Fortnite Week 3 Challenges – Season 8

Fortnite Week 3 Challenges of the Season 8 Battle Pass are here, including the Destroy Cacti in the Desert challenge and search where the magnifying glass sits on the Treasure Map loading screen challenge. Clear at least four of the seven challenges to earn 5,000XP. This set was released on March 14, 2019.

See a list of all the Fortnite Challenges here. Looking for a specific Season 8 Week 2 challenge? Use these links to jump to each tip section:

  • Visit Fatal Fields and Salty Springs in a single match
  • Destroy Cacti in the Desert
  • Place different Trap Slot Items in a single match
  • Search where the magnifying glass sits on the Treasure Map loading screen
  • Search Chests at Sunny Steps or Fatal Fields
  • Deal Headshot Damage to opponents
  • Get an Elimination with an SMG, Pistol and a Sniper Rifle

Free Challenges

Stage 1: Visit Fatal Fields and Salty Springs in a single match

No planes, so this one will be a little trickier! A multi-stage challenge that has you visiting two different named locations in a single match. You can expect a lot of players to be traveling within the fastest route between both locations. To avoid other players, try taking a longer and less direct route like moving along the furthest side of a hill. You don’t have to visit them in any order, just visit both at some point during a single match!

Look out for vehicles like the Driftboard or the new Baller to get from place to place quickly. Here are the three stages you need to complete:

  • Stage 1: Visit Fatal Fields and Salty Springs in a single match
  • Stage 2: Visit Haunted Hills and Tilted Towers in a single match
  • Stage 3: Visit Frosty Flights and Loot Lake in a single match

Stage 1: Destroy Cacti in the Desert

A three stage challenge where the goal is to destroy or open certain objects in specific biomes of the map. If it wasn’t obvious already, the desert biome is in the southeast, the snow biome is in the southwest, and the new jungle biome is in the northeast. The list of stages:

  • Stage 1: Destroy Cacti in the Desert
  • Stage 2: Search ammo boxes in the Snow biome
  • Stage 3: Search chests in a Jungle

Place different Trap Slot items in a single match

Find and place a certain amount of Trap Slots in a single match. Any items that go into the trap slot of your inventory will work here. Take note, the traps you place need to be different so you can’t drop two Damage Traps, only one will count. These include:

  • Damage Trap
  • Cozy Campfire
  • Launch Pad
  • Mounted Turret

Battle Pass Challenges

Search where the magnifying glass sits on the Treasure Map loading screen

Once you get to Tier 10 of the Season 8 Battle Pass, you’ll unlock a loading screen featuring a treasure map and a magnifying glass placed over a peculiar location. Your job is to head to this location on the actual battle royale map to find a hidden battle star.

Head over to quadrant B8 to the ice sculptures southwest of Polar Peak. We don’t know the exact location of the battle star but it’s likely to appear near the darkened patch on the snow.

Search Chests at Sunny Steps or Fatal Fields

Search seven chests in either Sunny Steps or Fatal Fields. Or both! Pick your preferred location and pop open all your chests there. Once you start a match, try landing at the location furthest from the battle bus path to minimize the amount of players you run into.

Sunny Steps is closer to the edge of the map and thus will likely have fewer enemies. But! It’s a new location so this one might be picked over Fatal, plus it has tons of chests. Fatal Fields also has a good amount of chests but it’s closer to the center of the map.

Deal Headshot Damage to opponents

Deal 500 damage through headshots. Considering headshots typically double the damage, reaching 500 total damage shouldn’t take too long. Obviously, aim for the head to make it happen, but certain weapons could make this easier. Using shotguns when you’re up close can make it a lot less of a chore. Be above an enemy to increase your chances as the head hitbox will be on top of their body hitbox. While you’re sniping, take bullet drop into account and aim higher the further you are.

Get an Elimination with an SMG, Pistol, and a Sniper Rifle

Get one elimination with an SMG, one elimination with an pistol, and one elimination with an sniper rifle. These do not need to be complete within the same match, but you need to do each one at least once to complete the challenge. A list of weapons that will count for this challenge:

  • Compact SMG
  • Suppressed Submachine Gun
  • Hand Cannon
  • Suppressed Pistol
  • Dual Pistols
  • Pistol
  • Scoped Revolver
  • Heavy Sniper Rifle
  • Hunting Rifle
  • Suppressed Sniper Rifle

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