While they’ve arrived a day later than usual, thanks to a delay, the latest batch of Fortnite challenges–those for Week 9–are now available in the Battle Royale mode for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile, which means new Battle Stars to earn. You should know the drill by now, but if you’re new to the game, we’ll break down how this works. Challenges are split into two categories, with one selection of them available to all players and the other exclusively to those that have paid for a Battle Pass. All you’ve got to do is complete the objectives and, in return, you get Battle Stars that unlock new goodies. Here’s how to do them, including where to find the Shifty Shafts treasure map.
The treasure map is the week’s challenge likely to take the longest–that is, if you do it the hard way and actually find the treasure map, then follow it. The alternative way is to just follow our guide: Since you don’t technically need to get the map to complete the challenge, you can skip going to Shifty Shafts and locating the map and instead head to the location it’s ultimately pointing you toward. In this case, it’s in the mountains just north of Salty Springs and south of Dusty Divot. Once there, you’ll spot a little collection of stone pillars where you’ll also see the Battle Star. We’ve put images of the treasure map and the precise location of the Battle Star in the gallery below; you can also watch the video above to see us do it.
This week’s other challenges aren’t too tricky. On the free side, you’ll need to deal 500 damage with explosive weapons, use an ATK or a Shopping Cart to rack up 150,000 Trick points, and follow the aforementioned Shifty Shafts treasure map.
For those who have paid for the Season 5 Battle Pass side, there are four more challenges to complete. You’ll need to search for one chest in Pleasant Park (this is the first stage of the challenge, at which point four further stages will unlock one by one). On top of that, you’ll need to visit seven different Stone Heads, take out five players with an assault rifle, and also eliminate three enemies in Tomato Temple. Here’s the complete list:
Fortnite Week 9, Season 5 Challenges
- Deal damage with Explosive Weapons to opponents (500) — 5 Battle Stars
- Get Trick Points in a Shopping Car or ATK (150,000) — 5 Battle Stars
- Hard: Follow the treasure map found in Shifty Shafts — 10 Battle Stars
- (Stage 1) Search Chests in Pleasant Park (1) — 5 Battle Stars
- Visit different Stone Heads (7) — 5 Battle Stars
- Hard: Assault Rifle Eliminations (5) — 10 Battle Stars
- Hard: Eliminate opponents in Tomato Temple (3) — 10 Battle Stars
Developer Epic Games also has rolled out Fortnite’s 5.40 update, which introduces the High Stakes event. This new limited-time mode has its own set of challenges to complete. Here’s what the High Stakes challenges are and the rewards that you can earn by completing them. The update also adds the Grappler item in, which is used primarily to zip around the environment. You can read the full Fortnite update 5.40 patch notes here.