Fortbytes are ‘files’ for which players must complete new challenges to unlock. Each file unlocks more of a larger picture which supposedly reveals something important about Season 9.
Fortbytes are essentially a new system of challenges for Fortnite. While the regular Battle Pass challenges are still in place, Fortbytes add even more activities to keep players engaged.
Each Fortbyte challenge completed will unlock a small piece of a larger picture file/loading screen. The more you uncover and unlock, the closer you get to unlocking the secrets behind the Fortbytes.
What are Fortbytes?
There are 100 Fortbyte challenges in all for Season 9. However, not all of these are able to completed from the start. Many of the Fortbytes remained off limits until Epic Games unlocks the challenges.
Many of the Fortbyte challenges are much longer than typical Battle Pass Challenges. Some ask players to earn 100,000+ XP while others task players with completing Battle Pass tiers.
You can find the Fortbyte challenges in-game as the first icon in the ‘Challenges’ tab. The Fortbytes can only be completed/found by Battle Pass owners.
As mentioned before, only some of the challenges are currently available. Here’s Epic’s official information on the Fortbytes from the v9.00 patch notes.
- Fortbytes are a series of 100 collectible computer chips available to Battle Pass owners. As you collect Fortbytes, you’ll decrypt a mysterious image. Collect them all to unlock rewards and uncover the secrets of Season 9.
- On the first day of Season 9, there are 18 Fortbytes available to find. At least 1 new Fortbyte will be unlocked each day. Check the Challenges Tab for detailed information on which Fortbytes are currently available and when the others unlock.
- Fortbytes cannot be collected after Season 9 ends.
All available Fortbytes as of July 16th
We wanted to make an ever-growing list of Fortbyte challenges that are currently available. Current update: July 16th, 2019.
Each Fortbyte is designated by its number in the Fortbyte menu.
For any location based challenges, you can click on the challenge in the list below to be taken to a guide on where to find the Fortbyte.
Fortbyte 01 – Awarded for gaining 175,000 XP
Fortbyte 02 – Found within a location hidden in Loading Screen #6
Fortbyte 04 – ???
Fortbyte 05 – ???
Fortbyte 08 – Found at Junk Junction
Fortbyte 09 – ???
Fortbyte 10 – Awarded for gaining 60,000 XP
Fortbyte 11 – Found beneath a circling jungle parrot
Fortbyte 13 – Found at a location hidden within Loading Screen #2
Fortbyte 14 – Found within an RV park
Fortbyte 15 – ???
Fortbyte 16 – Found in a desert house with too many charts
Fortbyte 17 – Found inside a wooden fish building
Fortbyte 18 – Found between Dusty Divot and Mega Mall
Fortbyte 21 – ???
Fortbyte 22 – Accessible by using Rox Spray in an underpass
Fortbyte 24 – Found within Fatal Fields
Fortbyte 25 – Awarded at Battle Pass Tier 40
Fortbyte 26 – Accessible with Bunker Jonesy outfit near a snowy bunker
Fortbyte 27 – Found somewhere within map location A4
Fortbyte 29 – Found under a tree in Crackshot’s Cabin
Fortbyte 30 – Found somewhere between Haunted Hills and Pleasant Park
Fortbyte 31 – Can be found at a meteor crater overlook
Fortbyte 33 – Found in a hidden location within Loading Screen #10
Fortbyte 34 – Found between a fork and a knife
Fortbyte 35 – Awarded for gaining 225,000 XP
Fortbyte 36 – Accessible by Sentinel on a frozen island
Fortbyte 37 – ???
Fortbyte 38 – ???
Fortbyte 39 – Awarded for completing 6 challenges in Week 2
Fortbyte 41 – Accessible by using Tomatohead Emoticon inside the DurrrBurger restaurant
Fortbyte 42 – Awarded for completing 6 challenges from Week 3
Fortbyte 43 – Accessible by using the Nana Cape inside a banana stand
Fortbyte 44 – Awarded at Battle Pass Tier 20
Fortbyte 45 – ???
Fortbyte 46 – Awarded at Battle Pass Tier 100
Fortbyte 49 – Found in Trog’s Ice Cave
Fortbyte 52 – Found within a Robot factory using the Bot Spray
Fortbyte 54 – ???
Fortbyte 55 – Found in Haunted Hills
Fortbyte 56 – ???
Fortbyte 57 – Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 25 times
Fortbyte 61 – Accessible by using Sunbird Spray on Frozen Waterfall
Fortbyte 63 – Found somewhere between Lucky Landing and Fatal Fields
Fortbyte 64 – Accessible by Rox on top of Stunt Mountain
Fortbyte 65 – Found in a basement budget movie set
Fortbyte 66 – Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 75 times
Fortbyte 68 – Found within a snowy town book shop
Fortbyte 69 – Found inside a stone pig building
Fortbyte 71 – Awarded for completing 6 challenges from Week 1
Fortbyte 72 – Found within Salty Springs
Fortbyte 73 – ???
Fortbyte 75 – Found within an airport hangar
Fortbyte 77 – Found within a track side taco shop
Fortbyte 78 – Found within a ranger tower, overlooking a drained lake
Fortbyte 79 – ???
Fortbyte 80 – Found using the Bunker Basher pickaxe at the highest point of the Volcano Rim
Fortbyte 81 – Found near a mountain top cactus wedge
Fortbyte 83 – Found in a rock garden near the coast
Fortbyte 84 – Awarded at Battle Pass Tier 60
Fortbyte 85 – Awarded for gaining 30,000 XP
Fortbyte 86 – ???
Fortbyte 87 – Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 50 times
Fortbyte 88 – Found somewhere in Map location J3
Fortbyte 90 – Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 100 times
Fortbyte 91 – Found at a location hidden in loading screen 4
Fortbyte 92 – Accessible by using Rock Love Spray near a lavafall
Fortbyte 93 – ???
Fortbyte 95 – Found at a Solar Panel Array in the jungle
Fortbyte 96 – Awarded at Battle Pass Tier 80
Fortbyte 97 – Found hidden within loading screen #8
Fortbyte 98 – Found in a Viking longhouse
Fortbyte 99 – Awarded for gaining 125,000 XP
How to get Fortnite Inflate-A-Bulls and how to use them
Epic Games have added another disguise to Fortnite Season 8 following the v17.10 update, and they’re called Inflate-A-Bulls.
If you ever wanted to tip-toe around the Fortnite world hidden in a cow costume, well, now is your chance!
On July 13, 2021, Epic posted a new update on their official live blog, confirming the Inflate-A-Bull has been added to the game.
Now, you’re going to need to know how to use it, and where to find them – because they look like a lot of fun.
How to use Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull
Fortnite Inflate-A-Bulls can be attached to your back and can be – shock horror – inflated to bounce or roll away from dangerous scenarios.
Essentially, they may save your life during close gunfights.
Even if a player shoots your way and pops the inflatable, you will be protected from the damage.
Epic have also released a quick tip for players to follow as well, to get the most out of this strange disguise. They posted: “Tip: Rolling downhill with an Inflate-A-Bull is a LOT faster than just running downhill”.
Where to find Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull
These pesky disguises can be found in two ways: IO Chests and normal Chests.
However, there is one NPC on the Fortnite island selling these as well – Rick Sanchez. For those who don’t know, Sanchez can be found at the IO Base east of Weeping Woods (seen above).
Fortnite LeBron James skin: Release date, price, trailer & more
A LeBron James Fortnite skin is reportedly being added to the game during the next update, and he will come with exclusive quests.
NBA superstar LeBron James has officially joined Fortnite’s ICON Series skin set, with two outfits coming to the Fortnite Item Shop.
During the first day of the Epic Games vs. Apple trial, multiple planned or scrapped Fortnite crossovers had been leaked. The crossover information came from a Quarterly Business Review document for Epic Games. Among these leaks were planned crossovers with Naruto, Metroid, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and more.
A crossover with LeBron James was also found in the court documents. The still image of LeBron James included the Icon Series logo. Players assumed a LeBron James Fortnite skin would be released during the Fortnite x NBA The Crossover event, but a set of customizable skins was released instead.
Epic Games put rumors to bed with an announcement on their official blog page on July 12, confirming the date NBA’s MVP would be arriving in the world-famous Battle Royale.
He joins a list of celebrities to now have their own character in-game, including Marshmello, Ninja, Loserfruit, and more.
When is Fortnite’s LeBron James skin coming out?
On July 14, 2021, LeBron James will be given his very own Fortnite Battle Royale skin, as part of the ICON Series.
How much is Fortnite’s LeBron James skin?
Fortnite ICON Series skins usually cost around 1,500 V-Bucks individually, with a price point of between 2,500 or 3,000 V-Bucks for the full bundle.
What does the King James Gear Bundle include?
- The Lion Pickaxe
- Wingspan Glider
- Quiet the competition with LeBron’s emphatic on-the-court celebration, The Silencer.
A new trailer dropped as part of the announcement, too, as seen below.
Fortnite LeBron James skin trailer
A number of these details were revealed before Epic Games had the chance to do a full press release, too.
ShiinaBR on Twitter was the first to break the news stating: “LEBRON JAMES WILL BE THE NEXT ICON SERIES SKIN.”
HYPEX quote retweeted Shiina’s announcement with more information. They stated that the LeBron James Fortnite skin will come with an exclusive quest line called King’s Bling.
And now LeBron James will be added to the game right before the release of Space Jam: A New Legacy.
For basketball fans, this is an exciting addition to Fortnite. Not only can players equip their own custom basketball skins, but now they can play as one of the greatest to ever play the game of basketball. Let us know down below if you are excited about the collab and if you plan to purchase the LeBron James Fortnite skin.
All Tier 100 Fortnite Skins ranked
Fortnite has given us a long list of Battle Pass skins. Here, we’re ranking all of the tier-100 Battle Pass skins from worst to best.
Fortnite has been providing us with skins for over two years. Take a look at all Fortnite tier 100 skins as we rank them from worst to best.
We’re 16 seasons into Fortnite at this point, and 15 Battle Passes deep. We’ve seen hundreds of skins come and go with varying degrees of originality. Some are still in Battle Royale to this day while others are collecting dust in a crowded locker.
Not all Fortnite skins are created equal. Today, we’re looking at the Fortnite tier 100 skins and ranking them from worst to best. Let us know your opinions in the comments!
16. Vendetta: Season 9
The Vendetta is my least-favorite tier 100 skin of the bunch. The non-upgraded version is lame and the final stage leaves a lot to be desired.
This one was one of the most uninspired tier 100 skin, in my opinion. It doesn’t look very good, either, which is why it’s placed at the bottom of our rankings.
15. Ice King: Season 7
The Ice King is a skin you’ll hardly ever see in a modern Fortnite match. It’s not the ugliest skin we’ve gotten as a tier 100 reward, but it isn’t far off.
The reason this is so low, though, has to do with the size. This skin is massive and clunky, making you feel like an easy target when you’re wearing it.
14. Ultima Knight: Season X
The Ultima Knight is, simply, an addition to the OG Black Knight that ranks much higher in this list. This is a poor man’s Black Knight and everyone knows it.
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Not only is the skin unoriginal, but it’s large and clunky when you rank it up. Anyone who already has the Black Knight won’t be rocking this version into battle
13. Dire: Season 6
The Dire skin is one of the cooler skin concepts Epic has added as a tier 100 skin. The werewolf skin, while interesting, is probably among the least popular skins you’ll see in the game.
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The base skin is boring and the upgraded version is too big – two ingredients that lead to a bottom-half ranking.
12. Ragnarok: Season 5
The Ragnarok skin sits right in the middle of the pack. It’s not horrible, but it’s not great, either. The upgraded skin is a little busy for my taste, so I take everything off and roll with the topless bald man.
11. Fusion: Chapter 2, Season 1
The Fusion from Fortnite Chapter 2 is decent but relatively boring. You’d be hard-pressed to find a player still wearing this skin – especially since there were far better options in the same Battle Pass.
I had this one high on my original rankings (from C2S1) but time has knocked it down to just inside the top-10.
10. Rick Sanchez : Chapter 2 Season 7
Being able to play as Rick Sanchez is pretty cool seeing as he’s the most iconic character in one of the most popular animated series in recent history. His unique cell-shaded style makes him stand out from other skins, and his smug look makes it seem like every elimination is a cakewalk.
Rick is lower on the list because of his lack of utility and inevitable plummet in popularity in a few seasons. His cartoon style makes him stick out like a sore thumb in-game. His head is a massive target. And players will likely only use this skin for the next season or so.
9. Omega: Season 4
The Omega skin suffers from many of the problems as of the other bottom-half skins: it’s unathletic. That is until you take all of the armor off of the outfit.
I rock this skin stripped-down, just as I prefer the Ragnarok skin. It looks sleeker and cooler that way, in my opinion. The base Omega skin squeaks it into the top-10 – especially since you can change the color on the stripped-down version.
8. Mandalorian: Chapter 2 Season 5
This might be a controversial placement, but I’m not a huge fan of the Mandalorian skin. Fans of the show will probably like it more, but it didn’t really do it for me.
Sure, the customization options are there, but you’ll never go back to the pre-upgraded armor like you could with some of the other tier-100 skins. Baby Yoda is a hit, but the Mando skin leaves a lot to be desired.
7. Luxe: Season 8
The Luxe was the number-one tier 100 skin in my book for a long time. This is one of the only tier 100 skins that I still regularly wear when I play Fortnite, and one of only two female skins in the group.
The real reason this one ranks so highly is the back bling. Those golden wings are at least the second-best back bling reward in any Battle Pass.
6. The Reaper: Season 3
For some, the Reaper is going to be a number-one tier 100 Battle Pass skin. I understand this argument, but I never liked it, myself.
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There were some bugs during Season 3 that caused Epic to hand everyone several Battle Pass tiers for free. The result was that almost everyone who bought the Season 3 Battle Pass got the Reaper skin, which is one of the reasons I never really liked it.
Despite my personal bias, I recognize that Season 3 was the golden age of Fortnite and this skin brings back the feels. It’s well-deserving of a top-five finish.
5. Spire Assassin: Chapter 2 Season 6
The Spire Assassin is the latest tier-100 skin added to Fortnite in Season 6, and it jumped right to the top-five in my rankings. This skin comes close to the best we’ve seen in Chapter 2, but it’s too early to tell.
It’s always hard to rank a skin while the season is currently underway, but I’m betting that Spire Assassin will be a common sight on the Fortnite island long after Season 6 concludes.
4. Eternal Knight: Chapter 2, Season 3
The Eternal Knight is a strong contender for the best tier-100 skin in the history of Fortnite. All of the variants are cool and unique and the customizable pickaxe is another huge point in favor of the outfit.
Along with only a few others on this list, the Eternal Knight is still a common sight on the Fortnite island. As long as players are still wearing the skin, it deserves a high placement on this list.
3. Midas: Chapter 2, Season 2
Midas remains a favorite of a lot of Fortnite players, whether you’re using his Ghost, Shadow, or all-gold version.
The Midas skin is the best of both worlds. He’s slender, which means he doesn’t take up much of your screen, but he’s still a cool and interesting character whose outfit goes well with a lot of different combinations.
2. Iron Man: Chapter 2 Season 4
Come on, it’s Iron Man. This is how you do a tier-100 crossover skin, and the Mandalorian was a huge step back from Tony Stark in the previous season.
With one skin, you get both Iron Man and Tony Stark – which you can switch between in-game. If you leveled up the Battle Pass, you can also play as Gold, Silver, or Holographic Iron Man/Tony Stark. It’s hard to see this as anything less than a top-rated skin.
1. Black Knight: Season 2
I know, I know. The Black Knight isn’t technically a Tier 100 skin. It’s a final-tier Battle Pass skin, though, so it’s worth including on this list.
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The Black Knight is the classic. It’s the OG. Wearing one of these skins doesn’t mean that you’re good, but it does mean that you’ve been playing the game for a long time.
The Black Knight takes the number-one spot because it’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing final-tier skins we’ve ever received. It’s not my personal favorite, but it carries a certain amount of significance for OG Fortnite players.
What’s your number-one tier 100 Fortnite skin? Let us know in the comments.
Image Credit: Epic Games
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