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Fortnite 'Investigate Black Helicopter' Challenge Guide

Fortnite players have been tasked with finding the wreck of a downed black helicopter somewhere on Fortnite Island.
Fortnite players have been tasked with finding the wreck of a downed black helicopter somewhere on Fortnite Island. / Epic Games

Fortnite players have been tasked with finding the wreck of a downed black helicopter somewhere on Fortnite Island.

This challenge comes as part of a series of likely introductory quests leading up to the recently leaked Alien Invasion event. According to the credible Twitter informant, @iFireMonkey, finding the Downed Black Helicopter is one of two challenges that went live at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25—the other being to repair a handful of telescopes around the map.

Here's where to find that helicopter.

Fortnite 'Investigate Black Helicopter' Challenge Guide

Fortunately, players will only have to visit one location on the map, as there is only one Downed Black Helicopter in this challenge. However, this is a bit of a double-edged sword. While there may not be a lot of traveling involved, that doesn't mean things will be easy. One point of interest means traffic in that area will be high.

Players should come prepared to defend themselves if necessary.

Location of the Downed Black Helicopter marked on the map
Marked location of the Downed Black Helicopter / Epic Games

The Downed Black Helicopter can be found at the midway point between Lazy Lake and Slurpy Swamp.

From Lazy Lake, head west over the waterfall and down through the strip of orange interdimensional bleed from The Spire. Keeping along the shoreline, players should happen upon the wreck almost immediately following the return to green terrain.

From Slurpy Swamp, head east through the marshlands and continue up the nearby incline toward the road. Crossing the road, players need to keep going east and approach the shoreline to the south. If you've hit the strip of orange terrain, you've gone too far.

All that's need to complete the quest is to interact with the wreck. They should hear a message, but it could be difficult to make out. The gist is that the Imagined Order is doing something strange with the crops—a possibly veiled reference to the common extraterrestrial phenomenon of crop circles.

The reward for completing this challenge is 24,000 experience points.