It’s going to be a celebration of freedom on the island this weekend.
Fortnite is back for its third season and with it, a whole new set of challenges. With the arrival of Splashdown, the popular battle royale game is taking the combat to the water following the Doomsday Device event on June 18 when the storm took over and flooded the island. As in previous seasons, players can purchase a Battle Pass to unlock skins, emotes and other cosmetics for 950 V-Bucks, or approximately $9.50.
Unlocking the new cosmetics for Fortnite: Season 3 requires completing weekly challenges. Like developer Epic Games did last season with Deadpool, there are additional tasks to unlock a special character: Aquaman. The Jason Momoa-inspired character will be unlockable sometime this season after completing all of the special challenges.
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Just in time for July 4, Epic teased the most American comic book icon, Captain America. A tweet from the company on Thursday had only the shield, star and fireworks emojis indicating something is coming.
The Avengers leader showed up in the Fortnite Item Shop Thursday evening. The Captain America skin can be purchased for 2,000 V-Bucks, or $20.
Week 3 challenges
This week’s Fortnite challenges.
Collect Floating Rings at Lazy Lake (0/4)
Rings have been seen across the island sky recently. Week 3 marks the first challenge making use of them with players needing to grab four of them at Lazy Lake. There are more than four available, and the only real trick to this challenge is grabbing them before other players do.
Here are the rest of the week’s challenges:
Search Chests or Ammo Boxes at Misty Meadows (0/7)Eliminations at the Authority (0/3)Dance on top of the Crane at Rickety Rig Deal damage from inside a cornfield at Frenzy Farm (0/100)Destroy cars within 60 seconds of landing at Retail Row from the Battle Bus (0/2)Land a Choppa at the bottom of Steamy StacksDeal damage to opponents at Catty Corner (0/200)Captain America challenge
Epic began teasing the debut of Captain America in Fortnite on Thursday and released the hero’s skin later that evening. With it, there was also a challenge to celebrate the patriotic hero coming to the game as well as the start of the July 4 festivities.
Set off fireworks around Lazy Lake (0/5)
This particular task is not part of the weekly challenges. Instead, it’s part of the Quick Challenges that change daily. For this challenge, you can find fireworks scattered on the ground around Lazy Lake. When you find one, go up and activate it. It flies into the air and explodes to create a pattern similar to Captain America’s shield.
Hunky Jason Momoa is yours if you complete the challenges.
Like with Deadpool in season 2, Aquaman is a character skin available for players who have a Battle Pass and complete all the special challenges. Expect new tasks every week before the DC superhero is unlocked.
Week 1 has players use a whirlpool at the Fortilla location. The Fortilla is easy to find at the southwest part of the island, and the whirlpool is simple to locate. Swim to it and let it shoot you into the air. That’s it, you’re done for this week.
For week 2, players will have to ride behind a loot shark at Sweaty Sands.
Aquaman week 2 challenge.
To start, head to Sweaty Sands on the Western part of the map. Once there, look for a fishing pole. Equip it and look for any sharks in the water. Don’t get in the water, as they can kill you. Cast your fishing line near one, and it’ll bite down on the line. Once it does, it’s going to take off, and you’ll have to control it like a boat. After you take it for a little ride, you’re done.
Week 3’s challenge is a real simple one. Players will need to catch two types of fish in a single match. All that’s needed for this is to get a fishing pole and go do some fishing.
Fortnite is available for PC, PS4, Android, iOS, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.