Fortnite Accolades: How to earn them for your collection

Earning one of the Fortnite Accolades for an Impossible Shot elimination
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Fortnite Accolades aren't strictly a new addition as they've been included in the battle royale for a long time, however they've only recently been given proper recognition in the game and before now you may not have seen them referenced using that name. Accolades are the small notifications that pop up on screen when you complete a certain feat during a Fortnite match, which could be anything from getting a certain number of eliminations to downing an enemy with a long distance shot, and you'll receive bonus XP every time you earn one.

While they have featured in the Milestone Quest to Acquire Accolades since last season, we can finally see the complete set available in Fortnite Season 3 by following the instruction to Open Collections and view Accolades via the Fortnite Quests menu in the lobby. If you want to know more, here's an explanation of how Fortnite Accolades work and a complete listing of all the awards you can acquire.

How to Open Collections and view Accolades in Fortnite

Open Collections to view Fortnite Accolades

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For the Jumpstart Quests, you need to Open Collections and view Accolades in Fortnite, which can sound confusing if you've never done it before. However, the process is actually quite simple, so from the main lobby screen head to the Quests tab and then select the Collections option at the top of the page. All you need to do then is move to the Accolades tab, and that quest will be ticked off your list.

How to acquire Fortnite Accolades

Earning one of the Fortnite Accolades in a match

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You will acquire Fortnite Accolades automatically as you play, for completing various feats in the battle royale, and you'll know you've earned one when a notification pops up at the top of your screen like the one above. There are currently a whopping 173 potential Accolades in Fortnite to earn, and you're likely to stack them up during the course of a match. To know what you're aiming for, the following is a complete listing of all the Accolades in Fortnite:

First in Match

  1. Early Bird - First player to pick up a legendary or better item
  2. Finders Keepers - First player to collect a weapon from an eliminated player
  3. First Strike - First player to get an elimination
  4. Quick Exit - First player to be eliminated
  5. Battle Ready - First player to reach maximum shields
  6. First Landing - First player to touch the ground
  7. Smash And Grab - First player to search a chest
  8. Ammo Ace - First player to search an ammo box
  9. First Supply Drop - First player to search a supply drop
  10. First Catch - First player to catch a fish
  11. Swift Scavenge - First player to forage
  12. Gearhead - First player to modify a vehicle
  13. Adventure Buddies - First player to hire a character
  14. Fast Talker - First player to talk with a character
  15. Duelist - First player to win a duel against a character
  16. The Gift Of Life - First player to reboot a player
  17. Patch Up, Pronto! - First player to revive a player
  18. Shopping Spree - First player to purchase an item
  19. First Modification - First player to modify a weapon
  20. Shady Help Wanted - First player to complete a Fortnite SHADOW Briefing

Note that the Lucky Llama - First player to search a supply llama Accolade was removed via a hotfix at the end of May 2024.

Weapons

  1. Assault Specialist - 500 Assault Rifle damage in a match
  2. Assault Expert - 1000 Assault Rifle damage in a match
  3. Assault Master - 2000 Assault Rifle damage in a match
  4. Shotgun Specialist - 500 Shotgun damage in a match
  5. Shotgun Expert - 1000 Shotgun damage in a match
  6. Shotgun Master - 2000 Shotgun damage in a match
  7. Marksman Specialist - 500 Marksman Rifle damage in a match
  8. Marksman Expert - 1000 Marksman Rifle damage in a match
  9. Marksman Master - 2000 Marksman Rifle damage in a match
  10. SMG Specialist - 500 SMG damage in a match
  11. SMG Expert - 1000 SMG damage in a match
  12. SMG Master - 2000 SMG damage in a match
  13. Pistol Specialist - 500 Pistol damage in a match
  14. Pistol Expert - 1000 Pistol damage in a match
  15. Pistol Master - 2000 Pistol damage in a match
  16. Explosives Specialist - 500 Explosive damage in a match
  17. Explosives Expert - 1000 Explosive damage in a match
  18. Explosives Master - 2000 Explosive damage in a match
  19. Melee Specialist - 500 Melee damage in a match
  20. Melee Expert - 1000 Melee damage in a match
  21. Melee Master - 2000 Melee damage in a match
  22. Bow Specialist - 500 Bow damage in a match
  23. Bow Expert - 1000 Bow damage in a match
  24. Bow Master - 2000 Bow damage in a match
  25. Mist Of Metal - 250 Shots fired in a match
  26. Raining Lead - 500 Shots fired in a match
  27. High Caliber Hail - 1000 Shots fired in a match
  28. Jack Of All Trades - Deal damage with 5 different weapon types in a match
  29. And The Kitchen Sink - Damage a single player with 5 different weapons in a match

Combat

  1. Single Digit - 5 Eliminations in a match
  2. Double Digits - 10 Eliminations in a match
  3. Elimination Collector - 15 Eliminations in a match
  4. Elimination Hoarder - 20 Eliminations in a match
  5. Elimination Escapade - 25 Eliminations in a match
  6. Speed Bump - Hit a player with a vehicle
  7. Double Elimination - 2 Eliminations within a short duration
  8. Multi Elimination - 3 Eliminations within a short duration
  9. Mega Elimination - 4 Eliminations within a short duration
  10. Ultra Elimination - 5 Eliminations within a short duration
  11. Epic Elimination - 6 Eliminations within a short duration
  12. Anti-Air Personnel - Hit an airborne player
  13. Who's The Boss? - Defeated a Boss
  14. Headshot - Player downed with a headshot
  15. Head Hunter - 10 Headshots hit in a match
  16. Get Ahead - 25 Headshots hit in a match
  17. Off The Dome - 50 Headshots hit in a match
  18. First To The Feast - Eliminate a player within 10 seconds of landing
  19. Distance Shot - Player downed over 100 meters away
  20. Long Shot - Player downed over 150 meters away
  21. Ludicrous Shot - Player downed over 200 meters away
  22. Impossible Shot - Player downed over 250 meters away
  23. Hired Gun - Follower downed or eliminated a player
  24. Unfollowed - Eliminated a follower
  25. Right Back At You - 1000 Damage to players that have damaged you in a match
  26. Vengeful Revenge - Eliminated a player that eliminated you in a match

Victory Royale

  1. Against The World - Win a Squads match as a Solo
  2. Three To One Odds - Win a Trios match as a Solo
  3. Two To One Odds - Win a Duos match as a Solo
  4. Pacifist - Win a match without eliminating an opponent
  5. True Pacifist - Win a match without damaging an opponent
  6. This One's For You - Win a match after thanking the Bus Driver
  7. I'm Fine, Really - Win a match without restoring health
  8. Who Needs 'Em? - Win a match without gaining shields
  9. There's No Time - Win a match without reloading
  10. This Isn't Zero Build? - Win a match in Build Mode without Building
  11. One Man's Trash - Only deal damage with Common Weapons and Win
  12. One Man's Treasure - Only deal damage with Legendary Weapons or better and Win
  13. Maximum Overshields - Win a match without losing health
  14. Knife To A Gun Fight - Win a match only dealing damage with melee weapons
  15. One And Done - Win a match only collecting a single weapon
  16. Cannot Be Contained - Win a match without searching containers
  17. Storm Runner - Win a match without taking storm damage
  18. Over Throne - Win a match after capturing a player's crown
  19. Royal Preservation - Win a match with a Victory Crown
  20. Succession - Captured a Victory Crown
  21. One Shall Rule - Eliminated a crown wearer while wearing a crown
  22. Crown Spree - 3 Eliminations while wearing a crown
  23. Royal Vengeance - 5 Eliminations while wearing a crown
  24. All Hail The Crown - 10 Eliminations while wearing a crown

Survival

  1. Survivor I - 50 Players remaining
  2. Survivor II - 25 Players remaining
  3. Survivor III - 10 Players remaining
  4. Medical Specialist - 250 Health restored in a match
  5. Medical Expert - 500 Health restored in a match
  6. Medical Master - 1000 Health restored in a match
  7. Shield Specialist - 250 Shields gained in a match
  8. Shield Expert - 500 Shields gained in a match
  9. Shield Master - 1000 Shields gained in a match
  10. Can Of Worms - 5 Fish caught in a match
  11. Fishmonger - 10 Fish caught in a match
  12. Pescatarian - 15 Fish caught in a match
  13. Light Breeze - 100 Storm damage survived in a match
  14. Barely Raining - 250 Storm damage survived in a match
  15. Batten The Hatches - 500 Storm damage survived in a match
  16. Relentless - Survive being downed 3 times in a match
  17. Carrying - Revive teammates 3 times in a match
  18. Helping Hand - Follower revived player or squad member in a match
  19. Actually Use Bandages - Bandages used during a match
  20. Warm Respite - Health restored using a Campfire

Resources

  1. Loot Collector - 5 Chests searched in a match
  2. Loot Stockpiler - 10 Chests searched in a match
  3. Loot Hoarder - 20 Chests searched in a match
  4. Ammo Scrounger - 5 Ammo boxes searched in a match
  5. Ammo Scavenger - 10 Ammo boxes searched in a match
  6. Ammo Accumulator - 20 Ammo boxes searched in a match
  7. Big Spender - 500 Bars spent in a match
  8. High Roller - 1000 Bars spent in a match
  9. Compulsive Shopper - 2000 Bars spent in a match
  10. Gold Rush - 250 Bars collected in a match
  11. Gilded Glory - 500 Bars collected in a match
  12. Treasure Trove - 1000 Bars collected in a match
  13. Demolition Specialist - 50 Structures destroyed in a match
  14. Demolition Expert - 250 Structures destroyed in a match
  15. Demolition Master - 500 Structures destroyed in a match
  16. Village Builder - 50 Structures built in a match
  17. Town Builder - 100 Structures built in a match
  18. City Builder - 200 Structures built in a match
  19. Feed Finger - 5 Foragables collected in a match
  20. Bottomless Clip - 1000 Ammo collected in a match
  21. Resourcefulness - 1000 Resources collected in a match
  22. Medallion Magnet - 3 Fortnite Medallions held at once in a match

Special

  1. Still Got 'Em - Elimination after being knocked or eliminated
  2. Monumental Monarch - Claim a capture point
  3. Friends Til The End - 100 meters traveled carrying a DBNO player
  4. Celebrated Crawler - 50 meters traveled while DBNO
  5. Graffiti Artist - 10 Sprays in a match
  6. Emotional Intelligence - 10 Emotes in a match
  7. Better Late Than Never - Land after the first storm forms
  8. Vault Breaker - 2 Vaults opened in a match
  9. Shadow Organization - 2 SHADOW Briefings completed in a match
  10. Weapon Smuggler - 3 Fortnite Weapon Cases searched in a match
  11. Flying Fortune - 3 Supply Drones destroyed in a match
  12. Rift-Tastic - 3 Rifts used in a match
  13. Only The Best - Have an inventory full of Legendary items or better
  14. Head On A Swivel - 10 Opponents marked by Scout Specialists in a match
  15. Collateral Damage - 250 Damage dealt by Heavy Specialists in a match
  16. Supplies Inbound - 150 Ammo supplied by Supply Specialists in a match
  17. Doctor's Orders - 100 Health restored by Medic Specialists in a match
  18. Fruits And Veggies - 5 different Fruits or Vegetables consumed in a match

Seasonal

  1. Wasteland Ruler - Win a match while undergoing a Fortnite Wastelander Challenge
  2. Wasteland Warrior -  1000 Damage while undergoing a Wastelander Challenge
  3. Wasteland Berserker - 2500 Damage while undergoing a Wastelander Challenge
  4. Wasteland Hunter - 10 Eliminations while undergoing a Wastelander Challenge
  5. Wasteland Assassin - 20 Eliminations while undergoing a Wastelander Challenge
  6. Wasteland Survivor - 50 Players outlasted while undergoing a Wastelander Challenge
  7. Road Rage - 1000 Damage while in a vehicle in a match
  8. Demolition Derby - 2500 Damage to vehicles in a match
  9. Road Trip - 2500 meters traveled in a vehicle
  10. Hot Rod - 5 Vehicle mods attached in a match
  11. Adrenaline Junkie - 10 Flaming Boost Hoops passed through in a match
  12. Sugar Bomb - Nuka-Cola consumed in a match
  13. Chemical Strike - 1000 damage while infused with Nitro in a match
  14. Gauntlet Barrage - 1000 damage with Nitro Fists in a match

Fortnite Accolades in the match stats summary

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At the end of a match you can check which Fortnite Accolades you've just earned, by switching to the Match Stats tab at the top of the screen. This will show a round up of your stats from the match, along with a list of all the Accolades you earned during it. 

The Fortnite Accolades collection

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You can also see how many of the Fortnite Accolades you've acquired overall for the current season, by going to the Quests tab in the main lobby then selecting the Collections option at the top and moving to the Accolades tab.

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