Fortnite Week 5 Challenges: Bouncy Ball, Mushroom Shields, And More (Season 8)

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Fortnite Week 5 Challenges: Bouncy Ball, Mushroom Shields, And More (Season 8)

Fortnite Season 8 seems to be whizzing by, as we're already in Week 5. For those with hopes of unlocking everything the Battle Pass has to offer, the clock is ticking. Luckily for you, there's a way to speed the whole process up: doing challenges. Every week developer Epic Games updates Fortnite with a fresh set of tasks for you to complete. Doing so unlocks Battle Stars which levels up your Battle Pass and makes cosmetics available. Here's what's on tap for Week 5 and how to complete them all.

As always, there are two categories of challenges. The first is available to everyone playing the game, while the second is exclusive to those that have spent V-Bucks on a battle pass. Below you'll find a list of everything that you need to do in both categories. If you've been keeping up to date this season, completing your fifth complete week of challenges will let you track down the Week 5 secret Battle Star.

First up in Week 5 are the free challenges. As part of this players will need to deal damage with scoped weapons, search chests in Paradise Palms or Shifty Shafts, and complete a lap of the race track in Happy Hamlet. If you've got the premium Battle Pass, you'll need to use the Bouncy Ball toy and get 15 bounces with it.

You'll also have to complete a three-stage challenge that begins with getting shields from Mushrooms, and once that's done further stages will be revealed. You'll also need to use a Volcano Vent, a zipline, and a vehicle all in the same match, and head to pirate camps to take out three enemies. Take a look at the full list of challenges below.

Fortnite Week 5 Challenges: Bouncy Ball, Mushroom Shields, And More (Season 8)

Fortnite Season 8, Week 5 Challenges


  • Deal damage with Scoped Weapons to opponents (200) -- 5 Battle Stars
  • Search chests at Paradise Palms or Shifty Shafts (7) -- 5 Battle Stars
  • Complete a lap of the Race Track in Happy Hamlet (1) -- 10 Battle Stars

Battle Pass

  • Get 15 bounces in a single throw with the Bouncy Ball toy (1) -- 5 Battle Stars
  • Stage 1 of 3: Gain shields from Mushrooms (50) -- 5 Battle Star
  • Use a Volcano Vent, a zipline, and a vehicle in the same match (3) -- 10 Battle Stars
  • Eliminate opponents at Pirate Camps -- 3 Battle Stars

Deal Damage With Scoped Weapons

This one is fairly obvious: grab yourself a weapon and make sure it has a scope. Once you've got one of those you'll need to land 200 points of damage on opponents, and in return you'll be rewarded with five Battle Stars. Fortnite has scoped sniper rifles, assault rifles, and a scoped revolver. For our money, we recommend looking for an assault rifle, as it's the most common and also much easier to land shots with.

Search Chests At Paradise Pals or Shifty Shafts

Again, another fairly obvious one. Drop into one of those two locations and, to speed things up, look for an elevated position. From there you should be able to spot nearby treasure chests that you can search. However, be careful as both these areas will likely be crawling with other players also looking to complete the challenge. If you're able to get there with a scoped rifle and are feeling confident, you could engage enemies and kill two birds with one stone.

Complete A Lap Of The Race Track In Happy Hamlet

This is a nice, easy breezy challenge that lets you have a bit of fun. Happy Hamlet is located at grid reference D9 on the Fortnite map. Drop there, hop into a vehicle, and do a quick lap. Done!

Get 15 Bounces With Bouncy Ball Toy

If you head to your emote locker you'll be able to select the bouncy ball and throw it for a good time. The easiest way to complete this challenge is to grab the resources necessary to build a high ramp, build up, and once you're relatively high in the sky, just throw down the bouncy ball and let physics take care of all the hard work for you. Alternatively, just build a 1x1 structure around yourself and throw the ball--even easier.

Gain Shields From Mushrooms

Mushrooms are consumable items in Fortnite that you're most likely to encounter in the dense forest areas of the map. We recommend heading to Wailing Woods, Dusty Divot, and Shifty Shafts to find them. However, given that they're relatively prevalent throughout the map, it's probably easier to just get on with the other challenges and keep your eyes peeled for them as you're out on your adventures.

Epic Games also recently released update 8.20 for Fortnite. It introduces a new limited-time mode that tasks players with avoiding lava that is constantly rising. There's also a new trap weapon and a number of other tweaks to the way the game plays. Check out the full Fortnite 8.20 patch notes to see everything included in it.

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