Among the number of items that can be found across Fortnite Island, the Tent is one of the most versatile. This rare item was introduced in Season 1 of Fortnite Chapter 3 and can give players a chance to rest and heal as well as store their items. With it being a new inclusion, it is no wonder that one of the set of challenges for Week 5 of the season involves the item. The second challenge for the week tasks players with claiming the abandoned tent. This is a challenge that some players might struggle with due to not knowing what exactly makes a tent “abandoned” and to needing a bit of RNG on their side. This guide will illustrate how to claim an abandoned tent in Fortnite.
How to Claim an Abandoned Tent in Fortnite
The first step in completing this challenge is to complete the previous challenge in the Week 5 lineup. This challenge will see players needing to build 3 structures at Creamy Crossroads, Sleepy Sound, and Condo Canyon. Once that is done, you can move on to finding yourself an abandoned tent. Players cannot use other players’ tents while that player is still alive, but they can claim a tent from a player that has already been killed during the game. This is what makes the tent abandoned. Because of this distinction, the challenge relies a bit on luck since there is no guarantee on where you will find a tent, let alone one that is abandoned.
The best suggestion for players attempting to complete this challenge is to head to high-traffic areas and hope that you can find yourself one of these tents. There are also some that will spawn in the world, though these tents seem to be random with a few appearing to the East and Southwest of Greasy Grove, as well as within Rocky Reels. You will be able to distinguish these tents from others since they will be gray, like the one pictured below. If you don’t find one at your drop, don’t give up, and keep an eye out as you make your way across the island. Whether you find one on a drop or stumble upon one, simply interact with it to complete the challenge.
Once you’ve claimed yourself an abandoned tent, the challenge will be completed. Upon completing the challenge, players will be rewarded with 25,000 XP for their Battle Pass. With the tent claimed, you can move on to the next challenge for Week 5 of Fortnite Chapter 3: Drive a vehicle through water.
Fortnite Chapter 3: Season 1 is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, and Android.