As is always the case after a major Fortnite update, data miners have been hard at work finding things in the V8.0 patch files.
The V8.00 update, which was released February 28, included a number of significant changes to the game, most notably a host of changes to the North East corner of the map, including the removal of the long-standing point of interest, Wailing Woods.
It also marked the start of Season 8, with the Season 8 Battle Pass and first set of weekly challenges now being live in-game and available for all players.
As has been the case for previous seasons, the Week 1 and 2 loading screens have been leaked by data miners. The Week 1 loading screen, shown above, should be unlocked when you complete all seven of the first week’s challenges.
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It seems that there will bonus challenges called ‘Discovery challenges’ linked to the weekly loading screens (like the Hunting Party challenges for Season 6 or Snowfall challenges for Season 7).
The second loading screen, which seems to show an internal perspective of the new volcano, has also been leaked and can be seen below:
On first inspection, a Battle Star can be seen in the first loading screen and a Banner is in the second.
This would suggest that Season 8 will continue with the pattern from Season 7 where a secret Battle Star can be found one week and a hidden Banner the next.
What do you make of the loading screens? Can you see any more clues related to the potential bonus challenge?