How to complete Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 challenges

Published: 31/Dec/2020 4:31 Updated: 31/Dec/2020 4:41

by Brad Norton


Another week of Season 5 action means all-new challenges to help you rack up some experience in Fortnite. From what you need to do and where you need to go, we’ve got you covered with a complete rundown.

Whether you’re a casual player for a daily grinder, Fortnite challenges can help a great deal. If you’re just trying to reach that next tier in the Season 5 Battle Pass, they can give you the bump you’re after. Moreover, if you’re trying to unlock some rare skins after completing the Battle Pass, challenges are always there for you.

They’re undeniably the best way to earn lightning-fast XP and they can be knocked out in no time at all. 

If you’ve been around the block, you’ll be familiar with most of the tasks this week. If you’re a newcomer, some of these might sound tougher than others. Regardless, we’ve got a breakdown of every challenge for Week 5 of Season 5 in Fortnite.

Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
Drop into Retail Row at the start of your next session for a Blue Coin and some free XP.

There are eight challenges in total for the current week of Fortnite. Some can be ticked off in a matter of seconds when you first drop in. Others will take a little more time but award a bigger amount of XP.

For starters, some usual suspects are among the batch. Opening chests and ammo crates, dealing damage while crouched, and finding a number of collectibles across the map. These shouldn’t be too difficult so long as you hone in on them.

Some of the more difficult tasks this week will have you playing in a certain way. Dealing 1,000 damage within 10 seconds of emerging from some sand can be a little tedious. You’ll have to drop in and hope that enemies are nearby while you sink below the surface. Given it’s a weekly challenge, however, there’s a good chance plenty of foes gather around.

For the top-tier challenge this week you’ll have to eliminate IO Guards around the map. Killing off 50 of these AI-controlled opponents will award a whopping 55,000XP. Making this one well worth your time. Below is the full list of challenges for Week 5.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 Challenges

  • Find the buried Blue Coin in Retail Row (1)
  • Dig up Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and Pleasant Park (1)
  • Search chests or ammo crates (15)
  • Collect Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and and Holly Hedges (1)
  • Bury Gnomes in Pleasant Park or Retail Row (2)
  • Deal damage within 10 seconds of resurfacing from sand (1,000)
  • Deal damage while crouched (500)
  •  Eliminate IO Guards (10/20/30/40/50)
Fortnite gnomes
Epic Games
Gnomes are a key focus this week in Fortnite Season 5.

Dropping into certain locations, completing a challenge, and then backing out of the lobby will be your fastest strategy here. After a few games you should have most of these tied up with just the IO guards left and some damage to deal.

We’re already five weeks into the latest Fortnite Season. Before you know it we’ll be barreling towards the next major update. So be sure to get in every last bit of XP this week if you’re looking to make the most of the content on offer.


Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Fortnite leak has hinted at the return of some classic vehicles, including the controversial Baller hamster ball and even the ATK Golf Cart. 

Back in Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games gave fans of the battle royale a new way to get around the island – a shopping cart. From there, the vehicles in Fortnite have only gotten bigger and better. 

Though, they haven’t been without controversy. The Baller, X-4 Stormwing, and Brute Mech were the source of much anger in the Fortnite community because of how powerful they were – with all three prompting exploits where players could easily win games without much legwork. 

In Fortnite Chapter 2, a number of different cars have been introduced. They’re not as whacky or powerful as the old vehicles, and while they are helpful, some players do yearn for the Shopping Cart and Quadcrasher’s returns. 

fortnite winter planes with characters on the wings
Epic Games
The controversial planes returned in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Well, according to a handful of new leaks, players might be getting their wish after a few of the older vehicles were given a refresh in the v15.20 patch.

According to Fortnite leakers FNBRUnreleased and InTheShadeYT, the Baller, Hoverboard, and ATK Golf Cart were all updated in the recent patch.

“Ballers and Hoverboard have been also updated! We may see them making a return soon,” FNBRUnreleased posted, while noting that the textures for the ATK Golf Cart were also refreshed. However, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change from the way the ATK’s used to look. 

There’s nothing mentioned about when exactly the vehicles could return, but it does seem possible that they could appear in this season. We got the Stormwings back over the holiday period, after all. 

Until we see them in-game though, it is worth noting that nothing is confirmed. Epic might have plans to bring them back, but scrap them based on something else that happens – say, they’re not compatible with another item. So, let’s just wait and see.