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Where to find Fortbyte 74: Found in a filing cabinet inside an assassin's basement on the desert coast in Fortnite

Where to find the filing cabinet in the assassin's basement.

Finding Fortbyte 74 is one of many Fortbyte locations to complete.

It tasks you with searching the filing cabinet inside an assassin's basement on the desert coast, a cryptic clue that helps to narrow down where to find it.

If you're looking for more to do in Fortnite, there are plenty of Fortbyte locations to discover.

Note this particular challenge is no longer able to be completed. What's new? Chapter 4 Season 2 has arrived! New additions include the Grind Rails and Kinetic Blades, along with the new Battle Pass, character collection and Eren Jaeger skin. It's a good idea to know how to get XP fast in Fortnite.

Where to find Fortbyte 74: Found in a filing cabinet inside an assassin's basement on the desert coast in Fortnite

Fortbyte 74 is found within the assassin's house on the desert coast - this refers to the far south-east of the map, specifically east of Paradise Palms.

The house is more of a compound than the houses you see in named locations across the map, so it's hard to miss. As the description says, it's on the desert coast.

Get inside the assassin's house, and head to the north-most door leading from the main corridor.

This will lead down to a basement area where, if you pickaxe at the ground, will reveal several Chests.

Whether you do that is up to you - we're here to find the filing cabinet. This is directly next to the hole in the ground and the desk on the right. Smash it apart, and Fortbyte 74 - found in a filing cabinet inside an assassin's basement on the desert coast - will be revealed.

What else do you need to know about the assassin's basement on the desert coast in Fortnite?

Once you have found Fortbyte 74, there are no other requirements such as having a specific emote or having the map be a certain time of day like other Fortbyte locations - just pick it up and continue your match.

Also, if you didn't know, the assassin's basement refers to John Wick's house. This was added to the game at the start of the current season, teasing the John Wick event that shortly followed.

Image credit: discipleofdoom on reddit

Thanks discipleofdoom on reddit for the above image comparison.

All done? There are more Fortnite Challenges and Fortbyte locations to complete.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 is here and with it comes Force Abilites and Lightsabers in the Star Wars 2023 event and a new selection of Battle Pass skins! Take a look at the Eren Jaeger skin too! If this is something you want, take a look at our challenge guides that show you the Jaeger's Family Basement location, plus how to find and use ODM Gear. Don't forget to complete the new challenges, including winning arcade games, knocking back players with the Kinetic Blade, shooting targets while on a Grind Rail and restoring health or shields on a Grind Rail. Meanwhile, learn what the best weapons are, new map changes, how to get XP fast, use the best PC settings, earn the Victory Umbrella and earn a Victory Crown.

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