Fortnite Guide: Week 8 Secret Fortbyte #97 Location (Season 9 Utopia Challenge)
We’re slowly approaching the end of Fortnite Season 9, but Epic’s hit battle royale game shows no signs of slowing down. Not only is the 14 Days of Summer event underway (which has its own set of challenges to complete and rewards to unlock), Week 8’s challenges are now live on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices, giving you another opportunity to earn Battle Stars and level your Season 9 Battle Pass up.
If you can finish all seven tasks from a given week, you’ll also complete one of this season’s Utopia challenges. The reward for doing so is a special loading screen that leads to a free item hidden somewhere around the game’s map. Each odd-numbered Utopia challenge you complete will lead you to a free Battle Star, which levels your Battle Pass up by one full tier. Even-numbered Utopia challenges, on the other hand, will point you to a Fortbyte–a new type of collectible introduced in Season 9.
Unlike the aforementioned Battle Stars, you don’t need to actually complete the Utopia challenges in order to find the Fortbytes; you can pick them up as long as you have a Season 9 Battle Pass and know where to go, but they won’t actually appear in the game until that week’s challenges have gone live. That’s the case with Fortbyte #97, which is now live (albeit a little later than anticipated).
As is the case with previous Fortbytes, the clue for #97 isn’t hidden within the Week 8 loading screen itself, but rather its description, which reads: “Peely and Jonesy first met at Bao Bros. and instantly knew they would be friends forever.” This is your clue to head to the dumpling shop in Lucky Landing. The shop itself is easy to spot; you can tell it apart by the giant angry dumpling head spinning on its roof. Head inside, then make your way downstairs to the gym and the Fortbyte will appear.
There are a few weeks left in Season 9, so you still have some time to catch up on any outstanding challenges from this season. If you need help completing them, you can find tips and guides for all the trickier ones in our full Fortnite Season 9 challenges roundup. We also have guides for the 14 Days of Summer challenges to help you clear those. If you manage to complete all 14 by the time the event ends, you’ll unlock a special smoothie back bling.