“Dislodge or destroy Runaway Boulders with a melee weapon 0/3” is a Week 3 Quest in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 that rewards participants 15,000 XP upon completion. Runaway Boulders are large, round rocks nestled atop a small mound of pebbles. In the desert biome of the Island, these interactable objects appear as upside-down triangular stones precariously sitting on small rocky supports. Nevertheless, both of these Runaway Boulder variants function identically and must be dislodged or destroyed to fulfill the Fortnite weekly quest. While the objective is straightforward, some players might be bewildered as to what counts as a “melee weapon” in Fortnite.
How to Use a Melee Weapon on Runaway Boulders in Fortnite
Melee Weapons are a type of ammo-less weapon in Fortnite used for close-range combat or destroying structures. These weapons include Darth Vader’s Lightsaber, Sideways Scythe, and the Harvesting Tool, which can come in a variety of Cosmetic appearances. While the Lightsaber and Scythe are rather hard to get, combatants will always start every match with their Harvesting Tool.
Accordingly, to complete the “Dislodge or destroy Runaway Boulders with a melee weapon 0/3” quest, all Fortnite fans need to do is equip their Harvesting Tool and attack the base of the boulder until it tumbles. Every Runaway Boulder has 180 HP, so it will take several strikes before it dislodges from its support or rocky mound. Players can find Runaway Boulder in multiple locations across the map in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. A good place would be around Rave Cave, the same landmark where players could ride Ballers to boost into the boulders in a previous quest. However, those looking for a less “hot landing spot” to complete their quest might want to look elsewhere.
Another choice site for dislodging or destroying Runaway Boulders with melee weapons in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is the cliffs surrounding Rocky Reels. Here, players will find plenty of the boulder’s desert variant. Alternatively, the forested area northwest of the Reality Tree has several accessible Runaway Boulders placed about the area. Since Fortnite players will be using their melee weapons to attack the boulders, they will be momentarily vulnerable while progressing the quest. Therefore, it is important to ensure no hostile combatants are nearby before striking the rocks. After interacting with three boulders, fans will receive 15,000 XP for their efforts.
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