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Fortnite challenge guide: Destroy inflatable tubemen at gas stations


Fortnite season 5, week 12 is underway, giving you a new batch of challenges to complete. Once again, this week’s challenges come in waves, meaning you must complete the prerequisite in order to get to the next objective. One challenge you might be having trouble with requires you to destroy inflatable tubemen at gas stations. Before being able to attempt this one, you must complete the first two stages — which require you to deal damage within 15 seconds of gliding (best done in Team Rumble), and to visit Scenic Spot, Gorgeous Gorge, and Mount Kay.

Once you’ve done those first two challenges, you can begin stage 3 for destroying the tubemen. In this guide, we’ll show you where to find the tubemen and how to destroy them as easily as possible. Here’s how to destroy inflatable tubemen at gas stations in Fortnite.

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Where to find gas stations

Before getting to the point in which you’re slashing away at tubemen, you should be aware of the best way to go about completing this challenge. First, take note of the map above (courtesy of, which shows the locations of all the gas stations on the map. They all feature inflatable tubemen, which come in the form of llamas. Each gas station features two inflatable llamas, and you must destroy three to complete the challenge.

Since gas stations only feature two tubemen, you’ll need to visit two of them to complete this challenge. The other thing to mention is that once you destroy a tubeman, it’s gone for the remainder of the match. This means if an enemy player beats you to the gas station and takes out the tubemen before you, you’ll have to try a different location (or a different match).

How to destroy inflatable tubemen at gas stations

Now that you’re aware of how the challenge works, we recommend starting up a Team Rumble match so you can easily respawn in the air after you get taken out. Head to one of the less populated areas like Catty Corner and make a beeline to the gas station. Take out both of them with your pickaxe if possible and then jump off a high surface to eliminate yourself. You’ll then spawn in the air, so glide to the northwest to Lazy Lake or to the south of Colossal Coliseum to reach the next gas station.

With a little luck, the tubemen will still be there, so destroy one more to complete the challenge and earn 20,000 XP. If for some reason you only destroy one or two tubemen in a match, don’t worry. Your progress carries over from match to match, so you’ll be able to start up another one to pick up where you left off.

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