Off to the races with this set of Season 9, Week 5 challenges in Fortnite: Battle Royale. Vehicle racing has been a thing in this game for a while, but it hasn’t really shown up in challenges outside of the time trials from Season 5 and 6, which were sort of their own thing.
But this week we’ll be bouncing around the map and driving around the various racetracks the island has to offer, starting with by far the most obvious. Read on for where to complete a lap of a desert race track in Fortnite: Battle Royale.
Most people who have played this game for any length of time know where we’re going: everything is clearly visible from the map. But just as a bit of a refresher, we’re going to the northern part of the desert biome, at the Eastern edge. Here’s where you want to drop:
And here’s what it looks like from the air:
The starting line is on the interior side of things, and there should be some quadcrashers handy either in the garage or right there on the track. You’ll want either a quadcrasher or a baller, ideally, but I suppose a driftboard would make quick work of the track as well. Just find the starting line and go: it’s a surprisingly long track, so you might want to do this in team rumble so you don’t get blown up on your way.
An interesting note about this particular racetrack: it actually predates the desert, at least to some degree. The racetrack goes all the way back to the original map, even before the very first revamp that came along season 2.
It was very different in those days, however: for one thing, it was pretty unclear that it was a race track at all: I always just called it the squiggle, because that was really it’s only defining feature. It was an odd little unnamed POI.
It first became clear that it was a racetrack when the Fortnite got its first vehicle: the shopping cart. A far cry from the baller, I know. But when that arrived people started racing around the track with them, but it wasn’t until the beginning of Season 5 and the introduction of the desert biome that it entered into its current state.
That’s when it got pavement, the larger buildings at the front and back, the red and green lights and all of that. Crucially, this is when we also got the ATK, the first vehicle for which it really made sense to race around at track with. Oddly enough, it never showed up for a challenge that season.