Fortnite Missions: What are they, how do they work, and how do you complete them?

We're reaching the point now where we can pretty confidently say we've now got access to all of the Fortnite Missions for the current season. In case you're not familiar with them, each set of weekly challenges revolve around a particular theme or character, and they provide an additional source of XP to help you level up. With the start of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 (opens in new tab) mere weeks away now, time is running out to complete the current missions and earn the Fortnite (opens in new tab) rewards linked to them before they disappear for good, so now is the time to get cracking. If you're looking for help with beating any of the challenges included in Season 1, we've got all of your needs for the Fortnite Missions covered in this comprehensive guide.

What are Fortnite Missions?

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To find all of the Fortnite Missions, navigate to the Challenges tab and you'll see them laid out in two horizontal rows. Each week there will be a new themed limited-time mission which replaces the old daily challenges, along with the Alter Ego challenges which are tied into your season level and the other weekly missions you'll be taking on.

Missions are the overall name for each set of challenges, then each objective contained within is a specific challenge. There's initially three challenges available in each mission, then when you complete one, it will be replaced with a different one, for a maximum of 11. Finishing eight of them unlocks the reward item for that Fortnite mission, which will then help you find Fortnite hidden letters in loading screens (opens in new tab) which links back to the Alter Ego challenges. It's all connected! Read on for guides to completing specific missions and challenges.

Fortnite New World mission

Fortnite New World mission

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The Fortnite New World challenges (opens in new tab) help to kick off the new chapter in Fortnite history by making sure you explore the island to discover what's new. After revealing named locations and landmarks, you'll move on to riding Fortnite motorboats (opens in new tab), catching a weapon with your fishing rod, carrying a knocked player over a short distance and more.

Fortnite Open Water mission

Fortnite Open Water mission

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Despite what the name might suggest, the Fortnite Open Water challenges (opens in new tab) don't actually involve much swimming, fishing, or indeed boating. Instead you'll be checking out various coastal locations, hiding in Fortnite Hideouts (opens in new tab), sniping opponents from distance and more.

Fortnite Forged In Slurp mission

Fortnite Forged In Slurp mission

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Although you'll be seeing plenty of the blue stuff, the Fortnite Forged In Slurp challenges (opens in new tab) are more about different types of weapon rarity. You'll also need to use some Fortnite weapon upgrade benches (opens in new tab), and dance at the Fortnite Compact Cars, Lockie's Lighthouse, and Weather Station locations (opens in new tab).

Fortnite Dockyard Deal mission

Fortnite Dockyard Deal mission

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With so much water around the map, it's not surprising that we got some nautical Fortnite Dockyard Deal challenges (opens in new tab) to contend with. As well as jumping boats through Fortnite flaming rings (opens in new tab), you'll need to explode Fortnite gas pumps (opens in new tab) to damage an opponent, and visit the Fortnite Boat Launch, Coral Cove, and Flopper Pond locations (opens in new tab).

Fortnite The Lowdown mission

Fortnite The Lowdown mission

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The theme running through the Fortnite The Lowdown challenges (opens in new tab) is damaging opponents while assisting your own team. You'll need to visit all of the Fortnite EGO outposts (opens in new tab), as well as reviving and healing your teammates plus rebooting one of them through the Fortnite Reboot Vans (opens in new tab).

Fortnite Hunter and the Hunted mission

Fortnite Hunter and the Hunted mission

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To complete the Fortnite Hunter and the Hunted challenges (opens in new tab) you're going to need to go exploring and search out some specific objects. As well as consuming Fortnite Foraged Items (opens in new tab) such as apples, mushrooms, and coconuts, you'll need to visit five Fortnite Landmarks (opens in new tab) in the same match so get your hiking boots on.

Fortnite Trick Shot mission

Fortnite Trick Shot mission

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If you want to beat the Fortnite Trick Shot challenges (opens in new tab) then you're going to need to watch you health, whether it's visiting the Fortnite Orchard (opens in new tab) to consume foraged apples or catching and eating various fish. You'll also need to head to the Fortnite Pipeman, Hayman, and Timber Tent locations (opens in new tab) then do some dancing, so be prepared to get funky.

Fortnite Dive mission

Fortnite Dive mission

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To get through all of the Fortnite Dive challenges (opens in new tab) you'll need to hit the water, whether you're gunning for eliminations at Fortnite Hydro 16 (opens in new tab) or taking on the swimming time trials in the nearby lake. You'll also need to damage and quickly snag some Supply Drops, and use the Harpoon Gun to pull various items (and players) towards you.

Fortnite Chaos Rising mission

Fortnite Chaos Rising mission

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If you're taking on the Fortnite Chaos Rising challenges (opens in new tab) then you'll need to know where the Fortnite Motorboat time trial (opens in new tab) is to kick things off. As you progress, you'll want to boogie at the Fortnite Green, Yellow, and Red Steel Bridge locations (opens in new tab) to tick them off your list, and take a ride along the Fortnite Ziplines (opens in new tab) in a couple of matches to complete everything.

Fortnite Remedy vs Toxin mission

Fortnite Remedy vs Toxin mission

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To clear the Fortnite Remedy vs Toxin challenges (opens in new tab) you'll need to visit three of the four Fortnite food trucks (opens in new tab), as well as passing by three different Fortnite bus stops (opens in new tab) in a single match – thankfully there's plenty of them so you have a few choices of route for this.

Fortnite Rippley vs Sludge challenges

Fortnite Rippley vs Sludge challenges

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To tick off all of the Fortnite Rippley vs Sludge challenges (opens in new tab) you'll want to search a load of chests to earn Gold Scavenger Medals, smash up a handful of SLURP containers, then track down the Fortnite hidden gnome between Logjam Woodworks, wooden shack, and bucket tree location (opens in new tab).

Fortnite 8-Ball vs Scratch challenges

Fortnite 8-Ball vs Scratch challenges

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To complete the list of Fortnite 8-Ball vs Scratch challenges (opens in new tab) you can follow our lead to dance at Fortnite Rainbow Rentals, Beach Bus, and Lake Canoe locations (opens in new tab), swim at different Fortnite No Swimming signs (opens in new tab), search the Fortnite hidden gnome between Fancy View, a Wooden Shack, and a Big House (opens in new tab), then finally visit one of the Fortnite Mountain Base Camps (opens in new tab).

Fortnite Cameo vs Chic challenges

Fortnite Cameo vs Chic challenges

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There's a bumper list of Fortnite Cameo vs Chic challenges (opens in new tab) to tick off with our extra guides, so (brace yourself) catch some items at Fortnite No Fishing signs (opens in new tab), consume Fortnite foraged items (opens in new tab) including an apple, a mushroom, and a Slurpshroom, catch a fish at Fortnite Lake Canoe, Lazy Lake, and Flopper Pond locations (opens in new tab), visit the Fortnite lonely recliner, radio station, and outdoor movie theater locations (opens in new tab), destroy one of the Fortnite Telescopes (opens in new tab) along with a television and telephone pole, search the Fortnite Hidden Gnome between a race track, cabbage patch, and farm sign location (opens in new tab), before finally dancing at the top of the Fortnite Mount H7, Mount F8, and Mount Kay locations (opens in new tab). Phew!

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