Season 6 of Fortnite rolls on with a new set of challenges to complete on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. Week 7’s challenges are now live, giving you another chance to earn Battle Stars and unlock some more Season 6 rewards. That’s not all; clearing every mission from a given week will also complete a Hunting Party challenge, which will reward you with a special loading screen that points to a free item hidden around the island.
There are 10 Hunting Party challenges this season, and the loading screen you unlock depends on how many sets of weekly challenges you’ve completed. If you’ve kept up with all of them thus far, including Week 7’s batch, then you’ll receive the loading screen pictured below, which features a group of characters charging at the mysterious purple cube that has been the focal point of this season.
What’s notable about these loading screens is that each one contains a very subtle clue to the location of a free Battle Star or Banner hiding somewhere around the island. Sure enough, if you look closely at the right-hand edge of the screen, you’ll see the silhouette of a Battle Star floating above a boat.
The boat is located in Leaky Lake, just to the south of the island with the Stonehenge-like monument. Head to that area at the start of the match, and the Battle Star will appear when you approach the boat. Collect it to level your Battle Pass up by one tier, bringing you a step closer to unlocking all of this season’s rewards.
If you need help finding the Battle Star, we’ve marked down its location on the map below. You can also watch us collect it in the video above if you’d like to see exactly where it’s hiding. However, be aware that the Battle Star won’t appear unless you’ve completed the aforementioned Hunting Party challenge and unlocked the above loading screen; you won’t simply be able to go to the right area and collect it if you haven’t done all of the required steps.
As usual, Week 7’s challenges are divided up into two categories: those available for everyone, and those reserved for players who’ve purchased the Battle Pass. Most of the challenges are fairly straightforward; one asks you to search seven ammo boxes in a single match, while another tasks you with eliminating three opponents in Pleasant Park. The trickiest of the bunch is to skydive through floating rings.
If you need help completing any previous challenges from this season, be sure to check out our comprehensive Fortnite Season 6 challenge roundup. You can also find links to all of our Fortnite Season 6 Hunting Party challenge guides below.