Week 7 of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 1 has arrived, bringing with it the ‘Trick Shot’ mission. Breaking the last two weeks of monotony, this week’s mission brings with it some more interesting challenges again.
This article is going to tackle the ‘Save yourself from fall damage by landing in a hideout’ challenge. This is the ninth challenge in the mission requiring you have completed 6 challenges in the mission before accessing this one. However, before getting to the challenge itself, we’ll quickly go over hideouts again for those new to the Chapter 2 changes.
Hideouts are, in a sense, ‘effective bushes’. Older players may remember the Legendary bush item that you equipped, which hilariously made you easier to spot (unless you weren’t moving), or the old bushes you’d crouch in perfectly still and spring an ambush on someone not looking closely. That is basically what a Hideout is.
For a Hideout to weave its magic, you need to walk within close proximity of one and hit your ‘use’ (interact) key. Once pressed, your character will dive into the hideout and become completely concealed and untargetable by enemy gunfire (do note the hideout itself still has health). This sets you up for an ambush as you can leave the hideout by hitting your ‘use’ key again, letting you get the drop on an oblivious enemy. Just be aware, leaving the hideout leaves you temporarily vulnerable as you’re unable to access your weapons during the leaving animation.
There are two styles of hideout; the hay bale and the dumpster.
Hay Bale Hideout
The hay bale Hideout is accessible in any farmland type area, which in the Chapter 2 map is Frenzy Farm and the immediate surrounding areas (mostly northward). The hay bale hideouts are often located out in the open, or inside barns. They’ll mostly be congregated around E2-4, F2-4 and G3-4 on the main map’s grid.
The dumpster Hideout is ultimately the more common of the two as it can be found in almost any built up area, areas such as: Steamy Stacks, Dirty Docks, Craggy Cliffs, Lazy Lake, Misty Meadows, Salty Springs, Pleasant Park, Slurpy Swamp, Sweaty Sands, plus some other unnamed areas. Often they’ll be next to a wall, whereas the hay bales tend to be out in the open.
With regards to the Trick Shot challenge, this is a little more complicated than the old Open Waters challenge from Week 1. You need to prevent falling damage by entering a hideout. What this means is that you’ll need to either find a building high enough to jump down from a hideout below it, or build a ramp to jump off that lets you land neatly in a hideout.
We recommend just building a ramp and diving into a hay bale as it’s the most straightforward method for completing this. Hay bales are bigger horizontally and are easier to aim at as you fall and as such have a better margin of error when it comes to aiming at and timing the press to jump into the hideout.
Hay bales can be found almost exclusively in Frenzy Farm which occupies E3, E4 and F3 and F4 on the main map’s grid. For this set-up, all you need to do is build a structure four ramps high (enough for fall damage) in front of a hay bale so when you look over the edge of the ramp, you can see the bale. After that, jump and mash your interact button as you fall, voila, finito.
Regardless of which strategy you choose, both are equally viable, just don’t forget to mash your interact button as you fall, so you jump into it before taking the fall damage.
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