Fortnite’s season 4 week 12 XP Xtravaganza is here with a new set of challenges for you to complete. This week’s are fairly straightforward, but there are a couple that require a bit of patience and preparation. One that might give you trouble requires you to deal damage with a choppa’s blades. Completing this challenge is much easier said than done, but in this guide, we’ll walk you through how to get through it as easily as possible.
Here’s how to deal damage with the choppa’s blades in Fortnite.
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How to deal 250 damage using the choppa’s blades
As with the other XP Xtravaganza challenges, this one comes in three stages: Deal 50, 150, and 250 damage with the choppa’s blades. Just like last week, remember, you must back out to the main menu before unlocking the next stage — meaning you can’t deal all 450 damage in one match. When you’re ready, boot up a solos match and head to one of the high-traffic areas, preferably Stark Industries or Doom’s Domain.
Both of those locations are home to a helicopter, so make a beeline for it, and if someone else grabs it before you do, you might as well restart. The reason we recommend attempting this is solos is that there will be more enemies to go around, making it easier to deal damage. However, you do gain progress when your teammates deal damage with the choppa’s blades, so if you’re really struggling, playing with a squad might be the way to go.
If you plan on doing it yourself, though, do your best to get in a helicopter and fly around while crashing into your opponents. From what we found, the hardest part is actually getting into a chopper since many players are currently going for this challenge. If you’re having trouble getting into a helicopter, there are other, less populated areas where you can find one — like on the mountain in Catty Corner.
The video above shows the process in action. We did get lucky since the enemy we damaged was totally oblivious to the fact that we were right behind him, but if you go to Stark Industries, you should have plenty of opportunities to sneak up on your foes with a chopper. It might take you a few tries, but use the method above to finish this challenge with relative ease.
The other thing you should be aware of is that you don’t need to deal damage to actual players to gain progress toward completing this challenge. You can attack the Stark Robots at Stark Industries and still get credit, which is far easier than trying to deal damage to real players since the robots tend to stand still. Finally, we noticed that you don’t need to hit the enemy with the helicopter’s blade to get credit. Simply crashing into them with the helicopter seemed to do the trick, so no need to angle the blade toward your enemies.