Fortnite’s season 4 week 6 challenges are ready to go and for the most part, they can be completed relatively quickly. One of the trickier ones, however, requires you to consume a Legendary fish — which isn’t exactly the most straightforward process. There are a couple of steps you need to take before being able to catch a Legendary fish, so if you’re stumped, this guide will surely come in handy for you. Below, we’ll show you how to get a Pro fishing rod needed for the catch, how to catch the right type of fish, and we’ll even throw in some tips and strategies to make it go more smoothly for you.
Here’s how to consume a Legendary fish in Fortnite.
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How to get a Pro fishing rod
The first thing you need to do to catch a Legendary fish is to get your hands on a Pro fishing rod. These rods do spawn throughout the world, but they’re rare. We’ve had luck finding Pro fishing rods in Craggy Cliffs, so you should drop there as soon as the match starts to begin your hunt. To find a Pro fishing rod, you’ll want to look inside the barrels found throughout this area and with some luck, you might find one that has what you’re looking for. The barrels will always spawn regular fishing rods and are all located inside the buildings at Craggy Cliffs.
If you’re unlucky, you won’t come across a Pro fishing rod, but that isn’t as bad as it seems. You can upgrade a regular fishing rod to the Pro version at the upgrade station on the north side of Craggy Cliffs. As you search the buildings for the Pro fishing rod, make sure you’re smashing all the walls and floors to gather materials, just in case you do have to use the upgrade station, instead. You’ll need 100 each of wood, stone, and metal in order to upgrade your fishing rod.
However you get your hands on the Pro fishing rod, run over to the beach to the north to begin fishing.
How to catch a Legendary fish
Now that you know how to get your hands on the Pro fishing rod, you’ll be ready to start fishing! You can fish at many locations around the map, but the closest is the beach at Craggy Cliffs (assuming that’s where you landed). Stand right by the water and cast your rod into the ocean, making sure it lands within the groups of fish that can be found swimming nearby. With your rod in the water, wait for the sound of a splash (and controller vibration) before reeling your line back in.
Keep in mind, the Legendary fish have a low drop rate and can take a while to appear. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything you can do to increase the spawn rate, so keep at it until you finally catch one. Here’s a video of us making the catch, with very little time to spare before the gas engulfed us.
You’ll know you’ve got the right fish if it has an orange label with five stars — indicating that it is, in fact, Legendary. We caught a Thermal Fish, which has some interesting side effects when consumed. The last step after you catch the fish is to consume it, so pick it up and chow down! Once you do, you’ll complete the challenge and gain 25,000 XP.
Keep in mind, you can attempt this at other locations — we just prefer Craggy Cliffs because it has everything you need to complete the challenge in one condensed area. As you play regularly, you might come across a Pro fishing rod and if you do, consider stopping by the water to go for the challenge. Otherwise, you’ll want to attempt it as we described above.