Collect your weekly trove of EXP with these new sets of epic challenges for the fifth week of Fortnite Season 7.
The new Epic and Legendary challenges of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7 Week 5 are now live. To gain access to the skins and cosmetics introduced with the new Fortnite battle pass, you’ll need a massive amount of experience points to gain Battle Stars. Completing weekly challenges is the best way to earn XP, since this week’s challenges alone offer about 390,000 in total.
Fortnite Season 7 Week 5 Epic Challenges
Following up on our Week 4 Challenge Guide, here’s the full list of Fortnite Chapter 2’s Season 7 Week 5 Epic Challenges:
- Destroy computer equipment at satellite stations or Corny Complex (3) – 30,000 XP
- Damage IO Guards (250) – 30,000 XP
- Eliminate Trespassers (2) – 30,000 XP
- Deal damage with IO or Alien weapons (500) – 30,000 XP
- Loot supply drops (2) – 30,000 XP
- Damage a Saucer with a pilot inside (800) – 30,000 XP
- Open an IO chest at a satellite station or Corny Complex (1) – 30,000 XP
The numbers in the brackets refer to the times a respective action needs to be performed to complete the challenge and earn the XP reward mentioned alongside. Though most of the Epic challenges are self-explanatory, a couple of them may require added guidance.
Damage an IO Guard – 30,000 XP (1)
There are currently only a limited number of locations where players can find IO Guards. They do not spawn at every UFO, or every Satellite Base, but you can find the guaranteed spawns below. Even landing a single shot on an IO guard will be sufficient to complete this challenge.
Deal damage with IO or Alien weapons (500) – 30,000 XP
IO stands for Imagined Order, the group that has returned this season in the aftermath of the alien invasion. The IO tech weapons for this season are the Pulse Rifle, the Recon Scanner and the Rail Gun. The best way of finding IO tech weapons is to land at the different IO outposts.
These outposts are scattered throughout the Fortnite map and have distinct red lights visible from the sky making it easier to land at these locations. They contain special chests, darker and wider than normal, from which you can obtain the IO tech weapons. Once you find an IO tech weapon, simply equip it and use it on enemies till the challenge is completed.
Fortnite Season 7 Week 5 Legendary Challenges
Here’s the full list of Fortnite Chapter 2’s Season 7 Week 5 Legendary Challenges:
Get Slone’s orders from a Payphone (1) – Reward: 15,000 XP
Yet another week with a Payphone challenge. These payphones are a little different such that you are relatively modern-looking and shouldn’t be confused with the phone booths that you could hide in. That being said, here are all the locations for the payphones:
Interact with a CB Radio (1) – Reward: 45,000 XP
There are multiple CB Radios scattered throughout Believer Beach. Players are required to locate interact with one of them. Doing so prompts the radio to play a pre-recorded statement which isn’t necessary to listen to complete the challenge, but is interesting and compliments the ongoing storyline. Below are all the locations where you can find a CB Radio:
Place Welcome Gifts in Holly Hatchery (2) – Reward: 30,000 XP
On the map below, all of the possible Welcome Gifts have been highlighted. Once you approach these locations, a blue outline will be eminent and a prompt to “Place Gift Baskets” will appear. You then need to hold their use button until the sign is placed. Simply repeat the same steps with other signs either in Pleasant Park or Lazy Lake.
Deploy Alien Nanites (1) – Reward: 30,000 XP
Alien Nanites allow you to recreate the atmosphere of the Aliens’ home planet. Simply throw one down to create a low-gravity biome that you can exit and enter. However, you can also use them to craft IO weapons, or upgrade normal ones. You’ll be able to collect them from the ground, on top of Abductors, and in the Mothership.
Dance near Zyg and Choppy (1) – Reward: 30,000 XP
Zyg and Choppy can be found at Hydro 16. Simply locate them and deploy an emote to complete the challenge.
Get infected by an Alien Parasite and talk to Sunny (1) – Reward: 30,000 XP
There are two steps to this challenge. The first one requires you to get attacked by one of the infected animals that run around the map. Since they are randomized, we are unable to provide a specific location. After you are infected, you will have to hurry to Believer Beach to talk to Sunny and complete the challenge.