Where to find jack o lanterns in Fortnite cover image

Where to find jack o lanterns in Fortnite

Join us as we break down the “destroy jack o lanterns with a ranged weapon” challenge during Fortnitemares 2022.

Time is ticking as the annual Halloween-themed Fortnitemares 2022 event nears its end. According to Epic Games, the event concludes on November 1, which means you only have five more days to complete quests and earn exclusive rewards.  Today, we highlight the quest that requires you to destroy jack o lanterns with a ranged weapon. This one may be confusing to some, so allow us to break the challenge down and explain precisely how you can complete it.

Where to find jack o lanterns

Image via Fortnite.GG
Image via Fortnite.GG

Thankfully, you won’t have to search too far to find these objects during Fortnitemares 2022. Firstly, we must explain that jack o lanterns are pumpkins with faces carved into them. There are two locations where they appear in abundance – Fort Jonesy and the area around Shiny Sound. Additionally, we included a map above from Fortnite.GG to show all locations.

For this quest, you must destroy five pumpkins with a ranged weapon. Now that you know where to locate the objects, we’ll provide a list of ranged weapons and the best strategy to complete this challenge.

Fortnite ranged weapons and quest strategy explained

Jack O Lantern in-game
Jack O Lantern in-game

Fornite classifies almost every weapon as a “ranged,” making this quest much more straightforward. The Fortnite Fandom website provides a complete list of ranged weapons. 

We’ve provided a list of ranged weapons specific to this down below:

  • Grenades
  • Pistols
  • Shotguns
  • Snipers
  • Assault Rifles
  • Submachine Guns
Jack O Lantern post destruction
Jack O Lantern post destruction

As for strategies, this should be one of the easier Fortnitemares 2022 challenges to complete. The best approach is to land at one of the jack o lantern locations far from the Battle Bus path. Ultimately, that should reduce the number of enemies you might encounter. Otherwise, it's a pretty straightforward challenge that should not cause too much stress. Upon completion, you'll earn the "Chicken Returns" cosmetic spray.

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