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Fortnite challenges week 8: How to search between a hatch, a rock lady and a flatbed

The Fortnite challenges are officially live and we have maps and tips for getting through them quickly.

Better than a bush, you get a stack of five Sneaky Snowmen when you grab this item. You can use the extras as decoys.

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The Ice King event last Saturday completely covered the Fortnite: Battle Royale island in snow. It's been a little disorienting getting used to there being snow everywhere, but I think it's cool that Epic Games went all-in to give the game a proper winter. One advantage to all the snow is that the new Sneaky Snowman drop in the latest update will fit right in just about anywhere on the map. 

But regardless of the weather on the island, if you want to get that tier-100 Ice King, you're going to need to continue to complete challenges. I've put together some maps and tips for each challenge to help you level up your Battle Pass so you can unlock more loot. 

If you're not done with last week, check out the season 7, week 7 challenges guide.

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Free

  • Place a Cozy Campfire or Launch Pad in different matches (0/3)
  • Build structures (0/250)
  • Search between a mysterious hatch, a giant rock lady and a precarious flatbed (0/1) - Hard

Battle pass

  • Stage 1: Visit Paradise Palms and Salty Springs in a single match (0/1)
  • Search chests at Shifty Shafts or Lonely Lodge (0/7)
  • Deal damage to opponents while riding in a vehicle (0/100)
  • Explosive weapon eliminations (0/3) - Hard

How to place a Cozy Campfire or a Launch Pad in different matches

The biggest challenge in this one is finding the items in the first place. Instead of trying to rush it, just make sure that whenever you get either a Cozy Campfire or Launch Pad over the course of the week to place it right away. As long as you're mindful, it shouldn't take too long to place three.

How to build structures

You'll have this one done in no time flat if you're a regular builder and even if you aren't, it won't take much to get 250 points. This will probably be a challenge you'll naturally get done over the course of the week so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

How to search between a mysterious hatch, a giant rock lady and a precarious flatbed

Search-between quests are always fun (because I like making the maps), but if you want to skip seeking out the locations yourself, here's where to find your Battle Stars:

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How to do stage 1: Visit Paradise Palms and Salty Springs in a single match 

The first and second stages of this challenge should be pretty easy, because in stage 1, Paradise Palms and Salty Springs are pretty close together and that's also true for stage 2 with Junk Junction and Loot Lake. But stage 3 might be a little more of a challenge. 

Going from Haunted Hills to Wailing Woods is the longest distance I've seen in the Fortnite challenges, so you'll have to count on a good bus path, then make the journey across the map. Your other option is to grab an X4-Stormwing -- because you need only cross through the airspace of the locations to get credit, it could be the best way to go.

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How to search chests at Shifty Shafts or Lonely Lodge

This challenge is pretty obvious and there are tons of chests to be found at either location. Just watch out early in the week because there will be a lot of people competing to complete this challenge. If you want to stay out of the crossfire, just wait a couple days before trying to complete this one.

How to deal damage to opponents while riding in a vehicle

Here's a challenge we haven't seen before. It might be pretty hard to complete if you don't usually play duo or squad game modes. The trick here is that you need to be riding as a passenger on any of the vehicles and deal damage to opponents. Fortunately, you don't have to get eliminations. The best way to do this one is to get a buddy and take turns driving and riding shotgun (literally). It shouldn't take long at all to get the 100 points of damage.

How to get explosive weapon eliminations

With the quad rocket launcher back in the vault after the latest update, this challenge might be a little harder, but there are plenty of explosive weapons left for you to use in this challenge. I would suggest going into a large team game mode and trying to fire rockets into where the most people are concentrated towards the end of the match. You only need three kills, so just make sure to switch to explosive weapons when you have them to complete this challenge fast.

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