'Fortnite' Dark Jonesy Punchard: How To Recover the Spirit Vessel

After a number of minor updates throughout October, Fortnite's annual Halloween event has finally landed, and it is filled to the brim with spooky content.

As you would expect, a bunch of new cosmetics have debuted in the item shop, supernatural weapons are now dotted around the island, and there are also few limited-time missions to complete.

On that note, one of the trickier questlines (or "character punchards" as they are known in Season 8) has you working for Dark Jonesy.

Among other things, this interdimensional doppelganger will task you with collecting mysterious scrolls, interacting with paranormal cubes, and recovering something called "the Spirit Vessel".

There is a lot to be getting on with here, but some of the game's instructions are frustratingly vague.

To help you get started, particularly with that obscure spirit vessel assignment, Newsweek has prepared the following guide.

Where Is Dark Jonesy in 'Fortnite' Season 8?

We previously covered Dark Jonesy's location in a separate Fortnite guide, but it turns out that he has moved for Halloween.

As before, the quest giver NPC can be found at the Steamy Stacks region of the map, but he is no longer hanging around on the rooftops there. Instead, he can be found next to the massive crater in the westernmost building.

If you are going to approach him at the beginning of a match, be wary of other players sneaking up on you as Steamy Stacks has recently become quite a popular landing spot.

Fortnite Dark Jonesy Location
Dark Jonesy can be found at Steamy Stacks, next to the massive smoking crater. Epic Games

Where To Collect Scrolls at the IO Bases

Once you have spoken with Dark Jonesy, he will issue your first assignment, which is to collect scrolls that have been hidden around Imagined Order (IO) bases on the island.

If you open up the quest menu and navigate to Dark Jonesy's punchcard, you will find that the relevant outposts have all been marked on your map.

While you do not need to visit every single one of these, you will need to make at least a couple of trips. This is because the mission briefing explicitly states that the scrolls must be collected from two different IO bases.

In terms of what you are looking for, the artifacts are glowing blue (like rare weapons) and are usually on the bottom floor of the building.

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How To Recover the Spirit Vessel in 'Fortnite' Season 8

The next stage of Dark Jonesy's questline is where things get a little more complicated.

You are instructed to "use a shadow stone [and] then recover the spirit vessel". If you are not up to speed with all your Fortnite jargon and lore, then this quest is probably quite confusing as it does not adequately explain itself.

Essentially, what you need to do is head over to the corrupted region of the map near Dirty Docks. This area can be distinguished by its orange soil.

Once you have arrived at your destination, you will then need to consume a shadow stone. If you are not familiar with these power-up items, they are the little purple cubes that can be found in abundance around corrupted areas.

When you consume a shadow stone, you will temporarily enter a spectral form that is near invisible to the naked eye and can phase through walls.

While this effect is active, you will also be able to interact with the mysterious spirit vessel, but you will only have about 40 seconds to do so before you return to your organic body.

As such, you will need to be extremely quick when it comes to locating the spirit vessel. The below screenshot displays its exact location, just to the southwest of the "D" in "Dirty Docks". It is a purple cylinder that has been placed on a concrete slab, encircled by a shrine of lit candles.

Fortntie Season 8 Spirit Vessel Location
The spirit vessel can be found to the southwest of Dirty Docks, on a stone slab. You will need to be in the shadow form in order to interact with it. Epic Games

To complete the second stage of Dark Jonesy's Halloween quest, simply head over to the spirit vessel (while in the shadow form) and hold down the interact button. You will then receive a generous helping of XP for your trouble.

In other Fortnite news, the battle royale has recently been updated with a selection of new cosmetics, including an outfit designed by the renowned artist Kaws, and a bundle themed around the upcoming Dune movie.