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Fortnite Season 8, Week 5 challenges and how to complete them – Pirate Camps, Race Track and more

Published: 28/Mar/2019 10:25 Updated: 28/Mar/2019 14:49

by Matt Porter


Fortnite ushered in the fifth week of Season 8 with the v8.20 update, and fans now have a brand new set of weekly challenges to complete as they continue to rank up their Battle Pass.

The Fortnite v8.20 update went live on Wednesday, March 27, introducing the new Poison Dart Trap item alongside new Foraged Items which grant players health and shields when consumed.

Epic Games also rolled back the rewards players received when they got eliminations in the game, a decision which has proved to be incredibly unpopular with Fortnite streamers and pro players.

Foraged Items were added to the game in the v8.20 update.

Week 5 of Season 8 brings a brand new set of seven challenges, with three that are open to anyone who has the game, with another four exclusive to players who own the Season 8 Battle Pass.

Players who own the Battle Pass will also have the opportunity to unlock a brand new loading screen by completing all seven weekly challenges, which can be used to find the hidden Battle Star for the game’s Discovery challenges.

Fortnite fans will recieve the Week 5 loading screen when they complete all seven challenges.

The Fortnite Season 8 Week 5 challenges have officially been released by Epic Games, although we already had a rough idea as to what we can expect when they finally live, thanks to data miner @Lucas7yoshi.

Fortnite Season 8 Week 5 Leaked Challenges

Free Challenges

  • Complete a lap of the Race Track in Happy Hamlet (1) [5 Battle Stars]
  • Deal damage with scoped weapons to opponents (200) [5 Battle Stars]
  • Search chests at Paradise Palms or Shifty Shafts (7) [10 Battle Stars]

Battle Pass Challenges

  • Get 15 bounces in a single throw with the Bouncy Ball toy (1) [5 Battle Stars
  • Staged Challenge – Gain shields from..
    • Stage 1: Gain shields from Mushrooms (50) [1 Battle Star]
    • Stage 2: Gain shields from Small Shield Potions (100) [2 Battle Stars]
    • Stage 3: Gain shields from Shield Potions (100) [2 Battle Stars]
  • Use a Volcano Vent, a zipline, and a vehicle in the same match (1) [10 Battle Stars]
  • Eliminate opponents at Pirate Camps (3) [10 Battle Stars]

Epic Games appears to have stuck with most of the challenges that were leaked, as Fortnite fans could see once the challenges went live at 7:30 AM PT/ 10:30 AM ET/ 2:30 PM GMT on Thursday, March 21.

With Fortnite fans desperate to get their hands on those all important Battle Stars, here are some handy guides that should help you complete the Week 5 challenges.

A look at the Fortnite Season 8, Week 5 challenges.

How to complete Fortnite Season 8 Week 5 Challenges

Week 5 Discovery Challenge

Fortnite’s Discovery Challenges will run throughout Season 8, and Week 5 sees players hunting for a hidden Battle Star which has been placed somewhere on the map by Epic Games.

Players will need to head south of the Volcano to grab the star, and we’ve got a handy guide to help you find it if you’re struggling.

Deal 200 damage with Scoped Weapons to opponents [5 Battle Stars]

Fairly straightforward, players will need to get their hands on a weapon with sights, whether it’s a Scoped Pistol, Scoped AR or a Sniper Rifle, and deal 200 damage to enemy players.

This challenge doesn’t need to be completed in one match, so don’t worry if you’re struggling to find enemies or a scoped weapon.

Search seven chests at Paradise Palms or Shifty Shafts [5 Battle Stars]

Players will need to head to either Paradise Palms in the south-east corner of the map, or to the abandoned mine known as Shifty Shafts and start opening chests to complete this challenge. Players don’t need to land with at these locations to complete them, so you can head there any time to finish this challenge.

EPIC GAMESFortnite players will need to head to Paradise Palms or Shifty Shafts.

Get 15 bounces in a single throw with the Bouncy Ball toy [5 Battle Stars]

Obviously, having the Bouncy Ball toy equipped as an emote is necessary to complete this challenge. Players will need to make the ball bounce 15 times in one throw, so it may be worth finding a large hill or mountain and throwing it down the side, as the steep face should help the ball keep momentum and get you the required bounces.

Stage 1: Gain 50 shield from Mushrooms [1 Battle Star]

It’s time to test your gathering skills, as players will need to be on the lookout for mushrooms and shield potions to complete this task. Players will first need to get 50 shield points from Mushrooms, then 100 from Small Shield Potions and 100 from their larger counterparts to get the Battle Stars.

Because this is a staged challenge, they need to be completed in a specific order, so you’ll have to be on the hunt for mushrooms first before you can move forward.

  • Stage 1: Gain 50 Shield from Mushrooms – 1 Battle Star
    • Stage 2: Gain 100 Shield from Small Shield Potions – 2 Battle Stars
    • Stage 3: Gain 100 Shield from Shield Potions – 2 Battle Stars

Use a Volcano Vent, a Zipline and a vehicle in the same match [10 Battle Stars]

There’s no order to completing this challenge, but it might be worth heading to the Volcano first, as this is where you will find a large number of Vents, while there are also a number of Ziplines around the area which means you can mark those two off the list quickly.

There is no specification as to what vehicle you have to use for the final part of the task, so players can use The Baller, Driftboards or Quadcrashers.

Players will be zooming across the map on Ziplines thanks to this challenge.

Eliminate three opponents at Pirate Camps [10 Battle Stars]

For the first time since Week 1, players are heading back to the Pirate Camps that are littered across the island. Players will need to take down three enemies at these locations, and if you’re struggling to find one, we have a handy guide that will show you where you need to go.

The Fortnite Season 8 Week 5 challenges are set to go live later today, and we’ll be sure to update this post with any new information as it is released by Epic Games.

Complete a lap of the Race Track in Happy Hamlet [10 Battle Stars]

Fortnite fans will need to head to Happy Hamlet and get their hands on a vehicle to complete this challenge. Once you find one, head north-west of the snowy town and you’ll come across the race track, which is marked out by yellow and white barriers.

Head to the start line, complete a lap, and the Battle Stars are yours.


How to watch Fortnite Galactus live event: Countdown, start time, leaks

Published: 1/Dec/2020 10:40 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 10:47

by Brad Norton


Excitement for Fortnite’s Season 4 Nexus War finale event, which will introduce Marvel villain Galactus, is at fever pitch. From start times to how to watch live, here’s everything you need to know.

Love them or hate them, Fortnite’s crossovers with Marvel have become big business for Epic Games. Season 4 has introduced a number of skins and weapons for our favorite superheroes and villains, and it’s set to go out with a bang with the arrival of Galactus.

We don’t know too much about what will happen when the Devourer of Worlds hits the Island, but as his moniker suggests, it’s going to spell trouble; the event has been described as “an interactive Marvel movie” by Epic, and is expected to be one of the biggest events the game has ever seen.

Below, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the Nexus War finale including start times, how to watch, leaks about another potential Black Hole scenario, and what to expect when Season 5 finally arrives.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event

If you want to take part in Fortnite’s Nexus War finale event, Epic recommends you log in to the game at least 60 minutes prior to the start time and date listed above, with the Event Playlist expected to go live 30 minutes before the event.

Epic have also advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat) for the best experience.

However, if you don’t want to play, and instead just want to watch the event live, you can tune in to NICKMERCS’ live stream on Twitch below.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

Fortnite leaker ximton has shared a short clip of the final stage of the in-game countdown, which will appear just before Galactus arrives for the Nexus War finale event.

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

A description from the Event Playlist simply states that players will have to “defend the Island to save all Reality!”

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

It’s also been heavily rumored that there will be another Black Hole type situation once the Galactus event comes to a close. Back when Chapter 1 ended, the battle royale was stuck behind a black hole loading screen, with nothing for players to do until Chapter 2 began.

The potential return of a blackout was pointed out on November 18 by data miner FNLeaksAndInfo, who tweeted: “Prepare for some more possible downtime after the event similar to the Black Hole event!”

First look at Galactus

Players were first able to spot Galactus far off in the distance with the help of one of the game’s sniper rifles, and he’s slowly gotten closer and closer throughout Season 4. Now, he’s almost arrived and can be seen emerging from the water at the edge of the Island.

It turns out there’s actually a standard-sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.

What can we expect from Fortnite Season 5?

As we mentioned earlier, once the impending Galactus event is over, it’s rumored that there will be another Black Hole style blackout, where the game may be offline for a day or two before Season 5 is playable.

It’s expected that Season 5 will bring with it a new map, after Galactus destroys the current one. A leak has also appeared to confirm a crossover with The Mandalorian, which will bring with it new skins and, of course, the loveable Baby Yoda.

We’ve rounded up everything we know about Fortnite Season 5 including early patch notes and leaks.