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Fortnite: Where To Find Week 6's Secret Banner Location (Season 8 Discovery Challenge)

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Here's the key to finding this week's hidden Banner.

We're in Week 6 of Fortnite Season 8, and like clockwork, developer Epic Games has rolled out a new batch of challenges to complete across PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices. Clear this week's missions and you'll earn Battle Stars, which will help level up your Battle Pass and bring you one step closer to unlocking outfits and other cosmetic rewards, including this season's secret Legendary skin, Ruin.

As usual, there's an extra incentive to complete as many challenges as you can besides unlocking the new Season 8 Battle Pass rewards. If you manage to clear all of the objectives from a given week, you'll in turn complete one of this season's Discovery challenges, earning you a special loading screen that hides a subtle clue pointing to a free Battle Star--which levels your Battle Pass up by one tier--or a Banner--which can be used as a profile icon--waiting somewhere around the island.

Clear six weeks' worth of Season 8 challenges and you'll receive the loading screen pictured below. This one depicts Master Key trying to retrieve one of his keys from a shadowy figure. The key, it turns out, is the clue that'll lead you to this week's secret Banner. Look closely at its handle and you'll see a set of coordinates: E2, E3, F2, F3.

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The secret Banner will appear where those four coordinates converge, just west of Lazy Lagoon. We've circled the exact location on the map below. Glide to the area at the beginning of a match and you'll be able to find the Banner beneath a tree. Pick it up then finish the match and it'll be yours to use as a snazzy new profile icon. If you need more help finding it, you can watch where we go in the video above.

Like other secret Banners and Battle Stars, there are a few caveats to be aware of before setting out to find the item. Most important, this particular Banner won't appear unless you've completed six weeks' worth of challenges and unlocked the above loading screen; you won't simply be able to go to the right area and pick it up unless you've done all of the necessary steps. Fortunately, we have tips and guides in our Season 8 challenges roundup if you need help completing any of this season's missions.

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Epic recently rolled out Fortnite's 8.20 content update. This time, the developer introduced a new weapon called the Boom Bow to Battle Royale mode. What makes this particular bow unique is that its arrows are outfitted with shotgun shells, which will explode on contact. Epic also kicked off another Sniper Showdown LTM and made a few other changes to the game, such as buffing peppers. You can find the full patch notes on the official Fortnite website.

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