Guide To Fortnite's Week 3 Challenges: Destroy Cacti, Treasure Map Search, And More (Season 8)


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We're now in Week 3 of Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 8, which means new challenges are cycling in. As always, you'll need to do these to unlock those oh-so-precious Battle Stars, which will in turn level up your Battle Pass and make new skins and other rewards available so you can customize your character. Challenges are split into two categories, with a free set available to everyone playing and a second set exclusive to those that have spent V-Bucks to purchase a Battle Pass. Here's what to look for from Week 3. [Update: Week 4 has now begun, which doesn't bring much in the way of complex challenges. Also new are the 8.11 patch notes; this update introduced a new weapon to the game called the flint-knock pistol.]

In the free section, players will need to complete two separate multi-stage challenges. The first begins by visiting Fatal Fields and Salty Springs in a single match, while the second starts by destroying 30 cacti in the desert. The third free challenge asks players to place different Trap Slot items in a match, twice--make sure you to place those immediately upon getting them, before anyone can kill you.

In the premium Battle Pass section, the first challenge involves looking at the loading screen and finding where the magnifying glass sits on the treasure map featured in it. Additionally, players will need to search chests at Sunny Steps or Fatal Fields, deal 500 points of headshot damage to enemies, and get an elimination with an SMG, pistol, and sniper rifle (but, luckily, not in the same match).

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Fortnite Season 8, Week 3 Challenges


  • Stage 1 of 3: Visit Fatal Fields and Salty Springs in a single match (2) -- 1 Battle Star
  • Stage 1 of 3: Destroy Cacti in the Desert (30) -- 1 Battle Stars
  • Place different Trap Slot items in a single match (2) -- 10 Battle Stars


  • Search where the magnifying glass sits on the Treasure Map loading screen (1) -- 5 Battle Stars
  • Search chests at Sunny Steps or Fatal Fields (7) -- 5 Battle Stars
  • Deal headshot damage to opponents (500) -- 10 Battle Stars
  • Get an elimination with an SMG, Pistol, and a Sniper Rifle (3) -- 10 Battle Stars

Developer Epic Games has released Fortnite patch 8.10, which introduces the new Baller vehicle. On top of that, it has given older skins a bit of a makeover. "We've seen you being vocal about wanting to see the face behind the masks of some of our helmeted outfits," it said in a statement, "so we've done a pass on previous outfits."

The skins that have been updated are Scarlet Defender, Elite Agent, Renegade Raider, Waypoint, Overtaker, and Whiteout. Epic has said it will be "working on more outfit styles and other broad stroke improvements" to Fortnite's art in the future.

Throughout Season 8 of Fortnite, we'll be creating guides for challenges on a weekly basis. You can stay on top of it all by using our full Season 8 challenges guide.

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