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Fortnite Chapter 2 season 2 challenges and where to find Shadow safe houses

Also: New Deadpool challenges are live.

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Fortnite Safe House

Keep an eye out for the henchmen guarding these safe houses. 

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Fortnite Chapter 2 season 2 started Thursday and gave the game a spy motif. As in previous seasons, players can purchase a Battle Pass to unlock skins, emotes and other cosmetics for 950 V-Bucks, or approximately $9.50. Unlocking the content requires players to earn experience points, and tackling the weekly challenges gives the largest number of points. The most notable unlockables are the fully customizable Maya, the powerful Meowscles and the gold-armed Midas for those who reach tier 100. Season 2 also sees the inclusion of the fourth-wall-breaking Marvel hero, Deadpool. His outfit can be unlocked by completing the special Deadpool weekly challenges.

Brutus' Briefing

Fortnite Challenges

Some of the challenges for week 2. 

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Find Shadow safe houses (0/1)

Shadow is one of the two opposing forces that showed up in this season of Fortnite. There are five safe houses on the island, guarded by henchmen. Check the map below for where to find one. 

Fortnite Shadow Safe houses map

Where to find Shadow safe houses.

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Hide in secret passages in different matches (0/3)

One interesting change in season 2 is the inclusion of secret passageways. If you're working on the preceding challenge, this one can be completed at the same time, as these passages are near the safe houses.

Open chests locked by an ID scanner (0/3)

Henchmen can be found at safe houses and other locations across the map. These nonplayable characters aren't just easy targets to take down, but they can also open up locked doors like in the week 1 challenges. For this task, find a henchman and down him. When he's down, select the option to carry him, and bring him to a chest with an ID scanner. The chest will open once the henchman is next to it, after a brief animation. 

Shake down knocked henchmen in different matches (0/3)

When henchmen get knocked down, there are two options that appear. One is to carry, in order to complete challenges like the previously mentioned one, the other is to do a shakedown. Doing this will get the henchman to say where certain items of interest are, such as locked doors and chests. 

Here are the rest of the challenges:

  • Eliminate players using a shotgun (0/3).
  • Carry a knocked opponent 50 meters (0/50).
  • Deal damage to players from below (0/250).
  • Eliminate players at Craggy Cliffs or Weeping Woods (0/3).
  • Deal damage with shotguns to players while in the air (0/200).
  • Harvest 500 wood, 400 stone and 300 metal (0/3).

Deadpool challenges

Fortnite Deadpool

Wade Wilson has been busy. 

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As mentioned earlier, Deadpool is the big surprise in season 2. There's a set of weekly challenges that, once completed, should unlock the Deadpool outfit. The first task is to actually find the challenge. 

From the game lobby, click on the vent off to the right. 


That vent looks mighty suspicious. 

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This will take players to Deadpool's secret room. 

Fortnite Deadpool

What a mess.

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Players can read his meta letter to Epic saying how he could design a better Battle Bus. 

Fortnite Deadpool

He's a real artist.

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All that's left is to click on the computer and see the challenges. This will complete the first challenge for the week. The second has players jumping off the Battle Bus without thanking the bus driver. This is easy to do. Just don't press the designated button to thank the bus driver at the start of the match. Those two challenges will complete the week 1 challenges.

Week 2 challenges are up as of Friday.  The first requires players to find Deadpool's milk carton. 

Fortnite Deadpool Challenges

Week 2 Deadpool challenges. 

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The milk carton is in Deadpool's secret room. Just keep an eye out for it. 

Fortnite Deadpool Milk Carton

Check the left side of the room to find the milk carton.

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The second challenge for the week has players look for the Marvel hero's favorite food, chimichangas. These fried snacks can be found across the various lobby screens.  

Fortnite Deadpool chimichang

I spy a chimichanga.

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Fortnite is available for PCPS4, Android, iOS, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Originally published Feb. 27.
Update, Feb. 28: Adds info on Deadpool challenges.