Fortnite: How to complete the Week 8 Hunting Party challenge - Secret Banner replaces Battle Star - Dexerto

Fortnite: How to complete the Week 8 Hunting Party challenge – Secret Banner replaces Battle Star

Published: 15/Nov/2018 10:09 Updated: 15/Nov/2018 14:37

by Ross Deason


The secret Banner is back for Week 8 of the Hunting Party in Fortnite Battle Royale, meaning there’s a free Banner tier waiting to be added to your inventory! Here’s everything you need to know about finding it.

The Hunting Party is an ongoing bonus challenge that began at the start of Season 6 and awards players that complete all of the weeks with a mystery skin when they complete a total of 7 weeks.

That mystery skin was confirmed to be the A.I.M outfit during Week 7 and there’s a good chance that some of you will already have unlocked it, but the Week 8 challenge is still worth completing.

As has been the case on alternating weeks throughout Season 6, the Battle Star has been switched out for a Banner for Week 8, so there’s no free Battle Pass tier this week but you will still get to add something new to your inventory.

As always, the hint for where the item can be found is included in this week’s Hunting Party loading screen. The Week 8 loading screen, which was leaked after the November 14 v6.30 patch, can be seen below with the hint circled.

As you can see, the loading screen is heavily focused on the A.I.M skin inspecting some sort of holographic image, but the clue for the challenge is actually behind him on the chimney!

This means that the Banner should be located on the roof in Flush Factory where the skin originally landed (right next to his parachute).

Once you’ve completed all seven of the standard challenges for Week 8, the Hunting Party challenge will be unlocked and the Banner should be available for collection.

Simply go to the location marked on the map below and the Banner should be located on the tallest roof. All you need to do is collect it!

We will update this post with confirmation once the challenges go live…


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.