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Fortnite Impostors: How to play, win, and complete XP challenges

The 17.40 patch has added an Among Us-style Impostors mode into Fortnite, here’s everything players need to know about how to play and succeed.

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Fortnite Impostors is a new mode added into the game for players to try out. Here’s how to play it, as well as some handy tips on being the perfect Impostor.

Even as it begins to slowly draw to a close, the Fortnite Season 7 content just keeps on coming. Both Wonder Woman and Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy have crossed over recently, with the likes of Naruto reportedly on the horizon.

However, Epic has gone one step further by adding in an entirely new mode in the latest update. Impostors isn’t too far away from a game like Among Us, but with a fresh coat of paint that roots it firmly in the Fortnite universe. Here’s how you can play and win Fortnite Imposters.

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How to play Fortnite Impostors mode

Before you are able to access the new LTM, you will need to make sure the Fortnite 17.40 patch is downloaded to your console or PC. From there, you can find the steps below:

  1. Load up Fortnite and head into the battle royale mode
  2. In the bottom right hand corner of your screen, select the option to switch game modes
  3. Select Impostors on the second the row, underneath Solo and Duos
  4. Choose whether you want to play a public match, or setup a private lobby with friends
  5. Jump into a game
Battle Bus

What is the new mode?

Between four and ten players can load into a game of Fortnite Impostors, with up to 8 being assigned the role of Agents. On a new map called The Bridge, these players are given a list of Fortnite-related tasks, whether preparing Chests and Llamas or fixing up the Battle Bus.

However, up to two players are given the role of Impostors. Their aim is to eliminate the Agents while blending in to avoid being discovered. Impostors also have a list of tasks they can complete to gain some trust, but each one they finish edges their opponents closer to victory.

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How to win Fortnite Impostors as an Agent

When playing as an Agent, you have two routes to victory. The first is simply completing all of the assigned tasks at the start of the game while there are still enough Agents left standing. Impostors can also contribute to throwing players off the scent, but once all are completed, the Agents automatically win.

Read more: Fortnite open-world RPG spinoff revealed in Season 7 leaks

The second is by voting off all of the Impostors in the game. Agents can trigger a Discussion about who they feel is an Impostor by discovering a fallen teammate or triggering a panel on the map. The remaining agents can then vote out the player they are most suspicious of.

Burger shop from The Bridge

How to win Fortnite Impostors as an Impostor

For Fortnite Impostors, the only way to win is by eliminating all of the Agents without being discovered. While a Discussion is ongoing, you can use speech commands to convince others players that you are innocent.

To help stay hidden, Impostors are granted a few abilities. They are:

  • Disable Assignments – Temporarily freeze progress on all assignments
  • Teleport Players – Relocate all Agents and Impostors to somewhere else on The Bridge
  • Peely Party – For a short time, all Agents and Impostors look like Peely
The Bridge

How to complete Assignments

Whicher side you’re playing as, completing Assignments is a key part of Fortnite Impostors. Players can find tasks using the minimap on the bottom of the screen, with each one marked as an exclamation point.

While you’re completing a task, your screen is occupied, which is the perfect time for an Impostor to swoop in for the eliminations, so be on your guard. It’s also important to remember that Impostor can complete Assignments too, so seeing someone looking busy doesn’t necessarily mean you’re safe.

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Fortnite Impostors tips and tricks

If you’re planning on diving in for the first time, it’s easy to be overwhelmed as other players lie and eliminate their way to victory. So, here are some tips to help you hold your own.

Follow Peely

Peely Party has emerged as an effective way of throwing Agents off the scent when you’re creeping around The Bridge. But if you’re on the other side, it can feel like the killer is getting a free pass because everyone looks like the same banana.

But if an Impostor does play Peely Party and you witness an elimination, resisting the urge to report it straight away is a way of combating its effectiveness. Instead of calling a Discussion immediately, be sure to chase after the killer so that when the power-up wears off, you can get a good look at who they are and can go into the chat well-informed.

Be the first to message

Speaking of Discussions, Impostors doesn’t feature any voice chat unless you’re in a party on a console or using an app like Discord. Instead, it relies on a series of pre-assigned text prompts for players to communicate.

This makes it tough to get your point across when everyone begins throwing out accusations. We recommend you put your thoughts as early as possible to try and dictate the conversation, especially if you’re trying to convince your fellow Agents that someone is guilty or an Impostor aiming to throw someone under the bus.

Chat wheel

Keep track of where you’ve been

Although it sounds obvious, it’s easy to run from Assignment to Assignment when you’re an Agent without remembering which part of The Bridge you’ve been on and who with.

It’s always worth taking a mental note of which rooms you’ve been in and which other players you saw in the same areas when playing Fortnite Impostors. This will be extremely handy when it’s Discussion time, and Impostors are laying out their alibis.

If you know who’s been where, then you might be able to poke holes in what others players are saying and identify those who are lying in an attempt to cover their tracks.

Make sure you can see footsteps

Especially when playing as an Impostor, it’s crucial to be aware of how many other players are nearby. That’s why turning on this accessibility feature could make a huge difference.

Switching on “Visualize Sound Effects” in the game’s settings makes footsteps appear on-screen, usually from much further away than if you were trying to listen through a headset. This is why it has already been adopted by many in the normal battle royale mode.

By turning the indicators on, Impostors can be far more confident that the Agent they are planning to eliminate is alone, and someone isn’t going to run around the corner and catch them in the act.

Fortnite character with footstep indicators

How to complete Fortnite Impostors Challenges to earn XP

Although Impostors isn’t a traditional Fortnite mode, it still grants you XP to level up the Battle Pass. Even just completing a game rewards you and helps you boost your progression.

There are also a series of hidden challenges specific to the mode, which pop up at the end of the game. These are:

  • Complete assignments as an Agent: 4,500 XP
  • Play a Match: 1,500 XP
  • Spend time playing in a Match: 450 XP
  • Complete a Match: 3,000 XP
  • Win a Match: 3,000 XP
  • Perform Sabotages as an Impostor: 3,000 XP
  • Eliminate Agents as an Impostor: 4,000 XP

More challenges will likely be available as time goes on, but these are the handful that have been discovered so far.

For more on Fortnite, check out our articles on how to find Cosmic Chests in Season 7 and the leaked crossover with Chris Hemsworth’s Extinction.

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All Fortnite Season 8 Exotic Weapons locations

Exotic weapons are some of the rarest items in Fortnite, so here’s how you can get your hands on them in Chapter 2, Season 8.

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Fortnite Season 8 offers powerful Exotic weapons to help you score a Victory Royale, so here’s where you can find each of these rare items.

Fortnite Season 8 has brought some brand-new changes to the battle royale, including the new Sideways dimension. This mysterious new location has its own set of weapons that you can use.

While these new weapons seem to be the focus of the current Season, you can still find rare Exotic weapons on the map, and this guide will let you know where you need to look.

Fortnite Season 8 Exotic weapon locations

Fortnite Exotic Weapon Locations

If you want to survive a game of Fortnite, it’s important to wield the best weapons on offer. For the right amount of Gold Bars, NPCs will sell you Exotic weapons that deal a ton of damage and have distinct attributes.

So far, there are only three Exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 8, but more might arrive as the season progresses. We’ll go over each of these weapons along with how you can acquire them.

Shadow Tracker

Fortnite shadow tracker

Essentially a silenced pistol, the Shadow Tracker allows you to tag hit enemies and track their location.

Luckily, you don’t need to take on any NPC to get the Shadow Tracker pistol. Simply visit Dusk in the mountains west of Lazy Lake and buy it for 400 Gold Bars.

Dragon’s Breath Sniper

Dragon’s Breath Sniper in Fortnite

A single shot from the Dragon’s Breath Sniper is capable of dealing high amounts of damage to your targets and also sets them on fire. You can camp with this long-range rifle and pick off your foes from a distance.

If you want to get your hands on this gun then simply visit Pitstop just northeast of Boney Burbs. This NPC will sell you the weapon for 500 Gold Bars.

Chug Cannon

Fortnite Chug Cannon

The Chug Cannon heals whatever it hits. So you can shoot it at yourself, a teammate, or an enemy, for quick healing on the fly.

This powerful healing device can be obtained from The Brat for 600 Gold Bars. You can find this NPC at the Fork Knife Food Truck, just north of Lazy Lake.


We expect that more Exotic weapons will be added over the course of Season 8, so stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for all of their powers and locations. For more Fortnite, check out how to get Battle Stars and use them in Fortnite Season 8.

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Rideable Wildlife set to arrive in Fortnite Season 8

A new setting in Fortnite Season 8’s menus has all-but-confirmed that the leaked rideable Wildlife will arrive this season.

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Eagle-eyed Fortnite players have spotted a new ‘Riding’ option in the keybinds, all-but-confirming that rideable Wildlife will arrive in Season 8.

It has been leaked before that rideable animals would arrive in Fortnite, but even though Wildlife arrived in Season 6, players have been unable to ride them. Everything from Boars to Raptors could be tamed, but players were unable to use them for traversal.

However, that’s expected to change in Season 8 after eagle-eyed players spotted new control schemes for “Riding” and “Dismounting” in the menus following the new season’s update.

Fortnite Riding ability settings

Fortnite Season 8 is here, bringing a brand-new Cube theme to the island. Much has changed, but Season 6’s Wolves and Boars still remain. These animals can be tamed, but it appears that you’ll soon be able to ride them too.

Fortnite artist @Lix_wan_Kenobi was the first to report the new Riding submenu that arrived after Season 8.

In the Keyboard Controls section of Fortnite’s menus, there is now an option for “Riding,” which contains binds for “Riding Ability” and “Dismount.” The menu isn’t in use yet and doesn’t have any buttons assigned, but the feature should arrive later in the season.

This lines up with popular Fortnite dataminer and leaker HYPEX’s findings, where they reported all the way back in June 2021 that “a new class was added this update related to riding animals and its still in very early development!”

They also reported that there would be “flying wildlife animals.” These will supposedly come in big and small and will drop Purple weapons and meat. Fortnite has included planes and helicopters in the past, so this is well within the realms of possibility.

It’s highly likely that either the flying animals or standard Boars and Wolves will become rideable as the season progresses. But stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, where we’ll keep you updated with all things Season 8.

For more Fortnite, check out all the ways you can earn Gold Bars and spend them in Season 8.

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How to earn Gold Bars & spend them in Fortnite Season 8

Gold Bars are Fortnite Season 8’s currency, so here’s how to become rich, and where to spend your hard-earned cash.

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Fortnite Gold Bars

Gold Bars are the currency in Fortnite and you can use them to purchase Exotic weapons, turn into a Prop, and more. Here’s how to get your hands on Gold Bars in Season 8.

Gold Bars are one of the most useful resources you can get your hands on in Fortnite Season 8. They’re relatively easy to gain and even better, you get to keep them between matches.

You can hire NPCs, upgrade your weapons, and even become a prop by purchasing items from NPCs. Plus, you need to spend Gold to complete the first Punchcard Quest of Season 8.

Here’s every way you can get your hands on Gold, and everything you can spend it on.

How to earn Gold bars in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite Gold bars and bounty

You can earn Gold Bars in a plethora of ways in Fortnite, but some are more lucrative than others.

Here’s every way to earn Gold in Fortnite Season 8.

Loot

The easiest, but not necessarily the most lucrative, method of earning Gold Bars is by simply looting around the island.

Here are some examples of things you can break and loot for Gold in Season 8:

  • Chests
  • Rare Chests
  • Cash Registers
  • ATMs
  • Beds
  • Sofas

As you gear up for the game ahead, make sure you’re breaking and interacting with these objects to get some extra Gold.

Fortnite Season 8 NPCs

Eliminate players

While looting is a big part of battle royale games, your ultimate goal is to win. This means you’ll probably end up taking out a few players over the course of the match. Make sure to loot them afterward, as fallen players often drop around 8 Gold.

Complete bounties

fortnite bounty board

If you want to earn even more Gold Bars for eliminating players, then you can complete Bounties. You’ll be given a player to hunt down and eliminate, and if you’re successful, you’ll be awarded a pile of Gold.

NPCs no longer give bounties this season, so you’ll need to find Bounty Boards around the map.

Here are the locations of each Bounty Board in Fortnite Season 8:

  • Sludgy Swamp
  • Hydro 16 east of Sludgy Swamp
  • Misty Meadows
  • Gas Station west of Retail Row
  • Camp Cod
  • Wall east of Deep Woods Dish
  • Catty Corner
  • South of Dirty Docks
  • Pylon south of Steamy Stacks
  • The Orchard
  • FN Radio east of Craggy Cliffs
  • Risky Reels
  • Dusted Depot
  • Bony Burbs
  • West end of Weeping Woods
  • Believer Beach
  • Fancy View south-west of Believer Beach
  • Lockie’s Lighthouse

How to spend Gold in Fortnite Season 8

Now you’ve got all of the Gold you need, you can start spending it. With the help of Fortnite.GG, here’s everything you can purchase with Gold Bars in Season 8.

Buy materials and Reveal Future Storm Circle

Fortnite Season 8 Reveal Storm Circle NPCs

New to Season 8, some of the NPCs will allow you to see the location of the next Storm Circle.

You can purchase Reveal Future Storm Circle from:

  • Pitstop in Bony Burbs’s Gas Station
  • Torin at The Aftermath
  • J.B Chimpanski at Mount Kay’s Weather Station

Random NPCs will also allow you to see the locations of nearby Chests, and you can also purchase extra materials with Gold.


Became a prop

Fortnite Season 8 Prop NPC location

If you’re a more stealthy Fortnite player who liked to hide in bushes in Chapter 1, then turning into a prop is the next best thing. By approaching certain NPCs, you can spend 75 Gold to turn into a random prop such as a barrel or trashcan.

Here’s which NPC can turn you into a Prop in Season 8:

  • Dusk west of Lazy Lake

Activate a Rift

Fortnite Season 8 Rift NPC location

You can still purchase Rifts from NPCs in Fortnite Season 8 but so far, you can only purchase one from Dark Jonesy. For 245 Gold, you’ll redeploy high in the air and can glide across the map.

In Fortnite Season 8, you can purchase Rifts from:

  • Dark Jonesy in Steamy Stacks

Purchase Exotic weapons

Fortnite Season 8 Exotic Weapon locations

NPCs in Fortnite also sell Exotic weapons that can give you a major advantage over your opponents. They don’t come cheap, costing as much as 500 Gold, but can dish out some serious damage.

Here’s where you can purchase Exotic weapons in Season 8.

  • Shadow Tracker Pistol: Purchased from Dusk west of Lazy Lake (400 Gold)
  • Dragon’s Breath Sniper: Purchased from Pitstop at the Bony Burbs Gas Station (500 Gold)
  • Chug Cannon: Purchased from The Brat at the Food Truck north of Lazy Lake (600 Gold)

Gold is an incredibly valuable resource in Fortnite, so save it and spend it well to score Victory Royales in Season 8.

For more Fortnite, you can also check out where to find all of Season 8’s Cosmic Chests.

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