Brand new Fortbyte locations are dropping every 24 hours! Over the course of Season 9 you’ll be seeing a lot more Fortbyte challenges, as this set of 100 tough tasks gradually unveils the Uptopia skin across the coming weeks. What will it look like? Nobody knows for certain, but it’s going to be a lot of fun decrypting the mystery.
There are a tons of different kinds of challenges. Some need you to go to specific locations, others unlock after gaining a certain amount of XP, while some are tied to Weekly challenges.
Most of the Fortbyte challenges need no explaining, but there are a few secret locations that can be difficult to track down in the heat of a game – here’s where to go.
Accessible in the daytime near a Mountain Top Cactus Wedge
This is an interesting one, because it seems to be linked to the length of time that has elapsed during a match.
To find the Fortbyte itself, you need to go to the southeast of Paradise Palms and land on top of the mountain marked on the map below.
You can then see the Fortbyte in the skeleton at the southern edge of the platform.
If you go there right at the start of a game, the Fortbyte seems to be locked, but after about a minute or so has elapsed it unlocks.
Accessible by solving the pressure plate puzzle NW of The Block
To solve the pressure plate puzzle to the northwest of The Block, you will need a full squad of four players or three helpful strangers!
You can find the pressure plate puzzle next to the trees between map reference C1 and D1 in the top left corner of the map:
When you get there, three players will have to stand on the buttons you see on the floor:
You can then take turns for the 4th player to collect the Fortbyte, then take someone’s place on the pressure plate.
Found within Haunted Hills
The latest Fortbyte location is in the northeast of Haunted Hills!
Head over to the L-shaped building in the northeast of the area and search around the corner and you can collect it with no additional requirements.
Accessible by using Rock Love Spray near a lavafall
First off, before you can complete this one, you need to go into the locker and make sure you have the “Rock Love” spray equipped. You get it for reaching free tier 2 on the Season 9 Battle Pass.
Once that’s done, head to the lava flow running south out of Pressure Plant.
Down from the first drop you’ll find the nearly invisible Fortbyte location. To collect it just use the Rock Love spray on top of it – you don’t need to spray anywhere special.
Found between a Reboot Van, Pirate Camp, and a Crashed Battlebus
This Fortbyte location is to the northwest of Lazy Lagoon. From the Pirate Ship, jump into the water and head west into the jungle.
You’ll find the Fortbyte in the centre of a clearing at the coordinates in the screenshot below:
Accessible by Sentinel on a frozen island
The Fortbyte that you’re going to have to go out of your way to find the most in this first drop is: “Accessible by Sentinel on a frozen island”.
To grab it, you first need to equip the Sentinel skin that you get from the first tier of the Season 9 Battle Pass.
Then drop into a match and head over to the extreme southwest of the Fortnite Map. Off the southern edge of the island you’ll see a couple of islands. On the westernmost island you’ll find the nearly invisible Fortbyte near the southern edge.
Walk over an interact with it to claim your prize.
Back in the menu, you’ll unlock the first square of the mysterious picture as your reward.
Location in Loading Screen 2
You don’t actually need to have unlocked Loading Screen 2 to grab this Fortbyte! (Cred to Daniel Myers in the comments!) Simply head to the south of Paradise Palms, near the pink dinosaur.
Just behind it, you’ll see a house with a portable toilet out back. Hit the portable toilet with your axe and you’ll be able to collect the elusive item.
All of the first batch of Fortbytes are as follows:
|Accessible by solving the pressure plate puzzle to the NW of The Block|
|Gain 175,000 XP|
|Gain 60,000 XP|
|Found at location in Loading Screen 2|
|Reach Battle Pass Tier 40|
|Gain 225,000 XP|
|Accessible by Sentinel on a frozen island|
|Complete 6 challenges in Week 2|
|Reach Battle Pass Tier 20|
|Reach Battle Pass Tier 100|
|Finish Top 10 in Squads, Duo, or Solo 25 times|
|Finish Top 10 in Squads, Duos, or Solo 75 times|
|Complete 6 challenges from Week 1|
|Reach Battle Pass Tier 60|
|Gain 30,000 XP|
|Finish Top 10 in Squads, Duos, or Solo 50 times|
|Finish Top 10 in Squads, Duos, or Solo 100 times|
|Reach Battle Pass Tier 80|
|Gain 125,000 XP|
|Found within Fatal Fields|
|Accessible using Rock Love Spray near a lavafall|
|Found between a Reboot Van, pirate camp, and a crashed Battlebus|
|Found within Haunted Hills|
Fortbytes Drop 2
Found within Fatal Fields
Over on the west side of Fatal Fields you’ll find a two storey house.
On the second floor in the room with a desk, you’ll find the Fortbyte in the corner.
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