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How to hire a character in Fortnite Season 5

Fortnite Season 5’s Week 15 Quests ask you to hire a character, so here’s where to find and hire NPCs for bonus XP.



Fortnite hireable NPCs

Season 5’s Week 15 Quests ask you to hire a character, so here’s the location of each recruitable NPC and how to hire them.

Fortnite Season 5 introduced NPCs to be Fortnite map that can be interacted with. By speaking to them, they offer challenges, bounties, or even sell you a weapon. What you can also do with a select few is hire them to fight at your side.

Fortnite Season 5’s Week 15 Quests ask you to hire one of these characters to get a whopping 40,000 XP towards finishing the Battle Pass and unlocking the Enlightened Skins. With only a few days left of Season 5, it’s worth capitalizing on this easy XP. Even if you don’t require the points, this can be a useful trick to secure a Victory Royale.

Here’s the location of each hireable NPC in Season 5, and how to recruit them.

Which Fortnite NPCs can you hire?

Of the 42 interactable NPCs Fortnite Season 5 has to offer, 11 of them are hireable. By spending 100 Gold, the NPC you hire will now follow you around the map and fight for you.

Fortnite NPC locations

Here are each hireable NPC and their locations in Fortnite Season 5.

  • Lexa: Hunters Haven in the east house
  • Reese: North-east hangar in Dirty Docks
  • Mancake: Butter Barn south of the Zero Point
  • Mave: South-east corner of the map, on the coast
  • Bullseye: Steamy Stacks
  • Bandolier: Broken house south-east of Slurpy Swamp
  • Longshot: Top of the hill east of Misty Meadows
  • Remedy: Either south-east corner of Craggy Cliffs or the house north-east of Pleasant Park
  • Bushranger: Either north of Steel Farm or just east of Salty Towers
  • Doggo: Either Retail Row’s ‘doghouse’ by the basketball court or Pleasant Park’s ‘doghouse’
  • Fishstick: Either his restaurant in Craggy Cliffs or Coral Castle

You’ll be able to see the character’s speech bubble from a short distance away, so you can easily see if that character is there before approaching the locations.

A few of these NPCs have multiple spawn points so we’d recommend avoiding Remedy, Bushranger, Doggo, and Fishstick to increase your chances of finding the NPC to hire.

How to hire a Fortnite NPC

Fortnite NPCs

Now that you’ve found the character you wish to recruit, you’ll need to hire them.

Here’s how to hire NPCs in Fortnite Season 5.

  1. Approach the NPC
  2. Interact to begin dialogue
  3. If you have 100 Gold, Select ‘Hire NPC’ on the right side of the dialogue wheel
  4. The NPC will now follow and fight for you

Hiring an NPC will both count towards finishing the Week 15 challenges, but can also be a handy tip to get more wins in Season 5.

Image Credit: Epic Games / Fortnite.GG


Where to launch Signal Flares in Fortnite Season 8 Punchcard Quest

Here’s how to find and launch Signal Flares for Fortnite Season 8’s Ariana Grande Fortnitemares Punchcard Quest to earn some XP and rewards.



Signal Fire in Fortnite

Ariana Grande has arrived in Fortnite as an NPC and for her Fortnitemares Punchcard Quests, you’ll need to launch Signal Flares. Here’s how you can get this done quickly.

Fortnite’s Halloween update has brought some new content to the Fortnitemares event. This includes some brand-new Punchcards that have brought Ariana Grande back as an NPC on Fortnite Island.

For one of her Quests, you’ll need to launch a few Signal Flares to contact other hunters. These can be found in different areas across the map, and you’ll need to visit them to complete the Quest.

This guide will go over all the locations that you can visit to get this done.

Fortnite Signal Flare locations

Fortnite Signal Flare Location

You can find Signal Flares in a total of 4 locations on Fortnite Island. They resemble large brightly colored fireworks with dynamite on the side, so they’re fairly hard to miss if you’re in their vicinity.

Here are all the Signal Flare locations in Fortnite:

  • Shattered Saucer
  • East of Primal Pond
  • South west of Dirty Docks
  • West of FN Radio

For this quest, you only need to visit three of these locations, so head over there and interact with the Signal Flares to launch them. This will help you get in contact with the hunters.

Fortnite Signal Flare

Once you’ve launched 3 Signal Flares, you’ll be rewarded with 30,000 XP and this Quest will be marked as complete. You can also complete other Ariana Grande Punchcard Quests for some more XP.

One of these tasks you with revealing the Command Symbol, and we’ve got an in-depth guide for that too. Completing more Punchard Quests will help you level up faster, so be sure to try it out.

However, you need to watch out for other players who might also be in the area to complete the Punchcard Quests before you do. Make sure you’ve got some solid weapons and gear to defend yourself.

For more Fortnite, you can check out how to get the new Dune bundle, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more guides!

Image Credit: Fortnite.GG / Epic Games

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How to get Spacefarer Ariana Grande Fortnite skin: Price & bundle contents

A new Ariana Grande Spacefarer skin has arrived, so here’s how to get your hands on the new bundle and all of its cosmetics.



Fortnite spacefarer ariana grande skin

Fortnite has welcomed a brand new Ariana Grande Spacefarer skin and bundle into the game. Here’s everything you need to know about the new bundle, including how to get it, the price, and the contents.

Flashy skins, bundles, and cosmetics have become a massive staple of the Fortnite experience, and Ariana Grande has been a recent beneficiary of Epic Games’ attitude towards celebrity skins.

Ariana Grande has had multiple tie-ins to Fortnite with a special Ariana Grande ICON Series skin and also a live event concert. She’s now set for another partnership with Fortnite as a Fortnite Ariana Grande Spacefarer bundle has arrived.

Here’s everything we know about the new celebrity bundle.

How to buy the Ariana Grande Spacefarer bundle

Fortnite season 8 spacefarer ariana grande npc

Fortnite’s Spacefarer Ariana Grande bundle arrived in the Item Shop on October 21, bringing the new skin and its associated cosmetics.

The Fortnite Spacefarer Ariana Grande bundle also marks the return of the classic Ariana Grande skin, which originally arrived as part of the Rift Tour event.

Ariana Grande Spacefarer bundle contents & price

Fortnite spacefarer ariana grande bundle

Ariana Grande’s Spacefarer bundle sells for 2,500 V-Bucks, which is slightly cheaper than the 2,800 V-Bucks for the original Ariana Grande bundle.

The Spacefarer Ariana Grande skin comes with a transformation emote, changing the skin into the alien-themed Starfire Ariana Grande. Players can readily switch between the two styles by using the Just Keep Breathin’ Emote.

Fortnite starfire ariana grande skin

Of course, you can buy each item from the Spacefarer bundle, such as the Pickaxe and Backbling, separately.

Here’s each item from the bundle and their individual prices:

  • Spacefarer Ariana Grande skin, I.R.I.S Backbling, and Just Keep Breathin’ Emote – 2,000 V-Bucks
  • Spacefarer Lightscythe Pickaxe – 800 V-Bucks
  • I.R.I.S Daydream Glider – 1,200 V-Bucks
  • Spooky Smallz Backbling – 400 V-Bucks

Buying the bundle as a whole will save you 1,500 V-Bucks, so will be worth it if you’re a big Ariana Grande fan.

Also, check out all of the NPC locations for Fortnite Season 8, which now includes Ariana Grande.

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When will Naruto come to Fortnite? New skin release date

A Naruto skin is seemingly on its way to Fortnite, and here’s everything we know about when it will arrive in the game.



Naruto in Fortnite

There’s wide speculation about the arrival of popular anime character Naruto as a new skin in Fortnite, and here’s everything we know about this, including the skin’s possible release date.

Fortnite has become known for its major crossovers with other franchises, as heroes like Gamora and Superman have joined other characters in the battle royale during Season 7.

More crossover skins were uncovered by data miners from a survey by Epic Games. While one of these was part of a hoax, there are still many other interesting ones that might be coming soon, including a Naruto skin.

Fortnite Naruto skin release date

Naruto in Fortnite

Some of the crossover skins teased in the survey have arrived in the game, like Lebron James and Ariana Grande. According to Fortnite leaker Shiina, Epic wants Naruto to be included in Season 8.

Now, we seem to be one step closer to confirming the arrival of Naruto after Twitch streamer candywingx appeared to confirm the arrival of the skin.

The player recently retweeted a real-life meeting with Chief Creative Officer at Epic Games Donald Mustard, and it was hinted that they had been discussing the future of Fortnite.

If the anime protagonist arrives as part of the next Battle Pass in Fortnite Season 8, then we’ll likely see him added to the game on September 18, 2021. If the skin isn’t ready by then, it may appear in the Item Store at a later date.

We might also see the arrival of other characters from the Naruto universe, like Sasuke, Sakura, and Kakashi.

If Naruto arrives in Fortnite, the player base may significantly increase, since the anime has a huge fandom that’s spread out across the globe. It may even open the door to other anime crossovers like Dragon Ball.

Season 6 of the influential battle royale game also featured a few generic anime skins, but this would be a huge step up. Hopefully, Epic Games will give us some confirmation on the Naruto skin’s arrival.

You can also try unlocking the Stuck Emote in Fortnite, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more Fortnite news and guides.

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