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Fortnite: How to be chromed for 180 seconds in a single match

Chrome Splash lasts for 40 seconds in Fortnite (Image via Epic Games/Fortnite)
Chrome Splash lasts for 40 seconds in Fortnite (Image via Epic Games/Fortnite)

Chrome Splash was introduced to Fortnite in Chapter 3 Season 4. With the arrival of The Herald, this strange substance began spreading all across the island. Although it consumes everything, it's unclear how it's contained in canisters. Despite its appetite for destruction, Chrome has uses.

When combined with organic and inorganic matter, the substance heals/repairs them if damaged. This is why Epic Games wants players to be chromed for 180 seconds combined in a single match. This will help them understand why the substance functions as it does. Players who stay 'Chromed' for 3 minutes will be rewarded with 20,000 experience points.

Be chromed for 180 seconds combined in a single match to earn 20,000 XP (Image via Twitter/iFireMonkey)
Be chromed for 180 seconds combined in a single match to earn 20,000 XP (Image via Twitter/iFireMonkey)

A step-by-step guide on being chromed for 180 seconds combined in a single match in Fortnite

1) Land in a Chromed landmark

Shell or High Water is the safest location to land at to complete this challenge (Image via Epic Games/Fortnite)
Shell or High Water is the safest location to land at to complete this challenge (Image via Epic Games/Fortnite)

To start this challenge and get it done quickly, players should land at a landmark consumed by Chrome. Since Chrome Splash is more often than not found in such locations, players should have no trouble finding a few.

Since the task will take some time, landing in a location that doesn't see much fighting during the early game is ideal. Here's a list of a few safe drop zones in-game:

  • Shell or High Water (northeast of Chromejam Junction)
  • Sunken Suburbs (north of Shiny Sound)
  • Sunflower's Saplings (west of Lustrous Lagoon)
  • North of Fort Jonesy
  • Gleaming Condosseum (northeast of Cloudy Condos)

Since most of these landmarks are unnamed locations, players should mark the location on the map before the match starts. This way, they'll know exactly when to jump off the Battle Bus and easily land in the correct location.


2) Find a stack of Chrome Splash

Harvest Chrome Splash if none can be found as floor loot (Image via Epic Games/Fortnite)
Harvest Chrome Splash if none can be found as floor loot (Image via Epic Games/Fortnite)

Once on the ground, players should find a weapon to defend themselves should opponents attack. Additionally, finding shield potions should also be prioritized. Once these two basic needs are fulfilled, players can look for Chrome Splashes.

Coming to the item, it's usually found on the ground as floor loot. However, this is not true in every instance. Fortnite players sometimes cannot find more than one or two Chrome Splashes in a given area. If such is the case, there's no need to fret.

Players must take a Chrome Splash and toss it on a building, object, or tree in the area. Once it becomes consumed by Chrome, using the harvesting tool/pickaxe, players can gather more with ease. Players should gather at least five Chrome Splashes to complete the challenge.


3) Use Chrome Splash every 40 seconds

Use Chrome Splash as soon as the effect wears off (Image via Epic Games/Fortnite)
Use Chrome Splash as soon as the effect wears off (Image via Epic Games/Fortnite)

Players must be chromed for 180 seconds combined in a single match to complete the challenge. With Chrome Splash's effect lasting roughly 40 seconds, players will need five. When players are ready to execute the task, they should hold up in a safe place and use the item.

Once the effect wears off, immediately use another and continue until three minutes have passed. The challenge will be completed.

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Edited by Srijan Sen
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