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Fortnite Season 8 Week 3 challenges and how to complete them – Magnifying Glass, Cacti and more

Published: 14/Mar/2019 10:03 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 21:01

by Matt Porter

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We’re now into the third week of Fortnite Season 8, and that means new challenges are now live for players trying to rank up their Battle Pass.

Unsurprisingly, Fortnite fans will have seven new challenges to try and complete, with three that are open to anyone who plays the game, and four more only available to players who purchased the Season 8 Battle Pass.

Battle Pass owners who complete all seven of the week’s challenges will then unlock a special loading screen, which can then be used to find the hidden Battle Star for players attempting to complete the Season 8 Discovery challenges.

Fortnite players will have to search for the hidden Battle Star.

The official Season 8 Week 3 challenges are now live, but thanks to some leaks from data miners, we already had a good idea as to what we can expect when they are officially released.

Fortnite players will be forced to travel far and wide across the Fortnite map once again to get their hands on those precious Battle Stars, much like last week’s challenges.

The Fortnite Season 8 Week 3 challenges are now live!

Fortnite Season 8 Week 3 challenges

Free Challenges

  • Stage 1: Visit Fatal Fields and Salty Springs in a single match (2) [1]
  • Stage 1: Destroy cacti in the desert (30) [1]
  • Place different trap slot items in a single match (2) [10]

Battle Pass Challenges

  • Search where the magnifying glass sits on the treasure map loading screen (1) [5]
  • Search chests at Sunny Steps or Fatal Fields (7) [5]
  • Deal headshot damage to opponents (500) [10]
  • Get an elimination with an SMG, Pistol, and a Sniper Rifle (3) [10]

The challenges went 14:00 GMT (06:00 PST, 09:00 EST), and we have some useful guides to help you earn those Battle Stars.


How to complete Fortnite Season 8 Week 3 Challenges

Cheat sheet map for all Week 3 Challenges

This visual guide details the exact locations where players need to go on the Fortnite map to complete this week’s challenges.

Week 3 Discovery Challenge

Fortnite’s Discovery challenge continues with Week 3 of Season 8, with players once again searching for the elusive Battle Star that has been hidden somewhere on the map.

Once you’ve finished all seven of this week’s challenges, head over to our guide which will show you how to find the secret Fortnite Battle Star for Week 3 of the Discovery challenge.

Get an elimination with an SMG, pistol and a sniper rifle. [10]

Fortnite fans will have a chance to test their gun skill, as this challenge requires players to find eliminations with an SMG, a pistol and a sniper rifle.

Players don’t need to get all three eliminations in one match, so don’t worry if you can’t find all the weapons you need to complete the challenge.

Search chests at Sunny Steps or Fatal Fields [5]

Fairly self-explanatory, players will need to head to Fatal Fields in the south of the map or Sunny Steps which sits to the east of the large volcano and open seven chests to complete this challenge.

Fortnite fans will have to visit Sunny Steps or Fatal Fields to complete this challenge.

Deal headhsot damage to opponents [10]

A challenge that will test your aim, players will have to deal 500 damage points to enemy players, but only by hitting headshots.

Stage 1: Destroy cacti in the desert [1]

Another simple one, Fortnite players will need to head to the desert area in the southwest corner of the map and start destroying the cacti that are littered around the sandy wasteland. Once you’ve destroyed 30 of them, you’ll be rewarded with your Battle Stars. 

Fortnite fans will have to destroy these prickly shrubs to complete this challenge.

Search where the magnifying glass sits on the Treasure Map loading screen [5]

Fortnite fans will have to use their powers of deduction to complete this challenge, as they’ll need to find the location on the Fortnite map that is covered on the Treasure Map loading screen.

Players are looking for a circle of trees just south of Polar Peake, and should be able to interact with the Battle Star once they land there.

Place different trap slot items in a single match [10]

Fairly straightforward again, Fortnite players simply need to place different traps around the Fortnite map in a single match. Players need to place 2 to earn the reward is currently unknown, and can put down Spike Traps, Campfires or Mounted Turrets to complete this challenge.

Stage 1: Visit Fatal Fields and Salty Springs in a single match [1]

Fortnite fans will have to travel far and wide to complete this challenge, as they are required to visit a number of Fortnite’s most popular locations.

This challenge is split into three stages, meaning players may want to use some of the game’s vehicles such as the Driftboard or The Baller to quickly hit these areas.

  • Stage 1: Visit Fatal Fields and Salty Springs in a single match
  • Stage 2: Visit Haunted Hills and Tilted Towers in a single match
  • Stage 3: Visit Frosty Flights and Loot Lake in a single match

This post will continue to be updated with new guides and information on the Fortnite Season 8 Week 3 challenges. Make sure to follow @Dexerto on Twitter for all the latest Fortnite news. 

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Vaulted & unvaulted weapons in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 2/Dec/2020 10:05

by Jacob Hale

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A number of weapons and items have been either vaulted or unvaulted in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5, including some fan favorites and old classics. 

Fortnite Season 5 officially dropped on Wednesday, December 2, bringing a number of major changes with it. As specified in the new update’s patch notes, the game is going to look pretty different going forward.

Some big map changes hint toward a slow revert back to the old map, with the likes of Flush Factory and Dusty Depot starting to come back, which is more than enough reason to get excited.

And, although new weapons such as the Dragon Shotgun have arrived, one thing all players will be looking for is the old items that have returned from the vault, and those which have been placed back in it.

Fortnite Season 5 zero point battle pass
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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 is named Zero Point — and brings some fun changes to the game.

Vaulted weapons

Vaulted weapons are those that have been stashed away, unplayable in the game, that might one day return to the game.

Here’s what we know has been vaulted:

  • Revolver
  • Fire Trap
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Pump Shotgun
  • Legendary Combat Shotgun
  • Scar assault rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Tac SMG

Unvaulted weapons

Of course, with some weapons leaving the game, some are making their grand return. Here’s what:

  • Charge Shotgun
  • Double Barrel Shotgun
  • P90
  • SMG
  • Storm Scout Rifle
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Balloons

So, that’s everything that’s been vaulted or unvaulted according to the patch notes for Fortnite Season 5, and there’s definitely some there that we’re going to miss, such as the Scar assault rifles and Pump shotguns, but the Tactical Shotgun and P90 making a return could make up for that and keep the weapons feeling fresh and fun.

With a number of big streamers starting to switch back to Fortnite, it looks like Season 5 could be one of the biggest yet — so have fun destroying those new and returning players!