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How to build and destroy sandcastles for Fortnite Week 10 challenges

Some of Fortnite Season 6 Week 10 Quests require you to find and destroy three sandcastles, so here’s how you can get this done.

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Where to find and destroy sandcastles in Fortnite

The latest set of Fortnite Weekly Quests has been revealed, with a couple of them requiring you to build and destroy sandcastles. Here’s how you can complete this Epic Quest.

Weekly Quests provide Fortnite players the opportunity to earn a ton of extra XP as they progress through the different tiers of the season’s Battle Pass. There are brand-new ones to tackle in Week 10 of Season 6.

One of the Epic Quests this week requires you to build sandcastles, while another has you destroy them. You can get this done by visiting various beaches across Fortnite Island, so here’s where you should look.

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Where to find sandcastles in Fortnite

This challenge is actually more complicated than it sounds because you’ll need to visit separate locations for building and destroying sandcastles on the Fortnite map.

You’ll need to build three sandcastles, and you can get this done by visiting beaches at the following locations:

  • Southwest of Holly Hedges
  • North of Dirty Docks

Once you’ve built three of these, you’ll have completed one of Week 10’s Epic Quests. Then, you’ll need to destroy three sandcastles with a gun or pickaxe in other locations to complete the other one. You can do this in these areas:

  • West of Misty Meadows
  • Northeast of Craggy Cliffs

To make things a bit easier, we’ve marked all of these locations on the map below.

Where to find sandcastles in Fortnite

You’ll get 24,000 XP for destroying sandcastles, and destroying three will net you the same amount, which totals up to 48,000 XP. You can also complete the other Epic Quests to earn even more.

It’s worth keeping in mind that these sandcastles tend to spawn at random, so you might not find them at every visit. It would help if you tried completing these Epic Quests in Team Rumble since respawning makes it much easier.

That covers everything you need to do for these Weekly Quests. There will be even more challenges and new content when Fortnite Season 7 goes live.

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Is Fortnite dying? 2021 player count

How many people play Fortnite? There are different marks we can look at to give a view of the Fortnite player count in the year of 2021.

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Is Fortnite dying

Fortnite has been one of the most popular video games ever, but is Fortnite dying? We’ve got all the statistics you need, including the 2021 Fortnite player count.

When Fortnite Battle Royale launched in September 2018, few could have imagined that it would dominate pop culture in the manner it has since then. From musicians like Marshmello and Ariana Grande to athletes like LeBron James, Epic Game’s free-to-play title has dominated gaming for almost three years.

Of course, it’s not just the stars that have flocked to Fortnite. The game’s free-to-play status meant that anyone could download, jump in, and play with their friends, and millions of gamers around the world have done just that over the years.

How many people have played Fortnite, though, and how many are actively playing in 2021. We’ve got all the information you need to know what the Fortnite player count is and if Fortnite is dying or not.

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Is Fortnite dying?

Unfortunately, Epic Games don’t keep track of how many players are actively playing the game at any one moment. Thankfully, there are some statistics that we can use to estimate the current Fortnite player count.

Using PlayerCounter, we can see that anywhere from 6 – 12 million people are playing Fortnite daily. This number increases on special occasions, like in-game events or new seasons, driving the number closer to 15 million players.

With this information, it is tough to say that Fortnite is dying, as it still has a considerable playerbase who enjoy everything the game offers.

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Fortnite player count

Now, Epic Games does not regularly provide live updates regarding how many people have played or are currently playing. Still, there are some benchmarks that the game has reached since 2018 that give the community an idea of how large the Fortnite player count is present.

August of 2018 saw a Fortnite player count of 78,000,000, which is not surprising, as this was during the height of popularity during the game’s rise into stardom.

2019 saw a concurrent player count of 12,500,000 in the game, and 2020 saw a record-high number of people playing when 15,300,000 came together to experience the Galactus event.

2020 also saw Epic Games report that Fortnite had 350 million registered accounts. However, one player can create multiple accounts, so registered accounts do not exactly mean 350,000,000 players. A year later, that number has likely increased and could even be close to 400 million total accounts and would mean Fortnite is far from dying anytime soon.

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Are XP Coins still in Fortnite?

One of the best ways to level up in Fortnite is by collecting XP Coins, but are they still in Fortnite? And will they ever return?

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Where to find XP coins in Fortnite Season 5, Week 7

XP Coins have been absent in Fortnite for the past two seasons, but they could be making a return soon. Here’s everything we know about Fortnite XP Coins.

The main goal for many players at the start of a Fortnite Season is to reach Battle Pass tier 100 as quickly as possible. This requires tons of XP and can be a bit grindy. However, Epic Games has introduced several ways to gain XP over the seasons.

XP Coins are one method of leveling up that have been in and out of Fortnite. Some seasons they will be implemented from the beginning. Other seasons they won’t be present at all. And sometimes, they will only appear for half a season.

However, XP Coins aren’t currently in Fortnite. They haven’t been in Fortnite in a couple of Seasons. And with players recently expressing their disappointment in Fortnite Season 8’s XP, some fans may want these tokens to return.

XP coins in Fortnite

When were XP Coins in Fortnite last?

We are currently in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8, and we haven’t seen or heard anything regarding XP Coins since Chapter 2, Season 5. Even then, XP Coins were absent for the first seven weeks of Season 5.

While dataminers did discover XP Coins in the files for Chapter 2, Season 6, they never made their appearance. When Season 7 started, dataminers didn’t find XP Coins in the files at all. However, that doesn’t mean they were gone for good.

When will they return?

While XP Coins aren’t currently a part of the game, that doesn’t mean they are gone for good. In fact, with the way Epic Games handles Fortnite’s assets, XP Coins could return at any point in time.

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We could even see XP Coins return during Season 8. With the number of complaints regarding how this season’s XP works, Epic Games has stated it will be making changes. Those changes could be the addition of XP Coins.

That being said, we won’t know when or if they will return until there’s an official word from Epic. However, Epic Games will be announcing the changes to Season 8’s XP system on September 28, 2021.

For more Fortnite, check out every weapon in Season 8 ranked, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 8 Week 2 Character Punchcard Quests

Punchcards have returned in Fortnite Season 8, so here’s how to complete the Weekly and Character Quests for a ton of bonus XP.

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Fortnite Season 8 Punchcard characters

Fortnite Season 8 is in full swing, and the Legendary and Epic Quests have been swapped out for Punchcards. Here’s how to complete Season 8’s new Character Punchcard, as well as all of the other Character Punchcard Quests in one handy place.

Fortnite’s Weekly Quests return in Season 8, but with a twist. This season, Punchcards have returned, offering players a ton of bonus XP towards earning Battle Stars completing the Season 8 Battle Pass.

Here’s Season 8’s Week 2 Character Punchcard Quests, and all of the other Character Punchcard Quests to be completed over the course of the season.

Fortnite Season 8 Week 2 Wrath Punchcard Quests

Fortnite Wrath at Stealthy Stronghold

It appears that more Fortnite Character Punchcards will be added every Tuesday of Fortnite Season 8, offering players 80,000 XP for completing the five Quests.

For Week 2, Wrath was added to the island and brought the Escaped Tenant questline.

Here are Wrath’s Character Punchcard Quests added in Season 8 Week 2:

  1. Spot two players with a recon scanner (2) – 12,500 XP
  2. Use a jump pad or jump vent and travel 100 meters before landing (100) – 14,000 XP
  3. Get a storm forecast from a character (1) – 16,000 XP
  4. Get a bounty from a bounty board (1) – 18,000 XP
  5. Complete a bounty (1) – 20,000 XP

First, you’ll need to find Wrath and speak to him to begin the Quests. He can be found in the remains of Stealthy Stronghold, west of the abandoned IO Base. Simply speak with him and he’ll give you the challenges.

With a bit of luck, you’ll be able to find a recon scanner in the remnants of Deep Woods Dish. These abandoned IO Dish Stations have IO chests that offer tech weapons, so keep searching until you find a recon scanner, and then shoot it at two enemies so they’re highlighted.

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The Deep Woods Dish station has a jump pad attached to it, so you’ll be able to fly on out and complete the second Quest in the meantime.

New to Season 8, NPCs can give you a storm forecast for where the next circle will be. Torin, Pitstop, J.B. Chimpanksi all reveal future storm circles, so you can refer to our NPC locations guide to find them.

And the final two Quests are all about completing Bounties. Luckily, we have a full guide on Season 8’s Bounty Boards and how to complete Bounties, so it’s well worth your time checking out our guide.

What are Fortnite Character Punchcards?

Fortnite Season 8 Character Punchcards

You must visit specific characters and then complete the five Quests that they will assign you. You’ll get 12,000 XP for completing the first, and it will go up by 2,000 XP for each one completed – giving 80,000 XP for each completed Character Punchcard.

More Character Punchcards are expected to be added each week, so stay tuned.

All Fortnite Season 8 Character Punchcards

Fortnite Season 8 characters

Fabio Sparklemane

  1. Use a Zipline (12,000 XP)
  2. Destroy five pieces of furniture at Apres Ski (14,000 XP)
  3. Dance at two different alien crash sites (16,000 XP)
  4. Dance for two seconds after damaging an opponent (18,000 XP)
  5. Dance for five seconds while in the sideways (20,000 XP)

Pitstop

  1. Refuel a vehicle with gas (12,000 XP)
  2. Travel 500 distance while in a vehicle (14,000 XP)
  3. Destroy mailboxes with a vehicle (16,000 XP)
  4. Get two seconds of air time with a vehicle (18,000 XP)
  5. Interact with an overturned car to flip it rightside up ​(20,000 XP)

Penny

  1. Destroy five opponent structures (12,000 XP)
  2. Build five structures at Craggy Cliffs (14,000 XP)
  3. Harvest metal from both Weeping Woods and Steamy Stacks (16,000 XP)
  4. Hit four weakpoints while harvesting (18,000 XP)
  5. Emote within 10m of an ally-built structure (20,000 XP

The Brat

  1. Open a cash register (12,000 XP)
  2. Destroy three couches or beds (14,000 XP)
  3. Complete a quest from another character (16,000 XP)
  4. Purchase a weapon of Rare rarity or higher from a character or Weapon-O-Matic (18,000 XP)
  5. Damage opponents with weapons of Rare rarity or higher (20,000 XP)

Madcap

  1. Destroy a farming tractor (12,000 XP)
  2. Forage two mushrooms (14,000 XP)
  3. Craft a weapon (16,000 XP)
  4. Destroy two refrigerators (18,000 XP)
  5. Consume an apple and a banana (20,000 XP)

Toona Fish

  1. Visit three different named locations (12,000 XP)
  2. Dance within 10m of an IO guard (14,000 XP)
  3. Visit the Aftermath (16,000 XP)
  4. Pop the tires on five vehicles (18,000 XP)
  5. Buy an item from a character ​(20,000 XP)

Torin

  1. Enter the Sideways (12,000 XP)
  2. Collect a Sideways weapon (14,000 XP)
  3. Deal 100 damage to players with a Sideways weapon (16,000 XP)
  4. Eliminate ten cube monsters in The Sideways (18,000 XP)
  5. Complete a Sideways encounter (20,000 XP)

Dark Jonesy

  1. Collect a shotgun and shells at Steamy Stacks (12,000 XP)
  2. Stoke a campfire (14,000 XP)
  3. Crouch within ten meters of an opponent for two seconds (16,000 XP)
  4. Cause 150 headshot damage on monsters in The Sideways (18,000 XP)
  5. Defeat two waves of Cube Monsters in The Sideways anomaly (20,000 XP)

Kitbash

  1. Collect nuts and bolts (12,000 XP)
  2. Craft an item (14,000 XP)
  3. Upgrade a weapon at a weapon bench (16,000 XP)
  4. Honk a vehicle’s horn within 10m of an opponent (18,000 XP)
  5. Survive three storm phases ​(20,000 XP)

Charlotte

  1. Collect an assault rifle and a grenade (12,000 XP)
  2. Reach max shields (14,000 XP)
  3. Visit an IO Outpost or the IO Convoy (16,000 XP)
  4. Eliminate 2 IO Guards (18,000 XP)
  5. Search a chest in an IO Outpost or in the IO Convoy (20,000 XP)

Scuba Jonesy

  1. Swim at both Lake Canoe and Lazy Lake (12,000 XP)
  2. Submerge a driven vehicle into a large body of water (14,000 XP)
  3. Throw a fish back in the water (16,000 XP)
  4. Hunt one wildlife (18,000 XP)
  5. Consume a fish and a meat in a single match (20,000 XP)

Dusk

  1. Ring a doorbell until it breaks (12,000 XP)
  2. Damage an opponent within 30 seconds of landing (14,000 XP)
  3. Deal 75 pistol damage from above (16,000 XP)
  4. Get an elimination with a Pistol, SMG, or Shotgun in the Sideways (18,000 XP)
  5. Finish a downed enemy with Harvesting Tool ​(20,000 XP)

Baba Yaga

  1. Mark a Medkit, a Bandage, and a Small Shield Potion (12,000 XP)
  2. Use any of the services of a Mending Machine (14,000 XP)
  3. Consume foraged items (16,000 XP)
  4. Restore health with fish (18,000 XP)
  5. Use a Bandage or a Medkit in The Sideways (20,000 XP)

Kor

  1. Collect a sniper rifle (12,000 XP)
  2. Deal 150 damage with an assault rifle or sniper rifle (14,000 XP)
  3. Get two headshots with an assault rifle or sniper rifle (16,000 XP)
  4. Deal damage within 30 seconds of hiding in a haystack, dumpster, or a Flusher (18,000 XP)
  5. Emote on top of a mountain (20,000 XP)

J.B. Chimpanski

  1. Make a donation to the war effort donation box (12,000 XP)
  2. Deliver a car to the Weather Station (14,000 XP)
  3. Harvest 100 metal from an alien crash site (16,000 XP)
  4. Talk to three characters (18,000 XP)
  5. Interact with a mounted turret (20,000 XP)

Wrath

  1. Spot two players with a recon scanner (12,500 XP)
  2. Use a jump pad or jump vent and travel 100 meters before landing (14,000 XP)
  3. Get a storm forecast from a character (16,000 XP)
  4. Get a bounty from a bounty board (18,000 XP)
  5. Complete a bounty (20,000 XP)

For more Fortnite, check out all the Fortnite Season 8 Exotic Weapons locations, and stay tuned for more Punchcard guides.

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