'Fortnite' Desert, Snowy, and Grasslands Race Track Locations: Week 5 Guide
How to complete a lap on all three race tracks.
Fortnite: Battle Royale players are off to the races in Season 9, Week 5 with a new multi-stage challenge unlock Thursday morning to “complete a lap of a desert race track” and then do the same for a “snowy race track” and “grasslands race track.”
Just by its very structure, this is meant to be a frustrating challenge. Not only are there three stages to it, but it’s hard enough to find a vehicle to complete the challenge without having to deal with enemy players gunning you down. Any players adept at taking out enemies very quickly should go right to the following destinations and kill anyone that approaches on a vehicle, but this challenge will get much easier as time passes and there’s less competition.
The first step for everyone is to find a vehicle, just like in the multi-stage Week 3 challenge. There are always a few at each race track, but it’s safer to find one at a distance and ride it to the track after combat in the area has settled down. Either way, players have to wait for the initial 15-second timer to begin at the starting line. You’ll know you’re doing it right when you see giant translucent rings leading you along the track.
LootLake.info is a great resource for these types of challenges. Using the “Spawns” submenu, you can easily find the spawn locations of anything on the map. Click here for a map showing quadcrasher and driftboard locations.
Where to Complete a Lap of a Desert Race Track in Fortnite
The race track should be familiar to even the most casual players. It’s been on the eastern side of the map on the northern edge of the desert biome for several seasons now. There’s usually several quadcrashers right at the start of the track, and sometimes a few more in the buildings of the area. Another alternative for players is to look for driftboards atop the trucks on the eastern side of the main building. It really depends on whether or not you’re the first one to land there.
Either way, by the time any player makes it even halfway around this race track, it’s likely that enemies might target them. The track is out in the open and longer than the other two, making this the hardest of the three. But after completing it, things only get easier.
For a visual guide to this race track, check out the video at the top of this article.
Where to Complete a Lap of a Snowy Race Track in Fortnite
Also known as the “Happy Hamlet race track,” the “snowy race track” is just northeast outside of the small town. If you follow the winding road east out of Happy Hamlet, you’ll wind up right at the starting line heading in the right direction. There’s usually at least three ballers here, and they’re essential.
At one point midway through this race track, you have to use the baller’s bouncing boost to launch into the air, then use the grappling attachment on the ice archway overhead to swing into the air and soar through the checkpoint ring. If you don’t, the lap completion won’t count. Other than that one tricky maneuver, this race is much easier than others. Ballers are inherently a more peaceful vehicle. Even if enemies do shoot at you, the baller’s maneuverability and defensive shields should be enough for you to make a quick getaway.
Where to Complete a Lap of a Grasslands Race Track in Fortnite
The “grasslands race track” in between Junk Junction and the Block hardly ever gets recognized in challenges, but it’s been there for quite some time. Several driftboards spawn right on the track, and there should be a quadcrasher in the small camp right next to it.
There’s nothing tricky about this final race track. In fact, it’s the easiest of the three. We recommend the quadcrasher as it’s faster and easier to manage, but a driftboard will also work. It’s probably best to land at Junk Junction to grab a few weapons first before attempting the race track. If you’re lucky, someone else will have already activated the checkpoint rings, making your life that much easier.
Fortnite Season 9 isn’t slated to end until July 23, so any players having trouble with this challenge should just wait a few weeks until it becomes a bit easier.
Fortnite Week 6 should begin Thursday, June 13 at 9 a.m. Eastern.