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The Season 7 Week 8 Fortnite challenges have been leaked

Published: 17/Jan/2019 17:24 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 13:55

by Matt Porter

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The week 8 challenges for Fortnite’s Season 7 have been leaked, giving players a heads up on what to expect when the challenges go live on January 24.

As has become tradition, this week’s Fortnite challenges have been uncovered by data miners, following the latest game update, by digging through the game files.

The challenges for Week 7 went live on January 17, and if you still need to complete them you can check out our full week 7 challenge guide.

While in past weeks we’ve had to wait for challenges to be leaked, the week 8 challenges in fact leaked a full week before they’re set to go live.

The Season 7 Week 8 challenges.

Free Challenges

  • Build (?) structures – ? Battle Stars
  • Deal (?) damage while in the passenger seat of a vehicle – ? Battle Stars
  • Eliminate (?) opponents with an explosive weapon – ? Battle Stars

Battle Pass Challenges

  • Search (?) Chests in Shifty Shafts or Lonely Lodge – ? Battle Stars
  • Search between a mysterious hatch, a giant rock lady, and a precarious flatbed – ? Battle Stars
  • Use a Cozy Campfire or Launch Pad – ? Battle Stars
  • Stage 1: Visit Paradise Palms and Salty Springs in a single match – ? Battle Stars
    • Stage 2: Visit Junk Junction and Loot Lake in a single match – ? Battle Stars
    • Final Stage: Visit Haunted Hills and Wailing Woods in a single match – ? Battle Stars

As with any leak, there’s no guarantee that Epic Games will actually use these, as the developers have been known to change certain challenges before they become available in game.

If Epic Games choose to use these, players will be doing a lot of travelling around the island, as they’ll need to visit Shifty Shafts or Lonely Lodge to search for chests, and will also need to visit a number of different locations to complete the final Battle Pass challenge.

The challenges are expected to go live on January 24, and we’ll have a full guide with all the best tips and tricks to help you earn those Battle Stars.

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Fortnite dev hints G.I Joe Snake Eyes collaboration could be in the works

Published: 26/Oct/2020 6:38 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 7:02

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite developer Donald Mustard hid some clues towards future content in the background of his zoom call today and a conveniently-placed G.I Joe figurine has convinced some players a collaboration could be on the cards.

Fortnite is no stranger to collaboration and innovation. It’s a game that knows no bounds and has collided with other characters and universes including Batman, John Wick, Marvel, and Star Wars.

Donald Mustard, the Creative Director at Epic Games, has been busy dropping hints towards future content in recent weeks. In an interview on Marvel’s ‘This Week In Marvel’ podcast, he let it slip that Fortnite and Marvel would be crossing paths time and time again.

However, it seems like that isn’t all he’s got planned. Earlier today, he took part in a zoom interview with video-game journalist Geoff Keighley and dropped some hints towards future content in a creative way.

Donald Mustard scattered clues around his room

Donald Mustard used a webcam during the Zoom call. Naturally, that means viewers could see the room he was in. However, instead of covering things up left, right, and center, he embraced it and decided to play a game — the madman scattered clues hinting towards future content around the room.

“That was SO fun and SO inspiring!” he said. “Super cool to hang out with a bunch of awesome people who all LOVE the art of games! Trying to count how many clues to future stuff I’ve hidden into the background of my ‘wfh’ space…” he added.

Fortnite players were quick to pounce and look for clues. There were lots of bits and pieces in the shot, including a couch, a desk, an exercise bike, and paintings on the wall.

However, one item stood head and shoulders above the rest. It’s gained traction on social media and convinced many Fortnite might cross paths with another popular American hero, G.I Joe.

There’s a lot of stuff hidden in the background, including a poster to Star Trek: Into Darkness. However, only one thing sticks out like a sore thumb; a boxed figure of ‘Snake Eyes’ from revived franchise G.I Joe.

Fortnite G.I Joe Snake Eyes
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Reddit user /u/Jtneagle points out the G.I Joe Snake Eyes clue with a red arrow.

Snake Eyes is an important member of the G.I Joe Team. He’s also one of the most popular characters in the story and has been involved in the story behind every G.I Joe movie and series.

Interestingly, a spin-off film dedicated entirely to him called ‘Snake Eyes’ is reportedly on the cards for production in 2021. If anything, it makes a potential Fortnite and G.I Joe collaboration all-the-more believable.

GI Joe hero Snake Eyes could be set to join the Fortnite roster in a future season.
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GI Joe hero Snake Eyes could be set to join the Fortnite roster in a future season.

However, not everyone is convinced. Some players hope and believe Fortnite will cross paths with Star Trek instead.

It’s also possible that both of them will come into play at separate points in time. After all, Donald Mustard himself multiple clues were hidden in the background.

Either way, the hype is real, and players can’t wait to see what’s happening next in Fortnite. And, while we wait, there’s still plenty of Marvel content to enjoy too.