Fortnite Season 9 is here and with it comes the first week of challenges. For the first week of a brand new season, the challenges themselves tend to be a little more straightforward by trying to ease you into the new changes (which is Epic’s usual approach). The most notable challenge for Week 1 is one that asks you to visit all seven ‘Sky Platforms’.
Sky Platforms are a brand new addition to the season which attempt to spread some of the Season 9 changes around the map. Sky Platforms are exactly what you’d expect: large hovering platforms suspended a long distance above the ground by ‘Slipstream motors’; very reminiscent of the Avengers Helicarrier. They’re quite large and hover quite high in the air, making them very easy to spot from almost anywhere. Finally, they’re so large you can see them on the main map if you look close enough.
Completing the challenge in itself is very simple, you just need to visit each of the seven Sky Platforms once. This isn’t a multi-stage challenge, so you can visit as many platforms as you desire in a single match. With the introduction of the Slipstream system, it makes traversing the map fairly quick in some regards. Finally, the Slipstream ‘motors’ that are keeping the platforms afloat can also be used to reach them, so you don’t need to bring another form of transportation to reach the height required to get atop them.
Below is a map with each platform circled in red.
Fortnite Sky Platform Locations
The locations of the platforms tend to be fairly evenly distributed around the map, with every biome sporting at least one. Three along the southern side, three along the northern and a central platform between them all results a very pleasing pattern of distribution.
Dusty Divot (Central) Sky Platform
This platform is located hovering just east of Dusty Divot’s main crater. F6 on the main map’s grid.
Fatal Fields (Central South) Sky Platform
To the northwest of Fatal Fields, hovering above the ‘Knife and Fork’ quarry. F8 on the main map’s grid.
Polar Peak (Southwest) Sky Platform
To the northeast of Polar Peak and to the west of Shifty Shafts is another platform sitting lower than the peak of Polar Peak. You’ll find it at C7 on the main map’s grid.
Paradise Palms (Southeast) Sky Platform
Directly north of Paradise Palms with a platform floating near a mesa. I7 on the main map’s grid.
Lazy Lagoon (Central North) Sky Platform
To the southwest of Lazy Lagoon and northeast of Loot Lake floats a platform. F3 on the main map’s grid.
Pleasant Park (Northwest) Sky Platform
To the southwest of Pleasant Park between four large hills is a platform. You can find it at C4 on the main map’s grid.
Pressure Plant (Northeast) Sky Platform
The final platform can be found at the now destroyed volcano, dubbed ‘Pressure Plant’. The platform itself is hovering very slightly southeast of the plant. You’ll find it at H4 on the main map’s grid.
Once you’ve visited the seventh platform, you’ve finished this challenge to visit all sky platforms in Fortnite Season 9 up. You can visit these in any order you like and with all the map changes it’s a relatively painless venture. The platforms themselves are quite a popular landing destination this early on, but they do contain a decent bit of loot to fight for. They’re also quite a unique and cool addition to the game in their own right, fitting the Season 9 theme quite well.
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– Fortnite Season 9 Patch Notes: New Tilted, Pump Shotgun Vaulted, Slipstreams & More
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