Fortnite Challenge Guide: Where Are Pirate Camps, Giant Faces, And More (Season 8, Week 1)

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The first week of Fortnite Season 8 brought with it a big new patch and a new set of weekly challenges. Many of these take advantage of new features and map elements in Season 8, such as pirate camps, the jungle, and Volcano Vents. Here's the rundown on what Week 1 challenges include. [Update: Week 2 challenges are now available and include visiting the north, south, east, and west-most points on the map.]

In the free section open to everyone, players will need to visit the new Pirate Camps, search chests in specific locations, and complete a multi-stage challenge that involves eliminating enemies with specific weapons. The Battle Pass challenges, meanwhile, task players with visiting landmarks (specifically, a giant face in the desert, jungle, and snow), using the new Volcano Vents in a number of different matches, weapon-specific eliminations, and dealing damage to vehicles. Take a look below for the full breakdown of Fortnite Season 8, Week 1's challenges. Doing them all also completes the corresponding Discovery challenge, which is like the previous season's Snowfall challenges.

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Fortnite Season 8, Week 1 Challenges

Free

  • Visit all Pirate Camps (7) -- 5 Battle Stars
  • Search chests at Retail Row or Junk Junction (7) -- 5 Battle Stars
  • Stage 1 of 3: Deal damage with a Shotgun and an explosion weapon in a single match (2) -- 3 Battle Stars

Premium

  • Visit a giant face in the desert, jungle, and the snow (3) -- 5 Battle Stars
  • Use a Volcano Vent in a different matches (5) -- 5 Battle Stars
  • Get an elimination with a Shotgun, Assault Rifle, and Explosive Weapon (3) -- 10 Battle Stars
  • Deal damage to a vehicle driven by an opponent (200) -- 10 Battle Stars

Completing the week's challenges may take longer than usual, as the map has changed quite significantly. Thanks to the appearance of giant volcano, new locations have emerged, lava has spilled across the map, and there's volcano vents scattered around them.

If you're new to the game, here's a quick breakdown: complete challenges to earn experience, which levels up your Battle Pass and, as you ascend through the Battle Pass tiers, will grant you access to exclusive cosmetic unlocks. As always, challenges are split into two categories. There's one set that is available to anyone playing the game, and a second set that is only available to players that have spent V-Bucks on a Battle Pass (which allows you to earn even more skins, V-Bucks, and other rewards).

If you want to see what else is new to Season 8, take a look at the full Fortnite update 8.0 patch notes. This details the new cannon weapon, the limited time events, the weapons that have been vaulted, as well as a really handy new feature for challenges. Party Assist allows you to group together with friends and earn progress toward challenges together, rather than individually having to complete them all. This doesn't let you share progress with randoms who fill your squad, and it doesn't work in larger team modes, but it's nonetheless welcome news.

If you need a little more information on how unlocks work in Fortnite, check out our Battle Pass explainer, which will walk you through what a Battle Pass is, how you can get one, and the best way to use it.

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