Fortnite: where to plant timed explosives (covert ops challenge)

In Fortnite, the final Covert Ops mission has finally been assigned to us by The Origin, and while it may seem easy at first, this one is a little more complicated than it initially lets on – but we’ll get to that later as we first need to, as always establish a device uplink. This time, we can choose between the river north of Rocky Reels, the west entrance of Tilted Towers, The Fortress or Command Cavern. Here’s where to plant timed explosives in Fortnite.

Choose one of these four locations to hear Origin's voice again-- er, sorry, to receive the details of your new quest.
Choose one of these four locations to hear Origin’s voice again– er, sorry, to receive the details of your new quest.

Pick your poison, drop down, establish that uplink, and you’ll hear that The Origin has a new quest for you – it wants you to blow up a bunch of Imagined Order gear so that, hopefully, they won’t be able to do whatever. they’re doing with that apocalyptic device we’ve heard so much about – and we’ll be able to get that sweet, sweet Secret Sledge pickaxe for ourselves.

There are a total of three explosives we need to place, and there are more than enough points to choose from; each of the areas where we uplink the device should have some points marked on the map. Some of them can be quite difficult to detect, so make sure you are close to important IO equipment such as large computers, the airships, or the fortress. There are several spots in Command Cavern as well, but be aware that NPCs in these areas can be aggressive. Avoid or eliminate them and keep an eye on your map for the exclamation point symbols, as well as the distinct white glow that objective markers give off. If you’ve found one, you’re in luck; the others should be relatively close and easy to find.

Be sure to pay attention to the telltale white glow of the objective points.
Be sure to pay attention to the telltale white glow of the objective points.

Once you’ve placed all three explosives, Origin will reach out to congratulate you on proving you’ve got what it takes, as well as thank you for potentially turning the tide in the battle against the Imagined Order. Go to the lobby as soon as you’re done to be greeted with your prize; the Secret Sledge pickaxe, in all its multicolored glory.

Finally, the prize we've been working towards all this time - the Secret Sledge.
Finally, the prize we’ve been working towards all this time – the Secret Sledge.

Congratulations, looper! You have completed all Covert Ops challenges and claimed the Secret Sledge pickaxe for yourself. Now that you’ve got that, be sure to check out this week’s new season challenges and Endurance missions to make sure you’re getting all the XP you deserve.

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