And that brings us to the halfway mark, as far as the Season 4 Battle Pass in Fortnite: Battle Royale goes. The week five challenge list went live early this morning, and it’s a welcome reprieve from the relatively difficult suite of tasks in Week 4, one of which I still haven’t managed to complete. Anyone who’s more or less proficient in the game should be able to handle these no problem:
- Deal damage with SMGs to opponents (500
- Search Chests in Dusty Divot (7)
- Use a Vending Machine (3)
- Dance with others to raise the Disco Ball near Loot Lake(1)
- Follow the treasure map found in Greasy Grove (1) (HARD)
- Minigun or Light Machine Gun Eliminations (2) (HARD)
- Eliminate opponents in Lucky Landing (3) (HARD)
To start with, we’ve got our two non-combat challenges:
- Here’s where to go to follow the treasure map found in Greasy Grove.
- Dancing to raise the Disco Ball in Loot Lake will require some teamwork: there are four little dance floors with a disco ball in the middle, so the game clearly wants you to use a squad. You could always rely on the kindness of strangers, however, and hope people put down their weapons long enough to complete the challenge. It’s not impossible. Here’s where you’ll want to go.
And now we’ll go down the list: dealing damage with SMGs is pretty straightforward–we have both the tactical and silenced varieties to work with both of which are most effective at short range and have wide bloom if you hold the trigger down too long. You can use an SMG a little like a shotgun with a slightly longer range: remember to aim and stand still to get first-shot accuracy to begin your burst with.
Dusty Divot is one of the newest locations in the game, at least in its current form. Look for two chests in remnants of the warehouses on the edge of the divot, and other than that focus your search in the central research facility and in trucks scattered around the periphery. If you’re the sort that prefers to just grab one chest per map and then die, pick a truck towards the edge and grab it as soon as possible.
Using vending machines might take a second but isn’t difficult: they’re scattered all around the map and not that hard to find: they look about what like you’d expect. You’ll need a fair amount of resources to buy from them, however, up to 500 wood, stone or metal for a Legendary-tier item. Common items only require 100, however. Here’s a map of where they were spawning last season, with many still in the same spots.
Miniguns and Light Machine Guns are both capable weapons if a little rare: you only need to get two kills, which I suspect is because you might have a little difficulty finding them. Treat a Light Machine Gun a little like an SMG, with a wide bloom that can make it difficult to use for too long. But it has the benefit of a quick rate of fire and a big magazine, so don’t be afraid to lay on the trigger and hope enough of your spray hits an enemy. The same is true with the minigun, just you have to spin it up for a second before firing it. Make sure you have plenty of ammo and then just lay down fire — you can’t move very well while firing the minigun, so compensate by not giving your opponent time to breathe.
Lucky Landing is not one of the more popular locations in the game, but it’s bound to be populated this week. There are chests in all the major buildings, but I prefer to land on one of the two structures outside the main compound and then pickaxe my way down. The bigger one towards Moisty Mire can usually find you a fight on the main floor, and if you came in through the top you’ll likely have a weapon to handle it with.
That’s what we’re working with this week: stay tuned to find out where to grab the hidden battle star. We’re just two weeks out of the season’s ultimate goal in the form of the Blockbuster skin, so we’ll see how that goes.