Quests are a new form of Challenge introduced into Fortnite: Battle Royale in Chapter 2: Season 5. They are the replacement for prior season's Weekly and Quick Challenges. Each quest is offered by a different Character with a bit of flavor text, and can be seen in and out of games by checking the Quest menu. Like most other aspects of the game, they are now classified by Rarity from Common to Legendary, with each rarity offering a different amount of Bars or XP to the player.
Automatically Given Quests
From Chapter 2: Seasons 5 through Season 7, a set of quests were given to every player automatically.
Legendary Quests are part of the replacement for Weekly Challenges, include story-driven quests, and come in the form of a 7-day timed Quest series. Legendary quests are not unlimited, and the number of stages is indicated in the completion requirements (usually in the form of "Stage X of Y"). Normally, the first stage of a Legendary quest rewards the player with 45,000 XP and each of the four subsequent stages gives 30,000 XP, but sometimes there is an additional first quest which grants 15,000 XP.
Starting from Update v17.30, the objectives of your Legendary quests, i.e. objects you need to interact with, will be marked with a white exclamation mark on the map if you get close enough.
Epic Quests are the other part of the replacement for Weekly Challenges, are story-driven quests, or are related to the Battle Pass/packaged with certain skin purchases (also known as "Special Quests"). These Quests usually come in numbered stages and either offer 30,000 XP, V-Bucks, or a Battle Pass item. Some quests include shared progression among squadmates (meaning your squadmates can help you complete that quest, and you can help complete theirs).
Rare Quests are the replacement for Punch Cards. They are incremental goals for the Player to achieve that are shown when the Player gets close to completing them. These quests exist for the season, until incremental or full completion. They give 12,000 XP on completion of each stage.
Uncommon Quests are the replacement for Quick Challenges, specifically the daily ones. They are 24hr timed quests and offer 17,000 XP on completion. When completed they are replaced with a random Common quest. You may only have 3 active at a time. These quests can repeat.
Common Quests are the replacement for Quick Challenges, specifically the repeated daily ones. They are 24hr timed quests and offer 1,700 XP on completion. When completed they are replaced with another Common quest, until the next day when they are replaced with a new Uncommon quest. You may only have 3 active at a time. These quests can repeat.
In-Round Initiated Quests
Bars Quests are started in-game by interaction with characters or payphones during a match, and can be of Common, Uncommon, or Rare rarity, depending on their difficulty. These quests usually last either 60 minutes or for the duration of the match (or for "Urgent Quests," two minutes), and require the player to do a variety of tasks, such as visiting locations, crafting weapons, or foraging items. Completing these quests rewards Bars instead of XP (80 Bars for Common, 120 Bars for Uncommon, 200 for Rare).
For more info on the subject, see Bounty (Quest)
Bounties are special quests which only exist in the match, and for a maximum of 6 minutes. The player and/or their squad is tasked with eliminating an enemy player roughly shown to them on the map. If the enemy player is killed by your squad, you get the maximum Bar reward, but if they are killed by another squad or die in another way, your bounty is considered 'poached' and you get fewer bars (although this still counts as 'completing' a bounty).
The Bounty also works the other way round, and shows if a player is set out to eliminate you or a squad member. If you survive the bounty, or your hunter and/or their squad is eliminated, you will receive a bar reward, with surviving the time limit offering the most of the two.
- The largest amount of XP you could get from a single Quest is 90000, awarded for eliminating Glyph Master Raz.