After being unceremoniously pulled from Fortnite a little too early, 14 Days of Fortnite has returned to the game as of Monday. Players only have one week to complete the challenges before they disappear for good, but we’re here to help you get the job done.
Originally, a representative from Epic Games said via Reddit that players would have several days after the 14th challenge was unlocked to complete them all. Instead, the challenges disappeared on January 2 — at least a full day earlier than what was promised.
In normal circumstances, that wouldn’t be a big deal, but with plenty of gamers traveling or otherwise busy doing real-life human stuff for the holidays, it put them at a disadvantage in terms of completing these challenges and getting all that sweet loot.
Thankfully, in a bit of a New Year’s miracle! The 14 Days of Fortnite challenges will be active in Fortnite for the next week, giving players more than enough time to wrap things up. Here’s how to complete all of the challenges.
Day 1: Start or join a Creative server
This is one of the easiest challenges: Fortnite Creative mode now pops up as a third option alongside Battle Royale and Save the World in the initial Fortnite menu. Simply boot up Creative and create a new server by following the prompts.
There are four giant candy canes on the island, with three of them in the snowy southwest quadrant of the map. Each one is located on some kind of hill or mountain. Use our map and guide to find out why it’s best to land north of Frosty Flights to visit that candy cane before grabbing a plane to fly to one of the other ones.
Day 3: Play matches with a friend (3)
Everybody plays Fortnite, so getting one or more friends to play three matches should be pretty easy.
Day 4: Hit a player with a snowball in different matches (4)
The snowball toy is unlocked by completing the Day 3 challenge, and it functions just like the tomato toy. The real plus here is that players can complete this challenge on the spawn island, where large clusters of players make it easy.
Use our handy map and video guides to learn all the best plane and golden ring locations.
Similar to the rubber duckies of yesteryear waterside goose nests cluster around bodies of water on the Fortnite island for this challenge. Use our guide for all the locations — or use the above map — but know that we suggest following the river from top to bottom or vice versa.
Day 7: Use Boogie Bombs or Presents! (7)
Boogie Bombs and Presents drop from chests and supply drops, so simply open up as many of those as possible and use the items as soon as they’re acquired.
Day 8: Damage opponents with different weapons (8)
This is another straightforward challenge. All players have to do is use different weapons to damage opponents. Note that blue and green assault rifles shotguns don’t count as “different,” but a burst assault rifle and a standard assault rifle should. That being said, try for a 50 vs. 50 LTM that has lots of loot.
There are many holiday trees spread out across the map. We’ve got a handy strategy guide that suggests starting in Frosty Flights and then using a plane to reach other destinations. Ziplines should also come in really handy for this one.
Day 10: Land tricks in a vehicle at different named locations (10)
The amount of points players acquire for this challenge doesn’t matter at all. All it takes is just a little bit of airtime doing a trick for it to qualify, but doing ten of them at different named locations could prove time consuming.
Day 11: Thank the Bus Driver in different matches (11)
Thanking the bus driver in Fortnite is easy as pressing down on the D-Pad for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch players. PC players press the “D” key. And mobile players should see a special icon while they’re riding the bus. The trick here is actually doing it in 11 separate matches. You should always be thanking the bus driver regardless.
Much like with ghosts during Fortnitemares, 14 Days of Fortnite features snowflake decorations across the map. Many of the named locations in the non-snow areas have them, especially the residential areas. Most of these locations have multiple snowflakes, making this one considerably easier.
Enter Fortnite Creative mode and on any island, first lay down 13 floor squares before placing any 13 Devices on top of them. Check out our guide for more information.
Day 14: Search Chests (14)
Opening chests happens naturally through the course of playing, but in case players need some extra help, fortnitechests.info has an exhaustive map of all potential spawns.
14 Days of Fortnite challenges should remain active until January 14.