Fortnite: How To Collect Metal At Hydro 16 Or Compact Cars

Here's the easiest way to collect materials in Fortnite's latest set of challenges.


A new set of challenges is live in Fortnite now, with one asking you to collect metal from either Hydro 16 or Compact Cars. If you're looking to get these crossed off quickly, here's where to go, and how to get the most out of your metal harvesting.

The new assignment asks you to collect metal in three tiers, for a total of 90,000 bonus XP:

  • Stage 1 of 3 - Collect metal at Hydro 16 or Compact Cars (250): 10,000 XP
  • Stage 2 of 3 - Collect metal at Hydro 16 or Compact Cars (750): 25,000 XP
  • Stage 3 of 3 - Collect metal at Hydro 16 or Compact Cars (1,500): 55,000 XP

As you can only hold 999 metal at once, the final stage will either have to be completed over a few matches, or you can drop or use some extra metal to free up space.

The easiest way to finish this task, if you're mainly playing for the bonus XP, is to play in Team Rumble mode, where material harvesting is sped up.

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To collect the metal, head to either one of the locations above. Hydro 16 is the large power station and dam on the westernmost side of the big lake. In this area metal can be collected from the machinery inside the complex, but also from the cars and street lights along the top of the dam--make sure you're hitting the weak points each time to maximize your material collection.

Compact Cars is the car junkyard in the northwest portion of the map, and again plenty of metal can be collected from the junked cars or any of the machinery in this area.

Chapter 2 Season 2 is currently in overtime, with the Season 3 launch date pushed back from April 30 to June 4, 2020. For more in this week's overtime challenges, check out our guide to destroying gnomes in Camp Cod and Fort Crumpet, as well as the secret No Right To Bear Arms challenge.

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