The v17.40 update released in Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 7 early this morning and Epic Games made some changes with it. While the battle royale didn’t receive an alien-themed weapon, like in weeks past, a new way to earn XP was introduced. The Wild Weeks challenges are back in Fortnite and they offer players a unique event to complete tasks and earn XP.
There are two weeks of the Wild Weeks event and players will have a chance to complete three total challenges each week. The first week of the event is called “Sneak Week” and it returns most of the suppressed weapons to Fortnite. Naturally, these weapons are what the Week 1 challenges are based around.
The Week 1 Wild Week challenges in Fortnite Season 7
Sneak Week starts on Thursday, Aug. 19, which is also when the Week 11 Epic Quests release. When the event goes live, every Epic and up Pistol, Assault Rifle and Bolt-Action Sniper Rifles will be replaced with their suppressed counterparts. In addition, the aliens on the map will place more Prop-ifiers around the island. The Prop-ifiers were introduced with the last Fortnite update and turn players into specific props. Fans of Call of Duty’s “Prop Hunt” game mode will recognize this mechanic immediately.
The Week 1 Wild Week challenges:
- Deal damage with suppressed weapons (0/1,000) – 20,000 XP
- Stage 1 of 2 – Deal damage with suppressed weapons (0/5,000) – 30,000 XP
- Stage 2 of 2 – Deal damage with suppressed weapons (0/20,000) – 50,000 XP
Essentially, players must find each of the new suppressed weapons on the map. Then, they need to deal as much damage as they can with the weapons. A total of 20,000 damage is required to complete the third and final stage of the challenge set, which rewards players with 50,000 XP on top of the 50,000 XP they already earned.
Once this is complete, players are done with the first Wild Week challenge set. The second week will begin on Aug. 26 but this week’s theme hasn’t been announced as of yet.