A new challenge for Fortnite: Battle Royale players is now available as the 14 Days of Summer event rolls on. Like the first challenge, this involves another summer-themed objective: Epic Games asks you to bounce a giant beach ball in different matches. Here’s where to go to find the locations of the giant beach balls and what to do once you reach one.
Keep in mind, you have the full duration of the 14 Days of Summer event (available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, and Android) to complete these challenges. Despite the name, it will be available in Fortnite for about three weeks, wrapping up on July 16.
Where To Find Giant Beach Balls – All Locations
We’ve discovered three different giant beach ball locations on the map. You’ll be able to see the ball from a far distance, so if you head to the general area you shouldn’t have much trouble tracking one down. You can see the locations and a map below, or check out the video guide above for a walkthrough on how to complete the challenge.
- On the border of D3/E3, south of The Block
- Western part of F6, southwest of Dusty Divot
- On the border of H7/I7, northwest of Paradise Palms
How To Complete The Giant Beach Ball Challenge
As with beach parties dancing challenge, this is simple in theory–all you have to do is make contact with a giant beach ball. But also like the preceding challenge, you’re given zero indication of where to find these giant beach balls or even how many there are. When you do happen upon one, there won’t be any uncertainty–they are quite large, as advertised–and all you have to do to receive credit is run into the ball. That should trigger the pop-up notification letting you know you’ve progressed the challenge.
Particularly if you’re attempting this right away, you’re likely to run into a lot of other people doing the same thing. They could be hostile, or you might find other players camping the area in search of some easy kills. Fortunately, you can complete each step of this challenge without actually landing. As you’re descending with your glider, you can move into the ball and register progress before your feet touch the ground. That should make it a little easier to complete the challenge before you’re killed.
You’ll need to bounce a total of five beach balls to finish the challenge. As the challenge text notes, you have to do this across different matches, so you’ll need to play at least five rounds to get this done. However, you can keep returning to the same beach ball location over and over from match to match.
Giant Beach Ball Challenge Reward
Finishing the giant beach ball challenge will earn you an Uncommon rarity loading screen called Soak It Up that shows various Fortnite characters lounging on the beach. This is also one step toward earning the Smoothie back bling, which you’ll get for doing all 14 challenges from the 14 Days of Summer event, which kicked off with the release of Fortnite’s 9.30 content update patch. You can get a look at the smoothie in the hands of the character on the right side of the loading screen above.