'Fortnite' Stone Heads Locations Map: Best Strategy To Beat The Challenge

Can you beat our record of five in a single match?

Fortnite: Battle Royale developer Epic Games is finally tackling its problem with data-miners and leaks, and they’re seemingly doing it by leaking the wrong challenges. For what might very well be the first time, challenges in Fortnite Season 5, Week 9 are considerably different from what was predicted earlier in the week. Perhaps the biggest surprise of all is “Visit different Stone Heads” for a total of seven.

Week 9 challenges were unlocked Friday morning at 9 a.m. after being delayed 24 hours due to the big version 5.40 update. For this particular challenge, players have to visit every single Stone Head on the island, and we’ve marked each of them on this map:

Here are the locations of all seven Stone Heads on the 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' island.

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In just about every case, the Stone Heads are located on some elevated hill, platform, or mountain. So they should be easy to spot when players skydive towards their approximate location.

Especially if players want to hit as many Stone Heads as they can in a single match, it’s ideal to cross-reference the Stone Heads locations with the various Rift Portals. In every case, players can visit a Stone Head and then immediately hop through a Rift Portal nearby to get a huge distance boost towards the next one. Perhaps because these Stone Heads are displaced in time and space, the appearance of rift portals nearby makes a lot of sense.

In my attempt, I used this strategy to hit five total Stone Heads before succumbing to the Storm. I went to Lonely Lodge first because the Battle Bus flew directly over, then I tried — and failed — to use a rift portal to get north of Tomato Town. From there, it was a steady arc south and a little bit west to hit the Stone Heads near Dusty Divot, Shifty Shafts, and Lucky Landing.

Visiting the Stone Heads is a lot of fun if you try and get as many as possible in a single match.

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These Stone Heads were last directly referenced in Week 6 with the “Search where the Stone Heads are looking” Challenge, so they do seem cosmically connected in some way to the strange supernatural events that seem to be leading us all towards Season 6.

The original Challenge in this slot was “Dance Off with another player near Loot Lake” but that proved to be a red herring. Apologies to anyone who already did the hard work of tracking down a dancing partner.

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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