The Best Strategy for Completing Each 'Fortnite' Week 9 Challenge

Time to visit some Stone Heads.

fortnite season 5 cinematic

Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 5 just reached Week 9’s Challenges, which means that Season 6 is also getting closer and closer.

Oddly enough, Week 9 is perhaps the first time that the leaked Challenges from data miners weren’t correct.

Because of some “critical controller issue,” the version 5.40 update and High Stakes LTM were delayed to Thursday, and consequentially, the Week 9 challenge unlock was also delayed to Friday. But the new Challenges are there now, and players only have so much time left to complete them

Here are all seven Fortnite Season 5 Week 9 challenges with strategies for completing each one:


'Fortnite' Guided Missile
The Guided Missile will be the most effective for this one.

Deal damage with Explosive Weapons to opponents (500)

Rocket Launchers and Grenade Launchers are going to do the most damage to enemy players with the most controlled consistency, but the Guided Missile is even better, allowing players precise aim. Players might see even more success by hoarding any types of grenades. Spamming the standard Grenade, Remote Explosives, or Clingers also count towards this one.

Here's a map of all the known ATK locations. (Source: Fortnite Insider)

Get trick points in a shopping cart or ATK (150,000)

Players will have to find either a shopping cart or ATK and perform multiple tricks for this one. One good tactics is to go back to all of the flaming hoop locations and do tricks off the many ramps. Some kind of flip or roll is best, considering players have to stick the landing for it to count.

The best places to find ATKs are around Lazy Links, Snobby Shores, and Paradise Palms, but the greatest concentration is at the race track in northern Paradise Palms. Shopping Carts are pretty much all over, but they tend to linger in parking lots in the many named locations — anywhere with stores, really.

'Fortnite' Shifty Shafts Treasure Map Week 9, Season 5
The treasure map indicates this specific mountain.

Follow the treasure map found in Shifty Shafts

The actual treasure map indicates a mid-level platform on this jagged-looking mountain, and the Battle Star is located at the southernmost point. As players skydive down to it, the area will only look like the treasure map if they approach from the east. But no matter what direction they come from, all they need to look for is the small campsite with a fire and two tents — land just south of that on a higher ridge and walk to the edge of that platform.

'Fortnite' Pleasant Park Chest Spawns
Here are all the potential chest spawn locations in Pleasant Park. (Credit: USGamer.net)

Stage 1: Search a Chest in Haunted Hills

Just like in Week 7, when Fortnite introduced multi-step Challenges, this one has players loot a chest in five different named locations in five different matches. Read the below article for a strategic guide on how to best approach this Challenge type.

**Suggested Reading: “‘Fortnite’ Just Added Quests With Multi-Step Challenges in Week 7”

'Fortnite' Stone Head
'Fortnite' got a bunch of Stone Heads with Season 5, and for Week 9, players have to visit them all.

Visit different Stone Heads (7)

The Stone Heads were seemingly transported onto the Fortnite: Battle Royale map via rift portals, and in Week 6 players had to search the precise location they were all looking in. These days, they have to visit each of the seven heads at least once before the end of the season. They’re fairly spread out, so be sure to check our thorough guide on best routes and tactics.

Pro tip: Use the rift portals located nearby each Stone Head.

Suggested Reading: “Use Our Strategy to Visit Every Single Stone Head for ‘Fortnite’ Week 9”

'Fortnite' Assault Rifle
The standard Assault Rifle is pretty good at eliminating opponents.

Assault Rifle Eliminations (5)

As far as eliminations-based challenges go, assault rifle eliminations are some of the easiest. Even the standard Assault Rifle is pretty optimal at medium ranges. The Burst Rifles and FAMAS are also great options, but pretty much nothing will beat a SCAR. The scoped ranged assault rifles also offer effectiveness at longer ranger. In short, players have a lot of options, so spend a few matches focusing exclusively on ARs, even if they’re Common, and this will be over quickly.

'Fortnite' Tomato Temple
Welcome to Tomato Temple in 'Fortnite'.

Eliminate opponents in Tomato Temple (3)

Fortnite’s newest location already has a lot of foot traffic because players have been checking it out, and because it’s somewhat centrally located, that also helps. Just land here for several matches and fight your way to three eliminations. Alternatively, Tomato Temple isn’t far from the location indicated by the Shifty Shafts treasure map, so if players survive that venture, they might as well head northeast.


12:55 p.m. Eastern, September 7 Update: A previous version of this article addressed leaked Week 9 Challenges that turned out to be incorrect. The ones you see here are confirmed.

Fortnite Season 5 is scheduled to end on or around September 24, 2018, so there isn’t much time left for players to complete these and other Challenges.

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