How to get Pro Fishing Rod for Fortnite XP Xtravanganza Week 2 challenge - Dexerto

How to get Pro Fishing Rod for Fortnite XP Xtravanganza Week 2 challenge

Published: 12/Nov/2020 14:01

by Matt Porter


Week Two of Fortnite’s XP Xtravaganza is here, and one of the most difficult tasks wants you to catch fish with a Pro Fishing Rod. Like many, you may not have realized there’s a pro version of this item, but we’ve got everything you need to help you get your hands on one. 

Chapter 2 Season 4 is drawing to its rapid conclusion, but for those who haven’t managed to rank their Battle Pass up to max level just yet, Epic Games have added four weeks of XP Xtravaganza challenges to give you a final push towards the Tier 100 skin.


With foil skins also up for grabs for any players who reach Level 220, it’s definitely time to get some last-minute XP farming in, and this challenge should give you a nice boost.

Of course, catching 10 fish sounds fairly straight forward, but what may confuse some players is the fact that you need to use a Pro version of the Fishing Rod Item. If you’re struggling and aren’t sure what you’re looking for, we’ve got all the information you need to make this task a doddle.

Fortnite character fishing
Epic Games
Players will need to catch 10 fish for this XP Xtravaganza challenge.

How to catch 10 fish with a Pro Fishing Rod

First thing’s first, you need to know what you’re looking for. Figuring out what makes Pro Fishing Rod “pro” may sound tough, but it’s actually fairly simple, as the bait on the end of the line is a Peely-shaped hook, while the rod itself is golden in color rather than black.


They can be found inside Barrels like regular Fishing Rods, but you are leaving things to chance, as not every cluster of rods will have one. That could leave you hunting for a while in the hopes of stumbling across one, which isn’t exactly ideal.

Character using a Pro Fishing Rod in Fortnite
Epic Games
The Pro Fishing Rod is golden.

Thankfully, there’s an easier way to grab one. Simply pick up the first Fishing Rod you find, and head to an Upgrade Bench, where you can pay 100 Wood, Brick, and Metal to boost it into the pro version.

Once you’ve done that, just head to any body of water on the Fortnite map, and start catching fish. Once you catch 10, you’ll see a notification in the top left corner of your screen to let you know it’s been completed.


Of course, you will be a sitting duck while you do this, so it might be a good idea to catch a few at a time and then move elsewhere, otherwise, you could find yourself heading back to the lobby pretty quickly.