Fortnite Season 4 Week 1 Challenges Guide: Eliminate Doctor Doom, More
Epic Games has truly given us one of the best seasons in Fortnite history with Season 4. This season is all about the fight between the Marvel superheroes (and a couple of villains) and Galactus. This has shaped the season’s map, content, and even the Fortnite Season 4 Week 1 challenges.
Fortnite Season 4 Week 1 Challenges Are Here
Since the new season of battle royale launched on Thursday, this also means that the new Fortnite Season 4 Week 1 challenges are here at the same time. Players don’t just have a changed map, new skins, and enemies to find around the island this season but missions to complete.
If the first batch of challenges is anything to go off of, it looks like this season could be a vast improvement over Season 3 that had some pretty awful missions all around. But at the same time, they could be really good this week to introduce players to the new mechanics.
You can find the full list of the Fortnite Season 4 Week 1 challenges below:
- Search for seven treasure chests at Dirty Docks
- Get three eliminations at Holly Hedges
- Collect four floating rings at Misty Meadows
- Eliminate five Stark Industries robots at Quinjet patrol landing sites
- Gas up a vehicle at Lazy Lake
- Deal 1000 damage to opponents with the Stark Industries energy rifle
- Eliminate Doctor Doom three different times at the new Doom’s Domain named location
As you can see, there are only seven challenges this week, so it looks like the return to 10 missions won’t be happening anytime soon. That said, the challenges’ quality is far and away better than just about anything that we got last season.
Some repeat challenges like the usual chests and eliminations ones, but there are also some amazing and exciting ones like taking down a supervillain. We will go over these missions as many of them have new mechanics that weren’t in the game before.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at all seven of the Fortnite Season 4 Week 1 challenges this week and show you how to complete them, beginning with the standard chests and eliminations missions.
How to Search Chests and Get Eliminations
It all starts with the very first challenge of the new season, which is always exciting. Although last week was the Week 10 challenges where we had the final batch, Epic Games had no problem this season, turning things around and releasing the new season on time.
While there are some changes between the challenges last week and now this week, one thing that hasn’t changed is that we have more chests missions. This time around, players have to find the standard seven treasure chests but at Dirty Docks.
So, what you will need to do is, first and foremost, head on over to Dirty Docks on the eastern side of the island. This is an old location from Season 1, so you likely already know where it is. But the fog could be there again when you launch into your first match in Season 4 so that could make things more confusing.
When you arrive at Dirty Docks, you need to find as many treasure chests as you possibly can in that match. We recommend that you look in the warehouses and other buildings scattered around the harbor area as they are likely to house one of the chests.
The problem is that there aren’t too many chests in this named location, and this mission will make it popular, so only expect you to be able to find two or three on average or maybe just one in each match you do. Fortunately, Epic doesn’t expect you actually to find all seven in one match.
You are free to do this in as many matches as you need, so feel free to take your time with this mission and land here at the start of each match until you get all seven.
But the treasure chests challenge isn’t the only one that is returning this season as the usual eliminations challenge is here as well. For this one, players have to get three eliminations at Holly Hedges. This location isn’t too popular (even though this author likes it), which is somewhat difficult.
As usual, our recommendation is to head to Holly Hedges first thing when you enter the match so you can quickly gear up and take someone out. This mission should make the location a little bit more popular for now, so it shouldn’t be too hard but aim for one elimination per match, and it shouldn’t take you too long.
How to Eliminate Stark Robots
For the third challenge this season, we need to collect floating rings at Misty Meadows. This is something that we sometimes had in Season 3, and it is back this season. Like before, you need to find the floating rings at Misty Meadows and collect them.
Like before, it isn’t as simple as walking around the named location and finding them as they are high up. But the great thing about the four floating rings at Misty Meadows is that they are all on top of buildings. You can head to the rooftops and find them rather easily.
But to do so, you will need some materials unless another player is gracious enough to build a path between them for you ahead of time. So, gather up some materials and then head to these buildings’ roofs, and you should see the glowing blue floating rings.
You need to run and build yourself from building to building until you have collected all four of them. This is one mission that you can do in a single match and be able to unless you are eliminated. Do it in Team Rumble to help avoid that unfortunate scenario.
For the next challenge, you need to eliminate five Stark robots. These are a brand new type of NPC enemy that you can find on the Season 4 map. Like you can find the henchmen at The Authority and the marauders at The Fortilla, these robots are only found at specific locations.
The specific locations in the case of the Stark Industries robots are the Quinjet spots. In each match of battle royale that you do in Season 4, several Quinjet spots will randomly spawn around the island. They are all marked at the start, so you will know where to find them easily.
These Quinjet locations have the robots there guarding the loot and supply drones that are nearby. They are also holding a special weapon that we will get to in a little bit. You will want to head to these Quinjet spots at the start of the match and take out as many robots as possible.
Again, you can take your time with this mission and only get a few at a time, but it is possible to get all five in one go. Just watch out for the other players who will be trying the same. Doing this as a group in Team Rumble is a great way to take care of this mission.
How to Get the Stark Industries Energy Rifle
For the next challenge, we have to gas up our vehicle at Lazy Lake. This is a follow up on a mission that we had just recently in Season 3 where we had to gas up one of the four new car types launched in the game. They are still here in Season 4, and we need to gas one up.
First and foremost, you will need a vehicle for this mission. You can try and find one at Lazy Lake or go somewhere else and then bring it there once you have it. There are typically some vehicles that you can sometimes find at this named location, but know that it will be competitive as other players will have the same idea.
Once you have your vehicle, bring it here, and you are ready to gas it up. You have two options for completing this mission. The first is to use the nearest gas station at Lazy Lake to fill up the tank or use your gas tank to fill it up while you are in the middle of the town. It is really up to you at this point.
For the penultimate mission this week, it is a follow-up on the mission from before we needed to head to one of the Quinjet locations. This is one mission that you can do at the same time. When you arrive there, your purpose before was to take out the robots there.
It just so happens that the robots are all carrying around the new weapon in Season 4: Stark Industries energy rifle. That is the same weapon that you need for this particular challenge. All you need to do is take them out, grab the energy rifle, and start dealing some damage.
The bad part about this mission is that you need to deal 1000 damage, which is quite a lot. You can take your time with this mission and get some damage in each match you do or try to get all of it in something like Team Rumble where there are respawns and plenty of chances to use the energy rifle.
How to Eliminate Doctor Doom at Doom’s Domain
We have a rather difficult one for the final challenge this week that we highly recommend you don’t try alone. Epic Games doesn’t even recommend that you do this alone as the mission itself states that it recommends that a full team of four players try this one.
You need to eliminate the supervillain Doctor Doom three different times at Doom’s Domain. With the launch of Season 4, there is a single new named location that you can visit. It is Doom’s Domain, located where Pleasant Park used to be.
Here, you will find Doctor Doom’s evil lair. He is stationed there as a boss ready for you to take him down. He is rather tough to defeat, given that he is powerful and has super abilities at his disposal. We recommend bringing along some friends to do this as you will all get credit for the mission if taken down.
But the mission doesn’t end with you defeating Doctor Doom as you have to do it three separate times. So you need to do this in three different matches, which also makes this challenging since other teams will be trying the same thing. Your best bet is to try this in Team Rumble, where there is less competition.
Fortnite Season 4 Week 1 Challenges Rewards
What is unique about this season is that Epic Games has changed up how the rewards work. It follows last season where the rewards will be experience-based for the next 10 weeks, but some challenges will give you much more XP than others will.
For the first six Fortnite Season 4 Week 1 challenges that we went over this week, they only offer players 25,000 experience in total. That is a good amount still, but it is noticeably less than the 35,000 experience in Season 3’s weekly missions.
That said, that is only for the first six of the missions. When it comes to the final challenge to take down Doctor Doom multiple times in battle royale matches, one will grant players 50,000 experience instead of 25,000 because it is a much harder task. You can get about 185,000 experience this week alone if you complete all of these missions.