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How to complete Fortnite Season 5 Week 9 challenges

Fortnite Season 5 Week 9 Quests are now live, so here’s everything you have to do, and some tips to help along the way.

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New weekly challenges for Fortnite are live, so here’s everything you have to do to earn extra XP in Season 5 Week 9.

We’re now over halfway through Fortnite Season 5, with it set to end on March 16. The season’s ninth week is here and offers various challenges to complete with a ton of XP as a reward. Each challenge will reward you with 20,000 XP which will be a huge help in finishing the Battle Pass and unlocking Baby Yoda.

The challenges for Week 9 are now live, so here’s everything you have to do, and some tips on how to complete them.

Fortnite Season 5, Week 9 Quests

We’re now into Week 9 of Fortnite Chapter 2, with a fresh set of challenges for you to complete.

Here are the Week 9 challenges:

  • Shakedown an IO Guard (1)
  • Find a hidden bunker (1)
  • Find the crashed plane’s black box (1)
  • Deal damage while in water (200)
  • Emote at stone statues (1)
  • Ride the Steamy Stacks (1)
  • Deal damage to a Loot Shark (500)
  • Shakedown opponents (5/10/15/20/25)

Week 9’s challenges are simple compared to previous weeks, where Week 8 had you fight over the trucks dotted around the map and deliver them to Sunflower’s Farm.

Fortnite week 9 challenge locations

Riding the Steamy Stacks is easy, simply head over to the Steamy Stacks and go under the chimney, and you’ll be carried up by the steam.

IO Guard’s have been included in previous weekly challenges, so you can follow our guide on where to find them. Knock down an IO Guard, walk up to them, and give them a good shake using your interact button.

You can find a secret bunker on the cliffs to the east of Retail Row, and the crashed plane’s black box is found on the south-east edge of Coral Castle. Find the box with the tape recorder beside the plane and interact with it to complete the challenge.

Fortnite chapter 2 water

You should try to hang about areas with lakes and rivers to deal damage in water and find a loot shark. If you see an enemy, simply jump into the water and try to deal 200 damage to them. Keep an eye out for Loot Sharks swimming around, and deal as much damage to them as you can.

The Stone Statues can be found on the coast directly south-west of Weeping Woods. Simply land in front of the statue and do your favorite emote.

The Quest Bundles Legendary challenges will also ask you to shake down 25 opponents. The IO Guards actually count for this challenge, so you can double up on your Quests here.

If you’re yet to finish your Chapter 2 Season 5 Battle Pass, completing these Week 9 challenges will give you a significant boost.

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Fortnite Donation Board locations: How to vote to unvault items

Here’s everything you need to know about Donation Boards in Fortnite, including the locations where you can find them to vote on returning items.

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Donation Boards have appeared across Fortnite island during Season 8, so we’ll go over what they’re for and where you can find them on the map.

With Fortnite Season 8 well underway, you can check out all of the new content in the game, including new Cosmic Chestscosmeticsbounties, and weapons. There’s also a brand-new Battle Pass to progress through.

One of the new additions to the battle royale is the Fortnite Donation Boards. These have been popping up around the Island, and this guide will cover everything you need to know about them, including their locations.

What Are Donation Boards in Fortnite?

Donation Board in Fortnite

The Donation Boards on Fortnite Island look like any regular boards with flyers on them. Once you interact with them, you’ll get a chance to decide which item should be brought to the map.

You can donate 50 Gold Bars towards whichever item you want to see as future loot, with the first item to hit 100% Funded becoming immediately unlocked and ready for use.

There are plenty of unique weapons to choose from in Fortnite Season 8. These include the new Sideways weapons and the few Exotic Weapons currently left in the battle royale.

By donating to these boards, you have the rare opportunity to decide which of these fantastic weapons can become easily accessible to you the next time you hop into a match of Fortnite.

Fortnite Donation Board locations

Donation Board Locations in Fortnite

Donation Boards are mainly located next to POIs on the map. You can currently find a total of 12 scattered around Fortnite Island, and you can often find Turret Boards right next to them.

Once you get to one of these, you’ll have the chance to decide which weapon makes its way to Fortnite Island. This gives you more control over the Battle Royale than before.

Be sure to cast your vote when you come across one of these. For more Fortnite, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL and check out the Gold Cube location and travel path in Fortnite Season 8.

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Fortnite Armored Walls: How to get & use the new Trap

Here’s how to get and use Fortnite Season 8’s latest addition, Armored Walls, which add a ton of HP to your structures.

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Armored Walls in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite Season 8 has included a brand-new Trap item to the game, with Armored Walls making your structures much more powerful. Here’s how to find and use this new defensive item.

Following the news that Fortnite will be crossing over with designer fashion house Balenciaga, Epic Games has brought even more content with the September 21 hotfix. In this small update, they’ve announced a Fourth Birthday event, given players the chance to unvault an item, and added a new Trap.

The Armored Walls Trap covers builds in thick metal plating, giving “any building piece a whole bunch more HP.”

Here’s how to find and use this powerful new item.

How to get Armored Walls in Fortnite

Armored Walls Trap in Fortnite Season 8

Creating a safe area to hold down is one of the most important strategies to winning a game of Fortnite. Maintaining the high ground and having solid cover is ever-important and now your defense can now be even stronger thanks to the new Armored Walls Trap.

These Armored Walls have arrived in Fortnite Battle Royale matches with the September 21 update. In the accompanying announcement, Epic Games revealed that Armored Walls can be found in Supply Boxes and on the ground. So, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find them, you just need to loot around.

How to use Armored Walls in Fortnite

Armored Walls are Uncommon Traps, so will go into the Trap inventory slot. Like placing the old Damage Traps or Bouncers, you just need to approach one of your own structures with Armor Plates in your inventory and press your Trap keybind, e.g T.

The wall will now become a thick metal structure with 2,500 HP, so the enemies will have an extremely hard time breaking through. However, it works both ways, so be careful you don’t box yourself in!

Here’s a quick summary:

  1. Build or approach one of your walls in Fortnite
  2. Have the Armored Walls trap at the ready
  3. Press your Trap button to apply it to the surface

And that’s how you can find and use Armored Walls in Fortnite Season 8! For more guides, check out how to level up the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass fast.

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Fortnite Fourth Birthday event: Start date, Quests, rewards

Fortnite is nearing its fourth birthday, and there’s a full in-game event coming so players can join in with the celebrations.

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since Fortnite began taking over the gaming world, but it’s true. Once again, Epic is celebrating in style with a special in-game Fourth Fortnite Birthday event. We’ve got the lowdown right here.

Fortnite Season 8 is a throwback in many ways, mainly thanks to the return of Kevin and his fellow alien Cubes. That’s why it’s fitting that the new season coincides with the anniversary of the battle royale’s release.

Fortnite has evolved a lot in the last four years, popularising features like the Battle Pass along the way.

So, to celebrate, Epic is launching a Fourth Fortnite Birthday event for players to dive into, packed with plenty of Quests and rewards.

Fortnite birthday invitation

Fourth Fortnite Birthday event start date and time

This special Fortnite Birthday event will kick off on September 24, 2021, at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM BST, coming via an update that will be available to download on the day.

Fittingly, the Fortnite Birthday event festivities will last for four days, ending on September 28, 2021. The game’s official birthday is in the middle of the event on September 26.

Throughout the Fortnite Birthday event, players will be able to spot birthday cakes scattered around the island. Eating these baked goods will offer valuable health and shield boosts.

Birthday presents will also be returning from last year. These can be thrown onto the ground and contain rare loot.

Fortnite Fourth Birthday Event

Fourth Fortnite Birthday Quests & rewards

As part of the celebrations, players will have the chance to complete themed Quests to earn birthday rewards and XP.

These will also go live when the event starts, on September 24, 2021, at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM BST.

Among the rewards will be the “4 Me???” Back Bling, “Hooplah Hammer Pickaxe, and “4? Score!” Emoticon.

Epic is yet to confirm what the birthday-themed Quests will entail, but be sure to check back here for the latest updates.

Themed rewards from the Fortnite Fourth Birthday event

That was everything we know so far about the Fourth Fortnite Birthday event. We’ll have to wait and see if Epic has anything else planned for the big day.

For more on Fortnite Season 8, check out how to rank up the Battle Pass quickly and our ranking of every single weapon.

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