Fortnite's Week 6 Challenges Explained: Search Chests At A Hot Spot, Use Storm Flip, And More

Here's what you'll need to do to grab this week's Battle Stars.


Season 9 of Fortnite rolls on. The game's 9.30 update is now live on all platforms, adding a new healing item to the mix and making some other changes to the battle royale shooter. Week 6's challenges are also still available if you haven't gotten around to them yet. As usual, these are divided up into two categories: a small handful that are available to everyone, and some that are reserved for those who've purchased a Season 9 Battle Pass. Read on for a look at this week's missions, and be sure to also check out our Week 6 Fortbyte location guide if you need help finding the elusive Fortbyte #2.

As has been the trend this season, most of Week 6's challenges are self-explanatory and can be completed fairly easily with a little persistence. On the free side, there are two multi-stage challenges. The first begins by asking you to land at Lucky Landing, while the second starts off with searching chests at a Hot Spot (which you can determine by checking the in-game map for named locations that are written in gold; they rotate each match). The final free challenge is to deal 500 damage to opponents using SMGs.

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Battle Pass owners have access to an additional four challenges to complete. These are likewise fairly straightforward. You'll need to deal damage to a vehicle driven by an opponent; use the new Storm Flip item in three different matches; eliminate three opponents either in The Block or Fatal Fields; and use two different vehicles in a single match. You can see the full list of this week's challenges below:

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Fortnite Season 9, Week 6 Challenges


  • Stage 1 of 5: Land at Lucky Landing -- 1 Battle Star
  • Deal damage with SMGs to opponents (500) -- 5 Battle Stars
  • Stage 1 of 3: Search chests at a Hot Spot (3) -- 3 Battle Stars


  • Deal damage to a vehicle driven by an opponent (200) -- 5 Battle Stars
  • Use a Storm Flip in different matches (3) -- 5 Battle Stars
  • Use different vehicles in a single match (2) -- 10 Battle Stars
  • Eliminate opponents in The Block or Fatal Fields (3) -- 10 Battle Stars

If you own a Season 9 Battle Pass and complete any four of this week's challenges, you'll earn 6,000 XP for your troubles. Each challenge will also reward you with Battle Stars, which will help level your Battle Pass up and, in turn, unlock more of this season's new skins and other cosmetic rewards. If you need help clearing any previous challenges from this season, you can find guides for the trickier ones in our complete Fortnite Season 9 challenges roundup.

The aforementioned 9.30 update arrived on June 18 and added a new item, vaulted several weapons, and made changes to how quickly you can equip a shotgun. On the latter point, Fortnite will no longer delay you from equipping a shotgun as long as you only have one; it will, however, still slow down people switching between multiple shotguns to ensure they aren't able to avoid the intentionally lengthy reload times.

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