How to completely avoid Fortnite shark attacks

How to completely avoid Fortnite shark attacks

Published: 7/Sep/2020 14:05

by David Purcell


Epic Games released a bunch of hungry sharks into the Fortnite world in Chapter 2, and in Season 4 we finally have the perfect counter for when they attack. Here’s how it works.

The battle royale game has certainly changed from season to season in recent times. New points of interest, skins, and full on crossovers have made the map what it is today. In the water, no matter where you are, there is a threat though.

Sharks can be seen circling around the world and you’re not actually always safe by being on land. When they strike, they bite hard and they come at you quickly, so preparation is key.

In Fortnite Season 4, Chapter 2 there was a new item added to the game that makes sharks absolutely useless. If you can get ahold of it and use it right, your shark problem won’t be an issue any more.

Fortnite riding sharks
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Sharks are scattered across the Season 4 map in Fortnite.

How to stop shark attacks in Fortnite

These swimming carnivores might be hidden in the water, but you will soon know if one is hungry. They can attack in a matter of seconds, so be prepared whenever you’re near the water.

Below, you will find a number of steps to help you fend them off:

  1. Jump into Fortnite Battle Royale. 
  2. Exit the Battle Bus near the Doom’s Domain location.
  3. Land there, and head over to the POI’s biggest building.
  4. Pick up a weapon and take down Doctor Doom.
  5. Select and pick up his Mythic Items.
  6. Use the Mystical Bomb to fend off shark attacks.

Doctor Doom also drops his Arcane Gauntlets after being eliminated, although taking him out can be quite tricky. For more guidance on how to eliminate him, check out our Doctor Doom battle guide for some top tips.

How it works

This is a seriously effective counter for sharks. If you’re wondering how this plays out in-game, check out the clip below.

Posted by user cobragrad17 to the Fortnite subreddit on September 6, the video shows the gilled beast can be knocked back into the water with ease. Just activate the Mystical Bomb at the right time.

Not today Shark! from FortNiteBR

Sharks aren’t the only fish inhabiting the Fortnite island waters in Season 4, with a boat load of new fish species having been added. This includes the rare Midas Flopper, Vendetta Flopper, and more.

Now that you know what you know, shark attacks should be a thing of the past.


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

Published: 24/Oct/2020 7:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


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.


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.