As the seasons have gone on, Epic Games has had a contentious relationship with the dataminers

As the seasons have gone on, Epic Games has had a contentious relationship with the dataminers that break open every single Fortnite: Battle Royaleupdate and try to piece together every single hint included within. On the one hand, they represent a certain hyper-engaged part of the community, on the other hand, they represent an inability to totally control the way that new content is announced and released. Legal notifications have been sent, creator codes denied, etc. But at the end of the day, some of this work just can’t be avoided: At a certain point, Epic has got to put some files on local hard drives. When that happens, dataminers are here to see what’s in them. And one of the most reliable things they tend to see is what the weekly challenges are going to be. Which is really just a long-winded way of saying that the Season 8, Week 2 challenges have leaked online.

As usual with leaked challenges, fortnite v bucks generator there’s always room to change. Sometimes new challenges pop up Thursday morning and sometimes new challenges pop up after a content patch, but by and large these lists are at least mostly accurate. So here’s what we’re working with, courtesy of the Fortnite Leaks subreddit. 

  • Deal damage to descending supply drops
  • Deal damage to opponents with a pirate cannon
  • Gain health from apples and medkits
  • Search a chest in different named locations in a single match
  • Eliminations in Salty Springs or Haunted Hills
  • Land at the block, dusty divot, polar peak, snobby shores and paradise palms
  • Visit the furthest north, south, east and west points of the island

Many of these are new, and new ones are usually the more likely to actually be legitimate. The only one here that seems like it may actually wind up on this weeks’ list is the one that asks you to gain health from apples and medkits: we’ve seen that before, and it was a yawn that time too. The rest are fairly bog standard, particularly the “eliminate people at a location” sort.

Dealing damage with a pirate cannon is going to be very tricky: pirate cannons only appear in certain locations, and you’re basically just going to have to hope that an enemy wanders by and that you’ve got the cannon trained on them when they do. Visiting the furthest north, south, east and west points of the island is a fun twist on the usual “visit a location” challenge. Mostly, it seems like this is an effort to fight against guide writers such as myself by giving challenges that people can more plausibly figure out on their own.

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