Fortnite Battle Royale: Battle pass challenges – season 5, week 1

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With a new season of Fortnite comes some brand new (and some recycled) battle pass challenges. Here is how to solve the first week of season 5 challenges.

Fortnite season 5 is here and if you haven’t bought battle pass yet, you should do so immediately. Battle pass transforms Fortnite from a simple battle royale game into a treasure chest of cool prizes received from completing fun challenges and tasks.

The opening week of season 5 challenges is not overly difficult but will be the most challenging week we’ve seen in some time. Players are going to have to get creative to get some of these done.

Here are your week 1 challenges and how to solve them:

Deal damage with SMGs to opponents (0/500)

As is expected, a deal damage challenge kicks off the first week. fortunately, it won’t be difficult to complete. SMGs tear through opponents, especially in close range so stock one in your load-out and fire away. You’ll have this done in no time.

Search a supply llama (0/1)

This challenge is one of the more difficult ones only because finding a llama is more chance than skill. Given that there are only three llamas spawned per match, this challenge is going to take a little luck.

Try to cover a good distance of the map as the three are always spread out. Pay very close attention to your surroundings, the area you are dropping in to and the tops of buildings and trees as these can be anywhere. Good luck.

Clinger, stink bomb or grenade eliminations (0/3)

Unfortunately, this challenge does not include C4, however it still shouldn’t be that difficult to complete. Stickies are probably your best bet here, especially if you have good aim. They can also be used in close range if you can stick one to an opponent.

Lob grenades into enemy bases as quickly as you can and if you have the opportunity to stink bomb another player inside a room of a house, throw all three at once and get out of there.

Search chests in Snobby Shores (0/7)

Snobby Shores has been quiet lately so Epic decided to spice things up with the chest challenge. Search the first and third houses from the South for the most chest spawns. This may take a couple matches but you should be able to knock out at least two or three chests per match, given that each player usually takes a house to themselves.

Search floating lightning bolts (0/7)

There are a handful of lightning bolts in the sky, seven of which you have to collect to complete this challenge. They are all located in the sky so look around for random builds that you can use to get to the bolts. If not, you’ll have to build up to them yourself. Here are eight of the bolt locations:

Follow the treasure map found in Risky Reels (0/1)

The treasure map at Risky Reels will lead you to an area near the tunnel just outside of Tomato Town. here is the map location and the battle star:

Eliminate Opponents in Retail Row (0/3)

Finally, the last challenge of this initial battle pass week brings us back to Retail Row (which seemed like it was a challenge not that long ago). Three eliminations in retail row is one of the easier challenges this week.

Good luck and enjoy the early days of season 5!

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