Fortnite’s “High Stakes” content update went live today, introducing a new limited time mode that involves coordinating the perfect heist with your squad. Along with the new mode comes a set of High Stakes challenges that can be completed within the Getaway LTM, as well as a new Wild Card outfit that features interchangeable masks.
The Getaway LTM involves capturing safes that drop down as supply drops throughout the battle royale map. Each safe contains a valuable jewel inside, and your goal is to snag these jewels with your teammates and escape in a Getaway Van before everyone else. The first four teams to escape with a jewel will win the match.
Four safes drop down from the sky initially, but more safes will arrive in waves, so you don’t have to rush to the first four safes. Multiple teams can win the match, so coordinate a plan with your friends and target safes strategically to pull off your heist.
Alongside the new limited-time mode are a series of High Stakes challenges that must be completed within The Getaway LTM. Players can earn XP and unlock a new spray, contrail, and pickaxe for completing the High Stakes challenges in Fortnite. The High Stakes challenges are as follows:
- Deal 500 damage points to players carrying the jewel. (Suited Up spray)
- Play 10 matches of The Getaway (5,000 XP)
- Pick up a Jewel in five different matches of The Getaway (Cash Flow Contrail)
- Complete all three High Stakes challenges (Crowbar Pickaxe)
To complement the Getaway mode, there is a new Wild Card outfit available in the in-game store that allows teams to pull off their heists in style. The Wild Card outfit features a white suit and four different playing-card-themed masks. The masks are interchangeable, so you and your squad can don each of the masks to set yourselves apart while coordinating your outfits.
Due to an issue that appeared while deploying the High Stakes event, the Week 9 challenges for Season 5 will now arrive on Friday, September 7. Head over to our guide on how to find the treasure on the Shifty Shafts treasure map so you know exactly where to go when the challenges go live tomorrow.