There are a lot of ranged weapons in Fortnite, but one of this week’s challenges asks you to put them away in favor of something a little more up close and personal. You must “take out a player with no ranged weapons in your inventory and on foot”. Seems simple enough, right?
Not only will you have to get close to your target, but you also can’t have the comfort of a ranged weapon to defend yourself anywhere on your body – or even your inventory. So what should you do? Here’s how to take down a player without using ranged weapons in Fortnite so you can earn a chunk of XP.
How to eliminate a player without a ranged weapon
If you play Fortnite a lot, you’re probably used to getting most of your kills with some sort of gun, but firearms are out of the question for this particular challenge. The Shockwave Hammer is a pretty solid option here, but that said, there’s nothing stopping you from damaging a player with a pistol and finishing them off in no time with your pickaxe.
The Shockwave Hammer is relatively easy to find, but you also need a bit of luck. The trick is to spend some time searching chests and taking capture points, as there’s a chance one will fall from these sources. It’s also worth noting that the larger chests are more likely to contain the hammer.
If you decide to soften the enemy with gunfire first, make sure to drop all of your ranged weapons from your inventory before taking out the player with your melee weapon of choice to make the kill count.