky first appeared in Fortnite following the v9.30 content update and can be found near Lucky Landing. 
  • Challenge 13: Loading screens always play a part in helping players find hidden battle stars and banners, but the 14 Days of Summer will mix things up a little by incorporating a loading screen into the July 6 quest. Players will need to ‘Search the hidden sea shell in the beach themed loading screen’ in order to complete it. So, they’ll have to wait for that to be revealed by Epic Games. 
  • Challenge 14: There’s a Low n’ Slow Harvesting Tool in Fortnite Battle Royale and the final challenge of the 14 days of Summer event will require players to destroy seven different grills with it. The harvesting device is a cosmetic item, just like pickaxes, and when equipped you will need to find a number of grills to destroy. These can be found all over the map, but spawn in greater numbers at the Snobby Shores and Mega Mall points of interest. 
Lucas7yoshiHere’s the complete list of Fortnite 14 Days of Summer challenges, according to Lucas7Yoshi.

Fortnite’s 14 Days of Summer event kicked off on June 25 and is set to run right through until July 9, with the final challenge being set live on July 8. Hopefully, at that stage, many players will have reaped the rewards – using our guides – and picked up a lot of XP along the way. 

Epic Games launched the event to give their development team a long-awaited break for summer, just like they did with 14 Days of Fortnite in the winter, and will be unvaulting a different weapon or item every day until it comes to a close. 

Last updated on June 29, 2019 at 08:15am (EST). 


How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 9 challenges

Published: 22/Oct/2020 11:39

by Matt Porter


The ninth 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.
Epic Games
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 9 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.