Many challenges in Fortnite Season 7, week 11 focuses on aliens or alien parasites, which are semi-undead creatures scattered around the map. One particular challenge requires you to swim with an alien parasite, and if you’re not familiar with how they work, this goal can seem a bit misleading or confusing, especially if you haven’t encountered it. right them before.
The problem with alien parasites is that you have to get them to stick to your head to count the challenge – instead of simply swimming with them. In this guide, we’ll show you everything you need to know about this challenge, including details on finding creatures and tips to make it as easy as possible. This is how to swim with alien parasites in Fortnite.
Above is a map (provided by Fortnite.gg) of all the alien parasite locations. However, each of these locations is home to alien parasite eggs, and you must attack them to hatch them. If you simply approach these eggs, nothing will happen until you attack them. Your goal here is to get one of the alien parasites to attach to your head, which is easy to do if you get close enough after the eggs hatch. The parasites will start to come looking for you, so just let them jump on your head.
After this happens, you will notice the parasite will suck your blood continuously in exchange for speed increase. Remember your health only degrades up to a certain point – when it reaches 20% or so it will stop draining so make sure you have some health kits with you or animal feed. For the purposes of the challenge, we recommend landing on one of the spots near the water. The entire map has very few rivers scattered around, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find a location.
After the parasite attaches to your head, all you have to do is jump into a body of water to complete the challenge. That’s why we recommend landing in a location near the water so you don’t have to make a long trip. Another important point is that parasites don’t like water, so once you jump in, they will immediately pop out of your head. This is a good thing to keep in mind as you play regularly, in case the parasite catches you outside the context of this challenge.
As soon as you jump into the water, the parasite will detach and you will receive credits for completing the challenge, along with 30,000 XP.