Fortnite Season 7 Week 9 Quests: Where to Find the Alien Sample, More

by in Fortnite | Aug, 5th 2021

Epic Games has ushered in the ninth week of the current Season 7. It looks a whole lot different than when we first started this alien invasion season. The Fortnite Week 9 quests are here. Many of them are here to introduce players to some of the new mechanics and items this week. 

Fortnite Week 9 Quests List

The Fortnite Week 9 quests are a lot like what we experienced in Week 8, focusing on missions that deal with the alien invasion on the Season 7 island. There are even the same quests that players can do across both legendary and epic missions. 

However, the difference this time around is that players will encounter some new mechanics and items in the Fortnite Week 9 quests that you may not have known about just yet. These involve some of the new weapons launched this week as part of the Week 9 update. 

Though the Fortnite Week 9 quests would usually mean that there is only one week left in the regular season, it does look like Epic is planning for this current seventh season to go much longer than usual. With all of the map changes and other additions, it is almost like the second wave of the invasion.

In the meantime, while we figure out how long this season is going to stick around and while we wait for the Ariana Grande concert to happen, players have these normal Fortnite Week 9 quests to complete:

  • Launch two toilets with a Grab-itron weapon
  • Dance on an abductor or while riding on a flying saucer
  • Take no damage while also dealing 100 damage to opponents in a single match
  • Find an opponent with a recon scanner, then damage them with a rail gun
  • Drive an IO vehicle with off-road tires equipped on it
  • Use an IO launchpad
  • Carry a Fortnite alien sample from a satellite dish base to the entrance at Corny Complex

That is it for the normal quests that we have this week, which is only really half of the fun. These quests will stick around for the remainder of the season (however long that is), so you have some leeway for completing them at your leisure. 

However, that is not the case for the legendary quests, which you can find listed below:

  • Get Dr. Slone’s orders from a payphone once more
  • Equip a detector item, then disable an alien billboard in the same match two different times
  • Collect 100 resources at Holly Hatchery
  • Eliminate three trespassers
  • Place a bioscanner in an alien biome
  • Place three spy probes

There are six legendary quests this week, and they are limited-time missions that you only have a week to complete before the next batch arrives. If you miss out on the awesome experience rewards they offer this week, you will not have another chance to try them. Fortunately, we are here to help with all 13 Fortnite Week 9 quests this week. 

How to Deal 100 Damage Without Taking Damage

The Fortnite Week 9 quests begin with the first epic quest to launch two toilets with the Grab-itron weapon. To start, we need to figure out what Grab-itron is so that you can complete this mission without any issues. 

The Grab-itron was launched this week and is a new item that is a gun of a sort that picks up items, similar to the flying saucers and allows you to throw them at enemies. The damage and speed of the object will depend on the item itself, like how large and strong it is. 

You can use this Grab-itron as an offensive weapon or a defensive one, as the item that you have picked up can defend your character at the same time while you hold it. In this case, we need to find a Grab-itron first and foremost before completing the mission.

We recommend heading to the abductors or looking in chests as these are some of the best places in which you can find this new weapon. Once you have it, it is time to visit a house and find a toilet there to pick up and then launch. Do this again with a second toilet. 

This week, the second mission is to do a dance emote on top of the abductor or ride on a flying saucer. Either one will work for this quest, so it is really up to you in the end. Landing on top of an abductor at the start of a match is easy. 

Head to one of the large abductors seen from the battle bus and land on it. Once you get there, watch out for other players as you use your favorite dance emote for this mission. Alternatively, you can have a friend pilot a flying saucer. You do an emote while riding on top of it. 

This week’s third mission is to avoid taking any damage at all while dealing 100 damage to an opponent in a single match. What this means is basically getting the drop on someone, taking them out, and doing so without taking any damage at all. 

This is up to you how you go about this. Still, the general idea that I have in mind for this one is to either go for some long-range attacks, like with a sniper rifle, where they will be unable to defend against you, or by using a flying saucer where they might have a hard time attacking you back. Just make sure to not take any damage at all while you deal this 100 damage. 

This week’s fourth mission is to find an opponent with a recon scanner and then damage them with a rail gun. First, we need the recon scanner and a rail gun in our inventory before doing anything else. We recommend heading to an IO base as the big IO chests usually have these items to get both of these. 

Once you have both the recon scanner and the rail gun, it is time to find an opponent, scan them, and then damage them with the rail gun. Damaging someone with the rail gun can be tough unless they are in a flying saucer, so you could see an enemy player in a saucer, scan them, and then hit them with the rail gun.

Or, you could try your luck at equipping the recon scanner, finding a player on the minimap, and then trying to damage them with the gun, but keep in mind its charge time. 

Where to Find the Fortnite Alien Sample

After that, we come to a challenge that requires players to drive an IO vehicle with off-road tires. For this, we need to find some off-road tires and an IO vehicle first. The IO vehicle is something you can find at any of the satellite dish bases around the map. 

I like visiting the base at the former Stealthy Stronghold spot or the one hidden at Corny Complex, the latter of which might be best for this mission. That is because you need some tires to equip it with, which I find are best found at gas stations, but they can be elsewhere, too. 

Pick up the tires, throw them on an IO vehicle, and start riding around on it. Once you ride enough on the off-road IO vehicle, you will complete this challenge. 

From there, we have a mission to use an IO launchpad. For this one, you need to once again visit a satellite dish base on the map and look for the special IO launchpad that will send you flying into the air. Hop onto one of these and use it to finish off this epic quest. 

Lastly, for the epic quests, we have a mission that requires you to carry the Fortnite alien sample from a satellite dish base to the entrance to Corny Complex. You can start this at any base on the map, but you will want to find the closest one to make it to Corny Complex easily. 

Fortunately, there is a base found east of the named location that you can visit to pick up the alien sample. Once you have the sample, head west to Corny Complex until you get the notification that you have completed this task. 

Legendary Quests: Where to Find the Alien Billboard

Now, we start with the legendary quests this week. First off, we have a mission from Dr. Slone once more, which requires us to visit a payphone once again. If you have not done this before, find a payphone on the map and interact with it. 

The second legendary mission has you find a detector, equip it, and then disable an alien billboard in the same match. There are several billboards around the island, so you might be able to do this one at each of them, but we found that the one on the eastern side of Misty Meadows works best. 

There is a new detector item that you can pick up and then approach the billboard with. Use it to disable the alien billboard. You will stop the indoctrination that the invaders are attempting, at least with that particular billboard. 

After that, we have a mission that requires you to find and collect 100 resources at Holly Hatchery. The invaded Holly Hedges is where you need to go for this one. You need to destroy buildings, trees, and the like to your heart’s content until you have 100 materials from this. 

Legendary Quests: Where to Find a Bioscanner

From there, we come to a mission that has you needing to eliminate three trespassers in total. These are the alien NPCs that you can find roaming around the island. You do not have to take out all three of them in the same match, either, so feel free to aim for one per match you do if you’d like. 

There are two main places that I recommend looking for the trespassers: the purple alien regions on the island and the flying saucers piloted by NPCs. Either will do so long as you defeat the trespasser and make sure to get three in total. 

For the next mission, you need to place a bioscanner inside of an alien area. We recommend heading to Holly Hatchery for this one. There are several spots, mostly near the houses, where you can interact with a bioscanner. That is all you need to do for the mission. 

Last but not least, this week, we need to place three spy probes on the island. There are many of them on the island, but we only need three for this legendary quest. They are all grouped mostly in the southwestern corner of the island, so we recommend heading to places west of Misty Meadows, the center of Weeping Woods, and south of Holly Hatchery. 

Once you have three spy probes placed at any of these locations, you will be done with the quest. You do not have to get all three in one match, so feel free to take your time if you want. 


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