You can rack up 350 battle stars in Fortnite thanks to a glitch in Fortnitemares [UPDATED] - Dexerto

You can rack up 350 battle stars in Fortnite thanks to a glitch in Fortnitemares [UPDATED]

Published: 28/Oct/2018 15:28 Updated: 28/Oct/2018 17:15

by Calum Patterson


Update: Epic Games has confirmed this patch has now been fixed, after it was live for around an hour. However, because it was their fault, you will keep everything you unlocked:

We have just released a fix for some of the Part 3 Fortnitemares challenges that were granting Battle Stars instead of XP. Please be aware, the UI will still show the reward as Battle Stars until the next update. This was our goof and you will keep everything you’ve already earned.

Original article below.


A bizarre glitch as part of the third set of Fortnitemares challenges has been discovered, allowing players to rack up a total of 350 battle stars.

It is caused by the fourth challenge of Part 3, which is a staged challenge requiring players to visit different locations on the map, the first being Wailing Woods.


The first stage works as normal, but stage 2 and 3, Visit Fatal Fields and Visit Haunted Hills, reward 150 and 200 battle stars respectively, a ludicrous amount.

At the time of writing, Epic Games has not commented publicly on what is undoubtedly an unintentional glitch.

Typically, and as all the other challenges show, the tasks are supposed to only reward players with XP, not battle stars.


Presumably, these challenges are meant to reward 150 XP and 200 XP, but it seems an error has lead them to reward battle stars instead.

Epic Games will most likely have this glitch fixed ASAP, so if possible you will want to head in to Fortnite immediately, before they issue a fix.

However, there is a high chance that once a fix is issued, Epic will retract the battle stars earned and replace them with XP, as intended.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4’s secret ‘Most Wanted’ Challenge

Published: 16/Oct/2020 3:13

by Brad Norton


With each passing week in Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 4, Epic Games is advancing a secret storyline hidden in plain sight. You can earn a ton of experience every step of the way and we’ve got you covered on the latest part of the Challenge. 

Ever since Season 2 of Chapter 2, secret Challenges have been hidden under the surface across Fortnite. While your standard weekly objectives are still present, there’s been another surprising way to earn XP almost every week this season.


While the storyline originally depicted a war between gnomes and teddy bears, it has since evolved. Over the past few weeks, players have been uncovering a deadly scheme. Gnomes were looking to annihilate the battle royale map. However, if you followed our guide on the previous steps, you would have put a stop to this already.

The ‘Downfall’ part of this narrative may be wrapped up, but the story continues this week. There’s a new secret Challenge for you to unravel so here’s what you need to know to get through it.

Fortnite gnomes
Epic Games
Gnomes have secretly been plotting behind the scenes this season.

First and foremost, to start this section of the Challenge, every single bomb will need to be defused. Once that’s sorted, your next job is to find the gnome behind the chaos. As the name of this new step implies, Most Wanted sprays are key.

There are three of these sprays around the map and all of them highlight a rather ominous looking gnome. These can be found at The Shark, Camp Cod, and Hydro 16. 

For the first location, simply enter the shark and look to the left side of its mouth. Next up, search for a broken building on the Northern side of the Camp Cod island. You’ll find the spray underneath. Last but not least, Hydro 16’s spray can be found above the dock.


Fortunately, you only need to head to one of these spots in order to complete this part of the secret Challenge. As soon as you head to the nearest spray, 10,000XP will be yours just like that.

There’s a good chance players might stumble upon these sprays without even know what they are. However, it’s a neat little reward for players that have been paying extremely close attention to the weekly narrative.

Fortnite spray
Epic Games
A look at the Most Wanted sprays in-game.

The evil gnome plan has been put to an end and the most wanted spray has been discovered. So what’s next? With a few weeks left in the season, we’re likely heading towards another catastrophic event.


As Galactus barrels towards the map, and we potentially get thrown back to the original battlegrounds, maybe the gnomes will try to take credit for what the devourer of worlds has in store.