Fortnite Spaceship POI and Ancient Astronaut Challenges Discovered by Data Miner

A Fortnite data miner uncovered this crash-landed spaceship by manipulating the game's water level.
A Fortnite data miner uncovered this crash-landed spaceship by manipulating the game's water level. / Courtesy of Epic Games, via FortTory

Fortnite data miner FortTory discovered the Crash Site point of interest and Ancient Astronaut challenges likely coming to the game by manipulating the game's files Tuesday.

Following Tuesday's Fortnite update, FortTory tweeted several screenshots of a crash-landed spaceship they said belongs to the Ancient Astronaut. The spaceship, still covered with water and inaccessible in-game, lies at a Crash Site POI behind Craggy Cliffs.

Fortnite Spaceship POI and Ancient Astronaut Challenges Discovered by Data Miner

The spaceship itself bears little resemblance to the rocket launched during the Fortnite Season 10 finale.

FortTory also posted screenshots of the Ancient Astronaut himself sitting inside the spaceship and revealed thumbnail descriptions for the Ancient Astronaut challenges. Those challenges are as follows, per FortTory:

  • Found Ancient Ship
  • Collect Missing Part
  • Install Missing Part
  • Begin Launch Sequence
  • Stop Ship Launch

Fortnite fans expected Update 13.30 to lower the water level on the map, making cars and a new Atlantis POI accessible. Instead, the patch focused on adding Summer Showdown limited-time modes and bug fixes.