How to Melee Damage to Structures in Fortnite

In the first week of Chapter 2, Season 5 of Fortnite, players have seen a number of exciting quests. In this season players have the task of hunting down other players when they receive bounties. By offering inter-reality skins like the Mandalorian and Kratos, Epic Games has hooked the fanbase. Most of the exclusive skins need to be bought using V-Bucks or come with battle passes. Even after buying the skin players need to keep playing to unlock battle armors. Completed quests not only give players XP but they also bestow rewards.

Running around the battleground will not allow the players to complete quests. Players need to know what quests are there and then try to complete them while avoiding being killed by other players in the battleground.

For completing each quest players can receive different XP points. In Fornite there are Legendary (55,000 XP), Epic (20,000 XP), Rare (15,000 XP), Common (10,000 XP), and Uncommon (1,000 XP) quests. This season the quest tiers have remained the same. Every week there are new Legendary and Epic quests for the players to complete. The new rare, common, and uncommon quests keep appearing once players finish them.

While players have to wait for new Legendary and Epic quests they can rake up more XPs by completing the other quests. In Week 1 there have been a number of Rare 15,000XP quests that players have encountered. One of these rare quests is to do “Melee damage to structure”.  Here is all you need to know about the task and how to complete it.

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What is a melee weapon?

Melee weapons are non-projectile weapons that are used for close-quarter combat. In Fortnite, there are a number of melee weapons that a player can pick up or purchase. At the start of each game, the player gets a melee weapon which they can use to attack other players or destroy things around them. Various kinds of axes, spears, swords, clubs, scythes, and hardware tools all are melee weapons available in the game.

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How to do the “melee weapon damage to structure” quest?

Players need to first see their list of quests to perform. If one of the quests listed is “Melee weapon damage to structure” it is only then that the player can embark on it.

When jumping from the Battle Bus try to drop close to other players. You need to avoid getting killed while following a player till they build a structure. Once the player has built a structure, using the material they have collected, you can try to destroy it. Players can choose to even destroy the structure built by their team to complete the quest.

Once you have spotted the structure you need to equip yourself with your melee weapon. strike the structure using your melee weapon to gain damage points.

The task requires you to get 2,500 damage points using their close-quarter weapon. by targeting a number of structures built by players you will slowly gain the damage points.

After gaining 2,500 damage points you will see the prompt that the task is complete. You will get a new rare task and 15,000 XP after destroying the structure with a melee weapon.

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Ideal melee weapon to use

If you are trying to destroy a structure built by your team, then you need to use a pickaxe as other melee weapons are ineffective.

While all melee weapons cause damage to structures and objects in the environment, there are certain melee weapons which are more effective on different material. Axes are more effective on wood while hardware causes increased damage to stone objects.

Have you been able to complete the “Melee damage to structure task”?