How to unlock Deadpool in Fortnite

Fortnite season 2 is here, along with the latest collaboration between Epic Games and Disney. After crossovers with Avengers and Star Wars, Fortnite is teaming up with Marvel’s anti-hero Deadpool. Players can unlock an official skin themed after the crazy merc with a mouth — but not in the way you might expect.

You can’t purchase the Deadpool skin

Fortnite Deadpool Hideout

Unlike almost all other crossover skins in Fortnite history, you can’t get the Deadpool outfit through the item shop. Instead, you have to unlock it through various challenges this season. It isn’t just one challenge, either, as there are new weekly challenges you must complete to earn it.

New challenges now drop every Friday, instead of Thursdays like the regular weekly challenges.

This situation is similar to the Fortbytes situation from season 9, where players needed to wait patiently to unlock this skin. Because of this, we recommend you check back each week to see what new challenges are available and how to complete them.

While you can’t buy the Deadpool skin directly, you will need to purchase the season 2 battle pass to access some of the missions each week, so players without the premium season pass will not be able to earn this crossover skin.

Where to find Deadpool’s hideout

Fortnite Deadpool Hideout

The Deadpool challenges are hidden and only found in his secret hideout. You can find this room by heading to the Battle Pass tab from the main lobby. This will take you to the secret agent room where you need to click on the vent on the right side of the room, as marked in the screenshot above.

This will take you to the Deadpool secret hideout, which is just a secluded bathroom.

Week 1 challenges: Find Deadpool’s letter

Fortnite Computer

There are a couple of Deadpool missions available in the first week of season 2. You can access them via the computer in his hideout. Here are the challenges for week 1:

  • Find Deadpool’s letter to Epic Games
  • Do not thank the bus driver

Both objectives in week one are simple enough. The first is finding the letter that Deadpool wrote to Epic Games. This letter is in the same room as the computer, lying on the floor to the left of it. All you need to do is exit the computer and interact with it to complete part one.

The second challenge is a rather cruel one where you need to not thank the bus driver for their hard work. Jump into any match of battle royale you like and leap out of the bus whenever you want without thanking the bus driver. Essentially, don’t do anything at all except jump out, and you will fulfill this objective automatically upon leaping out of the bus.

Though the skin doesn’t unlock until later in the season, you receive immediate rewards for completing these week 1 tasks. The reward this week is a Deadpool banner.

Week 2 challenges: Find those delicious chimichangas

Fortnite Deadpool Week 2 Challenges

As with week one, players can access the latest tasks on Deadpool’s computer in his hideout. Or, you can find them below.

  • Find Deadpool’s milk carton
  • Find Deadpool’s three chimichangas around HQ
Fortnite Milk Carton

Deadpool has a habit of leaving items in the most obvious places, and both challenges this week are about helping him find them. The first one is to locate the milk carton. Fortunately, it’s as easy to find as the letter last week. Head to Deadpool’s bathroom hideout, and the milk carton is on the left side of the screen atop a urinal.

Fortnite Chimichanga 1

Once you’ve completed the first challenge this week, it will unlock the second and final objective for week two. This takes a bit longer to finish but still doesn’t require players to actually enter a match. The three chimichangas are scattered around the spy headquarters.

Fortnite Chimichanga 2

The first is in the main room, where all of the spies are gathered. It is on the ground in front of the challenge table. For the next one, select the Agents’ quarters on the left side of the screen and then choose Brutus. The second chimichanga is on the table next to the coffee cup.

Fortnite Chimichanga 3

From there, back out to the main room and select the upgrade vault on the right side to visit Maya’s room. The last chimichanga is on the shelf behind her. While these missions still won’t give the Deadpool skin just yet, it does reward players with the “Ride the Corn!” spray upon completion.

Week 3 challenges: Find the toilet plunger

Fortnite Toilet Plunger

You can find the two week 3 challenges below:

  • Find Deadpool’s toilet plunger
  • Destroy three toilets

The two challenges are available on Deadpool’s computer in his hideout once you have completed the previous two weeks. The first challenge is to find Deadpool’s toilet plunger for him. To do this, head to the battle pass headquarters and choose the Agents’ door, then head to TNTina’s room.

You can find the toilet plunger on the wall to the right of TNTina; interact with it, and you’ll complete this mission. Finishing it will unlock the second task this week to destroy three toilets.

Fortnite Toilets

Unlike other objectives, this must be done in battle royale matches. All you need to do is find three toilets on the battle royale map and destroy them. These are found in various houses and outside of gas stations around the season 2 island in the bathroom. Either use your pickaxe or another weapon to destroy them.

You don’t have to demolish all three of them in the same match, but if you are looking to do it quickly, the best place to head to is Pleasant Park as it has a lot of houses. Completing this objective will reward you with the Wade Grenade spray.

Week 4 challenges: Find Deadpool’s katanas

Fortnite Deadpool Katana

With another Friday here, the week four challenges are now available for unlocking the Deadpool skin. As with the previous weeks, there are two challenges that you can do this week that will help you progress toward the skin. As always, you will find the newest challenges on the computer in the Deadpool hideout.

Here are the two challenges that you can find this week:

  • Find Deadpool’s two katanas
  • Deal 10,000 damage to enemy structures
Fortnite Deadpool Katana 2

The first mission this week is to find the two signature katanas that Deadpool is known for. One of them is easy to find since it’s in the same bathroom hideout as the computer. All you need to do is interact with the katana in the bathroom stall, and you’ll complete part one of this task.

Finding that one katana doesn’t complete the objective, though. You need to leave the hideout and head to the main room. From there, go to the upgrade room on the right side. This will take you to the Maya area in the game for customizing that new skin introduced as part of the season 2 battle pass. The second katana is to the left of Maya in her room.

Fortnite Destroy Enemy Structures

The second mission this week is a bit harder than previous ones this season. You need to deal 10,000 damage to enemy structures. That is quite a lot, even more so than the standard weekly tasks, so it could take you a while. We recommend that you do this in the Team Rumble mode.

You have a lot more time in this mode as well as respawns, so make sure to stock up with weapons and ammo, then head to the circle. There, find the enemy structures that players built and destroy them. Your best bet for this is to use an RPG or other explosives that deal lots of damage.

Week 5: Stuffed unicorn

Fortnite Deadpool Week 5 Challenges

On Friday, March 20, Epic released the week five missions for the Fortnite Deadpool event. As with previous weeks, there are two challenges in total that a player has to do. The difference this week is that one challenge is much more engaging than earlier tasks and will likely take some time to complete.

Here are the two challenges this week:

  • Find Deadpool’s stuffed unicorn
  • Embrace the rainbow by visiting the red, yellow, green, blue, and purple bridges

As always, you can find the new objectives this week under the computer terminal that Deadpool houses inside his makeshift bathroom hideout. When you are ready, leave the hideout and go to the main battle pass room. From there, head to the Agents sector on the left side and go to Meowscles’ room.

Meowscles is the secret agent who is getting the spotlight for the next couple of weeks in the average weekly missions, and he also is holding the stuffed unicorn hostage. Inside his room, you can find the stuffed unicorn to the left of him, next to his weights. Grab it and you will unlock the other challenge this week.

Week 5: Colored bridges

For this one, you need to visit five bridges that make up some of the colors in the rainbow. They are all on the season 2 battle royale map but spread around the island. You don’t have to visit all of them in one match, but you will need to head to all of them at some point to complete this objective.

Do this on Team Rumble game mode to have more time and respawns, and then grab yourself one of the new helicopter vehicles that were added this past week. They let you fly to different locations, enabling you to potentially visit all five of them in a single match.

Red bridge location

Fortnite Red Bridge

The red bridge is the northwestern location that we need to visit. It is a large bridge that you can see on the map in the D3 and D4 squares, between the named locations of Pleasant Park and Salty Springs.

Yellow bridge

Fortnite Yellow Bridge

Opposite of the red bridge, the yellow one is in the southeastern section of the island. It is in the F7 and G7 squares and brings together Misty Meadows and the snowy mountains to the east of it.

Green bridge

The green bridge is found in the G3 square on the map, east of Frenzy Farm and one of the helicopter spawn points. It bridges the gap between Frenzy Farm and Dirty Docks.

Blue bridge

Fortnite Blue Bridge

The blue bridge is east of Pleasant Park in the E2 square. It connects Pleasant Park to Craggy Cliffs and Frenzy Farm.

Purple bridge

Fortnite Purple Bridge

Last but not least, the purple bridge is in the southwestern corner of the island in the C6 square on the grid map. It is in between Weeping Woods and Slurpy Swamp.

Week 6 challenges: Ghost and Shadow posters

Fortnite Deadpool Week 6

The week six challenges for the Fortnite Deadpool event dropped in the same week as the normal week six battle royale missions. As always, the sixth week included two new tasks for players to complete on their way to unlocking the long-awaited Deadpool skin.

You can find the two missions in week six below:

  • Find Deadpool’s big black marker
  • Deface three Ghost or Shadow recruitment posters

Objectives are found in the Deadpool hideout on his computer only after you’ve completed the previous weeks. Following the same pattern as previous weeks, the sixth batch of challenges include only two with one being much easier than the other. That first task is to find Deadpool’s big black marker.

For this objective, you don’t need to even enter a battle royale match. Simply head to the main battle pass headquarters and select the Agents elevator on the left side. Take the elevator to Brutus’ room and the marker will be on his desk to the right of him.

Week 6: Poster locations

Completing the first objective this week unlocks the second and more difficult one. You need to destroy three Ghost or Shadow posters in a battle royale match. We have three locations that we recommend you visit for this. There are some at almost every named location, but only one place seems to have three ready for you.

Frenzy Farm posters

Fortnite Shadow Posters 2

Frenzy Farm has three spy organization posters for you to deface. The first is on the south side of the farm on the west side of a red barn.

Fortnite Shadow Posters 1

The second poster is on the eastern wall of the mansion in the middle of Frenzy Farm. It is also next to a car.

Fortnite Shadow Posters 3

The third and final poster you need is on the large red barn northeast of the main house on the eastern wall.

Week 7 challenges: Finally unlock Deadpool

In week 7 of Fortnite battle royale season 2, Epic Games released the final two challenges that players will need to complete as part of the Deadpool event. These two challenges are only available to those who have completed all prior weeks. As always, there are two new missions, and you can find them below.

  • Find Deadpool’s lost pistols
  • Enter a porta potty or phone booth and disguise yourself as a superhero

To complete these tasks and finally get the epic reward at the end, we are going to show you how to accomplish both of them.

Find Deadpool’s lost pistolsHow to Unlock Deadpool

The first mission this week is to find the two lost pistols that Deadpool dropped somewhere. Like previous weeks, this first challenge does not require you to enter any battle royale matches at all to complete it. There are two pistols that you need to find, and they are in different locations around the battle pass headquarters.

The first is rather easy to find as it is in the main battle pass room where you can find the challenges table. It is underneath the table at the front of the room and next to Meowscles sitting in a chair. Interact with it to pick it up.

Fortnite Deadpool Pistols

The second pistol requires you to visit the elevator on the left side of the room. Take it to Meowscles’ room and you will find the other pistol Deadpool left behind on the ground next to the weights.

Enter a phone booth or porta potty

Fortnite Phone Booth

With the first mission done, you can now access the second objective. This does require you to do a battle royale match, but is rather simple compared to previous weeks. Enter a battle royale match of any type — we recommend Team Rumble — and find a porta potty or phone booth location.

At these spots, you are able to interact with them to disguise yourself. In this special case, you will disguise yourself as Deadpool. These are all around the season 2 island, but there are two locations that we recommend. Either will do as you only need to visit one place to finish this off.

If you are looking for a phone booth, we recommend heading to the Agency at the middle of the island. This named location has one that is located near the northern side of the area. It is next to some stairs that go down. Simply interact with it to disguise yourself.

Fortnite Portapotty

If you want to visit a porta potty instead, you should go to the gas station east of Frenzy Farm but before the bridge. Behind it is a building with a porta potty you can interact with. Watch out for henchmen here, though.

Week 7 reward

Fortnite Deadpool Skin

Completing all of these tasks will grant you a very special reward: You will finally unlock the Deadpool skin in battle royale. You can now play as him in every match moving forward.

Week 8 challenges

Fortnite Deadpool Floaty

With the Deadpool skin available starting from week 7, it seemed like the missions would end, but that isn’t the case. Week 8 brought along with it two more objectives for players to complete in order to unlock a new exclusive reward.

You can find the two new missions for Deadpool below.

  • Find Deadpool’s pool floaty
  • Dance at Deadpool’s yacht party

As always, these challenges are found on the computer in Deadpool’s hideout. The first challenge in week 8 is a lot like previous ones where players don’t need to enter a match to do it.

To find the pool floaty that Deadpool lost, head to the main battle pass headquarters in the second tab of the battle royale lobby. There, head to the Agents elevator on the left side of the room and then select Skye’s room. The lost pool floaty is to the right of Skye, lying on the floor.

Week 8: Dance at Deadpool’s party

Fortnite Deadpool Dance

When you finish the first challenge in week 8, you will unlock the second one, which is relatively easy as well. You need to enter any match of battle royale, though Team Rumble is recommended. Your goal is to land at the Yacht, which has been redecorated by Deadpool as part of the new limited-time map event in season 2.

All you need to do is land anywhere on the Yacht itself and do your favorite dance emote of any kind. It doesn’t matter what it is so long as you do it on the revamped luxury boat. Doing so will complete this challenge and grant you a special reward.

Week 8: Deadpool Unmasked

Fortnite Deadpool Unmasked

Week 7 saw the release of the Deadpool skin finally, but week 8 gives you a new skin variant for it. Completing this mission will give you the unmasked version of the Deadpool skin.

Week 9 challenges

Fortnite Deadpool Shorts

The week 9 challenges for Deadpool include two new missions per usual, except these are surprisingly easy compared to previous weeks. You don’t have to do much at all in order to get the reward this week. You can find the full list of them below.

  • Find Deadpool’s shorts
  • Salute Deadpool’s pants

The first of these is to find Deadpool’s shorts. For this challenge, you don’t need to enter a battle royale match, as they are found inside of the battle pass headquarters. When you enter the HQ, head to the Agents elevator to the left and go to the newly unlocked Midas room. There, you will find the shorts on the chair next to Midas.

Fortnite Deadpool Pants

The second mission this week is to salute Deadpool’s pants. Enter a battle royale match — we recommend Team Rumble — and go to Sweaty Sands. The highest building there is a hotel. Land on the roof of it and Deadpool’s pants are attached to the flag pole for some odd reason.

While you can certainly salute the pants using the emote given out in season 3, you might not have it if you didn’t play then. If you don’t have that emote, simply do any emote you like in front of the swinging pants or interact with the flag and you’ll complete this task.

Week 9 challenges reward

Fortnite Deadpool X-Force

Your reward in week 9 for completing the two tasks is similar to week 8, as you will get a skin variant for the Deadpool outfit. This time around, it is much better than the unmasked version and is actually the very stylish X-Force variant that we will definitely be using from now on.

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