In addition to on-going tasks such as finding Fortbyte 43 at the banana stand, Fortnite is introducing its new 14 Days of Summer event that gives players a new challenge to complete every day over the course of the next two weeks. Day 2 introduces the “Bounce a Giant Beach Ball in 5 Different Matches” challenge, which is simple enough to complete with a little know-how.
First things first, to bounce a giant beach ball in Fortnite, players will have to strike it with their pickaxe. Players should notice it immediately when in close proximity, as each ball is the classic red, blue, yellow, and white striped inflatable beach ball. However, because of this special event, that means that multiple players will be going after each beach ball location, so players will need to be careful.
There are three locations that players can find these across the battle island. The first is directly south of the Block, the second is in the center to the left of Dusty Divot, and the third is near the bridge just northwest of Paradise Palms. The most direct and perhaps quickest method to completing this challenge would see Fortnite players land at one of the locations from drop, but this means players will need to be ready for a quick firefight.
Another potential method is to do these as they come naturally in a match, especially given the ease and time period of the challenge. Those worried about a firefight could also consider completing this challenge in one of the large team mode battles that make this even easier to complete in a match. Bouncing a giant beach ball across 5 Fortnite matches will complete this challenge for players, but day 3 will add yet another for players to complete.
With the end of Fortnite season 9 fast approaching and more challenges popping up over the next two weeks, now is the best time to wrap up any leftover end-of-season requirements. This would include any battle stars that have yet to be picked up, so for those needing the latest one, here’s how to find the season 9 week 7 secret battle star.
Fortnite is out now in early access for Android, iOS, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.