How to eliminate a player with no ranged weapons in Fortnite

We don't need guns where we're going.

While most of your eliminations in Fortnite will come from ranged weapons, sometimes a weekly challenge asks for something wacky. One such challenge asks players to eliminate a player with no ranged weapons in their inventory while doing it on foot. It's a very specific but simple challenge to complete.

How to eliminate a player without a ranged weapon in Fortnite

Eliminating a player with no ranged weapons in their inventory can be as easy as dropping everything that's ranged and pickaxing a player. This is best accomplished on a downed player, as charging in with a pickaxe against somebody with a gun is usually a death sentence. Brave players can hot drop on another player and hope they can get the pickaxe elimination before the opponent finds the gun as a way of getting this challenge out of the way quick.

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Another option would be using the Shockwave Hammer and bouncing around the map until coming across an unsuspecting player who can't defend against it. All players have to do is make sure the elimination comes while they are on foot and no other ranged weapons in their inventory.

What is a ranged weapon in Fortnite?

A ranged weapon in Fortnite is anything that shoots bullets. Assault Rifles, SMGs, Shotguns, and Bows all count as ranged weapons as they can be used to eliminate players from range. This means the Shockwave Hammer is one of the lone options available that's not ranged.

The vast majority of weapons available in Fortnite Chapter 4 are ranged, making weekly challenges like this more difficult than they otherwise have to be. The challenge isn't impossible, but it's definitely counterproductive to how a player would typically play to come away with a Victory Royale.

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