Fortnite: Battle Royale players who have a hard time completing their daily and weekly challenges were introduced to a great feature yesterday with the release of season eight.
Players can now have squadmates help them with their challenge progression with the new Party Assist feature. For instance, instead of having to get seven chests by yourself in several matches to complete a Battle Pass challenge while fighting over them with your friends, you can now help each other complete it by adding up your progression. What your allies do will count as your accomplishment for that specific challenge.
The Party Assist feature has to be activated, and it has some limitations, though. Here’s how to use it effectively.
Requirements to activate Party Assist
To activate Party Assist, you have to make a party before the match starts. Allies that pop up in your party in the spawn island when you select “Fill” before queuing will be excluded from the Party Assist system since they’re not part of your lobby party. Allies in big-team modes like Team Rumble and 50v50 who aren’t part of your lobby party are also excluded from this system.
You must also have an active daily or weekly challenge to turn on Party Assist, which means you won’t find the button to activate it in challenges that you’ve already completed.
Activating Party Assist
Players can only activate Party Assist for one challenge per match, and the feature must be activated to work.
When in a party before the match, go to the Challenges tab in the top menu. Then, select the challenge you want help with and click on the down arrow to its left or the corresponding button on your gamepad to open a drop-down menu. A blue Party Assist button will appear, and you just have to click it to turn on Party Assist for that challenge. After you drop into a match, your friends will be able to help you progress through the challenge that you’ve chosen.
Party Assist details
Party Assist is one-way only, though. The actions your allies do will help you progress, but if they have the same challenge without Party Assist on, your actions will be ignored on their side. For instance, if your whole party has the same challenge of opening seven chests at Sunny Steps, but only you turned on Party Assist to complete it, your challenge progression will count the chests you and all your allies opened at that location, while your allies’ challenge will only count the chests that each of them opened individually.
That means you also don’t get benefits from challenges that your friend used Party Assist for.
If you’re having difficulties with daily or Battle Pass challenges in season eight, gather some friends, turn on Party Assist, and get those Battle Stars.