Fortnite’s Week 4 challenges are going to send you on more bot-hunting quests. Two challenges this week pit you up against Gatherers, floating bots that spawn randomly throughout the map. One challenge tasks you with destroying Gatherers while a second one needs you to deal damage with a Gatherer’s remains. This guide will show you how to find Gatherers, how to destroy them, and then how to use them as a weapon.
These two challenges leaked early; check back on Thursday to see them live in Fortnite.
What Are Fortnite’s Gatherers?
There are two types of floating robots that you’ll encounter this season. The first is a large one called a Gorger shown in the image above. These bots spawn somewhere on the map and can be located by finding a large red beam that is shooting directly up. Head towards the beam to find a Gorger.
These Gorgers spawn smaller robots called Gatherers. Both robots will shoot beams of energy at you, although the Gorger’s weapons are far stronger and will take you out if you’re not careful. The Gorger will continue to spawn Gatherers until it’s destroyed. You should let it spit out twenty of the smaller robots before destroying it so you can complete the challenge.
Gatherers will fall to the ground for a few seconds after you eliminate them. You’ll need to pick one up quickly in order to complete the second challenge, deal damage with a Gatherer’s remains, before it explodes. One good strategy is to use Gatherer remains to fight the Gorger in order to deal the 10,000 points of damage required to complete the challenge. Luckily Gorgers are tanks with a ton of health, although you can deal damage to other bots and players too.
What Will I Get For Completing These Challenges?
You’ll get 25,000 experience points for destroying 20 Gatherers and 50,000 experience points for dealing 10,000 damage points with their remains. Be sure to check out our guides on how to hack Stark Robots at Stark Industries and destroy collector cases at The Collection. Don’t forget to complete every weekly Wolverine challenge as well.
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