Guide To Fortnite Week 5 Challenges: Bouncy Ball, Mushroom Shields, And More (Season 8)
Battle Stars in your eyes.
Fortnite Season 8 seems to be whizzing by, as we're now in Week 5, marking the halfway point. If you're intent on unlocking the many skins and rewards in the current Battle Pass, your best option for doing so is to tackle Battle Royale's weekly challenges. That will allow you to earn Battle Stars, level up the Battle Pass, and collect those rewards. Here's what the Week 5 challenges entail and how to complete them--be sure to also check out our update recap in the latest Fortnite patch notes.
As always, there are two categories of challenges. The first is available to everyone playing the game, while the second is exclusive to those that have spent V-Bucks on a battle pass. Below you'll find a list of everything that you need to do in both categories. If you've been keeping up to date this season, completing your fifth complete week of challenges will let you track down the Week 5 secret Battle Star.
First up in Week 5 are the free challenges. As part of this players will need to deal damage with scoped weapons (200 total), search seven chests in Paradise Palms or Shifty Shafts, and complete a lap of the race track in Happy Hamlet.
If you've got the premium Battle Pass, there are four other challenges available to you. (Completing a total of four from either group will net you 5,000 bonus XP.) One has you use the Bouncy Ball toy to get 15 bounces with it. You'll also have to complete a three-stage challenge that begins with getting shields from Mushrooms, and once that's done further stages will be revealed. You'll also need to use a Volcano Vent, a zipline, and a vehicle all in the same match, and head to pirate camps to kill three enemies. Take a look at the full list of challenges below, or check out all of our guides in our Fortnite Season 8 challenges roundup.
Fortnite Season 8, Week 5 Challenges
- Deal damage with Scoped Weapons to opponents (200) -- 5 Battle Stars
- Search chests at Paradise Palms or Shifty Shafts (7) -- 5 Battle Stars
- Complete a lap of the Race Track in Happy Hamlet (1) -- 10 Battle Stars
- Get 15 bounces in a single throw with the Bouncy Ball toy (1) -- 5 Battle Stars
- Stage 1 of 3: Gain shields from Mushrooms (50) -- 5 Battle Star
- Use a Volcano Vent, a zipline, and a vehicle in the same match (3) -- 10 Battle Stars
- Eliminate opponents at Pirate Camps -- 3 Battle Stars
Get 15 Bounces With Bouncy Ball Toy
If you head to your emote locker you'll be able to select the bouncy ball and throw it for a good time. The easiest way to complete this challenge is to grab the resources necessary to build a high ramp, build up, and once you're relatively high in the sky, just throw down the bouncy ball and let physics take care of all the hard work for you. Alternatively, just build a 1x1 structure around yourself and throw the ball--even easier.
Gain Shields From Mushrooms
Mushrooms are consumable items in Fortnite that you're most likely to encounter in the dense forest areas of the map. We recommend heading to Wailing Woods, Dusty Divot, and Shifty Shafts to find them. However, given that they're relatively prevalent throughout the map, it's probably easier to just get on with the other challenges and keep your eyes peeled for them as you're out on your adventures.
Deal Damage With Scoped Weapons
This one is fairly obvious: grab yourself a weapon and make sure it has a scope. Once you've got one of those you'll need to land 200 points of damage on opponents, and in return you'll be rewarded with five Battle Stars. Fortnite has scoped sniper rifles, assault rifles, and a scoped revolver. For our money, we recommend looking for an assault rifle, as it's the most common and also much easier to land shots with.
Search Chests At Paradise Pals or Shifty Shafts
Again, another fairly obvious one. Drop into one of those two locations and, to speed things up, look for an elevated position. From there you should be able to spot nearby treasure chests that you can search. However, be careful as both these areas will likely be crawling with other players also looking to complete the challenge. If you're able to get there with a scoped rifle and are feeling confident, you could engage enemies and kill two birds with one stone.
Complete A Lap Of The Race Track In Happy Hamlet
This is a nice, easy breezy challenge that lets you have a bit of fun. Happy Hamlet is located at grid reference D9 on the Fortnite map. Drop there, hop into a vehicle, and do a quick lap. Done!
Epic Games also recently released update 8.20 for Fortnite. It introduces a new limited-time mode that tasks players with avoiding lava that is constantly rising. There's also a new trap weapon and a number of other tweaks to the way the game plays. Check out the full Fortnite 8.20 patch notes to see everything included in it. Following that, Epic also issued update 8.20.1, which fixes a variety of issues that emerged in the wake of the previous patch's release. It doesn't include any new features but does iron out some bugs.
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