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Fortnite Season 5, week 6 challenges and how to get through them quickly

Some of this week's challenges are a little different, but you'll fly through them if you know where to go.


Every week Epic Games releases new challenges in Fortnite: Battle Royale to give you a boost to your experience points so you can level up your all-important Battle Pass. As you probably know, the more you level up through the Battle Pass' tiered reward system, the more items and gear you'll unlock, including new emotes, dance moves, gliders and more. Some of these challenges can be quite a bit more difficult than just grabbing chests at named locations, so I made a guide for getting through them as fast as possible. 

If you're still not finished with last week's challenges, read my guide here.

Without further ado, here are the challenges for this week.

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How to deal headshot damage

If you're good with a sniper rifle (or want to test out the new heavy sniper rifle from this week's patch), this one is going to be easy, but note that a sniper rifle is not required. If you have reasonably good aim with any of Fortnite's weapons, you should be able to get through this one pretty quickly (at least after a few games). 

Try playing 50 vs. 50 mode for this challenge because you can gear up in relative safety, then when the last circle closes in, you can hang back and snipe opponents who are on top of structures while their attention is on your teammates in front of them. 

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How to harvest building resources with a pickaxe

This one should be breeze for everyone, but it might take a few games. 50 vs 50 is ideal for safety, but your main goal is to hit up a resource-heavy area. Even if you're playing a solo game, your best bet is to drop in to Dusty Divot for the large trees (wood), any areas with concentrated rock formations (stone) or you can hit Junk Junction or the smaller junk car area just south of Paradise Palms for stacks of cars (metal). It might take a few games, but if you focus on gathering, you'll get it pretty quickly.

How to search where the stone heads are looking

This is a challenge that might take players some time if you went around to all six of the stone heads to triangulate which way they're pointing, but I did some digging and can tell you where to land right here:


Most people (me included) thought the heads pointed towards Salty Springs, but it turns out the Battle Star is on this little hill to the southwest of town.

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How to search chests in Lonely Lodge

This one is pretty self-explanatory, but you'll obviously want to go to all the locations you've seen chests before. The Lodge itself will often have chests on the second floor, but you'll have to listen for the "chest music" to discover chests hidden behind walls and in attics. The cabins just south of the lodge are also promising locations, and don't forget you can grab chests at the watch tower further south from the lodge. 

As always, there is no guarantee all the chests will spawn in their usual locations, so you might need a couple games before you get all seven.


Go to the Lodge first for the best results, then head for the Watchtower and hit every cabin in between.

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How to get eliminations with miniguns and LMGs

This one could have been much harder if you had to kill more opponents, but fortunately you only have to kill two people to complete the challenge. With that said, the hardest part may be actually finding one of these heavy weapons. 

For this reason, the best way to do this challenge will be to get kills whenever you get the opportunity. In other words, no matter the game mode, if you find either of these weapons, you should make it your immediate goal to complete this challenge as soon as possible.

How to complete timed trials

For this one you'll need to go to various locations around the map and look for the glowing stopwatches. When you find one, activate it and you'll see a trail of stopwatches you need to follow. Here's a map where you can find all the stopwatches, but remember you only need five to complete the challenge:


Go to these locations to start each of the timed trials.


How to get eliminations in Tilted Towers

If you don't already know, Tilted Towers is among the most popular places to land in Fortnite, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding people to shoot when you get there. Fortunately, you don't have to complete the challenge in a single game so you can drop in as many times as it takes to get three kills. 

Alternatively, you could start by going to Shifty Shafts to the south or the soccer field to the west to gear up before you make your attack on Tilted Towers so you're a little more prepared. As always, all bets are off when it's the most popular landing spot in the game, but either way, it won't take too long to complete this challenge.

Update: This post was updated to more accurately reflect the locations of the timed trials challenges.

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