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How to build the Coral Buddies rocket ship for secret Fortnite challenge

Published: 6/Aug/2020 13:31

by Matt Porter

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Eagle-eyed Fortnite fans will have noticed some secret challenges taking place in Season 3, and this week you’ll be helping the Coral Buddies build a space ship so they can blast up into the sky. 

It’s been a big week in Fortnite, with cars and vehicles finally making their debut after some delays held back their release date, alongside new Radio Stations to listen to while cruising, and important bug fixes. 

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A new week also means new challenges, and that means the Coral Buddies are looking for your help again. Two weeks ago they were building pyramids, but science moves fast in the Buddies community, and this week they need your help building a rocket ship. 

Where to find Fortnite’s Coral Buddies

To kick things off, you need to know where the cute little creatures reside in Season 3. If you’ve already been taking part in these challenges, you know to head to the top-left corner of the map and head for the little clump of islands just west of the lighthouse. 

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If you’re new to these challenges though, they aren’t too hard to find. They may not be marked on the map, but head to the square B1, and you’ll spot their little home. We’ve marked the exact location on the map below to help you out.

Map showing location of Coral Buddies island.
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A map showing where to find Coral Buddies.

How to build the rocket ship

The only tricky part of this challenge comes before you actually make it to the island, as you need to have 100 metal in your materials to give to the Coral Buddies. The easiest way to grab metal is to land on the lighthouse island and start mining at the little dock, which has a metal crane and some boats that should get you over the line.

Once you make it to the island, you’ll see the Buddies have the launchpad set up, but no rocket to fly into space in. Simply walk over and hold the interact key to hand them the goods they need.

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Coral Buddies rocket ship launchpad.
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The Coral Buddies need your help to put a rocket on their launchpad.

Once you’ve completed the challenge, the rocket will appear and go shooting off into the sky, as the Coral Buddies embark on their next great adventure into the deep unknown. After you’ve watched the launch, you can head off in search of a Victory Royale.

Completing this challenge is definitely worth it for Fortnite fans, as you receive a nice 25,000 XP reward towards your Season 3 Battle Pass, which will be very handy should you be aiming to reach Tier 100 before the season ends.

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Chipotle Challenger Series 2020: streams, teams, format, more

Published: 1/Oct/2020 17:00 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 18:04

by Calum Patterson

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The Chipotle Challenger Series is back, this time returning to Fortnite Battle Royale, as players and a star-studded list of influencers go head-to-head on October 1.

Both of the previous events in the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series were won by surprise teams, as unexpected players made it all the way through the qualifiers to take home the winner’s prize and a year’s worth of free burritos in the finale. 

Now, the competition returns, moving from Warzone back to Fortnite, the original stomping grounds of the Chipotle Challenger Series.

How to watch the Fortnite Chipotle Challenger Series

With qualifiers out of the way and the teams locked-in, only the Chipotle Challenger Series finale remains for viewers to watch. The finale takes place on Thursday, October 1 at 12pm PST / 3pm EST / 8pm BST on Chipotle’s Twitch channel.

We’ve embedded the stream here so you can keep up with all the action from your favorite Fortnite content creators, sports stars and celebrities, and find out who wins the tournament and makes the lion share of the $50,000 prize pool.

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Who’s playing?

As well as the qualified teams, there is another stacked lineup of celebrities, streamers, and YouTubers taking part in the tournament. Here are some of the biggest names:

Streamers
  • CourageJD
  • Bugha
  • Myth
  • Aydan
  • Ewok
  • FRESH
  • NickEh30
  • Mongraal
  • Stable Ronaldo
  • MrSavage
  • Arkhram
  • Rehx
  • Ceice
  • Falconer
  • EmadGG

Other

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  • Soccer phenom Christian Pulisic
  • Hoopster Josh Hart
  • Top hoops draft picks Cole Anthony, Obi Toppin, and Tre  Jones
  • DJ Deacon Phillippe

Format

Qualifiers

In the Chipotle Challenger Series Fortnite event, there will be four qualifiers for teams of three to try to get through. Teams will score one point for each elimination they earn.

There will be four total qualifiers for the tournament. Each qualifier:

  • Will allow up to 1000 trio teams
  • Will have private lobbies for a 3-hour play window
  • Will have a Ladder system that allows registrants to play for the totality of the 3-hour window

Finale

Qualifying teams will have the chance to go head to head in a private lobby of 33 trio teams with streaming superstars, celebrities and athletes. Again, it will be played in a private lobby, which will include:

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  • The top four teams from each qualifying round
  • 17 teams of invited talent
  • A 5-game series

Chipotle Challenger Series Prize Pool

A total of $50,000 in prize money will be presented to winners of the Fortnite event. But, that’s not all – as with previous events, the winners will also secure themselves free burritos for a year!

  • 1st: $30,000
  • 2nd: $15,000
  • 3rd: $5,000

Previous Chipotle Challenger Series results

Here’s a look back at how previous events in the Chipotle Challenger series have finished.

Chipotle Warzone Challenge #1 – April 30

Here are the top-10 placing teams for the first Chipotle Challenger Series event. The winners, a surprise team, actually had to go through the qualifier stages to make it to the main event.

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Full results & tournament recap

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Chipotle Warzone Challenge #2 – July 16

As with the first Challengers Series tournament, the second event on July 16 also featured a relatively unknown pair of Warzone players top the star-studded list of participants, taking home $25,000 and a year’s worth of burritos.

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Full results, highlights & recap

What is the Chipotle Challenger Series?

The Chipotle Challenger Series first launched last year at DreamHack in Dallas, TX and is now virtual for 2020 with an online tournament that gives every fan across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to join the competition and prove their skills in some of the world’s most popular games.

A live-broadcasted Finale is held, featuring the top-performing teams from the Qualifiers up against the streamers and celebrities.

These teams have the opportunity to go head-to-head against fan-favorites in esports as well as Chipotle-fan gamers in sports, music, and entertainment.

Some of the big names that took part in the first tournament of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series included award-winning DJ Steve Aoki, actors Finn Wolfhard, Jerry Ferrara, Colton Underwood, and Cameron Fuller, esports players Tommey, Rallied, Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral, and Crowder, streamers ItzWarsz, Symfuhny, Di3seL, TSM Diego, and HusKerrs, YouTuber FaZe Swagg, baseball players Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Joey Gallo, DJ-Gamer CRAY, USA Hockey’s Hilary Knight, elite basketball prospects James Wiseman, R.J. Hampton, and Tre Jones, U.S. Soccer’s Allie Long, and athlete Demi Bagby.

Chipotle and esports

This is far from Chipotle’s first foray into the world of esports. In 2017 the company made headlines as one of OpTic Gaming’s main sponsors and the Chipotle logo was on proud display when the organization’s Call of Duty roster took home the trophy at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.

The Challenger Series first kicked off at DreamHack Dallas, where players duked it out on PUBG, before moving to Fortnite for the second event at DreamHack Atlanta.

In 2018 Chipotle became a title sponsor of Team SoloMid’s competitive Fortnite roster, specifically the TSM Fortnite house in California. This has led to various collaborations, including one of the world’s most recognized streamers, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, creating his own burrito inside a Chipotle store.

 

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