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Fortnite Season 7 Week 8 challenges and how to complete them

Published: 24/Jan/2019 10:18 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 15:33

by Ross Deason


Week 8 of Season 7 in Fortnite Battle Royale is upon us and the Week 8 challenges went live on Thursday, January 24, on PC, PS4, Xbox One and all other platforms. Here’s everything you need to know about this week’s challenges and how to complete them.

Week 8 will once again challenge players to complete a total of seven challenges. Three of these are be free-to-play and the remaining four are exclusive to owners of the Season 7 Battle Pass.


The official Week 8 challenges only went live at 14:00 GMT (09:00 EST, 06:00 PST) but a number of leaks from data miners had given us a pretty good idea of what to expect ahead of time. If the leaks proved to be fairly accurate, and the Week 8 challenges could well be some of the easiest we’ve seen all season.

The developers of Fortnite, Epic Games, have been known to switch or edit some challenges by the time they go live in the past, so we were half expecting some of the leaks to not make the final cut. However, the only changes were to the wording and order of a few:


The official Week 8 challenges went live on January 24.

As we mentioned above, the leaked challenges look like they will be pretty straightforward. There is only one ‘stage’ challenge, which is unusual in recent weeks and months. On the plus side, the treasure hunt for a Battle Star has returned.

As we said, there are a few changes in wording and order, so the official list of challenges for Week 8, Season 7 of Fortnite Battle Royale is now as follows:

Free Challenges

Battle Pass Challenges

  • Stage 1: Visit Paradise Palms and Salty Springs in a single match (1)
    Stage 2: Visit Junk Junction and Loot Lake in a single match (1)
    Stage 3: Visit Haunted Hills and Wailing Woods in a single match (1)
  • Search chests at Shifty Shafts or Lonely Lodge (7)
  • Deal damage to opponents whilst riding on a vehicle (100)
  • Explosive Weapon Eliminations (HARD) (3)

How to complete the Season 7, Week 8 Fortnite challenges

We’re now deep into the second half of Season 7.

Week 8 Snowfall challenge

The ongoing Snowfall challenge is back for Week 8 of Season 7. This week, you’ll be looking for a hidden Banner rather than a secret Battle Star.


Once you’ve completed all seven of the standard challenges for the week, check out our step-by-step guide on how to find the secret Fortnite Banner for Week 8, Season 7.

Place a Cozy Campfire or a Launch Pad in different matches

Potentially the easiest challenge in history, it looks like all you need to do to complete this one is place a Cozy Campfire or a Launch Pad in three different matches.

It shouldn’t be difficult in the slightest to complete this before the end of the week, just use either item as soon as you find one if you’re in any kind of hurry.


Build Structures

We’ll be pretty surprised if this challenge ends up being included without any changes. If it DOES remain the same, just farm up materials and build walls, stairs and more like you would in any normal game of Fortnite.

Once you’ve placed a total of 250 structures, the task will be complete.


Search between a mysterious hatch, a giant rock lady, and a precarious flatbed

One of the classic Fortnite challenges, searching for a hidden Battle Star using cryptic clues, finally returns for Week 8 of Season 7.

If you’re struggling, check out our ‘Search between a mysterious hatch, a giant rock lady and a precarious flatbed’ location and challenge guide for a full walk through.

An ATK could be the perfect vehicle for the dealing damage from a passenger seat challenge.

Stage 1: Visit Paradise Palms and Salty Springs in a single match

The only reported stage challenge for Week 8 will involve visiting two different locations in match. We’re expecting three stages in total and you’ll need to complete them in this order:

  1. Visit Paradise Palms and Salty Springs in a single match
  2. Visit Junk Junction and Loot Lake in a single match
  3. Visit Haunted Hills and Wailing Woods in a single match

Search chests at Shifty Shafts or Lonely Lodge

This is another straightforward challenge, you just need to open a total of seven chests in Lonely Lodge and Shifty Shafts. As always, you can open all seven in one location or split them between the two.

If you’re in a hurry, land at one of the locations straight away. You’re almost guaranteed to find one or two chests for free each time.

Deal damage while riding in a vehicle

We initially thought you’d need to play Duos or Squads matches to complete this one as the leaks specified that you had to be a passenger. The finaly wording suggests that this won’t be the case and that riding in a vehicle and dealing out damage is the only requirement. 

Either way, it’s going to be easier with a teammate: find a suitable vehicle, get your teammate to jump in and drive while you take shots at enemies. You need to deal a total of 100 damage to complete the challenge, but it’s currently uncertain whether this needs to be dealt in one game or not.

Eliminate three opponents with an Explosive weapon

This is a pretty straightforward challenge – simply eliminate a total of three players with a weapon that falls into the ‘Explosive’ class. You don’t need to kill all three in one match, so completing the challenge over the course of the week shouldn’t be too difficult.

We’d advise using a powerful explosive like the Rocket Launcher. The Quad Launcher was vaulted in the v7.20 Content Update on January 22, so don’t expect to find one of those!

We’ll be updating this post throughout the day with guides and information on how to complete each and every Week 8 challenge. You can also follow @Dexerto on Twitter for everything Fortnite related.


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.