At long last, Fortnite developer Epic Games is mixing things up after the version 5.30 update with something that resembles legitimate quests in Battle Royale.

Week 7 Challenges for Fortnite: Battle Royale began on Friday morning at 9 a.m. Eastern and a strange looking new battle pass Challenge read: “Stage 1: Search a chest in Pleasant Park.” That does indeed imply that there are multiple stages. For this Challenge, at least, there are five successive stages that players need to do in order to complete the Challenge and collect the five battle pass stars.

It would be far more interesting if each step were different — search a treasure chest, get eliminations, do damage with a specific weapon, etc. — but instead, players just have to search five different chests at five different named locations in five different matches. That’s right, players actually have to finish a match before the next Stage activates. They can’t even see what the next stage is until they’re back in the lobby.

Here are all five stages:

  • Stage 1: Search a chest in Retail Row
  • Stage 2: Search a chest in Greasy Grove
  • Stage 3: Search a chest in Lucky Landing
  • Stage 4: Search a chest in Lucky Landing
  • Stage 5: Search a chest in Paradise Palms
'Fortnite' Week 7 Stage Challenge Chest
Here are the locations of all five stages in this Week 7 Challenge.

So what initially seems like an exciting new Challenge type actually becomes a somewhat boring, repetitive variation of the same old stuff. Rather than having players find three chests in a single location, this new Challenge forces them to spend spend roughly the same amount of time exploring different locations.

All that being said, there’s a helpful strategy to approach this Challenge: Skydive directly to whatever location you need a chest in, and be as efficient as possible. If players can drop out of the battle bus about 1.5 squares away from their destination, they stand a good chance of landing first. In many cases, they might be able to land directly on a chest. Being eliminated immediately after opening a chest is actually ideal because then they can move on to the next step in the next match. It’s totally worth it to flee from enemies if they might be able to open a chest.

Approaching this multi-stage Challenge in such a fashion should make it easy to complete this one in five very short matches.

Note that Season 5 doesn’t end until on or around Monday, September 24. So players have about a month left to complete this and other Challenges. As such, there’s really no rush if they’d prefer to string this Challenge out longer.

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