With Fortnite season 8 well underway, players are tasked with a new series of challenges every week in a drastically changed landscape. The advent of season 8 saw the emergence of the volcano and two new named locations, Sunny Steps and Lazy Lagoon. These additions have made finding the weekly hidden battle stars and banners, especially in these areas, slightly harder.
Building off the alternating pattern established back in season 6, Fortnite players are tasked with finding a hidden battle star every odd week (1,3,5,7,9) and a hidden banner every even week (2,4,6,8,10). The former provides Fortnite players with a free tier on their Battle Pass, and the latter adds a new cosmetic to the player’s locker. Here’s where and how to find every one currently available in Fortnite.
Week 1 — Battle Star
As seen above, the first battle star of Fortnite season 8 requires players to get on top of the tall tower near the pirate ship in Lazy Lagoon. Players will easily notice the tower from drop or approach, but for those who cannot make it from drop, there is a volcanic vent nearby that will save on those precious mats.
Week 2 – Banner
The second one will be easiest from drop. Players will need to dive into the volcano, using the momentum of the drop to fight through the hot air pushing back, and land near the Fire King’s throne. The banner will appear to the left of the throne, near the Dragon Eggs. It’s worth mentioning they were first discovered last season, but Epic Games hasn’t done anything with them as of yet.
Week 3 – Battle Star
The second battle star of the season can be a bit harder to identify. Players will find it to the right of the Volcano in a small temple somewhat similar to Sunny Steps (of which this battle star is due south). Walking to the edge will reveal the hidden battle star, earning players yet another Battle Pass tier.
As more weeks pass and more battle stars and banners release, we will update this article accordingly. Making sure these are complete will help players get their tier 100 Luxe Skin as well as add a few new cosmetics, so each are worth pursuing. Until then, Ranters, good luck on the Fortnite battle island.
Fortnite is available now in early access for Android, iOS, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.
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