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Fortnite - Infected animal locations: Where to hunt an infected animal explained

No need for fire.

Hunt an infected animal is one of the Epic Quests in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7.

This challenge is only available during Week 4 of this season, and you don't need to do anything specific to unlock it, as it becomes automatically becomes available in-game.

It's a rather straightforward task, but it might take a longer time than the ideal for you to track down an infected animal. Luckily, we've gathered the best spots as well as some tips to keep in mind.

Completing this Fortnite challenge will help you level up and unlock more Battle Stars for the Season 7 Battle Pass skins.

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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Hunt an infected animal fast in Fortnite

With the alien invasion taking place in Fortnite these last few weeks, many things have been shifting around. Some animals, such as wolves and chickens, have been getting infected by a parasite.

This can be easily noted even at a distance since it's not a particularly subtle sight, with the creature having multiple eyes and emanating a purple aura around it.

All you have to do is track down one of down and take it down - but where can you find them? Well, chickens can usually be spotted east of Pleasant Park or Corny Complex. While doing this challenge, we found one close to Weeping Woods.

Now, the chicken we found did not appear infected, but it counted towards the challenge either way. We're unsure whether or not this is a momentary bug, but if you're on the same situation, make sure to give it a try and see if it works.

Another good method is to look for wolves, who share similar locations with the aforementioned chickens, as well as other wildlife.

We found wildlife close to the Spire tower in Weeping Woods.

Remember, you only need to kill one infected animal, so you can just focus on the match as per usual and keep an eye on the first one you come across. It might take some time, but don't fret - any other unnamed wood locations, especially those closer to mountains, are a good shout.

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 chests and travelling between porta-potties.

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