Fortnite Covert Ops Quests - How to Complete and All Rewards

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Chapter 3 of Fortnite keeps hotting up, and the new Fortnite Covert Ops quests are the latest example of that. This new set of objectives has a lot to offer, including some new story beats as well as plenty of rewards to collect. Luckily, we're here to break down everything you need to know about the brand-new mission set.

In this Fortnite guide, we'll explore what the Covert Ops quests are, and the specific objectives and circumstances you need to fulfil if you wish to complete them. We'll also go over the rewards you earn for doing so, as well as the release dates for each individual quest line, because they don't all drop at once.

Once you're up-to-date with the Covert Ops quests, feel free to check out our Fortnite update 20.20 hub so you can see everything that's new to the game. We've also got a look ahead at the 20.30 update, and a more comprehensive breakdown of the new No Build modes that have seemingly brought the game back into the limelight.

Fortnite Cover Ops Quests List - How to Complete Phase 2 Quests

  • Establish a Device Uplink in Zero Build
    • West of Greasy Grove
    • North of Logjam Lumberyard
    • Between Sanctuary and Coney Crossroad
    • Northeast of The Jonses
    • South of Sleep Sound
  • Collect two compromised Intel from IO Outposts in Zero Build (two areas)
    • North, across the river from Synaspe Station
    • West of The Joneses
    • Between Tilted Towers and Sanctuary
    • East of Sleepy Sound by the cliffs
    • East of the same area in Logjam Lumberyard

What Are Fortnite Covert Ops Quests?

As part of the ongoing storyline within Fortnite, these Covert Ops quests are a set of new limited-time objectives. In keeping with the surge in popularity of the Zero Build mode, these quests can only be completed in that playlist, starting from April 22.

Simply put, they're a batch of quests where new objectives unlock every few days. As mentioned, the first one landed on April 22, with new quests then expected on the 26th, 28th, and 30th. If you manage to complete all of the objectives before the missions expire, then you'll earn an exclusive pickaxe for your troubles.

However, it's not quite as easy as simply completing one quest per phase and earning a reward. Instead, there's a preliminary objective and then a main objective, meaning you'll have to work a bit harder if you want all the rewards on offer.

Image of the current Covert Ops objectives in Fortnite.
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How Do I Complete Fortnite Covert Ops Quests?

Since only the first set of Fortnite Covert Ops quests are out, those are the only ones we can break down right now. Be sure to check back on the dates listed above to see which new objectives you'll have to complete if you want all the rewards.

Quest 1 requires you to establish a device uplink in Zero Build mode. It's something players will be familiar with if they've been completing the main Rift missions since Chapter 3 started. There are plenty of uplink sites dotted around the map, especially in crowded areas like Tilted Towers. Simply head to one of those, hold down the action button, and the second set of tasks will unlock.

This second objective requires that you eliminate ten enemy players in Zero Build modes. Note that this only includes real opponents, so the IO Forces NPCs who you encounter across the map won't count.

Of course, once the other objectives land in Fortnite, we'll update this guide to let you know what they are.

What Are The Fortnite Covert Ops Quest Rewards?

Each of the four phases of Covert Ops missions nets you 30,000 XP. It's not a staggering amount, but it'll definitely help you progress up the battle pass if you're aiming for Tier 100.

Combined with the natural XP you'll unlock on these reasonably substantial objectives, then you will end up pocketing quite a few tiers' worth of XP on your journey. On top of that, if you manage to complete all four phases, you unlock an exclusive pickaxe for your troubles. Sadly, it doesn't appear like there are any rewards on top of those.

That's it for our look at the brand-new Fortnite Covert Ops quest! There's a bunch of XP up for grabs if you dig into these objectives, so make sure you dive in and complete them as they come, to avoid leaving yourself with too many leftover objectives to sort out. Why not tackle them in the new Fortnite Coachella outfits, to bring the festival vibe to the battle royale hit?

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