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Fortnite Guide: Week 5's Secret Battle Star Location (Season 8 Discovery Challenge)

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Tharr be a free Battle Star.

We're more than halfway through Season 8 of Fortnite now, but the hit battle royale game shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Hot on the heels of the title's 8.20 update, developer Epic has released a new batch of challenges to complete across PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. Week 5's missions run the gamut from dealing damage with scoped weapons to completing a lap around the race track in Happy Hamlet, with precious Battle Stars awaiting for each task you complete.

As you clear this season's challenges, you'll level up your Battle Pass and steadily unlock the new Season 8 skins and rewards. There's another incentive to complete as many challenges as you can, however; if you finish all of the ones from a given week, you'll also complete one of this season's Discovery challenges, the reward for which is a special loading screen that leads you to a free Battle Star or Banner hiding somewhere around the island.

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Complete five weeks' worth of challenges in Season 8 and you'll unlock the loading screen pictured below. This one depicts a character striking a hero pose in front of the volcano. This is the clue that'll guide you to the Battle Star; look just to the left of the first lava fall in the background and you'll see the faint silhouette of the Battle Star. Head there in the game and that's where you'll find it waiting.

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If you need more help finding the Battle Star, you can watch the video at the top of this guide to see exactly where you need to go. We've also marked its location on the map below. However, be aware that this particular Battle Star won't appear in the game unless you've completed the requisite number of challenges and unlocked the above loading screen, so you won't be able to collect it unless you've done all the necessary steps.

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If you have any outstanding challenges from this season, you can find all of our tips and guides in our full Fortnite Season 8 challenges roundup. You'll have until the season ends in May to complete these tasks, but it's in your best interest to finish them as early as you can, as you'll have a much better chance to unlock Season 8's mystery Legendary skin.

The aforementioned 8.2 patch dropped on March 27 and introduced a new Poison Dart Trap to Battle Royale mode. As its name suggests, it'll fire darts when triggered, which will inflict damage directly to players' health over time. The update also marked the start of a brand-new limited-time mode called The Floor Is Lava, which gradually sees the molten liquid rise and cover the map as matches progress.

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Kevin Knezevic

Kevin Knezevic is an associate news editor who has been writing for GameSpot since 2017. Star Fox Adventures is good and he will die on that hill.



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