How to complete Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 challenges

Hamza Khalid

The Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 Challenges are here. You have a whole new set of tasks to attempt while making your way to the next tier of the Battle Pass, and here’s how you can complete them all.

Epic Games have released brand new weekly challenges for you to tackle in Fortnite Season 5. Completing these is a great way to earn some quick XP and unlock rare skins as you progress through the Battle Pass tiers.

Week 5’s challenges cover familiar ground such as dealing damage to enemies and looting chests, while also mixing things up a little bit. These aren’t the most difficult tasks and you can get them done in a few games.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 Challenges

There are a total of eight challenges available during this week. Many of these are simple enough and can be completed soon after landing. A few others will require more effort but you can still get them done, and net some huge XP.

Here are all the Fortnite Season 5 Week 5 challenges:

  • Find the buried Blue Coin in Retail Row (1)
  • Dig up Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and Pleasant Park (1)
  • Search chests or ammo crates (15)
  • Collect Gnomes from Fort Crumpet and Holly Hedges (1)
  • Bury Gnomes in Pleasant Park or Retail Row (2)
  • Deal damage within 10 seconds of resurfacing from sand (1,000)
  • Deal damage while crouched (500)
  • Eliminate IO Guards (10/20/30/40/50)

You’ll notice that many of these are fairly standard, such as opening chests, dealing damage while crouched, and collecting items. If you’ve done weekly challenges before, then these shouldn’t be too difficult to complete.

One of the more challenging tasks requires you to deal 1,000 damage within 10 seconds of you resurfacing from some sand. You’ll have to hope that a ton of enemies are close by while you hide in the sand. Luckily, you have the entire week to complete this challenge.

If you want to earn a huge amount of XP then you should definitely go for the Legendary Quest. This challenge requires you to eliminate IO Guards around the map. You can earn a total of 55,000XP for killing 50 of these enemies, so it’s well worth the effort.

While last week’s challenges focused on tomatoes, the theme for Week 5 revolves around Gnomes. A few tasks involve you digging up, collecting, and burying the little guys from different locations across the map. We’ll cover these tasks in separate guides.

The key to completing these challenges quickly is to drop into the right locations. We recommend starting off your session at Retail Row and then rotating to the next closest objective from there. Doing this will get you a Blue Coin and free XP.

With Operation Snowdown well underway, you can greatly benefit from completing Season 5’s weekly challenges. Get out there and get yourself some XP!

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