How to Find and Use SHADOW Briefings in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2

New to Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2? Learn how to master the Kickstart Quests by unlocking the secrets of SHADOW Briefings, hidden intel terminals offering exciting missions.

What are SHADOW Briefings in Fortnite?

Think of SHADOW Briefings as mission terminals scattered across the Fortnite map. Interact with one, and you’ll be presented with a variety of covert tasks to complete. These missions fall into four categories, each assigned through a specific terminal type:

  • Bounty: Hunt down a specific player within a time limit, similar to the classic Bounty Board.
  • Treasure: Embark on a treasure hunt to uncover hidden loot before the timer runs out.
  • Supply Drop: Mark a location for a valuable Supply Drop filled with top-tier weapons and consumables.
  • Vehicle: Track down a specific vehicle at a marked location within the time limit.

Fortnite SHADOW Briefings

How to Complete the Kickstart Quest

The Kickstart Quest challenges you to interact with any three SHADOW Briefing terminals and accept their missions. These terminals are conveniently located at every named location (Point of Interest) in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2. You’ll likely stumble upon them naturally during your matches.

  • Restored Reels
  • Reckless Railways
  • Classy Courts
  • East of Snooty Steppes (This area boasts five terminals!)

Here’s a comprehensive breakdown for the ultimate SHADOW Briefing hunt:

  • 2 near Rebel’s Roost
  • 1 near Lavish Lair
  • 7 near Classy Courts
  • 2 near The Underworld
  • 1 near Grimgate
  • 4 near Restored Reels
  • 4 near Reckless Railways
  • 2 near Grand Glacier
  • 3 near Pleasant Piazza
  • 3 near Snooty Steppes
  • 5 east of Snooty Steppes
  • 2 near Fencing Fields
  • 2 near Mount Olympus
  • 2 near Brawler’s Battleground

Bonus Tip: When you’re close to a terminal, it will appear as a white icon on your map, making them easy to spot.

Once you’ve interacted with three SHADOW Briefings, the Kickstart Quest is complete! That translates to a cool 10,000 XP boost for your battle pass, propelling you closer to those coveted rewards.

So, dive into Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2, conquer those Kickstart Quests, and unlock the secrets of the SHADOW Briefings!