By Cody Perez
February 20, 2020
Today is a momentous occasion for Fortnite players. The highly anticipated, long-awaited, and numerously delayed Fortnite Season 2 is here. Players can download update 12.00 right now and enjoy all the new seasonal content that is available in battle royale.
In update 12.00 for Fortnite battle royale, there is a new battle pass, skins with plenty of customization options, map changes, of course, new weekly challenges. As always, there are new missions every week in Season 2.
Though it is only the first day of the new season, it is also Thursday, so that means that there are weekly challenges to complete. The Fortnite Brutus’ Briefing challenges are the first batch for Week 1.
What players might notice when checking out these new challenges is that there are some changes to how the weekly missions work. Some of them are known as “missions” than the usual name of challenges like in Season X.
Also, there are some other minor changes like where you even find them in the game. For some odd reason, we couldn’t find the challenges tab this season. It was missing from the game when we logged in, which is strange.
Instead of that, you will find the challenges in the new secret agents headquarters, which happens to be the new battle pass tab. Selecting the second tab in the lobby will take you to the HQ where you will find a variety of things like some of the skins, daily challenges, and so on.
If you are looking specifically for the weekly challenges, though, select the challenges table. This holographic table shows you the entire map of the battle royale island in Chapter 2.
On the side of the screen, you will see the list of the current challenges you have selected. On the map itself, several markings have numbers on them. The markings indicate places you can complete a specific challenge with the number showing how many challenges are there.
It helps you find the general area of where you need to go for the challenge, but it can also make finding the actual objectives themselves rather difficult.
Since it can be challenging to find the actual challenges themselves under one single list, we have compiled all the Fortnite Brutus’ Briefing challenges together so that you don’t have to write them down or go looking for them constantly.
You can find the full list of these new Week 1 missions in season two below:
There are 10 weekly challenges in total in the Fortnite Brutus’ Briefing missions. As you can see, there are a lot of different challenges, including ones we never saw before. For the most part, they are likely here to introduce players to the map changes and new mechanics.
Players get the chance to visit some of the new locations on the map, complete some of the new in-game mechanics, and find out more about the henchmen. Without further ado, let’s go ahead and jump right in to show you how to complete all these objectives.
The first challenge is one that you likely are familiar with. You need to search seven ammo boxes in a single match. While ammo boxes are easy enough to find, seven of them is quite a lot for a single match.
You want to ensure you have plenty of time to complete this mission. For that, we recommend that you join the improved Team Rumble game mode as you have more time and less enemies to worry about. As for the place you should visit, we recommend Pleasant Park.
The quiet neighborhood features lots of houses. You can usually find one ammo box under the stairs in most houses. Head to each house here, and you should be able to find most, if not all, seven ammo boxes that you need.
The second challenge in Week 1 is very new and requires you to disguise yourself in a phone booth in three different matches. Phone booths are new objects in some of the new map locations. There are two that you can find in the center of the island at The Agency.
The Eye Land in the middle of the match is now home to the spy agency headquarters. As such, there are two phone booths that you can use to disguise yourself. Approach one of them and interact with the red phone booth to disguise yourself.
Two more phone booths are on The Rig named location, a short distance away from Slurpy Swamp. The catch is that you must disguise yourself in three different matches. Which phone booth you use doesn’t matter, but it will take three separate matches.
The third challenge this week is to throw three different shield or healing items. A new mechanic in this season is to throw items. This is useful for sharing items with your friends who might need them. You need to throw three different types of items in this case.
For example, you can throw small shields, large shields, and bandages. That would be three different items that fall under this category. You can even do this solo by just throwing them and then picking them back up if you still need them.
The fourth challenge requires players to eliminate five players while having a total of 100 health and shields or more. What this means is that you need 100 health or more. It could be 50 health and 50 shields, just 100 health, and so on as long as it is 100 or more.
Once you are like that, you need to eliminate five players. They don’t have to be all in the same match, so take your time with this, if necessary. Be careful not to get too damaged while fighting, though. Losing too much health and shields might get you below 100.
Next up, we need to damage players using two different weapons within 10 seconds of each other. You must shoot someone with a weapon of your choice like an assault rifle and then switch to a different one like a shotgun and hit them again with 10 seconds.
You don’t have to eliminate the person. Just make sure to have quick reactions to switch between weapons on the fly. The next challenge in the Fortnite Brutus’ Briefing missions is one of the biggest ones. You need to land at three different locations on the map.
You need to land at Lockie’s Lighthouse, Apres Ski, and Mount Kay. All three locations are landmarks, which are smaller areas whose names don’t appear on the main map. You might know a few of these already, but one of them is brand new to Season 2.
First, we need to land at Lockie’s Lighthouse. The large red and white lighthouse is on a small island east of The Shark named location. Keep in mind that you do need to land there, so just running there will not count.
The second spot is a brand-new location in Season 2: Apres Ski. The ski lodge is on the southern end of the map, southwest of Misty Meadows. On the main map, you can see a small snowy mountain here. The ski lodge is right next to it. Simply land at this dance club ski lodge and you are good to go.
Finally, for this mission, we need to land at Mount Kay. You might remember this from a previous challenge in Season 1. It is one of the biggest mountains in the game, south of Retail Row. It is the leftmost mountain in the long chain of them.
The next challenge is to search for seven chests at The Grotto or The Shark. Finding treasure chests is easy enough, but the catch is that you must visit two brand-new, unfamiliar locations. If you don’t know where The Grotto is, you can find it on the eastern side of the island.
It is right in between Dirty Docks and Retail Row, so finding it shouldn’t be too hard. However, arriving here, you will find a hole in the ground. You need to jump down (preferably glide down) there to locate the treasure chests.
The Shark is in the northwestern corner of the map near the lighthouse and north of Sweaty Sands. The Shark takes up a whole island and has a lot to it, so finding treasure chests shouldn’t be too difficult.
With this next challenge, players must deal 2,000 damage to henchmen. Henchmen are a new type of NPCs in the game found on The Rig. You can find them roaming around here. 2,000 damage is a lot, but you can take your time and do this across multiple matches.
The penultimate challenge this week is to open doors locked by an ID scanner in three different matches. These are the new locked vaults that contain valuable treasure. Thus far, we found vaults at all five new named locations of The Yacht, The Grotto, The Agency, The Shark, and The Rig.
To open one of these doors, you need to obtain a keycard from one of the henchmen NPCs. Then you need to open one of these vaults in three different matches.
Finally, the last mission that we have this week is to crouch within 20 meters of unaware henchmen for a total of 10 seconds. 20 meters isn’t far, so you need to be close and crouch down so that they don’t see you. If they find you, that’s okay because that time counts towards the 10 seconds you need. Just try again in another match until you have 10 seconds total.
All 10 challenges this week will give you the same reward of 40,000 experience each for a total of 400,000 experience if you complete all of them.