Fortnite Coral Buddies location: How to signal the Coral Buddies

How to signal Coral Buddies for Fortnite’s Week 6 challenge

Published: 11/Jan/2021 14:40 Updated: 11/Jan/2021 14:51

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 5 is into Week 6 now, meaning we’ve got a whole new set of challenges to get through. Here’s how you can quickly signal the Coral Buddies for some free XP.

As with each passing week in Fortnite, new challenges means new XP to earn. They’re often the best way to grind through your Battle Pass, providing far more experience than anything else in the game.

With eight tasks to get through this week, most are fairly straightforward. Deal some damage, destroy some vehicles, and catch some fish. You should be able to knock most of these out fairly quickly with our weekly guide.


Though one particular challenge stands out from the rest. ‘Signal the Coral Buddies’ is something entirely new. What does it mean? Where do you need to go? Well, we’ve got the answers so you can tick this one off in no time.

Where are the Coral Buddies in Fortnite?

Fortnite Coral Castle POI
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The Coral Buddies can be found at Coral Castle in Fortnite.

As the name suggests, you can find the Coral Buddies at Coral Castle, which is at the northwest of the map.

We’d expect this POI to be far busier than usual while this challenge is live, so you’re going to want to drop into a typically quiet location to avoid any unnecessary fights while you try to complete the task at hand.


Once you’ve landed safely, there’s no need to worry about looting and getting equipment. All you need to do to complete this task is to interact with three specific objects nearby.

How to signal the Coral Buddies in Fortnite

It was previously believed that signaling the coral buddies required you to interact with the six red conch shells that can be found at the northern side of Coral Castle, but it turns out this isn’t actually how you do it.

To complete this challenge, you’ll need to find three giant shells located around Coral Castle and interact with each of them in order to open them. We’ve marked each shell’s location on the map below.


Coral Buddies locations map
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Locations of each Coral Buddy signaling shell at Coral Castle.

So there you have it. In just a few minutes you can quickly drop into a match, engage with the giant shells, and have a good chunk of XP added to your account.

Every other challenge can be knocked out fairly quickly this week. So be sure to get them all done if you’re looking to max out your Battle Pass in Season 5.