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What is a Melee Weapon in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3?

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This week, players have been tasked with dislodging Runaway Boulders with a melee weapon. But what exactly counts as a melee weapon in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3?

Fortnite's weekly challenges range from super simple to slighty convoluted. With little more than a vague discription to go on, players can find themselves running around aimlessly, trying to work out how to complete them.

One of this week's quests seems to have confused the community: dislodge or destroy Runaway Boulders with a melee weapon. Players might have seen the Runaway Boulders dotted around on the top of hills. They're comically large boulders sat on top of a pile of small rocks. Once loose, they roll down the cliff and take out anything caught in their paths.

So, how do you dislodge one? And what is a melee weapon?

What is a Melee Weapon in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3?

The solution to this quest is pretty simple: players can dislodge a Runaway Boulder by hitting it with their pickaxe/harvesting tool. Yes, it's really that easy. The game likes to confuse players from time to time by calling the tools melee weapons which, as we know, don't crop up too often in Fortnite.

There are some other weapons in this season of Fortnite that would probably do the job, such as Darth Vader's Lightsaber, but out of convenience we'd recommend just using your pickaxe.