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Complete list of all Fortbyte challenges currently available – Updated July 16th

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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.

Fortbyte Challenge Menu

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

  • 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 03 – Accessible by using the Skull Trooper Emoji at the western most point

Fortbyte 04 – ???

Fortbyte 05 – ???

Fortbyte 06 – Accessible by using the Yay! emote in an Ice Cream shop in the desert

Fortbyte 07 – Accessible by using the ‘Cuddle Up’ Emoticon inside a rocky umbrella

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 12 – Accessible by using the Nana Nana Spray inside a molten tunnel

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 19 – Accessible with the Vega outfit inside a spaceship building

Fortbyte 20 – Found at the center of any of the first three storm circles

Fortbyte 21 – ???

Fortbyte 22 – Accessible by using Rox Spray in an underpass

Fortbyte 23 – Found between a RV Campsite, a gas station, and monstrous footprint

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 28 – Accessible by completing Pattern Match Puzzle outside desert junkyard

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 32 – Accessible by wearing Kyo Peet Back Bling at the north most point

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 40 – Accessible with the Demi outfit in the desert next to a sun dial

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 47 – Found between a Reboot Van, pirate camp, and a crashed battlebus

Fortbyte 48 – Accessible by using the Vox Pickaxe to smash the gnome beside a mountain top throne

Fortbyte 49 – Found in Trog’s Ice Cave

Fortbyte 50 – Accessible at night time inside mountain top castle ruins

Fortbyte 51 – Accessible using Cluck Strut to cross Peely’s Banana Stand

Fortbyte 52 – Found within a Robot factory using the Bot Spray

Fortbyte 53 – Accessible by helping to raise the disco ball at an abandoned mountain top villain lair

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 58 – Accessible by using the Sad Trombone Emote at the north end of Snobby Shores

Fortbyte 59 – Accessible by using the Durrr! Emoji at the Pizza Pit restaurant

Fortbyte 60 – Accessible with ‘Sign Spinner’ emote in Happy Oink restaurant

Fortbyte 61 – Accessible by using Sunbird Spray on Frozen Waterfall

Fortbyte 62 – Accessible with the ‘Stratus’ outfit within an abandoned mansion

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 67 – Accessible by flying the Retaliator glider through the rings under the southernmost sky platform

Fortbyte 68 – Found within a snowy town book shop

Fortbyte 69 – Found inside a stone pig building

Fortbyte 70 – Accessible by using Vibrant Contrails and skydiving through the rings above Lazy Lagoon

Fortbyte 71 – Awarded for completing 6 challenges from Week 1

Fortbyte 72 – Found within Salty Springs

Fortbyte 73 – ???

Fortbyte 74 – Found in a filing cabinet inside an assassin’s basement on the desert coast

Fortbyte 75 – Found within an airport hangar

Fortbyte 76 – Found behind a historical diorama in an insurance building

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 82 – Accessible by solving the pressure plate puzzle NW of The Block

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 89 – Accessible by using the Scarlet Strike glider to fly through rings east of Snobby Shores

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 94 – Accessible using Scarlet Scythe pickaxe to smash a blue canoe under frozen lake

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

Fortbyte 100 – Found on the highest floor of the tallest tower in Neo Tilted

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When Fortnite Season 9 starts and Chapter 2 Season 8 ends

Here is when Fortnite Season 8 ends and Chapter 2 Season 9 starts. The season is off to a wild start, and it’s only going to get crazier.

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Fortnite Season 8 just started, but it might not be your cup of tea. Here is when Fortnite Season 8 ends and Season 9 starts.

Fortnite Season 7 was out of this world in the most literal sense. But Fortnite Season 8 is even wilder. From a map filled with cubes to mysterious alternate realities, it’s already surpassed Season 7 on the crazy scale.

But that doesn’t mean Season 8 is for everyone. Some players are already asking when Fortnite Season 8 ends and season 9 starts. This article will answer both those questions and more!

Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.

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When Does Fortnite Season 8 End?

Fortnite Season 8 will end on December 5, 2021. This will allow Fortnite Season 9 to start just in time for the annual Holiday event. However, a recent hotfix removed the v18.50 from the update schedule, so Fortnite Season 8 could end earlier than expected.

Since Fortnite is reaching a climactic point in its overarching storyline, players can expect an end-of-season event. Fortnite Season 7 featured an interactive experience, and a similar event will likely be held at the end of Season 8.

When Does Fortnite Season 9 Start?

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 9 will start on December 6, 2021. Keeping with the recent trend, Fortnite Seasons start the day after the current season ends. It wouldn’t make sense for Epic Games to delay the start of Season 9 past December 6th.

Fortnite has made a habit recently of jumping from one season to the next with no breaks in between. There will likely be some downtime between Season 8 and 9, and it could be as long as 13 hours like the end of Season 7.

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Is There a Fortnite Season 8 Live Event?

As of right now, we don’t know. We likely won’t know anything about a live event until close to the end of Fortnite Season 8. However, we will keep this article updated with the latest information.

What Season is Fortnite on?

Fortnite is currently in Chapter 2 Season 8. This is the eighth season of the second chapter which started after Chapter 1 Season 10. While most players refer to this season as “Season 8”, it’s technically Season 18.

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As well, the Fortnite Crew Pack is starting a storyline connected to Midas that will span the next three months. This is the same time frame that Fortnite Season 8 will take place. This means the new Fortnite season could be related to another one of Midas’ plans.

We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 9 starts. For more Fortnite, check out every Alien Artifact location in Season 7 and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fabio Sparklemane’s horrifying Fortnite lore explained

Fabio Sparklemane from Fortnite Season 8 has some pretty horrifying lore. Here’s everything we know about the cursed unicorn man,

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Fortnite Season 8’s Battle Pass features a fabulous unicorn named Fabio Sparklemane whose lore is pretty terrifying.

Fortnite is no stranger to interesting character concepts. Some characters are interesting because of their backstory, while others are just a sight to behold.

You have characters like Peely who are just a piece of sentient food. Or Fishstick and Doggo who are anthropomorphic animals. And you can forget Jellie or Ripley who are living piles of goo.

Fabio Sparklemane is the latest in Fortnite’s animal-turned-human line of skins. He’s a magical unicorn who doubles as the mascot for sugary cereal. However, Fabio Sparklemane’s lore is actually quite horrifying.

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Fabio Sparklemane Lore Explained

Fabio’s exuberant appearance and personality are a facade. Underneath his rainbow exterior lies some horrifying lore. That’s because a cereal-based curse plagues Fabio Sparklemane.

The curse is made evident the first time players interact with the Fabio Sparklemane NPC. Fabio’s very first line of dialogue is “HIYA!! ANY IDEA HOW TO BREAK CEREAL-BASED CURSES???”

Players can learn even more about the official mascot of Unicorn Flakes by reading his bio. His bio reads “Fabio Sparklemane is cursed to roam the Island shooting cereal from his hooves until the sun turns to ash in the sky.”

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Fabio Sparklemane’s Emote

Players can find even more evidence of Fabio’s curse by investigating his cosmetics. The built-in Flake Shakee emote makes Fabio eat cereal and do an Irish jig. However, the emote’s description reveals the sinister meaning behind the dance.

The Flake Shake emote description reads, “He’s actually in horrible agony.

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Fabio Sparklemane’s Sinister Theme Song

Players can also unlock the Flake That lobby track through the Season 8 Battle Pass. At first, the theme song sounds like any other breakfast cereal diddy. However, the lyrics and death metal switch up reveals even more about Fabio’s curse.

Listeners will hear Fabio scream in agony while asking for help. “Flake That” also features dark lyrics such as “The hoof is a curse that must be obeyed. You never escape what the rainbow has made.” And it also references some sort of cereal-powered monster.

What is going on with Fabio Sparklemane

So, what does all of this mean? There are a lot of theories flying around the web. Some players believe that Fabio will somehow wake a monster that ends Season 8. Others believe the “curse” is just a marketing stunt.

What we believe is that Fabio Sparklemane is a man trapped inside a unicorn’s body. One of Fabio’s dialogue lines supports this theory. If a player talks to the NPC dressed as Fabio, he will say “OH NO!! THEY GOT YOU TOO?!?”

But what do you think of our theory? Do you think Fabio is a cursed horse-man hybrid who will wake a demonic creature, or do you have your own theory? Let us know by sending us a tweet to @FortniteINTEL on Twitter.

For more Fortnite, check out the fastest way to level up in Season 8, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Why Fortnite Sideways Anomalies are insanely overpowered

The new Sideways Anomalies in Fortnite Season 8 are ridiculously overpowered. Here is how players can use them to their advantage.

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The new Sideways Anomalies introduced at the start of Fortnite Season 8 are ridiculously overpowered. Here’s why you need to be visiting these anomalies.

Fortnite Season 8 is off to a weird start. Where the past few seasons had themes that were easy to understand, Season 8 is a black swan.

With Cubed being the Season 8 title theme, a bunch of Kevin Cubes have popped up all over the map. Like in Chapter 1, these cubes roll around the map leaving destruction in their wake. But there’s even more to this season’s madness.

Epic Games also threw in the new Sideways biomes. These are zit-lit bubbles that appear on the map that are infested with dangerous creatures. However, the Sideways Anomalies are smaller biomes that are game-changing additions to Fortnite.

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What are Sideways Anomalies in Fortnite?

There are two ways players can enter The Sideways in Fortnite Season 8. The first and most popular is via The Sideways biome that appears on one of the POIs at the start of every match. These biomes do not disappear, and they are heavily populated by players and monsters.

However, The Sideways biomes are not as accessible or rewarding as the Sideways Anomalies. Sideways Anomalies appear as purple rift-like markers on the map, and there are three on the map at all times.

When approached, the rifts will expand and create a smaller Sideways biome. Cube Monsters will begin to spawn, and players will be able to spend a small amount of time inside the anomaly before it closes. Once the Sideways Anomaly closes, another one will appear on the map.

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Why Sideways Anomalies overpowered

Aside from the larger Sideways biome, players tend to ignore the Fortnite Sideways Anomalies. However, players should visit every Sideways Anomaly they can. Here’s a list of reasons players should visit the Sideways Anomalies.

  • Siphon health from Cube Monster eliminations
  • Easily get max ammo from Cube Monsters
  • Easy way to get Mythic Sideways Weapons

Every time a player kills a Cube Monster, they will gain health and shield. And since the Cube Monsters are easy to kill, players can get full health and shield super quickly. As well, Cube Monsters drop a lot of ammo when eliminated.

Players can also get overpowered Mythic Sideways weapons after visiting 1 or 2 Sideways Anomalies. But what makes these so overpowered is the small number of players that visit them.

Yes, you can get all of these benefits from the large Sideways biomes, but it’s unlikely that you’ll encounter an opponent at Fortnite Sideways Anomalies. Having a biome all to yourself takes the edge off of getting geared up.

Are you a fan of the new Sideways biomes, and have you tried the Sideways Weapons yet? Let us know your thoughts on our FortniteINTEL Twitter page.

For more Fortnite, check out where to find every Mythic weapon in Season 8, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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