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Fortnite: How to equip a Detector, then disable an Alien Billboard in one match explained


Tired of seeing those billboards around? Here's how to equip a Detector, then disable an Alien Billboard in one match in Fortnite.

Equip a Detector, then disable an Alien Billboard in one match is the second of Week 9's legendary quests in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7.

Such as the past few weeks, the first quest in this set involves using one of the payphones across the Fortnite map, and it's followed with the task to find one of the new Detectors and disable an Alien Billboard in a single match.

This sounds like a tricky challenge since it involves two objectives, but luckily, we found a method that will make this as straightforward as possible.

Completing this challenge will reward you with 45k XP, which will help you unlock more Battle Stars for the Season 7 battle pass. You'll also be able to start the third legendary quest for Week 9 - collect resources in Holly Hatchery.

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.

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How to equip a Detector, then disable an Alien Billboard in one match in Fortnite fast

In order to complete this challenge, you'll have a total of eight locations to choose from. These are all well-known spots in the Fortnite map that you'll recognize in no time.

Upon arrival, you'll have to equip the Alien Signal Detector from a briefcase, and head towards a billboard to disable it.

You can find the locations at a glance below:

Unfortunately, these locations tend to be fairly populated, but we found one in particular that is calm enough to speed up the process.

We're heading towards Craggy Cliffs. First, you're gonna want to head towards the big house in the top north (either on foot or by landing from the battle bus directly here, which we recommend doing!).

Once on the spot, all you have to do is open the briefcase that is right in the balcony corner towards the east. Follow the prompt to equip the Alien Signal Detector, and the first step will be settled.

From here, you're going to move to the east side of the area, right before stumbling upon the lone house there.

You will notice a massive billboard that will change to display 'Submit' when you get close to it. All that is left to do is to follow the 'disable subliminal message' prompt, and the quest will be over.

That should be all! While there are plenty of options, remember that you only need to do these steps once, and the process is the same in any of the aforementioned locations.

With this challenge completed, you can go ahead and collect resources in Holly Hatchery.

If you'd like to learn more about Fortnite Season 7, check out our guides on the Battle Pass, legendary quests, alien artefacts, IO Weapons, cosmic chest and Ferrari 296 GBT location.

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