Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 has a very heavy water theme, and the game has added sharks as a part of that.
Water has been a feature in Fortnite for a few seasons now, with the introduction of fish in Chapter 2. It was a cool feature when it started as fishing was something brand new, but after a while there are only so many Floppers you can catch before it gets old.
So in Season 3, Epic Games added in some sharks, but if you attempt to catch one you’re going to be somewhat disappointed. You can not catch sharks in Fortnite, but if you attempt to do so there is something waiting for you.
How to ride a shark in Fortnite
Riding a shark in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 is pretty simple. You just need a fishing rod and act as if you’re trying to catch the shark, just like you would for a flopper. Once the shark latches on, you’ll automatically be given some jet skis and a rope to hold on to the shark and you’ll be going for a ride right away.
The hardest part is simply finding a shark, but if you drive around in a boat while in the water then you’ll find one eventually.
You can even take the shark out of water and ride it there, although similar to boats it doesn’t ride quite as well while out of water.
How to damage and loot sharks in Fortnite
In addition to riding sharks, one of the challenges for Week 1 of Season 3 is to Damage Loot Sharks at Sweaty Sands. Since sharks are new, this may sound confusing, but it’s actually pretty simple. You can damage sharks by shooting at them, but they do have lots of health. It’ll take a while, but once you eliminate a shark then it will provide loot for you to pick up.
Plenty of gamers have already been sharing their favorite moments with sharks at the start of Season 3.
To help keep you and your stuff safe, remember that sharks live in water and like to eat things, including your items. (If you can’t resist playing with the sharks, we recommend taking a Fishing Rod.)
— FireMonkey • Fortnite Intel 🎄 (@iFireMonkey) June 17, 2020