Real-Life Frisbee Skills Help With the 'Fortnite' Flying Disc Challenge

Some of you have never hit yourself in the face with a frisbee, and it shows.

Astonishingly, real-life sports skills can help Fortnite: Battle Royale players complete one of the trickier new challenges in Season 9, Week 3. Hear me out: Have you ever tossed a frisbee too high, and, like a boomerang, it just sort of came right back and hit you in the face? That’s exactly what you need to do in the world of Fortnite to complete this new challenge.

This Week 9 challenge has players “throw the flying disc toy and catch it before it lands.” Don’t even try to outrun it after throwing it straight, because this frisbee soars faster than your feet can take you.

The “Flying Disc” was added to Fortnite as a new toy, exclusive to the Season 9 premium battle pass as a reward at Tier 35. Especially if players purchased the initial tier boost, they should already have the flying disc unlocked, but if they don’t, it might take some grinding. Just like the bouncy ball and ice puck, the motion physics behind the Flying Disc is impressively similar to the real thing.

Here’s how to channel your inner Frisbee Doge to hit yourself in the face.

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This is really great throwing form. Don't clutch the disc too tightly.

Check out the video at the top of this article for an example of the right way to do this, which appears at about the 3:15 mark.

You need to find a relatively wide and open area without any obstructions and, more importantly, no enemy players. I opted for the hot springs northeast of Lazy Lagoon — the place with lots of volcano vents — mainly because nobody ever goes there unless they need to.

The trick is to throw the flying disc as high up as you can. Once thrown, scoot forward a little bit so you can see where it’s flying. After it reaches peak altitude, gravity will pull it right back down on an almost identical trajectory. Don’t try too hard to chase it. Just shuffle forward and back, and let it hit your character’s body.

According to the in-game countdown, Season 9 should end on July 23, so you have exactly two months to complete this and other challenges.


Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 9, Week 4 should begin on Thursday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern.

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