Fortnite Season 9 Week 2 Challenges Guide: Air Vents, Oversized Phone

I just need a little fresh air, once a match for five matches.

Remember, remember, the … Week 2 of … uh, Challenge-er? Sorry, still workshopping this one. It’s Fortnite Season 9 Week 2, y’all! It’s still the future on the Fortnite island and Epic has seven more weekly challenges lined up for us to grind after we get sick of all the John Wick stuff happening right now. This week’s challenges have you launching off air vents, visiting an oversized phone, big piano, and giant dancing fish trophy! There are a bunch of others that aren’t particularly groundbreaking in any meaningful way, but they do give us an excuse to go look at that big phone, and who doesn’t love the big phone? Monsters, that’s who. People without joy in their hearts. Congressmen.

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Fortnite Season 9, Week 1 Challenges

Here’s what you’ll be doing over the weekend:

  • Launch off of Air Vents in 5 different matches [Free | 5 Battle Stars]
  • Land at Snobby Shores > Land at Fatal Fields > Land at Sunny Steps > Land at Dusty Divot > Land at Happy Hamlet [Free | 5 Battle Stars]
  • Eliminate 3 opponents in Sunny Steps or Shifty Shafts [Free | 10 Battle Stars]
  • Deal 500 damage with pistols to opponents [Battle Pass | 5 Battle Stars]
  • Visit an oversized phone, a big piano, and a giant dancing fish trophy [Battle Pass | 5 Battle Stars]
  • Search a chest in 3 different named locations in a single match [Battle Pass | 10 Battle Stars]
  • Eliminate an opponent from at least 50 meters away > Eliminate an opponent from at least 75 meters away > Eliminate an opponent from at least 100 meters away [Battle Pass | 10 Battle Stars]

Launch off of Air Vents in 5 different matches

No, not volcano vents — air vents. These are the big air-conditioner lookin’ things that showed up on a bunch of buildings in update v9.0. The map above will give you a general sense of where these vents can be found, and thankfully there’s a lot of them. It’s also worth pointing out that there’s an air vent on each of the seven new floating platforms, which means that you can drop onto a platform at the start of the match, get credit for using a vent, and then move on with your life.

Land at Snobby Shores, etc

You know how this works by now, right? This is easily Fortnite Battle Royale’s most common weekly challenge archetype, but just in case the Season 9 Battle Pass is your first rodeo, here’s how it works: Land at the location given by the challenge, and get credit. Do this four more times in five total matches, and you’ll get five Battle Stars. It’s so easy, even a Fanbyte editor can do it! Hold on to the map above to keep track of where you’ve been and where you’re going.

Eliminate 3 opponents in Sunny Steps or Shifty Shafts

There are three ways to go about this challenge, and indeed all challenges that require eliminations in specific locations. One method is to drop directly onto either of these locations in a match of vanilla Battle Royale, and hope that other folk are also trying to complete this challenge. This is usually the strongest option if you’re working on this challenge during the same week it was issued.

You could also hope for an end-game circle on either of these locations in Team Rumble, where respawns are enabled and you’d have more chances to get the eliminations you need. This works great if you luck out on a good circle, but who knows how long that might take.

The third, and perhaps most zen option, is to not worry about it, and just trust that over the course of Season 9, you’ll amass a total of three eliminations across one or both of these locations. No other method is as low-stress as this one, but leaving it up to the gods may prevent you from acquiring Hidden Banners and Tiers, which require that all challenges be complete.

Deal 500 damage with pistols to opponents

I have “TEAM RMBL” knuckle tats for a reason, y’all. Any challenge that requires inflicting damage on opponents with a specific weapon class is best done there, assuming that no other applicable limited time modes are currently ongoing. (As of press time, the John Wick crossover event just started, and while there are a lot of pistols in that mode, you only get three respawns, so make ’em count.) Use the first circle in Team Rumble to loot your way into the possession of a pistol, and then get to work. Remember that you only need damage, not eliminations, so feel free to aim for the chest instead of the head. No one will judge you.

Visit an oversized phone, a big piano, and a giant dancing fish trophy

You can visit the three requisite landmarks in any order you wish, and can get credit for all three in a single match, which makes this challenge excellent in our book. The map above shows exactly where each landmark is located, so load that up on your device of choice and you should be good to go. If you can’t find yourself a driftboard or hamster ball to sling around in, don’t forget about the new rapid transit air-stream system! Even on foot, this should be doable in a single match.

Search a chest in 3 different named locations in a single match

Our preferred route for this challenge is to land at Frosty Flights, zipline up to Polar Peaks, and then boogie on down to Happy Hamlet. Unless the bus route goes right over any of these locations, the polar biome is usually pretty quiet, so you hopefully won’t run into much interference. Depending on where the circle is headed, it might be more advantageous to head to Shifty Shafts after Polar Peak — we’ll leave that up to your best judgement.

Eliminate an opponent from at least 50 meters away, etc

The new Tactical Assault Rifle is extremely accurate at range, given how high its DPS is. Since you spawn with one in the John Wick crossover LTM, that mode should help make this difficult three-stage challenge a little less daunting. Alternatively, looting a scoped weapon in a Team Rumble match and taking pot-shots from trees and hillsides is just as effective. Team Rumble has the added benefit of infinite respawns, too, so it might actually be preferable for flying solo.

Still working on last week’s challenges? Head on over to our Fortnite Season 9 Week 1 guide!


Jordan Mallory

Jordan is a frog that lives in Texas and loves Girls Generation. He's also the Fanbyte Podcast Producer! Before that he wrote video game news for almost ten years at a lot of websites you've heard of, including this one.

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