Fortnite: How to travel on frozen surfaces
The snow/ice biome in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 is a magical place, to say the least. The white backdrop provides a sense of serenity and calmness that's occasionally broken by the sound of gunfire. Nevertheless, it's one of the most picturesque locations on the island.
While Winterfest 2023 is a long way off, the developers want players to enjoy the snow/ice biome while it lasts. Players are being tasked to travel on frozen surfaces for a total of 2,500 meters. While the distance is a lot, since the challenge is no longer time-bound, there's no need to rush when going about it.
A step-by-step guide on how to travel on frozen surfaces in Fortnite
1) Everybody get footloose! - Walk on foot
The simplest way to complete this challenge is to walk on ice and slip/slide a bit. However, keep in mind that when on ice, it becomes difficult to control the character's movement. Mashing directional buttons/keys will not do much. While this shouldn't be an issue, if engaged in combat, escaping will be tough.
For this reason, it's best to attempt this icy escapade in an area that's either far away from the Battle Bus' route or has been thoroughly searched and secured. This will remove the need to be cautious and constantly have to keep an eye out for opponents while traveling on frozen surfaces.
2) Call of the Wild - Use tamed Wildlife
If waddling about like a penguin on ice is not your preferred style, there's always the option of using wildlife to travel on frozen surfaces in Fortnite. Despite the freezing cold, wildlife such as boars and wolves (and chickens) have made a home for themselves in sub-zero temperatures.
These creatures can be found wandering about on the edges of landmarks and POIs all across the snow/ice biome. Simply jump on one to tame it and then use it to travel on frozen surfaces. Remember to carry a few fruits/vegetables and/or meat to keep your mount well-fed and nourished.
3) Pedal to the metal - Use vehicles
If walking and/or using wildlife is not your cup of Slurp Juice, you can always use vehicles to travel on frozen surfaces in Fortnite. While they aren't quite optimized for the snow/ice biome, they are the fastest way to complete this challenge as long as there's gas in the tank.
Four types of vehicles can be found in this frigid hellscape: Mudflap, Bear, Prevalent, and Trail Thrasher. Right off the bat, it's best to avoid driving a Mudflap. These trucks are slow and will make completing the challenge tedious.
Bear and Prevalent are the better options, but do remember to use the Off-Road Tires mod for a better grip. Given that the task is to travel on frozen surfaces, it'll be needed. That said, the best option is to find a Dirt Bike. When playing solo, it's the fastest way to get around the island.
Note: Since the "travel on frozen surfaces'' challenge does not specify the mode of 'traveling,' all three of these methods should be viable. However, if the latter two are null and void, players will have to put in a lot of legwork to complete the task.
Where to find frozen surfaces in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1
Despite the entire biome being covered in snow and ice, there are only a handful of places where large portions of the landscape are frozen surfaces. They are:
- Icy Islets
- In and around Brutal Bastion
- In and around Solitary Shrine
- Inside Cold Cavern
- Gusty Gorge
Out of all these landmarks and locations, Icy Islets offers the most amount of frozen surface area on which to traverse. Players can find vehicles parked atop the frozen lake and wildlife in and around the area to tame. If the challenge takes into account the use of wildlife and vehicles, it can be completed in ragtime.