How to Fix Fortnite “Collect Rare or Better Weapons at a Hotspot” Not Working Error


How to Fix Fortnite “Collect Rare or Better Weapons at a Hotspot” Not Working Error

Dhruv Bhatnagar
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The "Collect Rare or Better Weapons at a Hotspot" not working error in Fortnite can be frustrating and diminish your gaming experience.
Here's a comprehensive guide on resolving this error in Fortnite.

Fortnite always brings new weekly quests to help players with XP grind for the Battle Pass. For this week, players need to collect rare or better weapons at a Hot Spot this week. The Hotspots are gold-marked locations that are packed with valuable loot carriers.

However, if you're facing the "Collect Rare or Better Weapons at a Hotspot" not working error, you're not alone. It's an issue being faced by a lot of players, rendering them unable to complete the quest. Fortunately, we have got you covered with a series of solutions that can help you resolve the issue.

Fortnite: What is a Hot Spot?

Hot Spots have been a part of Fortnite since 2019. Just like in the old days, they’re basically a way to boost a POI’s loot pool, with Loot Carriers showing up all over the area that have uncommon or better items. 

Unfortunately, there’s no way to predict which points on the Map will become Hot Spots before loading into a game. However, if you're in a pre-game lobby, you can know where the Hot Spots will be. All you need to do is open the Map and look for POIs that are highlighted in gold.

Collect Rare or Better Weapons at a Hotspot

Fortnite: How to Fix “Collect Rare or Better Weapons at a Hotspot” Not Working Error

Fortnite players across different platforms, particularly on Switch, are facing issues with the quest “Collect Rare or Better Weapons at a Hotspot” in the game. Players are not able to complete the quest requirements even after reaching the designated locations.

There’s also confusion among players regarding the specific criteria needed for the quest to recognize the discovery of suitable weapons. This leaves many players frustrated as they’re unable to complete the task despite being at the correct location and changing gear load-outs.

If you’re also facing this issue, here are some fixes you can try –

  • Check your location – Make sure you’re within the specified Hot Spot area shown on the game map for the challenge.

  • Check your weapon - Make sure you’re using the required rare or better weapon for the quest. Using the wrong one might prevent you from completing the challenge. 

  • Consider your weapon rarity – Few people have suggested that your pickaxe’s rarity can affect the challenge. You can try using a default or common/uncommon to see if it resolves the issue.

  • Check game servers – Servers issues can also cause your Fortnite quests to glitch out. Go to Downdetector or Fortnite’s official X page to see if the game is having any server issues.

  • Restart the Game – Restarting your game can also fix this quest bug. 

We’re sure that you’ll now be able to complete this Fortnite quest. If the problem still persists, you should contact the game’s support for Assistance.

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