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Where to find missing parts for Fortnite’s Launch The Ship challenge

Published: 2/Aug/2020 13:51 Updated: 2/Aug/2020 13:55

by Daniel Cleary


A secret challenge has been added to Fortnite where you can launch the ancient spaceship near Craggy Cliffs. Here’s what you’ll need to find all locations for the missing parts and complete this task.

There have been many changes made to the Fortnite map through Season 3. However, in the August 1 update, an unusual spaceship has been added to the island north of Craggy Cliffs.

This ‘ancient spaceship’, which was previously leaked to have an astronaut character trapped inside, has come with a secret challenge that players can complete in-game.

fortnite spaceship in craggy cliffs
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You will have to rebuild the spaceship with missing parts.

The new challenge requires players to rebuild the ancient spaceship with missing parts that are scattered around the area.

If you are having any trouble finding these missing pieces, it is worth noting that they make a small buzzing noise the closer you come to one.

Here’s where you can find all of the ship’s missing parts to complete this challenge.

How to launch the Ancient Spaceship in Fortnite

  1. Make your way to the spaceship’s location near Risky Reels.
  2. Once you arrive, collect the ‘Thruster’ from the nearby cliff and install it to the ship.
  3. Grab the ‘Battery Pack’, which is hidden under the tall rock in the water.
  4. After you add the Battery Pack, the final missing part, the ‘Heat Shield’ is under another rock, east of the spaceship.
  5. Once you’ve collected all parts, simply make your way back to the ship and activate the launch sequence.
all missing part locations fortnite map
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All of the spaceship’s missing part locations.

There you have it, once you install the final part should be able to watch as the astronaut takes off, leaving a few rift portals behind that you can use.

Although there is no cosmetic item available for this challenge, you will get to watch an in-game event and will also receive 39,000 XP for your efforts.


How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 9 challenges

Published: 22/Oct/2020 11:39

by Matt Porter


The ninth week of Fortnite’s Season 4 has arrived, and with a new set of weekly challenges comes one task that asks players to open chests in Upstate New York. While this may sound confusing, here’s everything you need to make this challenge simple. 

Fortnitemares has officially arrived, with Midas reappearing for the first time since his Device experiment backfired badly, flooding the entire island at the end of Season Two. Midas has regained control of The Agency, and his army of Shadow Henchmen are ready to cause chaos.

Of course, the overarching Season 4 storyline is all about superheroes, with Marvel characters invading the island. The evil Galactus is on his way, and heroes like Tony Stark, Dr. Doom, and Wolverine have made Fortnite their home as they prepare for battle.

With these characters, new POIs and locations have appeared, and to complete this specific challenge you’ll need to head to Upstate New York. While this may sound like a strange request, it actually exists as a landmark inside the game. If you aren’t sure where to find it though, we’ve got everything you need to complete this task.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
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Stark Industries arrived as a POI in Season 4, included inside Upstate New York.

Where to find Upstate New York in Fortnite Season 4

When Stark Industries arrived in Fortnite Season 4, you may have noticed that the POI is located inside what appears to be a massive bubble, which covers a large portion of the north-east corner of the island. It’s easy to spot, as the area is marked on the map for you, and the trees inside it are lovely shades of yellow and orange, compared to the normal green trees elsewhere.

Fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe will know that Stark calls New York his home, with the Stark Industries tower planted in the middle of New York City. Even the Avengers base in later films is located in Upstate New York. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise then that his location in Fortnite was originally planted in the state of New York, which has now been transported to the island.

Thankfully, once you know where Upstate New York is, it’s easy to complete this Week 9 challenge, as all you need to do is open seven chests inside this landmark. They don’t even have to be opened in the same match, so just pick them up as you see them and you’ll finish this task eventually. If you’re still not sure where to go, we’ve included an image below.

Map showing location of Upstate New York landmark.
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Map showing the Upstate New York landmark in Fortnite.

It may take a couple of visits to Upstate New York to finish off this task, as there will be plenty of other people attempting it too. While Stark Industries has the most chests, it may be easier to head to some of the smaller buildings located in the zone, as they will be quieter and make you less likely to face enemies.

It’s well worth completing this task if you’re ranking up your Season 4 Battle Pass, as this offers a massive 25,000 XP reward, which will help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.