Fortnite Discovery is an additional set of Challenges to complete as part of the Season 8 Battle Pass.

The aim is to complete all Challenges from any given week. But if you complete 60 Challenges from across the season, and you'll also unlock an exclusive skin - which has yet to be revealed.

Not only that, but each stage of the Discovery challenge gives you additional secret Battle Star locations and Banners to find from each Discovery loading screen that unlocks.

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Fortnite Discovery secret Battle Stars and loading screens explained

Each completed stage of the Discovery challenge - which requires you to complete all the Challenges in a specific week - unlocks a new loading screen.

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If you view these loading screens closely, it actually hints at the location of a secret Battle Star or Banner location on the map.

Finding additional Battle Stars in the game will then give you an additional Tier towards your Season 8 Battle Pass progress, while new Banners will give you new customisation options.

Note that you need to have unlocked that specific loading screen before it will appear on the map.

When you have completed a total of 60 Weekly Challenges, the mysterious Discovery skin - which has yet to be revealed - and backbling is yours.

If you were interested, Seasons 4, 5, 6 and 7 had a Battle Star / Loading Screen skin too, named The Visitor, The Enforcer, AIM and The Prisoner respectively.

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How hard is unlocking Discovery? Though completing 60 Weekly Challenges across a season isn't too difficult, it can be time intensive if you've left it until the last minute.

You have until the end of the season to unlock it, otherwise it'll likely be gone forever. Good luck!

Fortnite Discovery Battle Star locations map

Regardless of the order you'll complete a week of Season 8 Challenges, the order of the loading screens and their subsequent Battle Star locations will be the same.

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Fortnite Discovery locations map

If you have more than one unlocked, you are welcome to collect them in any order you like.


Fortnite Season 8 skins, Battle Pass and emotes are here! With them of course comes a new set of Fortnite Challenges every week. We have detailed guides for the trickiest of them, the lastest being how to search the magnifying glass Treasure Map loading screen location in Fortnite, visit the furthest North, South, East and West locations in Fortnite, the various Fortnite Pirate Camp and Pirate Cannon locations and find the Fortnite giant face locations in the jungle, desert and snow. There are also Fortnite Discovery Battle Star locations to find, too, which are worth ticking off each week to save you a last-minute rush!


Fortnite Discovery Battle Star loading screen location 1

Discovery loading screen week 1 (thanks megaforrest on reddit):

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This is in Season 8's newly added Lazy Lagoon area. Specifically, you want to find the tower on the east side of the named location. The Week 1 Battle Star will appear above the spire.

Here's garandhero on YouTube showing the location:

Fortnite Discovery Battle Star loading screen location 2

Discovery loading screen week 2:

So where exactly is there a big pool of lava? That's right, Season 8's newly added volcano. Head inside from the top, and as you drift in, face north to spot the throne on the far side.

On the far west side, the Banner location will spawn.

Here's Tabor Hill on YouTube showing the location:

Fortnite Discovery Battle Star loading screen location 3

Discovery loading screen week 3:

What does this strange little symbol mean? Well, it looks to be referring to the temple in the north-east wooded area of the map, in quadrant I4 - slightly east and a tiny bit south of the volcano.

Glide down and look for the entrance, in the same shape of that little white symbol in the bottom left corner of the loading screen.

Here's randomChievos on YouTube showing the location:

Expect more locations as new weeks are introduced as part of the Battle Pass!

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