Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 8 Week 8 has arrived, meaning that fans of the popular battle royale game have a new set of seven challenges to complete as they continue to rank up their Battle Pass and hopefully unlock the brand new Season 8 skin.
The v8.40 update went live on Wednesday, April 17, introducing two new variants of the Infantry Rifle, and the return of the X-4 Stormwing planes in the game’s latest Limited Time Mode, Air Royale.
Now, Epic Games have added a brand new batch of seven challenges for fans to complete, with players rewarded with Battle Stars for completing each challenge.
As always, three challenges will be open to anyone who owns Fortnite Battle Royale, while the other four are solely available to players who own the Season 8 Battle Pass.
Battle Pass owners will also have the chance to unlock a brand new loading screen, which can be used to find this week’s hidden banner for the game’s Discovery challenges, by completing all seven of the weekly challenges.
If you have completed all the challenges from the previous weeks of Season 8, you’ll also be able to unlock and use the special Season 8 Ruin skin, pictured above, which becomes available to anyone who has completed 55 challenges throughout the course of the season.
The Season 8 Week 8 challenges officially went live at 10:30 AM EDT / 7:30 AM PDT / 3:30 PM BST, and thanks to dataminer @lucas7yoshi, we already had an idea as to what we could expect when they went live.
This week’s challenges are some of the toughest we’ve seen in Season 8 so far, with a bunch of never-before-seen tasks that players will have to complete, including using a massive telephone and searching for jigsaw puzzle pieces.
- Stage 1/2: Search the treasure map signpost found in Paradise Palms – 1 Battle Star
- Stage 2/2: Search the X on the treasure map signpost in Paradise Palms – 1 Battle Star
- Use Vending Machines in three different matches – 5 Battle Stars
- Deal 10) damage to opponents while using at least one balloon – 10 Battle Stars
Battle Pass Challenges
- Search seven Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces under bridges and in caves – 5 Battle Stars
- Stage 1/2: Dial the Durrr Burger number on the big telephone west of Fatal Fields – 2 Battle Stars
- Stage 2/2: Dial the Pizza Pit number on the big telephone east of The Block – 3 Battle Stars
- Eliminate seven opponents at Dusty Divot or Lucky Landing – 10 Battle Stars
- Eliminate two opponents from at least 50m away – 10 Battle Stars
If you’re struggling to complete any of the Season 8 Week 8 challenges, we’ve created some handy guides that should help you earn those Battle Stars.
How to complete Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 8 Week 8 challenges
As expected, Discovery challenges continue in Week 8 of Season 8, with players searching for a hidden banner this week rather than a Battle Star. You can find its location here with our useful guide.
Fortnite fans need to use the Week 8 loading screen, which features a number of coordinates on it, to find the banner, but you’ll need to have completed all seven challenges before embarking on the search. If you’re struggling to locate the banner, you can use our guide which will lead you to the location, and save yourself some time.
To complete this staged challenge, players will need to head towards Paradise Palms and find the sign located in the desert city that has a treasure map etched onto it.
Once found, players will need to use it to figure out where the X on the treasure map is in the game, and head there for your Battle Star reward.
Use three Vending Machines in different matches [5 Battle Stars]
Fairly straightforward, fans will need to be on the lookout for Vending Machines, which can be found scattered across the map in a number of different locations. These machines will grant players powerful weapons and items, and when used in three separate matches, will also reward players with five Battle Stars.
You can use the map below to find Vending Machine locations that will work for you.
Jigsaw pieces have been hidden across the Fortnite Battle Royale map, with players tasked with finding them. They’ve been hidden in caves and under bridges, so the north-east corner of the map will be the easiest spot to pick up the pieces you need to complete this challenge.
Eagle-eyed Fortnite Battle Royale fans will have noticed that two gigantic telephones have appeared on the Fortnite island, and these are integral to completing this staged challenge.
The number for each establishment can be found on the phone to make it easy to hit them in using your pickaxe, with the ring of the telephone confirming that you have completed the stage. Players must visit the phone close to Fatal Fields first, before heading to the second one at The Block.
Deal 100 damage to opponents while using at least one balloon [10 Battle Stars]
Keep an eye out for the Balloon item to complete this challenge, as players will need to deal 100 damage to enemies while having one of them strapped to their back.One elimination with a balloon equipped should be enough to complete this challenge, so make sure to use one as soon as you find them to get this one finished as quickly as possible.
Eliminate seven opponents at Dusty Divot or Lucky Landing [10 Battle Stars]
Another simple challenge, players will need to head to either of these two named locations, and take down enemy players who are there.
You don’t need to drop here to complete this challenge, but doing so will probably give you the best chance at finding opponents, as the longer the game goes on, the less players will be in the match.
Eliminate two opponents from at least 50m away [10 Battle Stars]
It’s time to test your aim, as long-range kills are the goal if you want to complete this challenge. The easiest way to get the Battle Star reward for this one is to use a Sniper Rifle, as the scope will make aiming much easier, while the weapon’s power means you will likely only need to hit one shot.