fans, rejoice. Chapter 2, Season 5 has been ushered in by the fall of Galactus. With his demise came some new goodies – bounties, boss battles, a dope Mandalorian skin, and several changes to the map.Your basic running and gunning will afford you a few new opportunities. But most of the best content is locked behind Season 5’s Battle Pass. Even then, there are extra goodies just waiting to be found. One of which is a piece of the Mandalorian’s Beskar armor. To help you find this first piece (and possibly battle Mando) we’ve compiled some viable information below.
How to Get Your First Beskar Armor Piece?
Purchasing the Season 5 Battle Pass will unlock the Mandalorian skin. But like the Disney + show, fans will need to complete quests if they hope to obtain a full Beskar’Kandar – a type of armor comprised of Beskar pieces.
The first piece of Beskar armor (to be placed on the right shoulder) can be found by completing the Razor quest. Fortnite gives you a hint by letting on that Mando’s ship, the Razor Crest, crash-landed somewhere on the battle royale map. It’s up to you to find it or you can check out the map we include below with the location marked.
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Fortnite Razor Crest Location
The Mandalorian’s ship can be found in a sand-covered area north of Lazy Lake. It’s right below a new area labeled as “???”. The best way to find it is to pull up the map while on the battle bus and mark its location; you don’t have to be exact considering the ship’s size. Once you dive out of the bus, head towards the marker. You’ll start to see the Razor Crest come into view as you get closer to that section of the map. The smoke and debris are a dead giveaway.
Once you’ve landed on the beach, you’ll need to jump onto the ship to complete the quest. And since we’re in the area, we might as well battle Mando and steal his jetpack. It isn’t the most honorable thing to do. And we’ll probably be placed on the guild’s most wanted list. Still…it’s a jetpack…
How to Find and Fight The Mandalorian in Fortnite
The Mandalorian is one of Fortnite’s new boss characters. Roaming the area near his downed ship in the sand-covered area north Lazy Lake, he’s easy pickings. By that I mean, he isn’t hard to find at all. Battling him is another story. Not because of his Beskar armor, but because of other players; everyone wants that damn jetpack. If you happen to find the Mandalorian solo, go on and take him out. He doesn’t take many shots – I used a shotgun and a few pistol rounds – and his accuracy isn’t great. He can fly though, which can prolong the fight. Once defeated you’ll be able to take his jetpack and his Amban sniper rifle, which has to be one of the coolest guns in the game. Zooming in paints heat signatures, making it easy-ish to pick off faraway targets. Flying above players and sniping on decent is a “chef’s kiss” type of play.
What is Beskar Armor?
The Mandalorian’s outfit is well recognized by Star Wars fans. What makes this particular character’s armor stand out though is the Beskar plating. Created by a near-indestructible ore found on the planet Mandalore, these metal plates could withstand direct blows from a lightsaber. Basically, it’s cool as hell and worth snagging to wear into battle – even though it doesn’t provide real protective armor in Fortnite.
Fortnite Bounties Explained
Since we’re on the subject of shooting and robbing NPC’s, one should know that not every nonplayable character is a boss. Some of them give missions called bounties. That is, unless you shoot them. A few stray shots are ok. Singled by a floating “?” above their heads, these NPC’s will wonder what’s wrong with you. A few more shots though and they’ll attack you. At that point, it’s kill or be killed. Instead, it’s better to calmly approach these individuals and ask about their bounties.
These special missions require you to hunt down a rival player. Similar to Call of Duty: Warzone, a yellow circle on the map will indicate their last known position. It’s up to you to get to them before anyone else does (or the six-minute timer runs out), blast them to pieces, and then collect the reward – namely, a new currency made up of gold bars.
Gold bars can be found in chests, on players, and gained by avoiding/dispatching the player who’s been hired to kill you. The best way to get bars is by completing bounties though. Rack up enough gold bars and you’ll be able to purchase weapons, consumables, and more from NPC’s. You’ll even be able to hire them to fight alongside you – as opposed to them hiring you to hunt down other players. Fun times!
Other Fortnite Mandalorian Challenges
The get the complete set of Beskar armor in Fortnite, you’ll need to complete the rest of the Mandalorian’s challenges. These challenges and rewards include:
- Complete a bounty (helmet)
- Earn weapon specialist accolades (left shoulder armor)
- Complete a legendary quest (torso armor)
- Find Beskar steel deep in the belly of the shark (left thigh armor)
- Collect bars (right thigh armor)
- Find Beskar steel where the earth meets the sky (left arm armor)
- Defeat Ruckus (right arm armor)
If you’re having any difficulty with the rest of these challenges, let us know and we’ll make a guide for it!