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How to collect metal at Hydro 16 or Compact Cars in Fortnite

Fortnite collect metal at Hydro 16 or Compact Cars
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We're now moving past the planned ten weeks of the current season and heading into overtime territory, with a fresh list of assignments to tackle including one to collect metal at Hydro 16 or Compact Cars in Fortnite. This task is broken down into three stages of successively larger amounts of metal to harvest, which are:

  • Stage 1 of 3 - Collect metal at Hydro 16 or Compact Cars (250): 10,000 XP
  • Stage 2 of 3 - Collect metal at Hydro 16 or Compact Cars (750): 25,000 XP
  • Stage 3 of 3 - Collect metal at Hydro 16 or Compact Cars (1,500): 55,000 XP

The upshot of this is that you'll have to collect a total of 2,500 metal across Hydro 16 and/or Compact Cars in order to completely finish this entry in the Fortnite Location Domination challenges (opens in new tab), which will earn you the impressive sum of 90,000 XP along the way. Given that you can only carry 999 metal at once in Fortnite (opens in new tab), you may need to drop or use some for building along the way if you're trying to hit the Stage 3 target in a single match, though generating metal with your pickaxe may be enough for it to count as being harvested.

If you want to get through this quickly then we advise that you play in Team Rumble mode, as materials are harvested at a much greater rate there as opposed to the standard game modes. Also ensure that you're consistently hitting the weak points while harvesting, to ensure you receive the maximum materials for each object you smash. If you're ready to start, we've got details of the Fortnite Hydro 16 and Compact Cars locations where can collect metal.

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Fortnite Hydro 16 and Compact Cars locations

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Although both of these Fortnite landmarks (opens in new tab) have featured in previous challenges, you'd be forgiven for not necessarily knowing where they are immediately, which is why we've flagged them on the map for easy identification. Fortnite Hydro 16 (opens in new tab) is the more obvious of the two, forming both the large dam at the west side of the large lake and the power station complex below it. You can harvest metal from the vehicles and street lights along the top of the dam, and there is a large amount of machinery within the power plant which will also yield this material. Unsurprisingly, the Fortnite Compact Cars junkyard features both stacks of vehicles and additional machinery, so there's lots of metal to be had there. If you'd prefer to use grid coordinates to visit these locations to collect metal at Hydro 16 or Compact Cars, then they are:

  • D7: Hydro 16
  • G4: Compact Cars

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Iain Wilson
Iain Wilson

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 450 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.