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Fortnite Season 8 Week 7 challenges and how to complete them – Pirate Camps, Ziplines and more

Published: 11/Apr/2019 13:53 Updated: 11/Apr/2019 22:02

by Matt Porter

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Fortnite has now entered Week 7 of Season 8, meaning fans of the game have a brand-new set of weekly challenges that they can now complete, and these guides will help you earn all the Battle Stars.

The seventh week of Fortnite’s Season 8 kicked off with the Apex Legends.

Having had a little time with the new update, Fortnite fans now have new weekly challenges to complete, which will reward players with Battle Stars which can be used to rank up their Season 8 Battle Pass.

As expected, Fortnite fans have seven challenges that they can complete in the game, with three challenges unlocked for anyone who owns the game, while the other four are only available for players who own the Season 8 Battle Pass.

  • Read Morenew Buccaneer’s Bounty event, which also offers a number of free challenges with rewards for those who complete them.

    Fortnite fans can also complete the Buccaneer’s Bounty challenges.

    Epic Games put the Fortnite Season 8 Week 7 challenges live on Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 AM PDT / 10:30 AM EDT / 3:30 PM BST, giving Fortnite players a host of new objectives they can attempt to complete while playing the popular battle royale title.

    Fortnite fans will be visiting Pirate Camps once again during Week 7, while they’ll also have to visit a number of different named locations in the same match in one of this week’s staged challenges.

    Fortnite Season 8, Week 3 Challenges

    FREE PASS CHALLENGES

    • Deal 100 damage with a pickaxe to opponents
    • Visit three Pirate Camps in a single match 
    • Staged Challenge: Visit … and … in a single match
      • Visit Junk Junction and The Block in a single match
      • Visit Pleasant Park and Dusty Divot in a single match 
      • Visit Happy Hamlet and Snobby Shores in a single match

    BATTLE PASS CHALLENGES

    • Deal 500 damage to players from above
    • Search seven chests at Loot Lake or Snobby Shores
    • Staged Challenge:
      • Deal damage to opposing players while riding the Zipline
      • Deal damage to opposing players who are riding the Zipline
    • Eliminate five opponents in different named locations
    A look at the Fortnite Season 8, Week 7 challenges.

    If you’re struggling to complete any of the Fortnite Season 8 Week 7 challenges, we have some useful guides that should help you secure those Battle Stars.


    Fortnite Season 8, Week 7 Challenges and how to complete them

    Full cheat sheet map for Season 8, Week 7 challenges

    Use this full cheat sheet map as a visual guide for this week’s challenges, revealing exactly where you need to visit on the Fortnite map to complete each of the objectives.

    Season 8 Week 7 Discovery Challenge

    As always, Fortnite fans have a brand new Discovery challenge to complete once they finish all seven of the regular weekly challenges.

    This week, players will need to be on the lookout for a hidden Battle Star, and can use the loading screen they unlock when they complete the weekly challenges to search for it. The hint for the Battle Star location is tricky, but you can use our handy guide to save a lot of searching.

    Deal 100 damage with a Pickaxe to opponents [5 Battle Stars]

    Fortnite players will need to ditch their weapons for this challenge, as damage must be dealt with a pickaxe to earn the five Battle Stars reward.

    The easiest way to complete this challenge is to either land right beside someone at the start of the match and hit them when they have no gun, or knock someone in a duos or squads match, and use the Pickaxe to eliminate them.

    Stage 1: Visit Junk Junction and The Block in a single match [1 Battle Star]

    Fairly straightforward, players will need to visit a number of named locations in a single match to complete this challenge.

    Thankfully, most of the locations are fairly close together, meaning you won’t have to traverse from one corner of the map to the other to finish this challenge.

    The stages are:

    1. Visit Junk Junction and The Block in a single match [1 Battle Star]
    2. Visit Pleasant Park and Dusty Divot in a single match [2 Battle Stars]
    3. Visit Happy Hamlet and Snobby Shores in a single match [2 Battle Stars]

    Visit 3 Pirate Camps in a single match [10 Battle Stars]

    Pirate Camps are back in the Fortnite weekly challenges, with three visits to different outposts required to complete this challenge.

    The Pirate Camps are spread out across the map, so aiming for three which are relatively close together is the quickest way to complete this challenge. All three must be visited in a single match, so if you’re eliminated before you make it to the third and final Camp, you’ll have to start over in the next match.

    Fortnite players need to visit three Pirate Camps in one match.

    Deal 500 damage to players from above [5 Battle Stars]

    Pain will be raining down on opponents, as you deal damage to players from above them. The easiest way to complete this challenge is to build above opponents when in gunfights, or sit on elevated positions like towers and hills and fire down at your enemies.

    Search Chests at Loot Lake or Snobby Shores [5 Battle Stars]

    Another simple challenge, players will need to open seven chests at either of these locations to complete this one. While both areas have plenty of chests, it’s likely that both locations will be much busier than they were previously, so prepare for enemies to appear and try to take you down.

    Stage 1: Deal damage to opposing players while riding a Zipline [5 Battle Stars]

    The second staged challenge of the week, Fortnite fans must deal damage to players while riding a Zipline to complete the first stage. Then, they will need to keep an eye out for opponents who are utilizing a Zipline themselves, and deal damage to them.

    1. Deal damage to opposing players while riding a Zipline.
    2. Deal damage to opposing players who are riding a Zipline.

    Eliminate five opponents in different named locations [10 Battle Stars]

    Fortnite fans will have to take out five enemy players in named locations. These are any places on the Fortnite map that have a name, so head towards spots like Tilted Towers or Pleasant Park to find opponents you can eliminate to earn 10 Battle Stars.

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Fortnite leak hints at Tomb Raider crossover with Lara Croft skin

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:42

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite players are convinced that the game’s next major crossover skin will be Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider franchise.

When Season 5 of Epic Games’ popular battle royale launched in December 2020, it came with the theme of ‘bounty hunters’ as Agent Jonesy attempted to “gather the greatest hunters across all realities” to protect The Loop.

So far, we’ve seen hunters including God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and of course The Mandalorian make appearances in the game as playable skins.

Who’s next? Well, fans have been gathering clues – alongside a recent leak – and they think they’ve discovered that the next newcomer to The Island will be none other than Tomb Raider legend Lara Croft.

Tomb Raider 2013
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Fortnite fans think Lara Croft is coming to The Island.

Is Lara Croft going to be in Fortnite?

According to Fortnite dataminer Mang0e, a new crossover skin codenamed ‘Typhoon’ will be arriving in the game soon. It will be a female character with reactive styles, and the portal on the map indicting her arrival has a ‘flicker’ effect.

While codenames like this one don’t always have a link to the final skin, some fans believe that ‘Typhoon’ is a reference to the opening of 2013 reboot Tomb Raider, where Lara gets stranded on an island after a violent storm sinks her ship.

As for being reactive, there could be a number of possibilities. One could be that as the player receives damage, the skin appears more bloody and bandaged up, which would reflect Lara’s modern appearance in the recent trilogy of games.

Tomb Raider 2013
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Lara Croft would fit the ‘hunter’ theme of Fortnite Season 5.

A recent tweet from the official Tomb Raider account has added even more fuel to the fire. Using symbols, the tweet depicts Lara thinking about three emojis. One of them is a pickaxe, which is a piece of Fortnite iconography.

Of course, Lara uses a pickaxe in her own game, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating. Lara would also fit the ‘hunter’ aspect of the season, as she uses her bow and arrow to hunt prey in the games.

The rumors have even got some dedicated fans creating their own artwork. Twitter user @wawa_cwoft mocked up what Lara Croft could look like as a Fortnite character, and it’s got us fully on board with the concept (as if we weren’t already).

But what if it’s not Lara Croft? Well, there’s been heavy speculation about Metroid’s intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran joining Fortnite as a crossover skin.

With Kratos representing PlayStation and Master Chief representing Xbox, Nintendo are the only company behind the ‘big three’ consoles who haven’t got a skin representing them yet. Samus could be perfect for the job.

Whoever the new crossover skin turns out to be, fans will be able to get their hands on them soon enough as Season 5 of Fortnite is scheduled to come to an end on March 16, 2021.