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 55 Challenges from across the season, and you'll also unlock an exclusive skin - Ruin.

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 55 Weekly Challenges from Week 8 onwards, the mysterious Discovery skin - which has been revealed as Ruin - is yours.

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The Ruin skin unlocks once you have completed a total of 55 challenges in Season 8.

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.

How hard is unlocking Ruin and the associated Discovery loading screens? Though completing 55 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!

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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.


The latest Fortnite Week 8 Challenges include Fortnite Jigsaw Puzzle 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. Also coming very soon is the Fortnite Avengers crossover. Not long to wait now!


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:

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Discovery loading screen week 4:

Where could this be? Well, it's pretty clear that it's the top of the Volcano - specifically the banner's on the path near the top, on the way to the top of the volcano in quadrant H3.

Head on over to the north end of the volcano and as the path does its final zig-zag towards the top of the volcano, you'll see it appear by some rocks.

Here's randomChievos on YouTube showing the location:

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Discovery loading screen week 5:

Where could this be? Well, again it's pretty clear that it's in the lava rivers just south of the volcano, in quadrant H4.

You need to land on the upper, longer island of the two rocky islands in the lava lake, at the bottom of the quadrant. The secret battle star itself is on the corner of that island near the lava waterfall as you look south.

Here's Dizeld on YouTube showing the location:

Fortnite Discovery Battle Star loading screen location 6

Discovery loading screen week 6 (thanks SweetRabbbit on reddit):

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You'll find the Week 6 banner location on the west side of Lazy Lagoon, on a path leading away from the water about halfway up the named location.

Here's FlipArtz on YouTube showing the location:

Fortnite Discovery Battle Star loading screen location 7

Discovery loading screen week 7 (thanks Sxyton on reddit):

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You'll find this on top of the wooden rabbit location, on the western edge of the map.

Here's MrWilliamThor on YouTube showing the location:

Fortnite Discovery Battle Star loading screen location 8

Discovery loading screen week 8:

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This Discovery loading screen location reveals a banner at the frozen lake, specifically on the iceberg to the west side.

Here's HarryNinetyFour on YouTube showing the location:

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

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