Fortnite Season 3 Week 1 Challenges Guide – Cheat Sheet

The new season is here and with it comes a batch of new things to complete! We've got a look at all of the challenges from week 1 of Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 3!

Challenges seem to have been simplified for the most part for this season. They aren't really tied to the skins, and they have pretty standard requirements that aren't going to be foreign to you if you've done any in the past.

Fortnite Season 3 Week 1 Challenges

Here are all of the challenges from the first week of Season 3:

  • Damage Loot Sharks at Sweaty Sands (200)
  • Deal damage within 10s of landing from the whirlpool at Hydro 16 (1)
  • Enter Catty Corner Vault (1)
  • Find Gnomes at Homely Hills (3)
  • Search chests or ammo boxes at Rickety Rig (7)
  • Land at Misty Meadows and finish top 25 (1)
  • Eliminations at Steamy Stacks (3)

We've got information for everything going on in the new battle pass in our Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 3 Guide!

Week 1 Cheat Sheet

Here's a cheat sheet with all of the challenge information on it. You can find more details below! Credit to SquatingDog for the image.

Week 1 Challenges Guide

Just like the previous season, make sure you do any henchmen or vault based challenges in normal modes because they won't show up in Team Rumble!

Damage Loot Sharks at Sweaty Sands (200)

Loot Sharks are one of the new mechanics added to the game. Not only can you deal damage to them to get some free items, you can even ride them if you know how (check out this guide)! Head on over to Sweaty Sands and you'll find some of these sharks patrolling the waters. Just deal some damage to them and you'll soon have completed this challenge.

Deal damage within 10s of landing from the whirlpool at Hydro 16 (1)

Look for these huge swirling vortexes of terror that are all over the map. When you jump into the middle of one, you'll be launched into the air! You can then pull out your glider or skydive down quickly to an unsuspecting opponent to dish out some damage. These are fairly similar to rifts in previous seasons, but they don't get used up when you enter one.

Enter Catty Corner Vault (1)

You'll find Catty Corner at the southeastern part of the map. You need to get the keycard from the Kit Boss you will find there. This is very similar to the bosses you've experienced in the previous season. You'll need to look out for henchmen, turrets, and other dangers. Take out Kit and he will drop the card. The vault is pretty easy to find, because the area is pretty open. If you need some additional help, check out this video:

Find Gnomes at Homely Hills (3)

The Homely Hills are a landmark area that isn't labeled on the map. You'll find them directly north of Pleasant Park! One of the gnomes can be found near a barbecue at the southwest part of the area. One is just north of that one near a tree, and the final one is to the east near a boulder!

Search chests or ammo boxes at Rickety Rig (7)

The Rickety Rig is a new POI that is located to the west of Misty Meadows. It's a large island area where you'll need to traverse through some water to get around.

Land at Misty Meadows and finish top 25 (1)

Misty Meadows is to the very south of the map and is a fairly well-known area at this point. You can do these type challenges in Team Rumble, so head to that mode if you want an easier time of it. If you not, you can just land at misty and hide out for the majority of the game and usually make it to the top 25.

Eliminations at Steamy Stacks (3)

Pretty simple one, just head to Steamy Stacks and get some eliminations! I've been told that you can eliminate Loot Sharks and they will count towards this challenge.

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  1. “Deal damage within 10s of landing from the whirlpool at Hydro 16”

    For some reason i can’t do this one, even at the yacht :/ and the whirlpool at Hydro 16 is totally gone 🙁

  2. Hey Evident, just curious, does the deal damage with 10s of using the whirlpool at hydro have more than 1 stage? I finally got that challenge done this AM and now it’s telling me to deal damage within 10s of using the whirlpool at rhe yacht….is this a glitch that you are aware of?

    1. That’s odd, I don’t remember that being a thing.

      1. Yes, I thought it was strange as well, considering everyone else I know finished it wiith the whirlpool at hydro….also, I’m pretty sure I didn’t get my xp either….any suggestions?

        1. I don’t know, sorry!

  3. Hey evident, for steamy stacks elims, loot sharks count! put that down!

    1. Added it, thanks for the tip.

  4. this is sad, no one lands steamy stacks 🙁

  5. If you’re having trouble with the vault challenge in Catty Corner just wait until everyone is gone. You only have to enter the vault, you don’t need to be the one to open it. Happily found that out by accident

    1. This is exactly how I got this challenge completed. I landed at the weather station nearby, let some other players fight it out at Catty Corner, then went into the vault after everyone left. Watch out for the henchmen there though!!