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Fortnite challenges for Week 6 of Season 8 have been leaked

Published: 29/Mar/2019 23:10 Updated: 30/Mar/2019 1:42

by Albert Petrosyan


The Fortnite Battle Royale challenges for the sixth week of Season 8 have been leaked, and they surprisingly include the yet-to-be-released Boom Bow weapon.

As is usually the case every week, data-miners have gone through new game files to discover and leak the upcoming week’s challenges well in advance of their release.

The Week 6 set will include a total of seven challenges, as usual, three of which will be available to all players and the other four only to those who own the Season 8 Battle Pass. 

Get elimination with Boom Bow/Flintlock Pistol | Week Six challenges

One of the Battle Pass exclusive challenges for Week Six will be to get an elimination with either the Flintlock pistol or the Boom Bow, which hasn’t even yet been added in Fortnite.

However, the emergence of these challenges pretty much confirms that the Boom Bow will be added between now and when these challenges go live, as had been suggested by prior leaks for the new weapon.

For those who are hearing about the Boom Bow for the first time, leaks suggest that it will be a bow that features ballistic arrows that will explode upon contact with enemies or the environment. 

The yet-to-be-released Boom Bow can be spotted in the Season 8 Week 5 loading screen.

Land at five different locations | Week Six challenges

As has become standard for quite a while now, Week 6 will feature a multi-stages location-based challenge that will require players to land at these five different locations.

  1. Fatal Fields
  2. Lazy Lagoon
  3. Shifty Shafts
  4. Frosty Flights
  5. Sunny Steps

In order to complete this challenge, players must land at these locations in the order presented above, as each location-based objective becomes available only after the previous one has been completed.

It’s also worth noting that players must land at these locations when dropping down from the Battle Bus and cannot simply visit them during the course of a match.

The fifth and final location where players have to land at will be Sunny Steps, one of the newest locations in Fortnite.

Leaked Fortnite challenges for Week 6 of Season 8

Free Challenges

  • Visit a wooden rabbit, a stone pig, and a metal llama – 5 Battle Stars
  • Visit the 5 highest elevations on the island – 5 Battle Stars
  • Eliminate (3) opponents at Lazy Lagoon or Frosty Flights – 10 Battle Stars

Battle Pass Challenges

  • Stage 1/5: Land at Fatal Fields – 1 Battle Star
    • Stage 2/5: Land at Lazy Lagoon – 1 Battle Star
    • Stage 3/5: Land at Shifty Shafts – 1 Battle Star
    • Stage 4/5: Land at Frosty Flights – 1 Battle Star
    • Stage 5/5: Land at Sunny Steps – 1 Battle Star
  • Search where the knife points on the Treasure Map loading screen – 5 Battle Stars
  • Get an elimination with a Flint-Knock Pistol or Boom Bow – 10 Battle Stars
  • Use (2) different throwable items in a single match – 10 Battle Stars

These challenges come courtesy of prominent data-miner Lucas7yoshi_, who has proven himself to be a trusty source for these types of leaks in the past.

Unless Epic Games decide to change up their usual scheduling pattern, these challenges should be going live on Thursday, April 4 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET.

Keep in mind that these challenges are not set in stone and are always subject to change between now and their release, although that hasn’t happened much in the past. 


New Fortnite Season 5 release date and start time potentially leaked

Published: 24/Nov/2020 12:11

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leaker has seemingly revealed the start date, and time, of Chapter 2, Season 5 amid uncertainty about when it’ll be getting underway. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its end as players are gearing up to, finally, take on Galactus alongside some of their favorite Marvel characters. 

As with the conclusion of any season, Fortnite players immediately start looking forward to what’s coming next – and everything that Epic Games will have in store for them. Typically, the final day of the battle pass is a good indicator for when a new season might start, but that has been changed a few times in Season 4. 

Add to that the rumors about a potential black hole blackout situation again, and the Fortnite community has been left incredibly confused about Season 5’s start date. 

Galactus flying towards the screen in Fortnite
Epic Games
Galactus has been getting closer and closer to the Fortnite map all season – and a battle is on the way.

However, that confusion could be cleared up if one leaker is correct with their claims about the next season. 

ShiinaBR, who has been a reliable leaker in the past, shared some information from another leaker who seems to have the scoop. “Season 5 could(!) start on December 2 at 7 am GMT, according to @tonxim,” she tweeted on November 22. “If this is true, this means the season would start 10 hours after the event takes place!”

If correct, this would mean that Fortnite Season 5 would get underway on December 2nd at 2 am ET/11 pm PT/8 am CET. So, it could be a long day of Fortnite if you factor in attending the live event. 

Additionally, the lengthy downtime would also play into the speculation that another blackout could happen in the meantime – making Fortnite inaccessible until the new season starts. 

Nothing, as of now, has been confirmed by Epic, so it’s worth taking things with a pinch of salt, but it does seem like we’re drawing ever close to the start date of Season 5 being confirmed.