Fortnite’s Season 5 Week 1 Challenges are now live and for anyone looking for help to solve the ‘Search floating Lightning Bolts‘ challenge, you’ve come to the right place.
But before we get to that, we should probably have a quick overview of the key changes that have been introduced today with the start of Season 5.
Unlike before, Season 5 has changed to offer three ‘free challenges’ and four challenges exclusive to Battle Pass users.
Both of these are listed further down, but generally speaking, the challenges still offer hard and regular tiers of difficulty.
The hard difficulty Fortnite challenges offer players ten Battle Stars, while the regular tasks reward fans with five Battle Stars.
Unlocking more Battle Stars levels up your Battle Pass, which allows you to unlock all the rewards on offer.
There’s also Road Trip tier rewards (similar to Blockbuster challenges from last season) as well as Drift Challenges. But we’ll touch on them in a different story.
For now, keep reading for details on how to complete the “Search floating Lightning Bolts” challenge.
Search floating Lightning Bolts
So for the purpose of this challenge you need to collect seven lighting bolts dotted across the map. There may be more than seven, but so far, seven is all we’ve found.
Also, you can’t just jump from the Battle Bus, Glide through them to collect. You have to built up to them and then hit a button for a few seconds to actually acquire them.
According to players on Reddit, these bolts are quite high up, so you’ll need to get some materials beforehand to ensure you can get high enough.
Watch out as well, because you’ll be a little bit of a sitting duck.
Refer to the gallery above for the map location on where you need to head to, but also here’s a handy list as put together by the VG247 team.
- Directly in the centre of Titled Towers.
- In the West of Retail Row between the ruined houses
- In the centre of the newly overgrown research centre above the Dusty Divot
- In the center of Greasy Grove to the northeast of the burger place
- Really high above the river to the northwest of Tomato Town
- In the sky above the Motel that’s between Anarchy Acres(now Lazy Links), Pleasant Park and Junk Junction
- Above the dock on the western bank of Loot Lake
The Fortnite Season 5, Week 1 challenges, in full…
• Deal damage with SMGs to opponents (500)
• Search a Supply Llama (21)
• Clinger, Stink Bomb, or Grenade Eliminations (HARD) (3)
Battle Pass Challenges
• Search chests in Snobby Shores (7)
• Search floating Lightning Bolts (7)
• Follow the treasure map found in Risky Reels (HARD) (1)
• Eliminate opponents in Retail Row (HARD) (3)