‘Fortnite’ Season 8: How to Stoke a Campfire in Dark Jonesy Questline – Newsweek

One of the early stages in Fortnite season 8’s Dark Jonesy questline asks you to stoke a campfire. This guide breaks down everything you need to know about tackling this particular mission.

Fortnite season 8 (aka “Cubed”) has slightly changed the way that character-specific questlines work in the battle royale shooter. They are now segmented into “punchcard” entries – viewable in a separate menu – and they no longer appear to be quite as time-sensitive as they once were.

Indeed, there is no sign that these questlines will expire (at least not until the end of the season), meaning that you can complete them at a more leisurely pace. Of course, they do reward you with a generous amount of XP, so it is definitely worth prioritizing them if you want to quickly level up through the new battle pass.

Newsweek has already prepared walkthroughs for some of the more challenging punchcard missions, including a guide on how to complete a sideways encounter and another on where you can find IO guards on the island.

How to Begin the Dark Jonesy Punchcard in ‘Fortnite’ Season 8

To begin the Dark Jonesy punchard, you will first need to approach the quest giver NPC at his regular haunt in Steamy Stacks.

He can be found pacing back and forth on the roof of a building. Look near the “M” in “Steamy” on your minimap and you should bump into him.

Dark Jonesy in Fortnite Season 8
Dark Jonesy can be found patrolling the Steamy Stacks region of the island.
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Once you have conversed with Dark Jonesy, he will then give you your first assignment, which is to retrieve a shotgun and some corresponding shells. Incidentally, it doesn’t count if you already have one of these weapons in your possession, so you will have to find a new one.

However, this shouldn’t be too tricky, given that there are shotguns littered all over the Steamy Stacks region. In fact, we managed to find one just a few feet away from Dark Jonesy himself, on the bridge pictured below.

Fortnite Season 8 Shotgun Location
Shotguns spawn all over the Steamy Stacks region of the map. We managed to find one on this bridge close to Dark Jonesy.
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How to Stoke a Campfire in ‘Fortnite’ Season 8

After you have completed the first stage of Dark Jonesy’s punchcard, he will then ask you to stoke a campfire.

Before you do this, it’s worth noting that a few players have encountered an issue here that stopped them from progressing any further until they exited to the menu and loaded another game.

In other words, you might not be able to complete the first two stages of the Dark Jonesy questline in the same match. As such, we would advise against looking for a campfire until after you have joined another lobby.

In terms of finding a campfire, it often feels like you are constantly stumbling across these until you actually need one.

There is a campfire to the northwest of Dirty Docks, on the dirt road leading to the coast. There is also a campfire to the west of Lazy Lake, across the river. Both of these locations are depicted in the below slideshow.

To stoke the campfires, you will first need to gather 30 pieces of wood with your harvesting tool. Just look for some nearby trees or benches to cut them down.

Once you have done this, approach the bundle of sticks and press the interact button to complete the second stage of Dark Jonesy’s punchcard.

For more help with Fortnite season 8, read Newsweek’s guides on how to use shadow stones and where to find Diamond Blue paint bottles.

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