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Fortnite Season 8, Week 5 challenges and how to complete them – Pirate Camps, Race Track and more

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Fortnite ushered in the fifth week of Season 8 with the v8.20 update, and soon fans will have a brand new set of weekly challenges to complete as they continue to rank up their Battle Pass.

The Fortnite v8.20 update went live on Wednesday, March 27, introducing the new Poison Dart Trap item alongside new Foraged Items which grant players health and shields when consumed.

Epic Games also rolled back the rewards players received when they got eliminations in the game, a decision which has proved to be incredibly unpopular with Fortnite streamers and pro players.

Foraged Items were added to the game in the v8.20 update.

Week 5 of Season 8 brings a brand new set of seven challenges, with three that are open to anyone who has the game, with another four exclusive to players who own the Season 8 Battle Pass.

Players who own the Battle Pass will also have the opportunity to unlock a brand new loading screen by completing all seven weekly challenges, which can be used to find the hidden Battle Star for the game’s Discovery challenges.

Fortnite fans will recieve the Week 5 loading screen when they complete all seven challenges.

While the Fortnite Season 8 Week 5 challenges have yet to be released by Epic Games, we already have a rough idea as to what we can expect when they go live, thanks to data miner @Lucas7yoshi.

Fortnite Season 8 Week 5 Leaked Challenges

Free Challenges

  • Complete a lap of the Race Track in Happy Hamlet (1) [5 Battle Stars]
  • Deal damage with scoped weapons to opponents (200) [5 Battle Stars]
  • Search chests at Paradise Palms or Shifty Shafts (7) [10 Battle Stars]

Battle Pass Challenges

  • Get 15 bounces in a single throw with the Bouncy Ball toy (1) [5 Battle Stars
  • Staged Challenge – Gain shields from..
    • Stage 1: Gain shields from Mushrooms (50) [1 Battle Star]
    • Stage 2: Gain shields from Small Shield Potions (100) [2 Battle Stars]
    • Stage 3: Gain shields from Shield Potions (100) [2 Battle Stars]
  • Use a Volcano Vent, a zipline, and a vehicle in the same match (1) [10 Battle Stars]
  • Eliminate opponents at Pirate Camps (3) [10 Battle Stars]

Epic Games appears to have stuck with most of the challenges that were leaked, as Fortnite fans could see once the challenges went live at 7:30 AM PT/ 10:30 AM ET/ 2:30 PM GMT on Thursday, March 21.

With Fortnite fans desperate to get their hands on those all important Battle Stars, here are some handy guides that should help you complete the Week 5 challenges.

A look at the Fortnite Season 8, Week 5 challenges.

How to complete Fortnite Season 8 Week 5 Challenges

Week 5 Discovery Challenge

Fortnite’s Discovery Challenges will run throughout Season 8, and Week 5 sees players hunting for a hidden Battle Star which has been placed somewhere on the map by Epic Games.

Players will need to head south of the Volcano to grab the star, and we’ve got a handy guide to help you find it if you’re struggling.

Deal 200 damage with Scoped Weapons to opponents [5 Battle Stars]

Fairly straightforward, players will need to get their hands on a weapon with sights, whether it’s a Scoped Pistol, Scoped AR or a Sniper Rifle, and deal 200 damage to enemy players.

This challenge doesn’t need to be completed in one match, so don’t worry if you’re struggling to find enemies or a scoped weapon.

Search seven chests at Paradise Palms or Shifty Shafts [5 Battle Stars]

Players will need to head to either Paradise Palms in the south-east corner of the map, or to the abandoned mine known as Shifty Shafts and start opening chests to complete this challenge. Players don’t need to land with at these locations to complete them, so you can head there any time to finish this challenge.

Get 15 bounces in a single throw with the Bouncy Ball toy [5 Battle Stars]

Obviously, having the Bouncy Ball toy equipped as an emote is necessary to complete this challenge. Players will need to make the ball bounce 15 times in one throw, so it may be worth finding a large hill or mountain and throwing it down the side, as the steep face should help the ball keep momentum and get you the required bounces.

Stage 1: Gain 50 shield from Mushrooms [1 Battle Star]

It’s time to test your gathering skills, as players will need to be on the lookout for mushrooms and shield potions to complete this task. Players will first need to get 50 shield points from Mushrooms, then 100 from Small Shield Potions and 100 from their larger counterparts to get the Battle Stars.

Because this is a staged challenge, they need to be completed in a specific order, so you’ll have to be on the hunt for mushrooms first before you can move forward.

  • Stage 1: Gain 50 Shield from Mushrooms – 1 Battle Star
  • Stage 2: Gain 100 Shield from Small Shield Potions – 2 Battle Stars
  • Stage 3: Gain 100 Shield from Shield Potions – 2 Battle Stars

Use a Volcano Vent, a Zipline and a vehicle in the same match [10 Battle Stars]

There’s no order to completing this challenge, but it might be worth heading to the Volcano first, as this is where you will find a large number of Vents, while there are also a number of Ziplines around the area which means you can mark those two off the list quickly.

There is no specification as to what vehicle you have to use for the final part of the task, so players can use The Baller, Driftboards or Quadcrashers.

Players will be zooming across the map on Ziplines thanks to this challenge.

Eliminate three opponents at Pirate Camps [10 Battle Stars]

For the first time since Week 1, players are heading back to the Pirate Camps that are littered across the island. Players will need to take down three enemies at these locations, and if you’re struggling to find one, we have a map below.

Complete a lap of the Race Track in Happy Hamlet [10 Battle Stars]

Fortnite fans will need to head to Happy Hamlet and get their hands on a vehicle to complete this challenge. Once you find one, head north-west of the snowy town and you’ll come across the race track, which is marked out by yellow and white barriers.

Head to the start line, complete a lap, and the Battle Stars are yours.

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Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event: Everything we know so far

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The first live event of Chapter 3 is expected to take place in less than six weeks. Here’s everything we know so far, based on various leaks.

Leaked Map Stages

All future stages for the territories controlled by both The Seven and Imagined Order have been leaked by data-miner Hypex. The maps show the Resistance will retake control of most of the Island, leaving only Command Cavern and Loot Lake for the IO. The final stage will lead the story directly into a live event, with the Imagined Order having little options left for victory.

Leaked Quest Voice Line

Epic also recently added new voice lines for the upcoming Week 6 Quests which, when reviewed closely, appear to tease the main story of a new live event. The Agent Jones character claims “one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production”, seemingly hinting that the new event could be related to Chapter 2 Season 2’s The Device, which was also focused around a “Doomsday Device”.

A transcript of the Agent Jones voice lines can be found below:

“This will not come as a surprise, but IO management loves Doomsday machines – loves them! There’s even a doomsday division at HQ, oh man their softball team is awful but they will one day destroy us all so… kind of a wash. We have very credible intel that one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production. We need to find out everything we can while we still can. Hit the field, I’ll prep the cameras . . . I have a very bad feeling that we are not ready for what we’re gonna find out.”

Doomsday Landmark

According to Fortnite data-miner GMatrixGames, a new Landmark code-named ‘DDMachine’ has been added to the game’s tags, suggesting that the Doomsday Device described by Agent Jones could be added to the map in the future.

Less than six weeks remain until the potential live event. We’ll keep you updated with the latest leaks and official announcements.

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Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go Unvaulted Until April 25

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In preparation for the upcoming item vote, the Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go have both been unvaulted for a trial period until April 25.

Players can now find the items scattered throughout the Island from Chests, Llamas, Supply Drops, Loot Sharks and ground loot. Once the short trial period ends on April 25 at 8AM ET, new gold funding stations will go live in-game on the following day to let players “fund” the item they want to see return permanently (for the rest of Season 2). The item that becomes 100% funded first will automatically be reintroduced to the loot pool as soon as the goal, of which the exact value is unknown, is reached.

We’ll keep you updated on which item gets unvaulted.

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Leak: S.T.A.R.S. Team and El Chapulín Colorado to Return Very Soon

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Fortnite has re-added multiple Item Shop sections to its API, meaning they will be available very soon. Five existing sections have also been removed, suggesting Epic doesn’t plan to bring those Sets back to the Item Shop for a while.

Re-added Item Shop Sections:

  • S.T.A.R.S. Team
  • El Chapulín Colorado
  • Wu Wear (new)

Removed Item Shop Sections:

  • Silk Sonic
  • Chloe Kim
  • Cobra Kai
  • Jordan
  • Turn The Music Up

The ‘Wu Wear’ section, which was added to the API today, will contain the new Wu-Tang Clan cosmetics; featuring two Outfits, two Bundles and more.

We’ll keep you updated if any additional sections are changed.

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