With the fallout of Operation Sky Fire and the start of Season 8, there are a lot of new things happening in Fortnite. One of these new things is something known as a Sideways Encounter. With this being new, you might need help understanding what this encounter is and how to complete it. This guide will show you how to complete a Sideways Encounter in Fortnite.
How to Complete a Sideways Encounter in Fortnite
To start a Sideways Encounter in Fortnite, you will need to find a Sideways Anomaly. These Anomalies are purple rifts that will become an orange dome once you get close to them. They are depicted on the map as glowing purple icons. The locations that these rifts spawn at change every game, so keep your eyes peeled for them. Once you find the Anomaly and pass into the Sideways, the Sideways Encounter will begin. Enemies known as Cube Monsters will begin to attack you and to complete the event, you will have to kill enough of them for a bar that can be seen at the top of the screen to completely fill up. With the event having such a focus on combat, you will want to get a few good weapons and be prepared before heading to the Anomaly. There are weapons you can find in the Sideways, but I still think it is better to go in with some equipment you know is good rather than rolling the dice in Encounter. Once the bar fills up, you will have completed the Sideways Encounter.
The NPC Torin has a series of challenges that revolve around the Sideways. So, if you want to maximize your XP gathering when going into the Sideways, you might want to talk to her first. She can be found to the southwest of Corny Crops on a cliffside. Once you talk to her she will take you with a series of challenges that all pertain to the Sideways. They are all pretty straightforward and quick to complete. The list of Torin’s challenges is down below.
- Enter the Sideways
- Collect a Sideways weapon
- Deal 100 damage to players with a Sideways weapon
- Eliminate ten cube monsters in The Sideways
- Complete a Sideways Encounter
Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 8 is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, and Android.