Fortnite Guide To Secret Battle Star Location For Week 3, Season 8 Discovery Challenge
The next free Battle Star is up for grabs.
We're another week (and update) deeper into Season 8 of Fortnite, and Epic has rolled out a new set of challenges to complete on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. Week 3's tasks run the gamut from destroying cacti to searching where the magnifying glass sits on the Treasure Map loading screen, with precious Battle Stars up for grabs for each challenge you complete. But a new secret Battle Star is also now available; here's what you need to know about getting it and where you'll need to go.
The ostensible reason to clear as many challenges as you can is to level up your Battle Pass and unlock the new Season 8 rewards, but there's an added incentive. If you finish all of the challenges from a given week, you'll complete a related Discovery challenge, which will reward you with a special loading screen that contains a subtle clue pointing to a free Battle Star or Banner--depending on the week--hiding somewhere around the island.
Finish three full weekly sets of challenges in Season 8 and you'll unlock the loading screen below. This one depicts Sidewinder, one of the new skins introduced this season, fleeing a trap-infested temple with a golden serpent artifact under her arm. Look on the back wall just beneath her right elbow, however, and you'll spot the clue--an etching of a temple.
Your first inclination will likely be to head to Sunny Steps, where the new Aztec-like pyramids are located, but the clue is actually pointing to a smaller shrine to the south of the area and east of the massive volcano. You can see its exact location on the map below. Chart a course there at the beginning of a match, find the shrine, and the Battle Star will appear on the steps. Collect it then finish the match and your Battle Pass will level up by one tier.
If you need further help finding the hidden Battle Star, you can watch where we go to collect it in the video at the top of this guide. However, like usual, the Battle Star won't appear in the game unless you've completed the required number of challenges and unlocked the above loading screen, so you can't simply head to the right place and expect to find it if you haven't put in the necessary work.
We also have tips to help you complete this season's trickier challenges in our full Season 8 challenges guide. Outside the realm of challenges, Epic Games has updated Fortnite with patch 8.11. The chief addition is that of the Flint-Knock Pistol, a powerful short-range weapon that uses heavy ammo.