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All Fortnite detector and alien billboard locations

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If you're looking for a Fortnite detector to equip so you can disable an alien billboard then you might discover it's not as easy as you think. You have to first find a detector, then survive long enough to reach a billboard as well. AND in a single match. It's not an impossible task in Fortnite, and there's a few locations you can try it - with one choice clearly the easiest - but until you know what you're looking for, and where to look, it can seem a tricky week 9 quest to pull off. 

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Where to find a Fortnite detector and alien billboard

fortnite detector alien billboard

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These are the locations of all Fortnite detectors and alien billboards in the game. There are eight to chose from, in these places: 

  1. Believer Beach
  2. Boney Burbs
  3. Pleasant Park
  4. Craggy Cliffs
  5. Dirty Docks
  6. Retail Row
  7. Catty Corner
  8. Misty Meadows

In each are you'll find one detector in a plain grey crate and one to three billboards to disable. The detector can be found in a box that looks like this: 

fortnite detector alien billboard

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You'll need to approach it and hit the button prompt to equip it, which will put the tech on your back. All you need to do then is to find a billboard where you can hit another prompt that will disable the subliminal alien propaganda and turn the advert back into nice, normal capitalist consumerist messaging. 

fortnite detector alien billboard

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However, that's easier said than done on the ground as it can be hard to find a detector or billboard when you're running around between buildings. The easiest options are Boney Burbs or Catty Corner, as both have a detector and billboard right next to each other. They're also less likely to be busy, giving you a bit more safety to tick the tick the quest off. 

But you can't always guarantee where the bus will go so next we've got Fortnite detector and billboard locations in all eight locations coming up. 

Believer Beach detector and billboard locations

1. Believer Beach

fortnite detector alien billboard

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Boney Burbs detector and billboard locations

2. Boney Burbs

fortnite detector alien billboard

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Pleasant Park detector and billboard locations

3. Pleasant Park

fortnite detector alien billboard

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Craggy Cliffs detector and billboard locations

4. Craggy Cliffs

fortnite detector alien billboard

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Dirty Docks detector and billboard locations

5. Dirty Docks

fortnite detector alien billboard

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Retail Row detector and billboard locations

6. Retail Row

fortnite detector alien billboard

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Catty Corner detector and billboard locations

7. Catty Corner

fortnite detector alien billboard

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Misty Meadows detector and billboard locations

8. Misty Meadows

fortnite detector alien billboard

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Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's guides coordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine UK.