Fortnite Season 5 Week 6 Challenges: Coral Buddies, More

by in Fortnite | Jan, 7th 2021

The halfway point of Fortnite Season 5 is finally here. Last week, we had the Week 5 quests. This week, we are now moving into the second half of the 10 weeks of normal weekly missions with the Week 6 challenges. There are a lot of interesting quests this week, like the Fortnite Coral Buddies one and more.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 6 Challenges List

The Week 6 challenges mark the second half of the season. It has us wondering what this means for Season 5. It is crazy to think that we are already halfway through this somewhat uneventful season compared to how Season 4 went with its Marvel extravaganza. 

It feels like Season 5 is still just getting started. We are already more than halfway done with it. Likely, this season will not be one of the longer ones but one that sticks to its regular schedule and leaves. This means that the Week 6 challenges are very important for ensuring you can complete the paid battle pass. 

Here are the Fortnite Season 5 Week 6 challenges that we have this week:

  • Blow up three fishing holes at Sharky Shell, Sweaty Sands, or Flopper Pond
  • Destroy three motorboats
  • Blow up three fishing holes at Lazy Lake Island, Lake Canoe, and near Steamy Stacks
  • Catch seven fish
  • Signal the Fortnite Coral Buddies
  • Destroy seven boats
  • Destroy seven fishing rod barrels
  • Week 6 legendary quest: Get headshots (five-part multi-stage quest)

As you can see, there are eight missions this week, like in the past five weeks of the fifth season. Seven of these are the normal missions you would expect from a typical week, while the eighth and final one is a legendary quest only here for a limited time. 

From the Fortnite Coral Buddies quest to destroying fishing holes, this week is all about underwater creatures. Without further ado, here’s how to complete all of the missions here this week as part of the Season 5 Week 6 challenges. 

How to Blow Up Fishing Holes

Kicking things off, we have the first regular mission that has to do with fish but not in the normal way. Instead of just fishing, we need to blow up some fishing holes at various locations. Three in total is what we need. It doesn’t matter where you do it, just as long as you stick to three particular locations. 

Those locations are Sharky Shell, Sweaty Sands, and Flopper Pond. Steamy Stacks is the only named location here in this list, so you likely already know about it. But Sharky Shell and Flopper Pond are landmark locations that you may not know about, especially since the former is not one that we have seen in challenges lately. 

Flopper Pond is more recognizable as we have visited this spot for weekly challenges many times. But if you don’t know or remember where it is, you can find this pond full of fishing locations northeast of Holly Hedges between it and the Season 5 location of Salty Towers. 

It is the little pond of water that you can somewhat see on the island’s main map, even though it isn’t named on the map screen. The other landmark location is Sharky Shell, found on the small island directly north of Coral Castle. 

That little island there is the Sharky Shell landmark and is another location where you can head to for this challenge. You need to find some fishing spots noted by their bubbly white foam atop the water at these three locations and destroy them with explosives. 

This is another alternative way of fishing where you use a rocket or grenade, or other explosives to blow up the fish and catch them. You need to do this three times in total. It does not matter what combination you do. You could do one at each of the three spots or do all three at the same location. 

The second mission this week is similarly destructive, and that is to destroy three motorboats. The wording on this challenge is vague, making it sound like it could be any motorboat. You don’t necessarily need to destroy one filled with players. You could destroy an empty one. 

In that way, this challenge is pretty easy as you need to head to a location that is known for having motorboats like Lazy Lake or Misty Meadows and destroying them with whatever you want. You don’t have to destroy all three in one match so take your time with this one. 

How to Catch Fish

Next up, we come back to the blowing up fishing holes challenge but with different locations this time around. You already know how to do this task, so you need to know the spots where you have to blow them up with your explosive devices. 

The three spots are Lazy Lake Island, Lake Canoe, and Steamy Stacks. The last one is a named location, so you should have no problem locating it, but we don’t recommend that spot. The other two are landmarks and pretty easy ones to find, thankfully. 

Lazy Lake Island is pretty self-explanatory. It is the island in the middle of Lazy Lake, not the named location, but the actual massive lake in the southern half of the island that borders Misty Meadows and the actual named location of Lazy Lake. 

The other location is Lake Canoe, where there is a small lake with many canoes everywhere for some odd reason. You can find this lake southwest of Dirty Docks and northwest of Retail Row, where the somewhat decently-sized body of water is seen on the main map. Like the past one, destroy three fishing holes at any combination of these locations. 

Next up, you need to catch seven fish. We take this to mean that you can do it in any way possible, so it doesn’t specify that you need a fishing rod. But, of course, you can do it that way if you want. However, you are already blowing up fishing holes, so you should be able to catch a whole bunch of fish this way. 

You should potentially get up to six fish by just doing the past challenges in this list, so you may only need to catch one more after doing those to complete this task. Just be sure to pick up the fish after blowing up the fishing hole so that you can progress through this mission. 

How to Signal the Fortnite Coral Buddies

From there, we come to the Fortnite Coral Buddies challenge. This one is a little weird as you need to signal the Fortnite Coral Buddies for this mission. But what the heck are the Coral Buddies? That is something that we first have to figure out to do this mission. 

To do this mission, you need to first head to Coral Castle in the island’s northwestern corner for the Fortnite Coral Buddies. The challenge boils down to three different locations that you need to head to when you get to Coral Castle. 

There are three shells that you need to find and interact with to signal the Fortnite Coral Buddies. The first one is in the northwestern corner of the Coral Castle area near the coral reef. Interact with it, and you are good to go.

The same general idea is there for the other two, with the second one found in the southwestern corner of the named location in one of the last islands there. Finally, the third and final coral that you need to interact with is at the southern tip of the named area. You are done once you interact with all three shells at Coral Castle. 

Following that, we have a challenge that is to destroy seven boats in total. This is weird since we just destroyed three motorboats in a previous mission. But the wording here tells us that it can be any boat at all, whether they are drivable or not. 

This could be motorboats, or they could even be the little canoes you can find at Lake Canoe. No matter what boats you use, you need to destroy seven of them for this particular quest. 

How to Do the Week 6 Legendary Quest

The final normal mission this week is to destroy seven fishing rod barrels. For some reason, someone at Epic Games feels destructive this week, especially against fishing of all forms. Fishing rod barrels are all over the island in various locations and provide you with easy access to rods. 

All you need to do is head to these locations, destroy the barrel with a gun or pickaxe, and repeat that a total of seven times and you are good to go. We have some recommended locations for this mission like Lake Canoe, Flopper Pond, Sweaty Sands, and other locations where fishing spots are readily available. 

For the final mission this week, we have the single legendary one. Like we’ve mentioned in past weeks, the legendary quest is a timed one that changes from week to week. If you are reading this list in the future, this quest may not be available anymore. 

But this week’s quest is to get headshots. But the catch is that you have to get a lot of headshots in total if you want to complete the multiple stages that this quest has. There are five parts in total, with each section rewarding you for completing it. 

Like past legendary quests, this is one mission highly recommended for multiple people to do together. Your progress is shared with the teammates that you have in your squad or duos group, so you can easily work together to complete this one as a team. 

We suggest that you do this since you have to get 20 headshots alone for just the mission’s first stage. But it increases by 20 for each stage, with the second one being 40, the third being 60, the fourth being 80, and the final stage being an unbelievable 100 headshots. 

That is quite a lot to get on your own, so unless you are an expert marksman, we highly recommend grabbing three friends and doing this one together. The game mode you should do it in is Team Rumble since you have respawns and lots of time to get headshots on the enemy team. 

Unless you are great at aiming with guns that aren’t sniper rifles, we recommend sticking to rifles for this task. Set up a good point that overlooks Team Rumble’s circle and lay waste to the enemies with as many headshots as possible. 

If you split this between the four of you, there are only 25 headshots that each player needs to get. When you look at it that way, it is much more manageable and possible to do within the brief timeframe to complete this legendary quest. Since each stage gives you experience, doing all five will provide you with a boatload of XP that is great for reaching tier 100. 


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