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Fortnite High Stakes event rewards explained

What the High Stakes event and LTM mode Getaway involves.

The Fortnite High Stakes introduces a bonus set of Challenges and a new mode.

Completing it will give you additional XP to help go towards your many Season 5 Battle Pass, as well as other rewards. Note you'll need to be a Battle Pass holder in order to undertake this challenge.

If you're just getting started, our Fortnite Battle Royale tips and tricks can provide some helpful hints.

Fortnite High Stakes event rewards

The High Stakes event is similar to the recent Fortnite Birthday event, introducing new Challenges and associated rewards. This time, however, it's around a new mode - Getaway.

The High Stakes and Getaway event rewards are:

  • Play Matches of the Getaway (10 total, 5,000 XP)
  • Deal damage to jewel carrying opponents (500 total, 'High Stakes' Spray)
  • Pick up a jewel in different matches of Getaway (5 total, 'High Stakes' contrail)

Completing all three of the above challenges will reward you with the 'Crowbar' Pickaxe.

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.

What is in the High Stakes update?

The Fortnite High Stakes update involves the following:

  • Limited Time Mode 'Getaway' and the above associated Challenges
  • A new 'Wild Card' outfit available to purchase from the store, with four masks to choose from:
  • A new 'Grapping Hook' item, allowing you to scale high platforms to get the drop on your adversaries. It's unknown whether it'll be available in all modes, or just 'Getaway'. Here's a closer look of how it works:

Plenty to look forward to, then, especially with Fortnite Season 6 just round the corner. The timing - one month on from the Fortnite Birthday challenges - suggests these bonus events could be a regular part of the game. We'll see if that's the case in early October!

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Matthew Reynolds edited guides and other helpful things at Eurogamer from 2010 - 2023. When he wasn't doing that, he was out and about playing Pokémon Go or continuing to amass his amiibo collection.

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