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How to disable a tank by damaging the engine in Fortnite

Including tank locations.

Disable a tank by damaging the engine is one of the seasonal challenges in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2.

You can clear this challenge quickly by finding tank locations before an enemy player or IO Guard gets in one.

Completing this challenge will reward you with 20k XP, which will help you unlock skins from the new battle pass.

For even more ways to get fast XP in Fortnite, make sure to visit our May the 4th challenge guide.

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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.

Fortnite tank locations

Tanks are located all across the map. Specifically, you can find tanks in Fortnite at:

  • Command Cavern: on the eastern road beside a campfire, and at the end of the the western river near the entrance into Command Cavern
  • The Fortress: inside the IO ship
  • The Daily Bugle: at the eastern entrance
  • Coney Crossroads: to the northeast, beside a pink building
  • Tilted Towers: underneath the north side of the IO blimp, beside a crater
  • Rocky Reels: in the centre, underneath the flag
Tank locations in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2.

It’s best to land by one of these tanks instead of coming to a tank location later, as an enemy player or IO Guard may drive one away or destroy it as the match goes on.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 is here! It brings a free Lego Insider skin and redemption codes with it, along with a new Victory Umbrella. We've also got pages on new features like Medallions, Weapon Mods, and how to complete a Train Heist. Meanwhile, learn what the best weapons are in the current season, how to get XP fast, and what the best PC settings are to help earn a Victory Crown.

How to disable a tank by damaging the engine in Fortnite

Once you have found a tank, you then need to disable its engine in order to complete this seasonal challenge.

A tank’s engine is found at the back of the vehicle, and looks like two yellow fan vents. You can use any weapon to disable the tank engine, including a Lightsaber. Don't worry about taking any damage from the vehicle while doing this, as disabling the engine won't cause any explosions, it just means anybody inside can't drive or shoot the vehicle anymore.

After it takes a few hundred points of damage, the engine will glow orange and red, then a message informing you that the tank engine is disabled will appear. This will complete the Week 7 challenge and reward 20k XP instantly. After this you can get more XP by destroying structures with the Cow Catcher and recover stolen Seven supplies at IO locations.

If you’d like to learn more about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2, visit our guides on character locations, how to unlock the Prowler skin, thermal weapons, and Jetpacks.

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Jessica is a guides writer from Northern Ireland who likes screaming at her TV. Often at horror movies, occasionally at a Fortnite win. When not damaging her vocal cords, Jessica likes stressing over her inventory in RPGs, and getting lost in open worlds.