Fortnite’s new season, Chapter Two, season five, went live earlier today after the previous one wrapped up in the most epic way possible. The cast of Marvel heroes, featured throughout the season, went head-to-head with Galactus and the world-devourer was defeated with a little help from millions of Fortnite players.
Though all seemed fine and the Fortnite world looked to be saved after the event, it turned out that Galactus was able to cause enough damage to the End Point to start a loop. Agent Jones informed the players of his efforts to bring together the most elite squad of hunters from across the universe to make sure no one escapes the loop. It wouldn’t be a great Fortnite patch without new mechanics to go alongside the story, however—and Epic Games introduced the bounty system in addition to all the changes.
Bounties are practically in-game challenges that you can only obtain after loading into a match of Fortnite. You’ll need to find NPCs that give out these quests to start doing them, however, and they seem to be scattered around the map.
When you interact with an NPC, you’ll be given a chance to pick from a few different bounties, but you’ll only be able to carry one with you.
Finishing a bounty quest will net you gold bars that can be used for purchasing weapons, items, or anything of the sort from the same NPCs that give out the bounties.
Here’s an NPC location that was discovered by players, but there are many more around the map. It's unclear whether these NPCs move around the map with each game, but the speech bubble that appears when you get close to them should help you locate the NPCs.
What are bounty challenges in Fortnite chapter 2, season 5?
There are a couple of different bounty quests, but the most popular one looks to be the elimination challenge. Rewarding 70 bars, this challenge tasks you with taking out a certain enemy player by letting you know of their whereabouts. It won’t give you their exact location, though, but they’ll be inside that yellow circle.
If someone else claims your victim before you, you’ll still be awarded half the gold bars of the prize. Other bounty quests include dealing damage with certain weapons, getting a number of eliminations, or making your way to specific landmarks.