Fortnite's Magnifying Glass loading screen challenge is an unusual one, asking you to search where the magnifying glass sits at the Treasure Map loading screen for one of the game's many Fortnite Weekly Challenges.

Completing the Magnifying Glass loading screen task will give you additional XP to help go towards your many Season 8 rewards.

Note this particular challenge is no longer able to be completed. That said, there are still plenty of other Fortnite Challenges as part of the Fortnite Season 9 Battle Pass, with our guides including Wind Turbine locations, Fortnite race track locations for the desert, snowy and grasslands race tracks and holographic Tomato head, Durr Burger head and giant Dumpling head locations. There are also daily Fortnite Fortbyte locations to discover and weekly Utopia Battle Star locations. And, for a limited time only, there's the Downtown Drop LTM with Two Food Trucks locations, Jonesy locations, On Fire Letter locations and Fortnite Hidden Shortcut locations.

On this page:

Fortnite Magnifying Glass Treasure Map loading screen location at a glance

To complete the challenge that has you find the Magnifying Glass Treasure Map loading screen location, you need to do one pretty simple thing: find the location and visit it.

Here's the magnifying glass location at a glance:

fortnite_magnifying_glass_treasure_map_location

Specifically, you need to head to quadrant B8, just south-west of Polar Peak.

fortnite_magnifying_glass_treasure_map_location_1

There, you'll find a circular forested area with some trees dotted around sparsly.

In the middle of the trees, when you reach the right spot, you'll find the hidden battle star that appears when you get close enough.

fortnite_magnifying_glass_treasure_map_location_2

If you're after some more details on how this challenge works and what it's actually asking you to do, see the section just below.


Get help on the latest Fortnite Challenges, including Wind Turbine locations, Fortnite race track locations for the desert, snowy and grasslands race tracks and holographic Tomato head, Durr Burger head and giant Dumpling head locations. Read what's last been added with Fortnite patch notes, daily Fortnite Fortbyte locations to discover and weekly Utopia Battle Star locations.


How to find the Magnifying Glass Treasure Map loading screen location explained

For this Week 3 Challenge, you are tasked with the following:

  • Search where the magnifying glass sits at the Treasure Map loading screen (1 total, 5 Battle Stars)

The task itself is a bit of a new one, for a change. It requires you to first find the right loading screen it's talking about, then figure out what the location actually is, and then visit it in a game of Battle Royale (or any competitive, non-custom mode that has you play PvP on that map).

The map in question is this one, the Treasure Map loading screen unlocked when you reach Tier 10 of the Season 8 Battle Pass.

fortnite_magnifying_glass_treasure_map_location_4

Take a closer look and you'll see the magnifying glass resting over a specific circle of trees, near a distinctive rock formation - that's the location we've describe for you in the section above!

Head into a game - we recommend one of the large-team battles that split the game into two big teams, rather than smaller individual squads, as it makes it pretty easy to move around one half of the map without fear of being killed.

Go to the right spot, wait for the secret battle star to appear, and interact with it as you always do in treasure map-style challenges - but remember you need to finish the game properly for it to count!

fortnite_magnifying_glass_treasure_map_location_3

Get yourself killed or wait to die to the storm as it closes in, and then the challenge will be marked as completed - just don't quit early or you'll need to do it again.

When you are done, there are plenty of other Challenges to take on this week - so keep playing!

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (0)

About the author

Chris Tapsell

Chris Tapsell

Staff Writer

Chris Tapsell is Eurogamer's Staff Writer, its newest Chris, and a keen explorer of the dark arts of gaming, from League of Legends to the murky world of competitive Pokémon.