How to plant and defuse bombs in Search and Destroy – Fortnite Love and War event

Bomb has been planted.

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Fortnite’s Love and War challenges can only be completed in a Limited Time Mode called Search and Destroy. This mode plays out a lot like CS:GO, with teams split between attacking and defending two bomb sites. The attackers need to plant a bomb and protect it until it goes off, while the defenders need to stop that happening. Either side can win by wiping out the other team. 

One of the Love and War challenges is to plant or disarm a bomb during a match. It is a two-stage challenge. You need to do it twice for the first challenge, and ten times for the second stage. 

There are two bomb sites on the map, clearly marked as A and B. The real trick is making it to the bomb site without getting shot. If you are playing with friends, and this mode certainly plays best with people you know, you can all rush the B site. In all the matches I have played, defenders will set up around A, and almost completely ignore B. Then it is just a matter of running up to the bomb and interacting with it for a couple of seconds. Disarming it works the same way, interact with it for a few seconds to disarm it.

While planting or disarming the bomb, you cannot do anything else, so you will need someone to watch you back. If you manage to disarm a bomb as a defender, then your team will win that round. 

You can find all the Love and War challenges below:

  • Complete 5 Love challenges
  • Complete 5 War challenges
  • Complete 5 Love and 5 War Challenges
  • War: Play Search and Destroy matches (0/5)
  • Stage 1 of 2: War: Plant or Defuse a bomb in Search and Destroy Matches (0/2)
  • Stage 2 of 2: War: Plant or Defuse a bomb in Search and Destroy Matches (0/10)
  • Love: Place Top 15 in Duos or Squads matches with a friend
  • Stage 1 of 2: Love: Purchase items from vending machines in Search and Destroy matches (0/5)
  • Stage 2 of 2: Love: Purchase items from vending machines in Search and Destroy matches (0/100)
  • Love: Heal a teammate with a Bandage Bazooka (0/100)
  • Stage 1 of 2: War: Eliminate opponents in Search and Destroy matches (0/5)
  • Stage 2 of 2: War: Eliminate opponents in Search and Destroy matches (0/75)
  • War: Eliminate opponents or revive teammates in a single match (0/3)
  • Stage 1 of 2: Love: Earn Gold in Search and Destroy matches (0/2500)
  • Stage 2 of 2: Love: Earn Gold in Search and Destroy matches (0/25000)
  • Love: Thank the Bus Driver in different matches
  • Stage 1 of 2: War: Purchase a common item from the vending machines in Search and Destroy matches (0/1)
  • Stage 2 of 2: War: Purchase a legendary item from the vending machines in Search and Destroy matches (0/1)
  • War: Deal damage to opponents (0/1000)
  • Love: Gain health or apply shields (0/500)