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Fortnite: Week 3 Challenges guide (Season 5)

Tips for completing every challenge in Week 3 of Season 5 in Fortnite.

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Our Fortnite Week 3 Challenges guide contains a list of all the challenges in Week 3, with tips, tricks and strategy advice for completing each one and earning your Battle Star rewards.

Fortnite’s third week is upon us and players will be pleased to know that the weekly challenge train continues to run smoothly. Battle Stars are still very much up for grabs.

If you’re unfamiliar with the latest changes, Season 5’s placed more emphasis on the premium Battle Pass this time around. Free players will only be able to complete 3 challenges out of 7 each week, while Battle Pass owners have access to them all.

This week’s free challenges task players with dealing 500 damage to opponents in a single match, eliminating opponents in Haunted Hills and searching chests in Fatal Fields.

The Battle Pass challenges involve the usual treasure map hunt, eliminating opponents with specific weaponry and taking on a unique task which’ll require tracking down a number of tough to find items.

To help you complete them all with zero fuss, we’ve put together a full list of all the challenges along with accompanying strategy advice.

Fortnite: Week 3 Challenges list - Season 5

Here’s a quick overview of all the challenges in Week 3 of Season 5. Simply click on the links to get straight to advice you need!

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Those are all of the challenges available in Week 3 of Fortnite Season 5, then, but how do you complete them all? Good question, and in the rest of this article we'll go through each task one by one.

Deal damage to opponents in a single match

There’s no way around it - this is a tough challenge. We’d say you can either approach this in two different ways. Go aggressive early on in the hopes that you’ll have decent gear and immediately gain the advantage on any enemies you come up against, or play it super safe.

A more patient strategy may benefit those who aren’t as confident with their gun skills, although it’s risky in the sense that you may never actually find an opportunity to lay down 5 kills before the end of a match.

We’d say mixing both of these strategies together is your best bet. Go aggressive in the early game to try and secure some early kills and gear, before slowing things down in the late game to bag those last remaining eliminations without making a blunder.

Search chests in Fatal Fields

To get this challenge out of the way quickly it’s best to land at Fatal Fields as much as possible from the get-go. As soon as you’ve touched ground, begin hunting for those glowing chests before anyone else gets to them.

Don’t worry about getting eliminated, so long as you’ve cracked open a chest or two your progress will carry over into each match. Keep at it and you’ll get this done and dusted in no time.

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Eliminate opponents in Haunted Hills

There’s nothing for it but to treat this like the challenge above. Head into Haunted Hills from as soon as you’ve got a chance to leap from the Battle Bus and don’t stop until you’ve racked up all the eliminations you need. It’s a case of loot quickly, shoot first!

Shoot a Clay Pigeon at different locations

Fortnite’s 1st Birthday Celebration has introduced a number of little minigames across the map, and one of them happens to be clay pigeon shooting!

In order to complete this challenge you’ll need shoot a clay pigeon at 4 different locations on Fortnite’s map. To do this, simply interact with the machine, wait for it to shoot a clay into the air and blast it out of the sky. Make it even easier by having a mate operate the machine, and for further authenticity, scream “PULL” everytime you want them to fire a clay into the air.

We’ve put together a guide that shows you where to find All the Clay Pigeon locations, so open this page up while you’re on the hunt for them.

Use a Launchpad

The challenge here is to find a Launchpad in the first place. It’s a purple item that looks a little like a trampoline if you’ve never encountered one before, and it goes straight into your “Trap” slot.

The only way to find one a bit quicker is to get on the offensive and eliminate players frequently. Otherwise it’s a case of being lucky enough to stumble into one out in the wild.

To use one, simply place a platform on the ground, switch to your trap slot, cycle through until you’ve got the Launchpad, and build it on top of the platform. Hop onto it and you’ll be sent rocketing into the sky - challenge ticked off!

Follow the treasure map found in Flush Factory

This is a classic case of finding a hidden Battle Star stash somewhere on Fortnite’s map.

Thankfully FortniteLeaks has done the hard work for us this week and has located the most likely location for Week 3’s Battle Stars.

As you can see, the treasure map found in Flush Factory actually leads you to a path on a hill over to the West of Fatal Fields.

For a more in-depth guide to finding these hidden Battle Stars, make sure you read through our Flush Factory Treasure Map guide!

Explosive Weapon Eliminations

To get this final challenge completed, it’s best to horde explosive grenades and equip a grenade or rocket launcher if you manage to find one.

Once you’ve got a number of explosive weapons to hand, make the most of them when you’re in firefights. Chuck grenades into forts, blast opponents at close range with rocket launchers, pepper buildings with a grenade launcher.

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