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Fortnite plane time trial: the easiest two time trial courses

Week 9 of Fortnite's seventh season is here and it brings a time trial. This one can be slightly tricky; one of the time trial locations is much harder than the other two we've found, and it may take a few goes to complete. Our guide will go through the three time trial locations on the map, as well as show you how to complete two of them with animated gifs.

Fortnite Plane Time Trial guide

Please note that this page is for a challenge that is no longer active in Fortnite. For a full list of currently active challenges, please go to our Fortnite week 6 challenges page.

With the game being the global sensation that it is, there's a lot to learn about not only getting that all-important "Victory Royale", but also the changes to the map as the seasons progress, and the challenges you can seek to complete. Head over to our Fortnite guide hub for every single thing you need to get started. Alternatively, you can head back to our Fortnite week 6 challenges guide for an overview of all the weekly challenges for this Season in Fortnite.

The start locations discovered so far for Fortnite's time trial task.

The easiest time Trial locations

So far, we've discovered three of them and they're not all created equally. For example, the one above the Abandoned Mansion seems pretty impossible. It begins with a sharp descent and a turn, but in our testing we were unable to finish the course despite flying through every single checkpoint.

Frosty Flights time trial

The easiest one by far is the one close to Frosty Flights on the bottom left of the map. You merely need to weave left and right, boosting along the way. There is a sharp left turn as you approach the pointed tip close to Happy Hamlet, but holding the Z key (default controls for bank left) will ensure that you can make that turn. Look above at our GIF for the full course run.

Lazy Links time trial

The second one we completed, and the one we'd recommend over the Abandoned Mansion one, is close to Lazy Links. Head north-west and you should see the beginning point. It begins with a very sharp upward climb with a mid-air turn. If you mess up the turn like I did in the GIF above, it is entirely possible to rescue the run, but you will just narrowly finish it. Use the Z and C keys to do sharp turns if you need to.

This concludes our Time Trial (X-4 Stormwing) guide, but there's plenty more challenges to complete in Season 7. Week 9 also brought with it a challenge to pop golden balloons, so you can find the locations for all the golden balloons we've found so far in our Golden balloon locations guide.

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Dave was a guides writer for Rock Paper Shotgun from 2018-2020. He previously worked as a freelancer for TheSixthAxis, Tech Advisor and Kotaku, producing hundreds of guides to help people get better at their favourite games. He now writes guides for PCGamesN.