Playing Fortnite is a lot of fun when you aren't getting filled with holes or kissing other players' Infinity Gauntlets. Looking for weapons? Exciting. Chopping down trees? Soothing, in a Ron Swanson-like way. Scavenging for items across the map? Just think of how much fun they will be to not use when another player riddles you with bullets from halfway across the map.
Here's the deal: A lot of people are way too good at the Fortnite. Combine that with the game's sometimes-finicky combat system, and actually killing anyone - especially if you're a Fortnewbie - can feel impossibly difficult at times. You might also be worried that your lack of skill in the dealing-death department will keep you from levelling up and unlocking special outfits, dance moves, and other cosmetics. Thankfully, there's another way to do it.
Fortnite offers new challenges every week to help you earn experience points and level up your character. Most of these involve shooting other players, but there are a few exceptions. Listed below, you'll find five Fortnite challenges from the game's current season that you can complete without killing anyone.
Not only will these challenges help you unlock special items, they will also push you to explore new parts of Fortnite's map and give you a valid excuse to avoid confronting other players. You have until the end of Season 4 (that's July 9) to get the job done. Good luck!
1) Find the rubber duckies
There are roughly 20 rubber ducks hidden across Fortnite's vast map, and your job is to find them. You'll have to track down 10 of the ducks to complete this challenge. You don't have to do it all in one game, but you do have to finish each match (either by winning or dying) for it to count.
Finding these ducks isn't easy. They're small and often hidden behind other objects, but you won't have to track them down on your own. GameRevolution put together a handy map that shows the location of 10 different ducks to help you finish in no time.
2) Dance for the camera
This challenge will send you running across the map to track down seven movie cameras. Once you find each camera, all you have to do is dance in front of it by pressing the down button on your controller (or "B" if you're playing on a computer).
These cameras are big, but spotting them from a distance is still pretty difficult. Your best bet is to use a fan-made map to guide you. This one from Inverse reveals the location of 10 different cameras (remember, you only need seven to get the reward).
If you can spell the name of the game you're playing, you can solve this challenge. Your task here is to collect the eight letters that make up the word "Fortnite."
These letters can show up across 15 different spots on the map, and you'll always find the next letter you need no matter which spot you go to. Use this IGN guide to track them down in no time.
4) Grab some Hop Rocks
Fortnite's fourth season added an interesting new item to the game: hop rocks. These extraterrestrial comet fragments can be found scattered across the map, but the highest concentration is at Dusty Divot (that massive hole in the ground located right in the center of the island).
To complete this challenge, you need to grab seven hop rocks. As an added bonus, each rock will give you a temporary anti-gravity boost, making it possible to cover large distances in a single leap until it wears off.
5) Use a Port-a-Fort
Fortnite's Port-a-Fort is a pretty cool item. Just chuck it at the ground and a defensive tower will sprout up out of nowhere, giving you a big metal shield to hide behind while you shoot at your enemies.
The tough part of this challenge is actually finding the Port-a-Fort. There's no map to help you here. Instead, you'll just have to scavenge for weapons until you get lucky. But once you do find one, all you have to do is use it and you're done.