Fortnite Battle Royale players can find a brand new hidden battle star for Week 7, Season 9 and its location has been revealed.
As is usually the case, the hidden battle star has been planted somewhere across the battle royale map, and the loading screen that’s unlocked for completing the seventh set of challenges has been revealed, including that all important clue to help us find it.
So, let’s take a look at the loading screen, the clue that it includes, and where you can get your hands on the latest hidden treasure the Fortnite Utopia challenges have to offer.
The loading screen above was released with the v9.30 patch on June 18, and is only accessible after completing the Week 7 challenges, as is the hidden battle star itself. It can only be collected once they are finished, so don’t be shocked if you try to do it early and nothing appears.
It can be found at the Pressure Plant point of interest on the Fortnite map, which used to be a volcano back in Season 8. Nevertheless, it’s located right at the base of the area’s entrance, shown in the image below.
There’s a staircase to the left of the entrance. Walk up there and that’s where the battle star will appear.
Week 7 will require players to complete a number of different tasks across the map, including dealing damage to other players on vehicles, searching chests at Neo Tilted and Junk Junction, and much more.
A number of other Season 9 loading screens have been leaked ahead of time, too, including graphics for Week 8, 9, and 10 – giving players an indication of where other stars will appear in the near future.
If you would like to head over to the Week 7 challenge list, our guide not only lists them but will also provide some helpful instructions on how to complete them too.
Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event: Everything we know so far
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.”
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.
Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go Unvaulted Until April 25
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.
Leak: S.T.A.R.S. Team and El Chapulín Colorado to Return Very Soon
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
- 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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