When Do the Fortnite Challenges Go Live for Week 9 of Season 5? - Dexerto

When Do the Fortnite Challenges Go Live for Week 9 of Season 5?

Published: 5/Sep/2018 9:25 Updated: 5/Sep/2018 9:26

by Ross Deason


Fortnite Battle Royale players that are eagerly awaiting the release of the Week 9, Season 5, challenges will have to wait a little bit longer than normal.

Challenges routinely go live on a Thursday, meaning that the Week 9 ones would have been available on September 6, but a “critical controller issue” has gotten in the way of standard procedure.


Following an announcement that this controller issue had forced them to move the release of the High Stakes event, and the the V5.40 patch, to September 6, Epic Games also confirmed that the challenges would be delayed by 24 hours and go live on Friday, September 7.

Challenges tend to be released at 14:00 BST (09:00 EDT, 06:00 PDT, 23:00 AEST) and it seems unlikely that Epic will decide to stray away from that timing, even after the delay, so look for them to go live at that time on Friday.


Luckily, the High Stakes event comes with its own set of challenges, and the V5.40 patch is also expected to include the introduction of the all-new “Grappler”, so you’ll still have plenty of things to keep you busy once the update goes live.

Week 9 is the penultimate week in Season 5, so time is running out if you want to earn all of the items and cosmetics associated with the Season 5 Battle Pass before Season 6 begins.

The weekly challenges tend to feature four Battle Pass exclusive tasks and three that are free for anybody to complete. Once you complete all seven, you’ll also unlock a new loading screen with a hint about a bonus challenge, like finding the hidden Banner in Week 8.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.