Fortnite: How to find the secret Battle Star for Week 9 of the Hunting Party challenge - Dexerto

Fortnite: How to find the secret Battle Star for Week 9 of the Hunting Party challenge

Published: 21/Nov/2018 17:20 Updated: 22/Nov/2018 9:36

by Ross Deason


Week 9 of the Hunting Party in Fortnite Battle Royale sees the Battle Star make another appearance, meaning there’s a free Battle Pass tier just waiting to be collected!

The Hunting Party is an ongoing bonus challenge that began at the start of Season 6. Completing seven Hunting Party challenges will result in players earning the Hunting Party skin, which was revealed to be the A.I.M outfit during Week 7.


Now, whether you’ve unlocked the skin already or not, you’re probably still interested in completing the rest of the Hunting Party challenges, and the fact that the Battle Star is back for Week 9 instead of the Banner makes the prospect even more enticing.

As is often the case, the Hunting Party loading screen for Week 9 has already been leaked, meaning that we have a pretty good idea of where the Battle Star will be hiding!


The hint for where the item can be found is, as always, shown in the the loading screen. We’ve circled it in the image below:

As long as nothing changes at the last minute, this will be the hint for Week 9.

Assuming nothing changes at the last minute, this should mean that the Battle Star can be found at Leaky Lake, on one of the larger sections of land that were left behind after the cube exploded, on top of a grill/barbecue.

Once you’ve completed all seven of the standard challenges for Week 9, the Hunting Party challenge will be unlocked and the Battle Star should be available for collection.


As long as the developers don’t throw any curveballs, you should be able to simply go to the location marked on the map below and the Battle Star will be located on top of grill.

We’ll update this post with a confirmation once the challenges go live on November 22.


Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett


A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 


This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

flare gun in fortnite
Epic Games
The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”


While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.