Fortnite Season 4 Week 3 Challenges Guide: How to Eliminate Iron Man, More
Epic Games is keeping the Marvel theme going this week with the Fortnite Season 4 Week 3 challenges. We are now officially in the third week of the fourth season of Fortnite battle royale, and there are some impressive missions that players will need to complete this week, even if it is just for the usual rewards.
Fortnite Season 4 Week 3 Challenges Are Here
It has already been a couple of weeks since the launch of the Fortnite Season 4 Nexus War battle pass and seasonal content. Thus far, this season has already cemented itself as one of the best in the history of battle royale, and it looks like that will only continue as the weeks go on.
Though we are only in the third week of Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games is already ensuring that players have plenty of reason to keep coming back week after week. The season launched with minimal map changes at best, but that allowed for Epic to release new areas and points of interest over time as the season has gone on.
This has continued even into the third week with new locations like Stark Industries, where players can visit and participate in one of the more intense battle royale challenges this week. This season has some of the best missions we’ve ever had, and they continue with the Fortnite Season 4 Week 3 challenges.
You can find all of the missions that are available this week in Season 4 below:
- Search for seven treasure chests at Steamy Stacks
- Get three eliminations at Retail Row
- Collect 500 wood materials from Weeping Woods
- Visit Panther’s Prowl
- Deal 250 damage with exploding gas pumps or gas cans
- Place three fire traps
- Eliminate Iron Man three times at Stark Industries (Full team of four players are recommended)
As you can see, there are seven challenges this week per usual. Some of them follow the same general recycling of challenges. That said, this hasn’t stopped the missions from switching things up with tasks that we haven’t seen before, ensuring that they shouldn’t be boring to complete.
There are even a couple of really challenging missions this week that you may have trouble doing on your own. To help you and your team complete the Week 3 challenges, we have some tips, tricks, and locations for each of them below.
How to Search Chests and Get Eliminations
To kick things off, we will start the Fortnite Season 4 Week 3 challenges with the two most boring ones that there are and then get to the really exciting stuff. Every week, two things are guaranteed in Fortnite. You will get the chests and eliminations challenges.
The first mission that we have on the list this week is the treasure chests one and Week 3 is all about finding seven treasure chests at Steamy Stacks. As always, seven is a whole lot. That is especially the case for Steamy Stacks, which certainly isn’t our favorite location to look for chests.
Sure, it isn’t the most popular destination, which is good, but it will likely be a little bit more populated with this week’s challenge. For the most part, there are two main areas where you will find the chests: within the factory buildings and the stacks themselves.
But even still, the number of chests you will find in these locations is rather limited, so getting all seven at Steamy Stacks in one match will be extremely hard. That is fine, of course, as you can aim for two or so chests per match. The game will let you pick back up from where you left off in the next match.
The other recycled challenge this week is the eliminations one. This week, you need to get three eliminations at Retail Row. Retail Row is moderately popular, so it shouldn’t be hard to find someone to take out. Make sure to land there first, gear up, and then take at least one person out.
If you can aim for one elimination per match you do, you will have this done in about three matches. If you want to get this done as quickly as possible, you could do it in Team Rumble where respawns will happen and allow you to get three eliminations there in a single match more easily.
Where to Find Panther’s Prowl
The third challenge this week is one that we have had before but not in some time. The standard gather materials challenge, and the Fortnite Season 4 Week 3 challenges task you with finding 500 wood materials at Weeping Woods.
500 is a lot, about half of the usual max that you can carry, but, thankfully, it is just wood this time around. Wood is much easier to find, and it just so happens that Epic made the location for this task the easiest place for you to find some wood materials.
Weeping Woods is a forest. There are tons of trees all around this massive named location. You are not starved for trees in this spot, so head here at the start of the match and start mashing away with your pickaxe and you should have 500 pretty fast; watch out for the other players looking for wood, too.
From here, the Week 3 challenges start to pick up, and we get some more interesting missions. This next one has players visit Panther’s Prowl, and that is it. However, if you don’t know this location, you might be lost regarding how to complete this challenge.
Panther’s Prowl is a landmark location added after the launch of Season 4, so you may have never been there before. It is in honor of Black Panther and is, well, a massive statue of a panther atop a hill. It is hard to miss once you arrive at this location.
Unfortunately, it isn’t a named location, so you won’t see its name appear easily on the map for you to find. But it is really easy to get to since it is rather close to one particular named location. You can find Panther’s Prowl directly west of Misty Meadows. You should see a notification when you arrive here that you have completed this mission.
How to Deal Damage With Gas Pumps and Cans
For the fifth challenge this week, you need to deal some damage with exploding gas pumps or gas cans. The amount of damage you need to deal with is 250, which is a fair amount, but only around two and a half lives with no shields or just over one player with full health and shields.
This does mean that you will likely have to explode some gas pumps or cans a couple of times to complete this mission. Gas pumps and cans are relatively new to Fortnite, at least in terms of explosions, and all it takes is shooting them to make them go boom.
There are gas pumps at a couple of different named locations around the map, like near Frenzy Farm, at Salty Springs, and in Catty Corner. But that does limit you to those locations. If you have a gas can, though, you will be able to throw it and then use it anywhere to damage. The catch is to find a group of players, if possible, and explode it on them.
You can continue this in future matches if you can’t get all 250 damage in a single match. For the penultimate challenge that we have this week, you need to place three fire traps. Fire traps might be unfamiliar to you because they are a brand new item in Season 4.
They work largely the same way as previous trap items in the game where you can lay them down, and then a player running on them can trigger them to activate. When a player runs on them, they will be damaged by the fire for a decent amount.
It brings back those classic memories of earlier Fortnite seasons when players would stay in houses and fill them with traps for unsuspecting players to be eliminated by. For this mission, you need to place three of them in total.
Fortunately, it is relatively easy to find fire traps in the game as you need to look for them in chests. You could quickly complete this alongside the chests challenge as you will possibly see them in those treasure chests. Also, you only need to place the three fire traps, not use them on another player.
If you can find three, place them randomly. But if you only place on in a match, that is fine as you can always continue it in the next match.
A word of warning, though: a lot of players will now be placing these fire traps randomly for this mission this week, so be sure to watch out as you could easily get damaged by them just running around the island now.
How to Eliminate Iron Man
Last but not least, there is one final challenge this week. It seems to be the marquee one that players will have to do. In the Week 1 challenges, players had to eliminate Doctor Doom not once but three different times.
And this week, you have to continue this eliminations aspect by taking out Iron Man three times. You can find Iron Man at Stark Industries. If you are confused by that location, you aren’t the only one as this area wasn’t in the game before this week.
Stark Industries is a brand new named location that just dropped. In the latest update for the game, Iron Man has taken over Frenzy Farm and turned it into his factory area.
So you will find Stark Industries in the same spot where Frenzy Farm was but more on the southern end of the massive area. It is south of Craggy Cliffs and northeast of The Authority. This is a large area, though, so you need to find Iron Man himself for this mission.
You will want to look in the main building on the south side of the area where the Stark Industries words are on the main map. In the large building that makes up the main part of the named location, we have found Iron Man thus far on the second floor.
He isn’t alone, though, as there are Stark Industries robots that can be found around this area. He is a very strong boss and one that shouldn’t honestly be attempted alone. Epic even suggests that players do this with a full team of four players.
Even with four players you may have a difficult time if you are fighting both Iron Man and his minions. Your best bet is to take out the robots first and bring a full party. If possible, do this in the Team Rumble mode as you can then bring other parties with you to take him out.
Defeating Iron Man will not be easy. The worst part is that doing it won’t finish this mission. You need to do it three times (so three separate matches) to complete this challenge.
Fortnite Season 4 Week 3 Challenges Rewards
Completing all of the Week 3 challenges will grant you the same general rewards as always: 25,000 experience each. While that isn’t a lot of XP, especially for some particularly hard tasks, that is a good amount that will get you well on your way to reaching tier 100 and unlocking Iron Man for yourself.