Shadow Bomb Fortnite: How to Find the Item and Complete the Challenge

From left to right: the Shadow Bomb, Shield Bubble, and Suppressed AR
From left to right: the Shadow Bomb, Shield Bubble, and Suppressed AR / Image Courtesy of Epic Games

Here's how and where to find Shadow Bombs in Fortnite, and complete the associated challenge.

The Fortnite Team announced the arrival of Shadow of Phantasm Week Tuesday. The promotion celebrates, unsurprisingly, Phantasm, a new skin that rolled out two weeks ago. He has been described by Fortnite creatives as "A samurai in life and a phantom in the afterlife." It is unconfirmed whether the skin is inspired by the 1979 horror film, directed by Don Coscarelli, but it seems unlikely.

To celebrate Shadow of Phantasm week, the Suppressed Assault Rifle, Suppressed SMG, Shadow Bomb, and Shield Bubble have been un-vaulted! There are also a few themed quests, offering XP as well as themed rewards.

Where to Find Shadow Bombs

Shadow bombs are Fortnite's approach to smoke grenades. They allow players to disappear in a virtual cloud of smoke, which causes the player to become transparent. They can be found on the ground, in chests, or in supply drops. To view the Shadow Bomb quest requirements, head to the Quests page, under the Shadow of Phantasm week header.

How to Complete the Shadow Bomb Challenge in Fortnite

The goal of the Shadow Bomb quest is to remain shrouded in smoke for 10 seconds. It can be achieved in a variety of ways. As popular creator @Kanga demonstrates in his video above, a simple strategy involves igniting the Shadow Bomb at the top of a hill. Right after the bomb's effects engage, the player is able to keep the transparent effect going by jumping down the hill, then turning in mid-air and continuing to jump up the hill's slope.

Further news on Fortnite challenges, rewards, promotions, and more, can be found on the Fortnite landing page.