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How to find secret Fortnite Banner for Week 6, Season 7 Snowfall challenge – Battle Star replaced

Published: 10/Jan/2019 11:08 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 9:12

by Ross Deason


Week 6 of the Snowfall challenge in Fortnite Battle Royale will see the secret Banner return once once again, meaning a new Banner can be added to your inventory but there will be no free Battle Pass tier.

The Snowfall challenge is an ongoing bonus challenge that runs throughout Season 7. If players complete enough of the challenges before the end of the season, they will be rewarded with the mystery Snowfall skin.

The challenge is much like the Hunting Party challenge from Season 6 – players that complete all of a week’s standard challenges will unlock a loading screen that contains a hint for where to find a hidden Battle Star or Banner.

The loading screen for the sixth week of the season was leaked well in advance of the Week 6, meaning we already had a good idea of where you needed to look in order to complete the challenge when it went live on Thursday, January 9.

The loading screen for Week 6 of Season 7 can be found below. We’ve highlighted the hint for you:

As always, the hint for the Snowfall challenge can be found in the loading screen.

This clue means that the Banner can be found inside the southeast corner of the map, south of Paradise Palms and east of Lucky Landing.

The exact location should be on top of one of the Devil’s Towers (the mountainous towers of rock) in the middle of a circle of trucks/RVs. We’ve marked the exact spot on the map below.

The Banner should be right in the middle of the RV crown.

Once you’ve completed all seven of the standard challenges for Week 6, the Snowfall challenge will be unlocked and the Banner should be available for collection.

Don’t forget to check out our Season 7, Week 6 Fortnite challenges and how to complete them post for more information on all of the week’s challenges.


Epic responds to concerns over leaked Fortnite player logins

Published: 22/Jan/2021 6:45

by Andrew Amos


Fortnite players have made big claims that Epic is leaking player logins through the battle royale’s in-game leaderboard. However, the developer has insisted the system is safe, and there’s been no evidence of hacked accounts through it.

Security scares are no joke, and while developers do their best to keep them underwraps, they can sometimes appear where you least expect them.

That’s what Fortnite pro Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber was claiming after being mysteriously logged out of his account. The Built By Gamers player claimed Fortnite’s in-game leaderboards were leaking players’ private information, including email addresses.

People could then use these emails to either try and brute force hack accounts, or reset passwords and kick players out of the game.

“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.

“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. That’s fine normally ⁠— on Twitter, it means nothing normally ⁠— but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”

“This has happened to Clix, Nick Eh 30, Nate Hill ⁠— everyone. Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it ⁠— it’s disgraceful.”

However, people aren’t sold on Yung’s story. Fortnite dataminer ‘FNBRUnreleased’ has stated that it’s impossible. Epic’s API doesn’t allow for the sharing of information like Yung and others think.

“It is not possible to view the email of another person’s Epic [account]. Epic’s API does not work like that. I’ve been seeing this rumor from [Yung Calculator] spreading false information,” they claimed.

FNBRUnreleased’s standpoint has been backed up by Epic. The developer published a statement in response to Yung’s claims, saying leaderboards do not leak any players’ secure information.

“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.

“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”

For now, players should just always make sure their passwords are strong to best protect against any leak. Plus, turn on two-factor authentication if you can.