Our Fortnite: Week 8 Challenges guide details all of the new Season 4 Challenges, including searching for Hungry Gnomes and finding the Battle Stars hidden between a Bear, Crater and a Refrigerator Shipment.
Fortnite’s eighth week is underway and that only means one thing - a new set of challenges! (who would’ve guessed eh?)
Complete these challenges each week and you’ll earn Battle Stars which’ll go towards levelling up your Battle Pass. It’s a straight forward process which usually involves scouring the map for buried treasure or eliminating players with a specific set of weaponry.
It certainly seems like a real effort, but trust us, it’s well worth it. Put the work in to complete these challenges and not only will you be swimming in Battle Stars, but also brand new cosmetic items like Gliders and Backblings too.
It goes without saying that a couple of these challenges per week are always significantly tougher than the others. To help you out we’ve put together a guide that’ll take you through every Week 8 Challenge and provide some tips to beating them no time at all.
Our Weekly Challenges list is a great place to start if you’re looking for help with any other previous challenges!
Fortnite: Week 8 Challenges List
Here's a quick overview of all the challenges in Week 8. Click on the links if you want to jump straight to a section that's causing you particular problems this week!
- Deal Headshot Damage to opponents (0/250). 5 Battle Points
- Search Chests in Salty Springs (0/2). 5 Battle Points
- Search 7 Chests in a single match (0/7). 5 Battle Points
- Search 7 Hungry Gnomes (0/7). 5 Battle Points
- Search between a Bear, Crater and a Refrigerator Shipment - HARD (0/1). 10 Battle Points
- Suppressed Weapon Eliminations - HARD (0/3). 10 Battle Points
- Eliminate opponents in Pleasant Park - HARD (0/3). 10 Battle Points
Those are all of the Fortnite Week 8 Challenges, then, but how do you actually complete them all? Read on for all the help you could possibly need!
Deal Headshot Damage to opponents
This challenge might sound pretty tricky, but we wouldn’t focus too hard on landing headshots all the time as it’ll just lead to frustration. Instead, focus on getting kills with an Assault Rifle, Sniper Rifle or the like and try your best to train your aim on their heads a little more than usual. Do this and you’re bound to land some headshots.
It won’t be long before you complete this challenge naturally over time!
Search Chests in Salty Springs
To get this challenge done and dusted, we’d recommend landing here at every opportunity and scouring Salty Springs for glowing chests the moment you touch ground.
Check out our Salty Springs Chest locations page for a look at all the locations you need to get this challenge done!
Search 7 Chests in a single match
Perhaps one of the trickiest challenges this week, this one requires you to crack open 7 chests in one match - steady on. Survival is the name of the game here, as well as picking and choosing the right location to land.
We’d recommend avoiding the hotly contested zones like Tilted Towers as although they contain tons of chests, your chances of survival are minimal. Instead, focus on landing in out of the way areas like Snobby Shores where you’re less likely to encounter any resistance. This way you can go about your business looking for chests without distraction, and hopefully fewer fights.
If you run out of chests to loot in one location, we’d play it really safe and follow the circle as it constricts. This way you’ll arrive late in areas which will have been looted, but there’s bound to be a few leftover chests which you can open to finish off the challenge.
Search 7 Hungry Gnomes
We’re no strangers to searching for Gnomes in Fortnite as Epic’s introduced a “Search for Hidden Gnomes” challenges before. They’d make creepy giggling noises if you were nearby, and you’d be lucky to find them as they were tucked away in the sneakiest places.
These Gnomes are a bit hungry this time around, and we've put together a complete guide to finding them all across the map!
Head on over to our Where to find all Hungry Gnomes locations page for our ever-growing list of locations.
Search between a Bear, Crater and a Refrigerator Shipment
This challenge follows a similar pattern to previous “Search between” tasks. You’ll need to hunt for a bundle of hidden Battle Stars located between a Bear, Crater and a Refrigerator on Fortnite’s map.
Thankfully, ShuffleGamer has done the work for us and we’ve linked his video down below so you can get a headstart if this challenge does go live on Thursday!
Head on over to our Where to Search between a Bear, Crater and a Refrigerator Shipment - where to find the Battle Star page for an in-depth text guide!
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Suppressed Weapon Eliminations
It goes without saying that you’ll need to hunt down a Suppressed weapon to get started with this challenge. Increase your chances of finding one by cracking open as many chests as you can and holding onto the first Suppressed weapon you come across.
Now it’s a case of using this weapon to execute downed opponents or even treating it as your primary weapon when facing enemies.
Eliminate opponents in Pleasant Park
To complete this final challenge your best bet is to glide into Pleasant Park the moment you have the chance. Search for a weapon and some gear as soon as you’ve touched ground and get on the offensive right away. Chances are you’ll catch some players off guard before they’ve even had a chance to collect some loot themselves.