Fortnite Maya Customization & Challenges Guide

We're taking a look at all of the Maya Customization options, as well as all of the Challenges you will need to complete for Maya to unlock them! Maya is the first skin you have real custom options to choose from that will allow you to make her your own. While some of the options aren't as detailed as you might want, this is still a great step in the right direction for players who want to make the skin of their dreams.

Official Description of Maya

  • Purchase the Season 2 Battle Pass and visit Maya's Upgrade Vault
  • Complete Maya's Challenge each week to be able to upgrade different parts of her outfit
  • Preview your upgrade choices and then permanently lock them in as you finish challenges to craft your own unique version of Maya

Locked Upgrades

It is important to note that once you've completed a challenge for a week and have LOCKED IN your selection, you will not be able to edit that option anymore. It is permanently selected, you don't get to change it. That means you need to be very sure of what you want to select. The nice thing about the Upgrade Vault, however, is that you can basically build your skin out to see how it will look before you lock things in. Be sure to build out your skin and make sure you are fully happy with it so when you lock in your selections you have a plan in mind.

Maya Challenges List & Guide

Each week a new challenge will unlock and you can complete it to get the option to customize that particular part of the Maya skin!

Week 1 (Hairstyle): Achieve AR Specialist by dealing 250 damage with Assault Rifles in a single match (5)

This is a pretty self-explanatory challenge, you just need to achieve Assault Rifle Specialist in five different matches. The easiest way to do this is to head into Team Rumble, find a good Assault Rifle, stock up on ammo, and then make sure to use it exclusively in the game until you get the badge!

Week 2 (Tattoos): Place top 20 in a match (5)

While you'd think you would need to do this in normal matches, you can actually get this one done just by entering and completing Team Rumble games as well! You will need to place top 20 in five matches, or just play through five Team Rumbles.

Week 3 (Sleeves): Achieve Pistol Specialist by dealing 150 damage with Pistols in a single match (5)

Not much special about this, but it'll be kind of a pain because pistols aren't that great. Team Rumble will make this pretty easy, jump into 5 matches and focus on using the pistol!

Week 4 (Boots): Earn Bronze Battle Medals by getting an Elim in Solo, Duos, or Squads. (5)

This one could be a bit tough unless you are a really good player! The best place to do this one is in Team Rumble, while you need a bit more eliminations to get the medals, it will still be a lot easier because you'll be respawning.

Week 5 (Shirt Colors): Achieve Shotgun Specialist by dealing 150 damage with Shotguns in a single match (5)

Best done in Team Rumble, shouldn't be too problematic if you focus on getting eliminations with your shotgun.

Week 6 (Vest): Get Gold Survival Medals by surviving until 10 players remain (5)

This could be pretty problematic, but I would just try and go into solos and hide for the majority of the game!

Week 7 (Helmet): Achieve SMG Specialist by dealing 150 damage with SMGs in a single match (5)

Best done in Team Rumble! You just need to get a good SMG and plenty of ammo to complete this one.

Week 8 (Pants Color): Get Silver Scavenger Medals by searching Chests, Llamas, or Supply Drops (5)

They made this one easier, because it used to require you to get a Gold Scavenger medal. Now you just need Silver which is much quicker to do. Head into Team Rumble to get this done pretty easily.

Week 9 (Face Paint): Outlast 500 Opponents (500)

Play a bunch of games and outlast the opponents to total up to 500 to get this cosmetic customization!

All Maya Customizations

Here's a look at all of the customization options available for the Maya skin! You need to complete the challenge associated with that week to unlock the ability to choose from the various options.

Hairstyle (Week 1)

There's four hairstyle options for Maya. Unfortunately, you can't change the color of it.

Tattoos (Week 2)

The tattoos are not very well represented by the preview icons. The other arm will have quite a bit of ink on it, especially in the case of lion's preview which just shows a star. It also has a large lion face, sun, and "LEO" written on the right arm. The default tattoo is completely blank.

Sleeves (Week 3)

The default sleeves are pretty normal shirt sleeves and cover very little of the arm. The "Sleeves" option is the longest, but it doesn't go fully down to the wrist. Tank Top is pretty much no sleeves at all.

Boots (Week 4)

Default Boots and Boots 2 are the same just different colors. The same goes for Boots 3 and Boots 4. The difference with Boots 3 and 4 is that the large panel on the front of them will change based on what Pants Color you choose. You don't get to choose your Pants Color until week 8!

Shirt Colors (Week 5)

The shirt is where you get some of the most options you can play with. There's eight pattern and color options, each of these has a normal and full version. The normal version's sleeves feature a block of color that matches or is similar to the main theme. The full option is a complete takeover of the shirt with the pattern or coloring.

Vest (Week 6)

You can decide whether or not to have a vest. You don't get to customize the color, and they do cover up the shirt pretty drastically.

Helmet (Week 7)

The helmets are fairly generic, and equipping one will lose you a lot of hair and some face detail. If you don't want to

Pants Color (Week 8)

You get a decent selection in the pants department, although there's no real variance in terms of the design. If you pick Boots 3 or 4, then these patterns/colors will influence the front panel color of the boot.

Face Paint (Week 9)

You can choose a completely plain face, or you can have just a make up look that features different color lips and some eye shadow. The other three face paint options feature a bit of design on the face, and also use the Make Up version instead of the default look.

Scarf (Complete All Challenges)

The Scarf is an interesting addition to the skin. You don't have to have one, but if you do you can either pick from a select group of colors, OR you can choose a custom color which can be picked by selecting the Hue, Saturation, and Brightness. You can pretty much create whatever color you want, so most people will probably want to pick something to add an additional flair to their skin!

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  1. Just finalized Maya! I’m pretty proud, and if you have no idea what you what your Maya to be like, here’s mine
    Hairstyle: Pixie
    Tattoos: Default
    Sleeves: Long
    Boots: Default
    Shirt: Dark Full
    Vest: Ammo Vest
    Helmet: Default
    Pants: Dark
    Face Paint: Warpaint
    Scarf: Custom Red

  2. Week 8 is here, and it’s been altered so it’s much easier. I did it, it’s a rather easy challenge.

    1. Thanks, fixed.

  3. Week 7 challenge is available

    1. Fixed, thanks.

  4. I really like this addition to the Battle Pass. While I typically like the female skins better than the male skins (and not because I’m a guy), I think it would be nice to give players the option of building a male or female. This is cool though and will be one of my favorites to play with when it’s done!

  5. Would anyone happen to know if you can get full customization options for Maya now if my wife was to purchase the battle pass today? or would she be locked to the base versions for weeks 1 and 2 ?

    1. She should still get all full customization options. The week is just when that particular part becomes available to be unlocked, the challenge just needs to be completed to access it.