Fortnite Season 8 downtime has ended, and here are the Season 8 Week 1 challenges

A new Fortnite season is upon us. The downtime has ended, and players can now explore everything new to Season 8. Epic Games have removed Wailing Woods, added back Risky Reels and made other major changes to the map.

Epic have also updated the UI for the Fortnite challenges, and you can now activate a new feature called Party Assist that allows you to complete challenges together with anyone in your party. Here’s a new look at the new UI:

Fortnite Challenges new UI
Fortnite Challenges new UI

Here are the official challenges for Fortnite Season 8, Week 1

Fortnite Season 8, Week 1 Challenges

Free Challenges

  • Visit all Pirate Camps (7)
  • Search Chests at Retail Row or Junk Junction (7)
  • Stage 1 of 3 – Deal damage with a shotgun and an explosive weapon in a single match (2)
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Battle Pass Challenges

Fortnite Season 8, Week 1 Challenges
Fortnite Season 8, Week 1 Challenges

We’ll have guides on how to complete some of these challenges such as the Pirate camp locations, the location of the giant face and more. We’ll also be posting a cheat sheet as soon as possible.


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