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.

If you're just getting started, our Fortnite Battle Royale tips and tricks can provide some helpful hints.

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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:

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

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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.

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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.


The latest Fortnite Week 8 Challenges include Fortnite Jigsaw Puzzle Piece locations, the Paradise Palm Treasure Map location, and how to Dial the Durr Burger and Pizza Pit number on big telephones. There are also pirate camp locations and Fortnite Discovery Battle Star locations to find, too, the latter of which will help you unlock the Ruin skin.


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.

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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!

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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!

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