Whether you’re new to Fortnite: Battle Royale or a veteran fan, there’s a lot this little competitive shooter doesn’t fully explain.
Whether it’s hidden secret stuff or totally optional settings, there’s plenty your average gamer is going to miss, even if you’re played for hundreds of hours already. As an experienced deep-diver into the F2P shooter genre, it’s about time I shared some of the info I’ve pieced together over dozens of hours of play. Some of these tips are through experience, some are hard-earned pro secrets openly discussed by the community at large.
There’s a whole lot of things you need to know about Fortnite: Battle Royale. Let’s break it down to something manageable — 30 secrets and settings, listed and summarized for your convenient browsing. This doesn’t cover everything about Fortnite, so if there’s a tidbit you think we missed, drop us a comment in the section below.
30 Secrets & Settings
[5/26 Update: Includes Season 4 exclusive secrets!]
#30 Bonus Blockbuster Challenges Unlock Easy Battle Pass Tiers
Here’s a thing that’s totally new to Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 4. If you’ve got a Battle Pass, you probably already know that you’ve got an exclusive set of tiers that are totally separate from the free reward tiers. Battle Pass Tiers unlock different stuff, and lots of it is pretty cool. Even better, you can improve your level by an entire tier just by completing a weekly Blockbuster Challenge.
Blockbuster Challenges are super-secret extra challenges that only unlock once you’ve finished all the normal Weekly Challenges in your Battle Pass. Usually there are two challenges — a scavenger hunt and a treasure location. Once you’ve done both of those, you’ll get a unique screenshot with a clue somewhere in the image. That image actually points you to a Blockbuster Star — if you can manage to track down the Blockbuster Star, you’ll go up one Battle Pass tier. Not a bad gimmick.
For more help finding all these stars, check out our Fortnite: Battle Royale – Blockbuster Challenges Locations Guide.
#29 There’s A Secret Hero (And Villain) Base You Can Explore
More of an Easter egg than a secret that’ll make you an awesome player. Season 4 adds lots of new locations for you to check out on the map — most conspicuously, there’s a massive meteorite crash site in the center of the map with moon rocks for you to use and abuse, giving your character a floaty moon-jump. That’s pretty cool, but if you want to delve deep into the mysterious growing story, you’ll want to check out the unnamed mansion on the east coast of the island.
Just check and scan your map to find the lonely mansion. The basement, which can be accessed through the unnamed mansion stairwell or through the huge hangar opening built into the cliff, is a fully-stocked super-hero base. There’s a costume sowing station, a holographic meeting table, and all the nice little amenities a modern hero organization should have in their secret bases.
NOTE: There’s also a villainous bunker with a missile silo just northeast of Snobby Shores. It is also very cool.
The location is a pretty common camping spot for early players, so I recommend scooting in from the east cliff hangar opening and getting any sneaky trap-setters by surprise. They’re usually too busy to look toward the water.