Fortnite Aquaman challenges: How to claim your Trident at Coral Cove then dive over the waterfall at Gorgeous Gorge

Fortnite Aquaman challenges
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The Fortnite Aquaman challenges are here, to try and make us forget about Deadpool and instead focus on the new superhero in the battle royale town. If you want to add the undisputed king of the sea to your locker as a playable character, then you'll need to visit Coral Cove among other locations to complete all five of his tasks, which will then add him to your Fortnite (opens in new tab) roster. Once you have the Aquaman skin available, there's one more task to beat at Gorgeous Gorge to earn the shirtless Arthur Curry Aquaman style – we've got the full rundown on that too. If you're ready to tackle the Fortnite Aquaman challenges, here's everything you need to know.

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Fortnite Aquaman challenges Week 1

Fortnite Aquaman challenges: Use a whirlpool at The Fortilla

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For the first Fortnite Aquaman challenge, you simply need to head to The Fortilla and use a whirlpool. As you can see on the map above, The Fortilla can be found in the south-west corner, next to Rickety Rig. Simply swim out to any whirlpool and enter it to be shot into the air, much like the geysers back at the tail end of chapter one.

Doing this should complete the challenge for you. If it doesn't, have a look for another whirlpool closer to The Fortilla, because you might have strayed too far out. When it's complete, you'll have a brand new loading screen unlocked for your troubles.

Fortnite Aquaman challenges Week 2

Fortnite Aquaman challenges: Use a Fishing Pole to ride behind a Loot Shark at Sweaty Sands

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For the second of the Fortnite Aquaman challenges, you need to head to Sweaty Sands and use a Fishing Pole to ride behind a Loot Shark. The map above points out Sweaty Sands on the map so you know exactly where to go, but make sure you get a Fishing Pole first.

When you get to Sweaty Sands with a Fishing Pole, look in the water around the outskirts for a Loot Shark. When you find one, cast the line into the water in front of it and the shark should bite, pulling you through the water. That's all there is to it! Getting a Fishing Pole may be the hardest part as it's essentially random, but make sure you're checking every chest you can until you get to a shark, or look out for the barrels of Fishing Poles on certain docks and piers.

Fortnite Aquaman challenges Week 3

Fortnite Aquaman challenges: Catch different types of fish in a single match

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The third Fortnite Aquaman challenge is not location specific, though like the previous one it requires the use of a Fishing Pole – unless you're a bit of a maverick and pick up a Harpoon, that is. Once you've got your angling equipment of choice, look for fishing spots to cast into and keep going until you've caught two different types of fish.

Currently there are Small Fry, Floppers, and Slurpfish in the game, and fishing spots tend to throw up a variety of items, so it shouldn't take you long to secure two different types of fish. Note that you can cast the Fishing Pole into any area of open water and you will sometimes make a catch, but fishing spots will massively speed up the process for you.

Fortnite Aquaman challenges Week 4

Fortnite Aquaman challenges: Complete the swimming Time Trial at Dirty Docks

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For this fourth Fortnite Aquaman challenge you need to head to Dirty Docks, though it's currently not marked as a named location on the map. If you don't remember where it is from last season, then head to the area on the east coast in H4 where a couple of the cranes are still sticking out of the water.

In the location we've marked on the map above, just south of those protruding cranes, you should spot a glowing blue stopwatch icon on the surface of the water. Approach and interact with it to start the swimming time trial at Dirty Docks, then follow the markers starting in a southeast direction and coming around in a loop. You'll need to be fast to hit them all, so remember to keep jumping out of the water as you sprint swim forwards to get a speed boost.

Fortnite Aquaman challenges Week 5

Fortnite Aquaman challenges: Claim your Trident at Coral Cove

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The fifth and final Fortnite Aquaman challenge sends you off to Coral Cove in search of your missing Trident – if you don't remember this landmark from before, it's in the northwest corner of the map near the huge whirlpool, within grid reference A2.

That's the general area, though you don't actually want to head to Coral Cove itself. Instead, you have a choice of three small rocks emerging from the water surrounding the island, and each has a Fortnite Aquaman Trident on top. We've marked them all on the map above, so make your choice and go collect your new pickaxe – just watch out for sharks in the water!

Fortnite Aquaman challenges: Dive over the waterfall at Gorgeous Gorge

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Completing the five weekly Fortnite Aquaman challenges will only net you the suit version of the character. If you want the shirtless Arthur Curry version, you'll have to complete an additional challenge which is to dive over the waterfall at Gorgeous Gorge while wearing the plain Aquaman skin. 

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Iain Wilson
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Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 500 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.