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How to complete “Find two hidden shortcuts” Fortnite Season 9 Downtown Drop challenge

Published: 28/May/2019 11:51 Updated: 28/May/2019 12:17

by Matt Porter

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Another new challenge for Fortnite Battle Royale’s special Downtown Drop LTM has released, tasking players to find two hidden shortcuts as they zoom around the map.

The Downtown Drop LTM, which was created in conjunction with legendary sneaker brand Jordan, sees players zooming around a custom-built map collecting coins.

Included in the LTM are a number of challenges that unlock special rewards for players, and another of those tasks went live on May 27, asking players to find two shortcuts somewhere on the map.

Epic GamesJordan’s collaboration introduced the Downtown Drop LTM.

While this challenge might sound difficult, it’s actually surprisingly simple, especially if you know what you are looking for.

The term “hidden shortcuts” might sound like these passages are difficult to find, but they are scattered fairly obviously over the Downtown Drop map, so using one to cut out portions of the map shouldn’t turn out to be too difficult.

The shortcuts take the form of holes or stairwalls that have been cut into the game’s map, and are found in numerous locations around the Downtown Drop map.

Epic GamesPlayers will need to lookout for tunnels or stairwells.

If you’re still struggling to find the hidden shortcuts, this useful YouTube video should show you exactly what you’re looking for as you attempt to complete the challenge.

The “Find hidden shortcuts” challenge isn’t the only task in the Downtown Drop LTM, and if you’re having a hard time completing them, our handy challenge guide will help you knock out a few of them in less than five minutes.

The Jordan collaboration in Fortnite Battle Royale also offers players two new skins named Grind and Clutch, with both characters wearing a pair of the iconic Jordan 1 shoes that have been a staple of sneaker culture for years.

The Downtown Drop LTM is live now, but there is no official end date as of yet, so make sure you get all the challenges completed before Epic Games removes it, and the back bling rewards, for good.

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How to do secret Cleanse Tanks & Escape Fortnite Season 4 challenges

Published: 24/Oct/2020 7:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite Season 4 might be new, but an old enemy, the infamous gnome, is up to his usual antics. This means there are more secret challenges to complete. Here’s how to do them.

Fortnite’s secret challenges might be a small addition, but they’re welcome ones that keep players on their toes. It’s always nice to get one-up on that pesky gnome, but more importantly, players receive a decent amount of experience for completing them.

Fortnite Season 4 introduced a lot of new things, but it also added two new more secret challenges. They offer a modest 10,000 experience each, which makes them a nice way to boost your level. 

If you want to complete them but aren’t willing to invest the time and patience to figure it all out, we’ve got you covered.

Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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Fortnite Season 4’s Secret Challenges all revolve around this pesky gnome.

Cleanse Tanks

The first challenge is located in Slurpy Swamp, and it’s very easy to do. 

  • Naturally, the first step is to make your way over to Slurpy Swamp.
  • Once you’re there, make your way to the main building and look for the two large tanks lying around.
  • You’ll notice that their tops are missing, which is intentional.
  • Jump inside and take a dip to cleanse them. It’s as simple as that.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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The tanks are side-by-side, although they’ll look more green and gnarly compared to the picture above.

Escape

Luckily, the second challenge is in Slurpy Swamp as well. However, it’s a little trickier to spot than the first.

  • First, head to the northern side of the main building. It’s the same one you were in for the previous challenge.
  • Next, look for a wall with a conveniently-placed hole.
  • The insufferable gnome who has been playing games with us this whole time will be hidden inside. 
  • To draw him out, all you need to do is walk up towards him. If you get close enough, he’ll panic and launch himself into the distance.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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The gnome in question standing next to his escape route.

That’s all there is to it. If you managed to complete them both, you’ll find yourself 20,000 experience points closer to a higher level.

Many players tend to stumble upon these challenges and finish them without even realizing it. However, others aren’t so lucky, and while they aren’t necessarily hard to do, they can be a pain to find.

Who knows where we’ll run into that pesky gnome next, but it’s inevitable that we will again in when the next series of challenges have been released.

Until then, you might want to go back and finish any of the others you’ve missed.