Fortnite season 9, week 8 challenges are live, and that means the season will start winding down. It also means you're running out of time to get all the Battle Stars.
Apply Shields (0/400)
Visit different clocks (0/3)
Eliminate opponents in Snobby Shores or Mega Mall (0/7)
Battle Pass challenges
Damage opponents with Assault Rifles (0/500)
Stage 1 of 5: Land at Paradise Palms (0/1) Stage 2 of 5: Land at Neo Tilted (0/1) Stage 3 of 5: Land at Mega Mall (0/1) Stage 4 of 5: Land at Pleasant Park (0/1) Stage 5 of 5: Land at Junk Junction (0/1)
Use a volcano vent, air vent and a zipline in a single match (0/3)
Eliminations outside of named locations (0/5)
Apply 400 Shields -- 5 Battle Stars
Shields are absolutely essential to survive a match in
. Shield potions are a more common item, while the Chug Jug gives the most shields at one time. Players can also chip away at this challenge by collecting mushrooms found across the island.
Where to visit 3 different clocks -- 5 Battle Stars
There are multiple clocks found on the island, but some players appear to be having issues with certain ones that won't count in this challenge. So far, there are four clocks players can visit to finish this task. In Junk Junction, there is a corner with a clock on the ground that players will have to stand on in order to have it count. East of Fatal Fields in Paradise Palms is a sundial on a mountain. Neo Tilted has a digital clock tower in the southwest section. Sunny Steps has a sundial-looking clock that looks almost like a smiley face in the center that will also count toward the challenge. Check the map below for the locations.
How to eliminate 7 opponents in Snobby Shores or Mega Mall -- 10 Battle Stars
Of the two locations, Mega Mall will have more players available to eliminate as the new areas tend to be the busiest spots. If you stop here at the start of a match, it's vital to find a weapon quickly. Once you have a weapon, taking down other players scrambling to get their own gun will be easy. Snobby Shores will be less busy, but more chests will be available to gear up and eliminate whoever else shows up.
How to deal 200 damage to opponents with Assault Rifles -- 10 Battle Stars
Assault Rifles are easy to find, and luckily, they can do good damage from almost any distance. Getting up close and personal will quickly rack up the 200 points or keep your distance to build up those numbers.
Land at Paradise Palms, Neo Tilted, Mega Mall, Pleasant Park and Junk Junction -- 5 Battle Stars
This challenge is straight forward. Simply plan to land at Paradise Palms, Neo Tilted, Mega Mall, Pleasant Park and Junk Junction in different matches.
Usa a volcano vent, air vent and a zipline in a single match -- 10 Battle Stars
Volcano vents are found all around Pressure Plant while air vents are primarily located in Neo Tilted, Mega Mall or on sky platforms. As for the ziplines, they can be found around the northwest, northeast and southwest parts of the island. The ideal strategy is to start off west of Sunny Steps where a zipline will take you straight down to the volcano. Search for a volcano vent and make a beeline to Mega Mall for an air vent.
How to complete 5 eliminations outside of named locations -- 10 Battle Stars
While most of the action early in the match takes place in named locations, when the storm begins to close in, players will have to move from those spots. As they travel away from the storm circle, you can rack up eliminations for this challenge, making this task easy to complete as long as you can survive late into the match.
Data miners found the 14 Days of Summer challenges in the v9.30 update released last Tuesday. Completing challenges will earn players sprays, toys and other in-game content.
Dance at 6 different beach parties
Added at the start of the 14 Days of Summer were several beach party spots across the map. Contrary to the name, these beach parties are not at all near the beach. Be on the lookout for umbrellas, balloons and folding chairs indicating the party. The map below will show the six locations. Head over to each one, do a dance and you'll receive the Dive In emote.
Bounce a giant beach ball in 5 different matches
There are three giant beach balls on the island. One is just south of The Block, another is west of Dusty Divot and the third is on the northwest road in Paradise Palms. Bouncing a ball simply means run up to it and bump it. Hopefully, you'll get their first before other players bounce the ball farther away. A new summer-themed loading screen is the prize for those players who complete the challenge.
5 Eliminations with the daily unvaulted weapon or a Drumgun
Each day of 14 Days of Summer will have another weapon unvaulted. So far it's been the Quad Launcher, Burst Assault Rifle and the Light Machine Gun, but they're only available for 24 hours. Find one of these weapons or the Drumgun then take out five other players to complete this challenge and receive the Water Balloon toy.
Thank the Bus Driver and finish Top 20 in 5 different matches
The latest 14 Days of Summer challenge require players to be polite before they go out and kick some ass. Fortnite season 5 added the option for players to thank the driver of the Battle Bus before jumping out. For this challenge, you will have to thank the bus driver and shoot for a top 20 finish in five matches. If going solo is too tough then players can join a squad for a better chance. The reward for completing this challenge is the Perfect Blend emoji.
Where to pop 5 party balloon decorations
This challenge is in direct relation to the first challenge of the 14 Days of Summer. At every beach party is a ballon that can be popped. Follow the map above for the parties and use a pickaxe or gun to pop the balloons. The reward for completing this challenge is the sun spray.
Search for 3 unicorn floaties at swimming holes
Day 6's 14 Days of Summer Challenge has players going on a search for unicorns. Unicorn floaties, that is. These floating inflatables are found in pools, rivers, ponds and lakes. Check out the map below for the spots to find the unicorn floaties. Players completing this challenge will receive the Neon Tropics weapon wrap.
Hit 3 players with a water balloon in different matches
The Water Balloon toy was a reward for a previous 14 Days of Summer challenge and is required for this task. If you have the toy, make sure to equip it before a match. When used, your character will pull out a water balloon and quickly throw in whichever direction you're facing. Hitting three other players with a balloon in different matches is required to complete this challenge, but luckily, they can be teammates or throw one in the face of an opponent as an insult. Completing the task will give players a new loading screen.
Bounce off a giant beach umbrella in 3 different matches
The 14 Days of Summer is. past the halfway mark with this giant beach umbrella challenge. There are six umbrellas on the map, and all that's required is to jump on one. Only one is needed per match. See the map below for where the giant beach umbrellas are. The reward for finishing this challenge is a rubber ducky banner.
Score 250,00 trick points with a Driftboard with the Neon Tropics wrap applied to it
It's time to perform some sick moves on a Driftboard to complete this challenge. Before attempting to complete this task, the previous 14 Days of Summer challenge to find the unicorn floaties needs to be completed first to get the Neon Tropic wrap. Once you have that ready, find a Driftboard on the island. There are several places to look, but the best bet is Frosty Flights and Happy Hamlet where a few will be waiting. Then from there, go find hills and mountains to jump off and get some big air for points. Players who complete the challenge will receive a Surfstick spray.
New in Fortnite season 9 are Fortbytes, which are only available to Battle Pass owners. The collectibles are scattered across the island, but also unlockable by reaching certain tiers and gaining a designated amount of XP. Each Fortbyte will reveal a piece of an image teasing Fortnite season 10 and a new one appears every day.
Fortnite Season 9 Fortbyte Challenges
01: Awarded for gaining 175,000 XP
02: Found at a location hidden within Loading Screen #6
03: Accessible by using the Skull Trooper Emoji at the western most point
06: Accessible with Yay! Emote at an ice cream shop in the desert
07: Accessible by using the cuddle up emoticon inside a rocky umbrella
08: Found within Junk Junction
10: Awarded for gaining 60,000 XP
11: Found beneath a circling jungle parrot
12: Accessible by using the Nana Nana Spray inside a molten tunnel
13: Found at a location hidden within loading screen number 2
14: Found within an RV park
16: Found in the desert house with too many chairs
17: Found inside a Wooden Fish Building
19: Accessible with the Vega outfit inside a spaceship building
20: Found at the center of any of the first three storm circles
22: Accessible by using the Rox Spray in an underpass
24: Found within Fatal Field
25: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 40
26: Accessible with Bunker Jonesy outfit near a snowy bunker
31: Found at a meteor crater overlook
32: Accessible by wearing Kyo Pet Back Bling at the northernmost point
35: Awarded for gaining 225,000 XP
36: Accessible by Sentinel on a frozen island
39: Awarded for completing six challenges from Week 2
41: Accessible by using Tomatohead Emoticon inside the Durrr Burger restaurant
43: Accessible by wearing the Nana Cape Back Bling inside a Banana Stand
44: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 20
46: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 100
47: Found between a Reboot Van, pirate camp and a crashed battlebus
48: Accessible by using the Vox Pickaxe to smash the gnome beside a mountain top throne
49: Found in Trog's ice cave
50: Accessible at night time inside mountain top castle ruins
51: Accessible by using the Cluck Strut to cross the road in front of Peely's Banana Stand
52: Accessible with Bot Spray inside a Robot Factory
53: Accessible by helping to raise the disco ball at an abandoned mountain top villain lair
55: Found within Haunted Hills
57: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 25 times
58: Accessible by using the Sad Trombone Emote at the north end of Snobby Shores
59: Accessible with Durrr! Emoji inside Pizza Pit restaurant
60: Accessible with Sign Spinner Emote in front of the happy Oink restaurant
61: Accessible by using Sunbird Spray on a frozen waterfall
62: Accessible with the Stratus outfit within an abandoned mansion
63: Found somewhere between Lucky Landing and Fatal Fields
64: Accessible by Rox on top of Stunt Mountain
65: Found in a basement budget movie set
66: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 75 times
67: Accessible by Flying the Retaliator Glider through the rings under the southernmost Sky Platform
68: Found within a snowy town bookshop
69: Found inside a stone pig building
70: Accessible by skydiving through the rings above Lazy Lagoon with the Vibrant Contrails
71: Awarded for completing six challenges from Week 1
72: Found within Salty Spring
74: Found in a filing cabinet inside an assassin's basement on the desert coast
75: Found within an airport hanger
76: Found behind a historical diorama in an insurance building can be seen below
77: Found within a trackside taco shop
78: Found within a Ranger tower overlooking a drained lake
79: Found within an arcade
80: Accessible by using the Bunker Basher Pickaxe to smash the rock at the highest point of the volcano rim
81: Accessible in daytime near a mountain top cactus wedge
82: Accessible by solving the pressure plate puzzle NW of the Block
84: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 60
85: Awarded for gaining 30,000 XP
87: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 50 times
88: Found somewhere within map location J3.
89: Accessible by flying the Scarlet Strike Glider through the rings east of Snobby Shores.
90: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 100 times
91: Found at a location hidden within loading screen #4, the latest Fortbyte to unlock
92: Accessible by using Rock Love Spray near a lava fall
95: Found at a Solar Panel Array in the Jungle
96: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 80
97: Found hidden within Loading Screen #8
98: Found within a Viking longhouse
99: Awarded for gaining 125,000 XP
100: Found on the highest floor of the tallest building in Neo Tiilted
For those who don't want to wait for all 100 Fortbytes to be revealed, one Fortnite data miner discovered what the complete image will look like.
The image shows Bunker Jonesy, one of the skins introduced in season 9, drawing images from previous events in the game including the meteor shower, the volcano erupting and a giant cube, all of which were used to end a season. Off to the right near his foot appears to be the Polar Peak beast that is causing destruction on the island this season. More importantly, Jonesy appears to be covering a drawing that's likely the big event to end Fortnite season 9.
As in previous seasons, Fortnite season 9 has a season-long set of tasks called Utopia Challenges, for Battle Pass owners. Tackling these special challenges requires the completion of all the weekly challenges throughout the season. The reward for all the work is the Utopia skin.
When players finish the weekly challenges, they'll receive a new loading screen that hints at a secret Battle Star. Completing the Fortnite season 9, week 1 challenges unlocks the loading screen below. The clue to where to find the secret Battle Star is on the side of the minigun that gives the coordinates I5, I6, J5 and J6. This is a spot just south of Lonely Lounge, right before the green plains turn into the desert. The hidden Battle Star will appear only if a player who completed all challenges is within close proximity.
For Fortnite season 9, week 2, the unlocked loading screen doesn't have a hint hidden in the image, but instead, it's in the description of the screen. It says, "Last seen battling at Dino Park outhouse, these two can't be stopped." This'll lead to the location of Fortbyte #13 and not a Battle Star for the week.
Once a player's done with week 3's challenges, a new loading screen will show a new Doggo skin. The hint for the Battle Star is in the drawing on the small wall that the dogs are sitting on. It leads to a stack of cars in Junk Junction and the secret Battle Star will appear when players come near it.
As in week 2's Utopia loading screen, week 4's image provides players a clue of where to get a Fortbyte rather than Battle Star. Players on the search for Forbyte #91 will need to visit Paradise Palms. Off the main street in the area is a storefront where the "D" and "I" are on the map. Look for a bench near the road and Fortbyte #91 should appear.
Week 5's Utopia loading screen features a new skin. To the right, in white, are the map designations of B2, B3, C2 and C3.
That will take players to the mountain northwest of Pleasant Park. If all challenges for the week have been completed, a hidden Battle star will appear.
Week 6's Utopia loading screen, called Sure Shot, is a clue for Fortbye #02. When players complete all of the challenges for the week, they will unlock the new image with the description: "Only the best snipers can take out a holo-clock tower lamp from the rooftops of Neo Tilted."
Players can find Fortbyte #02 at the holo-clock tower in Neo Tilted without needing to complete all of the week's challenges.
For week 7, players who complete all the challenges will receive a new Utopia loading screen with a clue to a hidden Battle Star.
To find this hidden Battle Star, head to Pressure Plant and look for a building with a metal staircase on the outside. The Battle Star will be under the staircase, but it will only appear if you completed all the week 7 challenges.
The Utopia loading screen for Week 8 is a clue to where Fortbyte #63 is at.
The Utopia loading screen will unlock when all of the challenges for week 8 are completed, but players can go find the Fortbyte without it. The location is a gas station just north of Lucky Landing. Fortbyte #63 will appear right next to a gas pump.
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Originally published on June 27. Update, June 28: Adds Days of Summer challenge and Fortbyte #62; July 1: Adds Fortbyte #97, #67, #63, week 8 Utopia loading screen and new 14 Days of Summer challenges. July 2: Adds Fortbyte #75 and new 14 Days of Summer challenge. July 3: Adds Fortbyte #52 and new 14 Days of Summer challenge.