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