Fortnite Friday is a weekly review of what is going on in the world of Fortnite. We cover the battle pass challenges, new game modes and any updated information you need to know.
Fortnite Friday is a weekly column covering everything happening around the popular 100-person multiplayer showdown game, Fortnite: Battle Royale. This week introduces new challenges, a fun new LTM and a powerful new launcher.
Fortnite is also gearing up for Halloween. We’ve seen lots of Halloween-themed changes this season and don’t expect those to stop as we get closer to one of the game’s favorite holidays.
A look at the daily item shop has us excited about Fortnite Halloween as new and old spooky skins are being introduced daily. Expect to see these popping up at your local Halloween party as well. Try not to spend too many v-bucks.
Revive a player in different matches (0/5) – The simplest way to complete this is to play squads and take turns dropping from fall damage. Make sure you have plenty of meds on hand though, so you’re not all running into the game afterward with 30 health.
Stage 1: Search a chest in Lonely Lodge (0/1) – Simple staged chest searched filler challenge. Keep an eye on the different stages as you complete them.
Damage trap eliminations (0/1) – This was by far the most annoying challenge to have to complete a season ago. Traps had just been nerfed to 75 damage and players were furious as they tried to line up opponents with traps while also pegging them with a few shots to lower their health. Traps were adjusted to 150 damage and world order was restored.
Cheers to anyone who completed that challenge while the traps were heavily nerfed.
Battle pass challenges
Stage 1: Visit Risky Reels and Wailing Woods in the same match (0/2) – A new variation on the staged challenges is welcomed, as the simple “land here” challenges were pointless. We’re going to assume the distances between locations grow as the stages progress. If they don’t, they should.
Hit a player with a Tomato from 15m away or more (0/1) – This challenge is new, fun and difficult. Kudos to Epic Games for coming up with a new challenge but also, this is not fun. Tossing a tomato while getting destroyed by opponents is a tough task.
I’m an advocate for mot using LTMs to complete these challenges (cheaters) but this one might be a good candidate for 50v50 or Disco Domination.
Complete timed trials (0/3) – Timed trials are back. Here is a map of all of the trial locations this time around.
Eliminate an opponent in different matches (0/10) – Simple enough. Play matches, get eliminations. This is one of those challenges you can probably just forget about and it will complete itself.
Update 6.02 patch notes and current LTMs
Quad launcher – This new weapon is a must-carry for quick destruction. Somewhat of a mix between the grenade launcher and RPG, the quad launcher is an efficiency beast.
Perhaps trying to pull some gamers away from the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 today, Epic has announced that they will be giving away some free back bling if you play 20 Fortnite matches between now and October 14th. They will get exactly 20 Fortnite matches out of me this weekend before I skip on back to Blackout.
Disco Domination LTM – This new limited game mode is like capture the flag, but with dancing. A series of dance floors will spawn at the edges of the storm to be taken over and claimed by dance. Players are split into two teams and the team that captures enough dance floors to completely fill their “dance bar” wins.
If you love using the dance emotes and getting piled of ridiculous loot, check out this LTM immediately.
Aside from those two big changes, there were minor fixes as per usual. Loot drop rates were adjusted and Bonesy the dog was strapped with a bark collar. Here are the full patch notes from the update.
Tuesday Night feat. Fortnite
The popular new weekly Fortnite event was ridiculously entertaining in its second week of existence, as Arizona Cardinals guard Justin Pugh and Nick Eh 30 defeated Denver Broncos Tight End Jake Butt and Stonemountain64.
Elimination of the week
Not an elimination, but as incredible a Fortnite video as you’ll see this week. Check out the ridiculous Playground mode set up from popular streamer @cizzorz.
If you come across anything we might have missed or have any ideas on what should be included in these posts in the future, hit me on Twitter @TheRealBruin. Until next week!