If you’ve encountered a glitch with the “Survive storm phases while carrying a weapon of Epic rarity” quest in Fortnite, don’t worry, we have a fix.

The glitch in question makes players unable to complete the quest, regardless of whether or not they have a weapon of Epic rarity or higher when the storm phase passes.

Fortunately, this article contains a straightforward fix that will see you completing this quest in no time and getting back to enjoying everything Chapter 4 Season 2 has to offer!

the glitched Survive storm phases quest in Fortnite

Survive Storm Phases While Carrying a Weapon of Epic Rarity Fortnite Quest Solution

To fix the “Survive storm phases while carrying a weapon of Epic rarity” quest in Fortnite, you need to do the following:

  • Head into your locker via the main lobby.
  • Switch your Pickaxe (Harvesting Tool) to one with a lower rarity than Epic (purple).
    • This can include Rare (blue), Uncommon (green), or Common (grey) Pickaxes.
  • Start a new match and wait until a Storm Phase passes. You should now be able to complete this quest.

It’s unclear why this glitch happens in the first place or why replacing your Harvesting Tool fixes it. However, this fix has been proven to work for other players and allow them to complete the quest.

Once you’ve implemented this fix, you should search for the Kinetic Blade, as it’s an easy-to-access weapon of Epic rarity and powerful enough to see you survive each storm phase.

the Locker menu in Fortnite and Rare Harvesting Tools on the right
Only select a Harvesting Tool with a blue, green, or grey line beneath it (right)

It’s important to note that you shouldn’t switch your Harvesting Tool until you’ve finished the quest. Once you have, feel free to switch back to your original one.

Hopefully, this fix will let you complete the “Survive storm phases while carrying a weapon of Epic rarity” quest and get you back to enjoying Fortnite like normal.

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