As part of a new batch of quests in Fortnite, players will need to find and investigate a “downed black helicopter” with the location of this helicopter being something of a mystery. If you’ve been scouring the Fortnite map looking for this helicopter, we’re here to help.

Below, we’ll walk you through where to find and investigate the downed black helicopter in Fortnite!   

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 | Investigate Downed Black Helicopter

If you’re seeking out the downed black helicopter that you need to investigate as part of a new batch of quests in Fortnite, you’ve come to the right place. In the map image above, we’ve circled the location where the downed black helicopter can be found.

By heading to that location, you’ll be able to find and approach a “downed black helicopter” and “investigate” it.

Elaborating on this further, investigating the helicopter consists of “tuning” the helicopter’s radio in order to pick up the hidden signal. This – like quests where you need to use CB radios – offers a small, vague clue as to what players might experience once Season 7 goes live in Fortnite on June 8. 

The more text that comes through while you’re tuning the helicopter’s radio, the closer you are to unlocking the signal. Note that it may take a few seconds of pressing + and - so be patient and keep tinkering with it until the message comes through.

You’ll know you’ve done this correctly when you see the message:


“India Oscar field decon truck inbound, OPSEC level 3 is in effect, I repeat, OPSEC 3 now a GO.” 

You’ll also know you’ve tuned the radio correctly in order to complete the quest where you need to investigate a downed black helicopter when you get a notification that you’ve completed the quest and earned 24,000 XP as a reward. 

With that quest complete, you can work on others including one where you need to repair damaged telescopes located all across the Fortnite map. Yes, more searching, but fortunately you won’t have to search too hard because we have a guide for that quest as well

Related: Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 | How to Repair Damaged Telescopes