There’s an easy way to complete Fortnite’s 30 seconds of airtime challenge - Dexerto

There’s an easy way to complete Fortnite’s 30 seconds of airtime challenge

Published: 23/Nov/2018 15:00 Updated: 23/Nov/2018 15:13

by Matt Porter


A clever Fortnite fan has found an easy way to complete Fortnite’s Season 6 Week 9 challenge, which requires players to get 30 seconds of airtime in a vehicle.

The challenge asks players to fly one of the games vehicles into the air and keep it off the ground for 30 seconds, with the reward for completing it coming in the form of 5 Battle Pass stars.


The challenge can be completed over a number of jumps in a game, meaning players don’t need to do all 30 seconds in one go.

However, for Fortnite fans who want to complete the challenge easily and in one sitting, there is a handy way to earn your Battle Pass stars without learning how to do crazy tricks with the Quadcrasher.


Using the Quadcrasher is the easiest way to complete this challenge.

If a player can find some balloons on the map, and then find a Quadcrasher, they can use a combination of the items to complete the challenge with ease.

Simply sit on the back of the Quadcrasher, and begin inflating balloons. Eventually, the balloons should be able to lift the Quadcrasher off the ground, allowing it to float into the air. As soon as the wheels leave the ground, the timer starts to count, so players simply need to keep inflating balloons as the others burst until the time is up.

Once you’ve hit the thirty seconds mark, a pop-up will appear on the left hand side of the screen confirming the challenge is complete, allowing you to float back down to earth and be on your way.


How To Do The Air Time Challenge Easily from r/FortNiteBR

This challenge is included in the three weekly challenges that Fortnite release for free, while the other four challenges are only available for players who purchased the Season 6 Battle Pass.

One of the other free challenges for Week 6 requires players to play on the Carnival Clown Boards, a fairground game located at various areas around the map. If you’re having difficulty finding them, you can click here to find our handy map that has every location marked.


Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett


A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 


This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

flare gun in fortnite
Epic Games
The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”


While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.