Where to Find the Secret Battle Star in 'Fortnite' Season 8, Week 3

More giant faces in the landscape.

Fortnite: Battle Royale’s Season 8 Discovery challenges continue in Week 3 with a fun new loading screen inspired by Indiana Jones, except this time around, it’s the female Sidewinder skin stealing some treasure from an ancient ruin.

Week 3 kicked off Thursday morning a little bit later than usual, but once players complete seven new challenges — like finding where the magnifying glass sits on the treasure map loading screen — they’ll be able to claim a secret battle star.

Similar to Snowfall in Season 7, Discovery awards any player who completes all seven weekly challenges with a secret loading screen leading to a battle star or hidden banner. Doing all of this is a lot of work, but for the most dedicated Fortnite players, it’s essential.

The third Discovery loading screen features Sidewinder, the red-eyed snake-charmer, stealing a golden snake statue from a shrine as arrows whiz by her head, no doubt triggered from some kind of trap. There are some serious Indiana Jones vibes here.

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Sidewinder really likes snakes.

In the lower-left corner of the map is the clue we need, painted on the wall in white. It shows a presumably different shrine, but one that players might’ve noticed since the start of Season 8.

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Note the two distinct animal statues. The battle star is located at the bottom of the steps.

This particular location bears similar architecture to Sunny Steps, but it’s actually located a good distance to the south, east of the volcano. The shrine faces east and is at the end of a dirt path that’s visible from the map and the sky. The secret battle star will appear at the bottom of the steps, so if you think it looks like a face, that’s on the tip of the nose.

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Look for the dirt path leading west that's colored a little bit differently.

For anyone that needs specific guidance, the video at the top of this article from YouTuber garandhero offers a succinct and very clear demonstration. (Be sure to check out his YouTube page for even more Fortnite videos).

Unlike Snowfall, with Discovery players can complete all the challenges from any week to unlock the next loading screen and therefore the secret prize. Before, specific challenge sets corresponded to particular loading screens. The difference here hardly matters for the more hardcore players, but for anyone who waits until the end of the season to complete all their challenges and get the loading screen prizes, the whole process has become just a little bit easier.

Based on the in-game countdown to the end of Season 8, players have until Wednesday, May 8 to complete this and other challenges.

Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 8, Week 4 should begin the morning of Thursday, March 21.

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