Fortnite Chapter 2 season 1 challenges and where to find rainbow rentals

There's a lot to find in this week's challenges.

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Fortnite Rainbow Rentals

Find these beach houses for this week's challenge. 

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Fortnite Chapter 2 may be a refresh of the game, but the challenges are the same as last season. A set of tasks is available to players each week, giving them experience points, or XP, when completed. Points acquired increase a player's tier level, which unlocks more content, especially if they have a season Battle Pass. 

The season is technically over, but developer Epic Games released multiple challenge sets Wednesday to tide players over until the start of season 2. 

8-ball vs. Scratch missions

Fortnite 8-Ball Challenges

The 8-ball vs. Scratch challenges

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Dance at Rainbow Rentals, Beach Bus, Lake Canoe

The three places players will need to visit for this challenge are all near water. The Rainbow Rental houses are southwest of Holly Hedges; the Beach Bus is just west of Steam Stacks; and the Lake Canoe is in the small body of water north of Retail Row. See the map below for exact locations. 

Fortnite Rainbow Rentals

Where to find Rainbow Rentals, the Beach Bus and the Lake Canoe

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Search the hidden gnome found between Fancy View, a wooden shack and a big house

This challenge would be tricky, but luckily there's a map for players. Head to the location, a hill with yellow flowers all over it, and wander around a bit for the gnome to pop up. 

Fortnite Hidden Gnome

Where to find the hidden gnome between Fancy View, a wooden shack and a big house

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Swim at two different 'no swimming' signs

There are four spots to find a "no swimming" sign. As you may have guessed, they're right next to a place to swim. Pick the closest location to you on the map below and look for the sign to indicate the correct place to start swimming. 

Fortnite no swimming map

The locations of the "no swimming" signs

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Visit mountain base camps

The base camps can be found in the snowy parts of the southeast part of the island. There are three of them, but only one is needed for the challenge. Check the map for the closest camp. 

Fortnite base mountain camp

Where to find the three base mountain camps

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Here are the rest of the week's challenges:

  • Reach Battle Pass Tier 60. 
  • Complete "8-ball vs. Scratch" mission objectives.
  • Earn three bronze battle medals by getting eliminations in a match. 
  • Ring the doorbell of a house with an opponent inside in three different matches.
  • Deal 75 damage with a harpoon gun to opponents. 
  • Gain health or shields in a bush.
  • Bounce on three bouncy objects in different matches.
  • Travel 100 meters while dancing. 

Rippley vs. Sludge missions

Fortnite Rippley Challenges

Another set of Overtime challenges

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Search the hidden gnome found in between Lodjam Woodworks, a wooden shack, and a bucket tree

Like in the earlier set of challenges, players will be on the hunt for a hidden gnome. The map below shows the location of the gnome. Look for tree roots in a swamp and it'll be nearby. If you're still having trouble, finish some other challenges first and then go looking for the gnome as the challenge needs to be unlocked before it can be completed. 

Fortnite Hidden Gnome

Where to find the second hidden gnome

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Here are the rest of the challenges: 

  • Reach Battle Pass Tier 50.
  • Complete "Rippley vs. Sludge" mission objectives.
  • Earn three gold scavenger medals by searching chests, llamas or supply drops.
  • Achieve AR Specialist Accolades in three different matches.
  • Land in a named location in three different matches.
  • Deal any damage with a placed trap to an opponent.
  • Destroy 10 SLURP barrels, SLURP trucks, or SLURP silos.
  • Swim 50 meters in under 5 seconds.
  • Visit Lazy Lake and Slurpy Swamp in the same match while riding in a motorboat.
  • 5 eliminations at Risky Reels, Fort Crumpet or Hydro 16.
  • Catch a fish with a fishing rod, a harpoon gun, and an explosive weapon.

Originally published Jan. 15. 
Update, Jan 16: Added Rippley vs. Sludge missions.