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How to find the hidden ‘F’ for Fortnite Chapter 2 Missions

Published: 17/Oct/2019 14:09 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 14:25

by Matt Porter


Fortnite Chapter 2 is officially underway, and Epic Games have ditched hidden Battle Stars in favor of hidden letters, with players hunting for an ‘F’ that has been hidden somewhere on the map.

Much like Season 10, the developers have decided to scrap the idea of weekly challenges, instead opting to return to the Missions format for Season 1 of the game’s new chapter.


With Battle Stars now a thing of the past, Epic Games have decided not to hide any of the shiny gold objects around the island, instead opting to place letters which presumably spell out “Fortnite” in various locations around the map.

To unlock the Week 1 loading screen, players will need to complete any eight of the challenges from the New World Mission, which will then gift players with a loading screen as a reward.


The first loading screen shows three of the game’s new default characters standing on a mountain looking down on the new map, with some new POI’s like Lazy Lake visible.

Epic GamesFortnite’s first loading screen of Chapter 2 gives players a look at the new map.

Hidden in the image is a letter ‘F’, just to the right of the city on a small hill which is partially covered by clouds.


This clue is hard to find, so we’ve circled it on the image below to help you out.

Epic GamesThe ‘F’ can be spotted just to the right of Lazy Lake.

Fortnite Week 1 hidden ‘F’ location

Now that you’ve found where you need to go, simply head to Lazy Lake and make your way to the hillside which sits directly east of the new city.


Climb or build your way up, and the ‘F’ will appear in front of you. Walk over and interact with it using the corresponding button on your keyboard or controller, and the challenge is complete.

A map showing the location of the ‘F’ on the map.


Remember, you must have completed eight of the New World Missions to unlock the hidden ‘F’, and you must be a Battle Pass owner.

Players who find all of the letters throughout the season will be awarded with the special Chapter 2, Season 1 skin, although what it will look like is currently unknown.


How to find Tony Stark’s secret laboratory for Fortnite Week 7 challenge

Published: 8/Oct/2020 11:15

by Matt Porter


The grind never stops for Fortnite players, with Week 7 of Season 4 officially here bringing new challenges and tasks for fans to sink their teeth into. This week, one of the most difficult asks you to discover Tony Stark’s secret Lake House laboratory. Here’s everything you need to complete this challenge.

The Marvel theme continues in Season 4, as Earth’s mightiest heroes prepare for the inevitable attack from the evil Galactus. The supervillain is on his way to the Fortnite island, intent on altering the reality of the game forever, but our heroes are already preparing for the upcoming showdown.


These heroes have been taking over locations on the island for weeks, and while many are marked on the map to make them easy to find, some are hidden. One of these hidden areas is Tony Stark’s secret Lake House laboratory, which players need to find for this Season 4, Week 7 challenge.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
Epic Games
Tony Stark has a named location in Season 4, but also has a secret laboratory too.

Where to find Stark’s secret Lake House lab

Seeing as it’s Stark’s secret laboratory, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that it isn’t marked on the map to make this challenge easier. What makes it harder is that there are a number of lakes on the island, so finding it accidentally suddenly becomes even more difficult. The good news is that we’ve done all the detective work for you, and can confirm that the lab is located in the north-east corner of the map, close to Steamy Stacks, and on the other side of the lake from Stark Industries.

Map showing location of Stark's secret lab.
Epic Games
Map showing the location of Tony Stark’s Lake House lab.

Once you head around the lake, you need to find the Lake House, which sits just on the edge of the water, with some massive bushes around it. Don’t head inside thinking you’ll find the lab in there though, as what you’re looking for is actually outside instead.

Head to those large bushes that sit outside, and use your pickaxe to break them, which should uncover a special door that will take you into Iron Man’s secret workshop.

Fortnite character breaking metal door.
Epic Games
Players can break down the metal door to get inside.

Once you make it inside, you’ll find that there isn’t too much to look at, although there are some weapons, consumables, and ammo sitting as floor loot that you can pick up and take with you as you hunt for Victory Royales.

Inside Stark's secret Fortnite lab.
Epic Games
There are weapons and chests inside the lab.

Step-by-step guide to finding Tony Stark’s secret Lake House laboratory

  1. Head to the Stark Industries, and walk around the adjoining lake towards Steamy Stacks.
  2. Walk over to the lake house on the shore, and destroy the bushes beside it.
  3. Enter through the secret entrance to Tony Stark’s secret laboratory to complete the challenge.

Once you’re inside the lab, you should receive a notification in the top left of your screen confirming that you’ve completed the challenge, which means you can head back out and into the action.

It’s definitely worth taking on this task if you’re hoping to complete your Season 4 Battle Pass, as like the other Week 7 challenges, this offers a massive 25,000 XP boost to help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.