Finding Pirate Camps is one of Fortnite's many Weekly Challenges, as is the task of dealing damage with Pirate Cannons.

Completing Pirate Camp locations and finding those Pirate Cannon locations to deal damage 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 Pirate Camp Locations at a glance

Unlike many other location-based challenges in Fortnite, you need to visit every single Pirate Camp location on the map for one of the challenges, whilst others have you use their Pirate Cannons in different ways.

There are seven Fortnite Pirate Camp locations in total to find.

Here they are at a glance:

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In closer detail, the Pirate Camp locations are:

West of Pleasant Park, at the foot of the mountain among the trees:

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Frozen lake, just to the north-east:

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Lazy Lagoon, to the west as the river heads towards the cliff edge:

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Volcano, to the south-west, in-between the volcano itself and the pool of lava towards the base:

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West of Dusty Divot, at the foot of the mountain to the south:

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North-west of Paradise Palms, next to the bridge between the grass and desert areas of the map:

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West of Fatal Fields, on the flat mountain:

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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 do you complete all 7 Fortnite Pirate Camp locations?

For the Week 1 Challenges, you are tasked with the following:

  • Visit all Pirate Camps (7 total, 5 Battle Stars)

Across the map are Pirate Camps. These are tall wooden structures added to Fortnite Season 8, often replacing many lesser-known but fan favourite locations, such as the house on top of the mountain near Fatal Fields, and the derelict mansion west of Pleasant Park.

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You know you're in the right place thanks to their telltale pirate flag on a mast, with several cannons littered throughout, pointing outside.

Once you have come across one, all you have to do is get close to it. If you are flying in, then actually landing somewhere on the structure, or within the grounds, is required - just breezing past it won't do.

You know it's done correctly when the challenge notification appears in the upper left of the screen.

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In order to complete the Pirate Camp locations, you need to visit all seven. As with other challenges, you must do these as you play matches (you cannot enter the map without other players), so you'll have to avoid combat encounters as you attempt to find each location.

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How to visit 3 Pirate Camps in a single match

Finally, if you're going after the How to visit 3 Pirate Camps in a single match challenge, this is easiest done in one of two ways:

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  1. Find a vehicle, such as the Baller, which can quickly take you to three Pirate Camp locations of your choosing
  2. Land at one of the 7 Pirate Camp locations, wait until the first circle appears, then plan your route to another two accordingly. No matter where the circle sets, you will have time to visit another two.

If you're struggling with this particular challenge - specifically, when coming up against other players who kill you - then playing in an LTM such as Team Rumble, where you can respawn and / or are part of a larger team with less chance of coming up against the opposition - will help.

Fortnite Pirate Cannon locations and how to deal damage with Pirate Cannons

Pirate Cannons are available at all the Pirate Camps we mentioned above, plus a small number of other spots.

Specifically, those additional cannons that can be found at alternative locations to the above Pirate Camps are:

South-Eastof Junk Junction, in the back of a large-ish truck with a pirate flag, in quadrant C2.

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At Lazy Lagoon, on the ship and in the pirate town facing towards it, in quadrant F3.

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South of Paradise Palms on top of the smaller of two tricks with pirate flags, on the road, in quadrant I9.

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North-West of Happy Hamlet, by a small structure in the snow, quadrant C9.

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How to deal damage with Pirate Cannons

Completing the challenge by dealing damage with Pirate Cannons is simple enough - at least on paper.

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You can interact with the cannon by pressing E (on PC), like you would with any interactable object in Fortnite, and then drive it around freely. You'll need a spot of luck and a good aim, but it's fired just like any weapon, so give it a bit of time and you'll get the damage in!

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

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