Fortnite season 7, week 7 is live and of course, comes with more challenges for you to complete. As long as you are familiar with the Whiplash sports car and how to use it, a lot of this week’s challenges will come easily to you. One thing that can get you in trouble is when defeating Riot, an NPC dressed as a punk player. While Riot isn’t the toughest NPC in the game, defeating him can be very difficult if you’re not prepared.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through completing this challenge, and also include tips on how to locate the NPC and take him down. Here’s how to beat Riot in Fortnite.
Riot is located to the east of Misty Meadows, right in front of the bridge leading to Catty Corner. Use the map above (thanks, Fortnite.gg) to find a specific location. Riots are found by a pickup truck and often roam the south side of this area.
Before actually starting the fight with Riot, you should prepare some suitable equipment in advance. The aforementioned pickup usually has a blue chest, with a lot of equipment to help you in this fight. Also, sometimes there’s a weapon next to the bus stop in the north, but we couldn’t get one when we tried, so your results may vary. Alternatively, if you want to be over-prepared, you can get a gas tank at the bus stop to use it to deal extra explosive damage to Riot when you trigger a fight.
Once you’re ready, approach Riot and start killing him with whatever you have. We were able to find a purple shotgun, and it only took three shots to take him down. If you don’t have a shotgun, you can still use other weapons to defeat Riot. Just make sure you’re playing to that weapon’s strengths. For example, we do not recommend using an assault rifle up close.
If you’re using a gas can for extra damage, throw it close to Riot, stop, and shoot it until it explodes. This will work as long as you are not nearby, as it will also deal damage to you.
Another strategy is to go with a group of friends to make it easier for NPCs to take down. If they all carry pistols, you can approach Riot and open fire at the same time to quickly defeat him. So there are several strategies you can use. The main point is to have weapons, shields and any other gear ready to improve your odds.