Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 5 is now entering its third week, which means developer Epic Games has introduced another new set of challenges for players to complete on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. As with previous weeks in Season 5, the challenges are split into two categories, with some being available to everyone while others are exclusive to Battle Pass owners.
On the free side, this week’s challenges involve dealing 500 damage to opponents in a single match, using a launch pad, and following the treasure map found in Flush Factory. While the first two shouldn’t give you much trouble, the third of the bunch will require a little bit of legwork. Flush Factory can be found in the southern part of the island and it’s there that you’ll find the treasure map.
However, you aren’t actually required to get the map first. Instead you can skip this bit and go to quadrant F8 of the map, where you’ll find a house on a hilltop. If you’re looking at the house head-on, the Star you need to collect will be on the right of the path leading up to the house. Although gliding onto the spot from the Battle Bus is the easiest way to get to it, you can also build your way up. Take a look below to see the location on the map.
For those with a Battle Pass, you’ll need to search seven chests in Fatal Fields, shoot a Clay Pigeon at five different locations, eliminate five enemies in Haunted Hills, and then get three eliminations using an explosive weapon. You’ll also get 5K worth of XP for doing completing all of these challenges. Take a look below to see a breakdown of all of Fortnite Season 5, Week 3 challenges, along with their rewards.
Fortnite Season 5, Week 3 Challenges
- Deal damage to opponents in a singlew match (500) — 5 Battle Stars
- Use a launch pad (1) — 5 Battle Stars
- Follow the treasure map found in Flush Factory (1) — 10 Battle Stars
- Search chests in Fatal Fields (7) — 5 Battle Stars
- Shoot a Clay Pigeon at different locations (5) — 5 Battle Stars
- Eliminate opponents in Haunted Hills (5) — 10 Battle Stars
- Explosive weapon eliminations — 10 Battle Stars
In related news, Fortnite’s SMG and Compact SMG have been nerfed, following feedback from the community. Epic Games has tweaked a number of attributes for both guns, including damage, range, fire rate, and accuracy. This, the developer says, brings it more in line with how it wants the guns to perform in-game.
Fortnite is also celebrating its 1st birthday with a set of challenges that will unlock a birthday-themed emote, spray, and bling. The first two challenges are relatively easy, requiring you to do a specified amount of damage and play a certain amount of matches. However, the third challenge is a little trickier. For this you’ll need to find 10 cakes that have been scattered around the island and dance in front of them. To make things a little easier on yourself, check out our Fortnite Birthday Cake Location Guide to watch us do the entire challenge and also see a map of where all the cakes are.
Epic Games is also giving new Fortnite skins to those that have been playing the game from the very beginning. If you purchased the Founder’s Pack when Fortnite’s Save the World mode originally launched, you’ll be prompted about the classic skins when you next boot up the game. These were promised to Founder’s Pack owners when the Battle Royale mode first launched, and have finally been delivered around a year later.