Fortnite Season 9 has dropped and along with the usual cavalcade of changes comes a rather unique addition to Fortnite called ‘Fortbytes’. Fortbytes are Epic’s attempt to bring something new to the Season 9 table other than map and thematic changes. They act as a hybrid between a collectible and a large-scale series of challenges.
There are 100 squares on the grid and each square represents a single Fortbyte. The numbered grids correspond to the challenges on the left. For example, Fortbyte #1 requires you gain 175,000 XP, Fortbyte #44 requires you achieve Battle Pass Tier 20, etc. Some of these can be quite the slog to obtain, such as Fortbyte #90 which asks you to place top 10 in games 100 times this season. However, these initially available Fortbytes (minus one) all seem to have a focus on longer term grinds (collect XP, win games, etc.).
What Do Fortbytes Look Like?
The unnumbered grids are reserved for Fortbytes that are unlocked by the game sequentially every 24 hours. These Fortbytes may or may not have specific challenges associated with them, but it is quite likely a large portion of them will be placed on the map for players to manually find. The Fortbyte themselves aren’t particularly big and can be easily hidden in the nooks and crannies of the map, which means finding them may prove difficult. However, Fortbyte #36 tends to suggest the ones we do need to find will come with a hint of some kind.
For Season 9’s release, 18 Fortbytes have become available and one is released every day thereafter according to the timer above the challenge list. It is presumed these unlocks are actually correlated to the map spawns. As the first 18 are linked to the challenge list, of which none ask you to find an actual Fortbyte (minus one, under specific conditions).
If for whatever reason, you are unable to interact with a specific Fortbyte, it will appear transparent until you meet the required condition, which is described next to the collect prompt.
Fortbyte Puzzle Reveal
Once a Fortbyte is collected, it will reveal what the grid hides. Currently, it looks likely that a large picture (‘mysterious message’) is hidden behind the corrupted grid of Fortbytes. Apparently this will uncover the ‘secrets’ of Season 9. My money is on a teaser for Season 10 along with an explanation for the paint of ‘sci-fi’ coat on a map that recently suffered a cataclysm. As it stands, this is all that is known about Fortbytes until the first one unlocks later on down the line.
Fortnite Season 9 Fortbytes Locations Guide
As mentioned earlier, there are 100 Fortbytes in total. 18 have been released with Season 9’s debut and at least one is released every 24 hours thereafter at 13:00 (1pm) GMT. Some of the Fortbytes released require rewards from the free-tier or Battle Pass tier to complete, so keep that in mind when trying to finish the list.
Below you will find all of the video guides we have done throughout Season 9 for the Fortbytes. It’s not a complete collection, but it is fairly close.
Fortbyte #6: Accessible With Yay! Emote At An Ice Cream Shop In The Desert
Fortbyte #7: Accessible By Using The Cuddle Up Emoticon Inside A Rocky Umbrella
Fortbyte #14: Found Within An RV Park
Fortbyte #16: Found In A Desert House With Too Many Chairs
Fortbyte #19: Accessible with the Vega outfit inside a spaceship building
Fortbyte #26: Accessible With The Bunker Jonesy Outfit Near a Snowy Bunker
Fortbyte #31: Found At A Meteor Crater Overlook
Fortbyte #32: Accessible By Wearing Kyo Pet Back Bling at the Northern Most Point
Fortbyte #41: Accessible by using the Tomatohead Emoticon inside Durr Burger
Fortbyte #49: Found In Trog’s Ice Cave
Fortbyte #50: Accessible At Night Time Inside Mountain Top Castle Ruins
Fortbyte #51: Accessible By Using The Cluck Strut To Cross The Road At Peely’s Banana Stand
Fortbyte #61: Accessible By Using Sunbird Spray On a Frozen Waterfall
Fortbyte #65: Found In A Basement Budget Movie Set
Fortbyte #68: Found Within A Snowy Town Bookshop
Fortbyte #69: Found Inside A Stone Pig Building
Fortbyte #70: Skydive Through The Rings Above Lazy Lagoon w/ Vibrant Contrails Equipped
Fortbyte #72: Found Within Salty Springs
Fortbyte #76: Found Behind A Historical Diorama In An Insurance Building
Fortbyte #77: Found Within A Track Side Taco Shop
Fortbyte #78: Found Within a Ranger Tower Overlooking A Drained Lake
Fortbyte #79: Found Within An Arcade
Fortbyte #80: Use The Bunker Basher Pickaxe To Smash the Rock at the Volcano
Fortbyte #88: Found Somewhere Within Map Location J3
Fortbyte #89: Accessible By Flying the Scarlet Strike Glider Through The Rings East of Snobby Shores
Fortbyte #91: Found At A Location Hidden Within Loading Screen #4
Fortbyte #95: Found At A Solar Array Panel In the Jungle
Fortnite Season 9 Fortbytes Challenges Guide
Below you will find all of the Fortbytes given out throughout Season 9 just as rewards for playing, levelling up your Battle Pass tiers, and completing your weekly challenges.
Fortbyte #1: Awarded for gaining 175,000 XP Fortbyte #10: Awarded for gaining 60,000 XP Fortbyte #25: Awarded at Battle pass Tier 40 Fortbyte #54: Awarded for completing 6 challenges from Week 4 Fortbyte #35: Awarded for gaining 225,000 XP Fortbyte #39: Awarded for completing 6 challenges from Week 2 Fortbyte #42: Awarded for completing 6 challenges from Week 3 Fortbyte #44: Awarded at Battle Pass Tier 20 Fortbyte #46: Awarded at Battle Pass Tier 100 Fortbyte #54: Awarded for completing 6 challenges from Week 4 Fortbyte #57: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 25 times Fortbyte #66: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 75 times Fortbyte #71: Awarded for completing 6 challenges from Week 1 Fortbyte #73: Awarded for completing 6 challenges from Week 6 Fortbyte #84: Awarded at Battle Pass Tier 60 Fortbyte #85: Awarded for gaining 30,000 XP Fortbyte #87: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 50 times Fortbyte #90: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 50 times Fortbyte #96: Awarded at Battle Pass Tier 80 Fortbyte #99: Awarded for gaining 125,000 XP