Fortnite Season 4 Week 8 Challenges Guide: Drive a Car Through a Rift

by in Fortnite | Oct, 15th 2020

It is time for Thursday once again, which you likely know what that means: the latest batch of Fortnite weekly missions are here for you to complete in Season 4 of battle royale. In this week’s case, you have the Fortnite Week 8 challenges to complete this week to earn its sweet rewards.

Fortnite Week 8 Challenges Are Here

The Fortnite Week 8 challenges are here this week, marking the third-to-last week of battle royale missions this season. That is to say that we might not have too much longer in this season since there will only be two more weeks of challenges after this week.

It is even more important than ever before that players do the weekly missions if they wish to get all of the battle pass rewards this season since time is potentially running out. That said, I think that the current Season 4 will be extended for a little while longer.

Even though Season 3 ended abruptly for the first time in a long time, I could easily see Season 4 go for at least a few weeks more after Week 10. This is because the new Marvel Knockout Super Series was announced, and it goes past the time in which Season 4 should end.

Regardless, there are at least a couple of more weeks left this season, so here are all of the Fortnite Week 8 challenges that you can do this week:

  • Search for seven treasure chests at Sweaty Sands
  • Get five eliminations at Stark Industries
  • Drive a car or truck through a rift
  • Eliminate five opponents while jumping or falling
  • Get 35 headshots on Doom henchmen or Stark robots
  • Visit five different named locations in a single battle royale match
  • Deal 15,000 damage to opponents with either assault rifles and/or sniper rifles (recommended for parties of four players)

As you can see, not much has changed regarding the usual seven missions as we always have. However, it is worth noting that the Fortnite Week 8 challenges are overall some of the worst this season in terms of interesting missions compared to the rest of this season.

That said, even the worst week is still better than or at least equal to the lame challenges that we got in Season 3. What is also weird is that there are some changes to the numbers for some standard missions that we get every week, which is weird. But we will get into that and more in our guide to the Fortnite Week 8 challenges.

How to Search Chests and Get Eliminations

Getting us started this week are the two standard repetitive missions that we get every single week. The first one is the treasure chests challenge, where players are required to find seven chests at Sweaty Sands this week. That is a bit odd as it seems that we visited Sweaty Sands for something like this relatively recently.

Regardless, you will need to find seven treasure chests at Sweaty Sands this week to complete this particular mission. Seven is a lot like always, but you can, thankfully, do this mission across as many battle royale matches as you need to.

So, if you want to aim for just two or three chests per match you do, which is fairly reasonable, you can get this done in only a few matches while also doing the other missions. To get the chests the easiest, we recommend that you do this in the Team Rumble mode to lessen competition and that you land at Sweaty Sands as soon as you can.

Next up, we have the normal weekly eliminations mission. This week, we need to get eliminations at Stark Industries on the map. However, there is something odd about this week’s eliminations challenge. Usually, players are just asked to get three eliminations and be done with it.

But for some odd reason, players are asked to get five eliminations at Stark Industries instead of the usual three. And what makes matters even more confusing and strange is that the reward for this challenge doesn’t seem to be any different from the standard experience reward.

Regardless, it seems that Epic Games is confident that you can get eliminations easily here, so it is asking you to get five at Stark Industries. The only possible reason we can think of for this happening is that you might have the NPC Stark robots count for these eliminations.

We haven’t confirmed that, though, so you’ll have to try it out and see. But the best way to approach this mission is to land at Stark Industries in the former location of Frenzy Farm, pick up gear, and start eliminating the players and possibly NPCs there. You can do this across multiple matches if you need to, but Team Rumble is excellent for quickly doing it.

How to Drive a Car or Truck Through a Rift

For the third challenge this week, we have to consider this one the standout of the Fortnite Week 8 challenges due to its fun and unique nature. You need to drive a car or truck through a rift in a match. Now, you might be wondering about these rifts and where they are located.

There haven’t been any rifts on the Season 4 island, but Epic Games has brought them back in the most recent update to the game this week. Now, players will start seeing rifts appearing once again in Fortnite, centered around specific areas.

What is odd about the rifts is that you will only find them around the new named locations and other areas tied into the Marvel-themed Season 4. You will find them at Stark Industries location and Doom’s Domain and other smaller spots.

The rifts likely work how they did when they previously appeared in Fortnite, allowing the player to walk (or in this case drive) through them to then be teleported high up in the sky where you can dive once again. Going through the rift is what you need to do this week.

But the catch is that you can’t just walk through the rift as you will need to find a vehicle and drive it through one of them. So, be sure to figure out which location you will go through and then find a vehicle nearby. They are typically found at most named locations unless other players get to them first, so that shouldn’t be too hard.

For the fourth challenge this week, we have yet another eliminations mission to do, so we hope you like taking out other players. This time, you need to eliminate five players while jumping or falling. Essentially, you need to be in the air. It doesn’t matter how or why.

The basics are that you either jump up and down repeatedly to ensure that you eliminate someone this way or fall from a high point or a bounce pad. This isn’t super easy to do, so you will need to jump over and over in fights, most likely constantly.

Again, this is a situation where Team Rumble is the best option, so you have plenty of fights and chances to get the five eliminations needed for this challenge.

How to Headshot Doom Henchmen and Stark Robots

For the fifth challenge this week, you need to get a whopping 35 headshots on NPC enemies, specifically, the Doom henchmen or the Stark robots. Thirty-five is a whole lot of headshots, so keep this in mind. But that also means that you will need to head to places like Doom’s Domain and Stark Industries.

The latter is a place that you will already need to go to for a couple of challenges this week, so be sure to get some headshots while you are there. It is hard to give tips for headshots other than aiming for the head, but it is good to use a sniper rifle to take your time and aim at the NPCs. But you also won’t get 35 that quickly this way.

You will know, though, that you landed a headshot on the NPC enemies when the color of the damage number that appears is yellow instead of white. Thankfully, these 35 headshots are for NPCs that are a bit easier to get headshots on than normal players in matches.

For the penultimate challenge this week, you need to visit five different named locations in a single match. We haven’t had one of these in a good while, but five locations isn’t too much considering that we have a whopping 17 named locations on the island at this time in Season 4.

You need to visit five of them. That is possible in all match types, but Team Rumble is going to be the easiest one as usual. As for the five locations, it is best to pick ones that are close to one another so that you can get from one to another rather quickly.

Our recommendation is to visit the cluster of locations in the southeast corner, including Misty Meadows, Lazy Lake, Catty Corner, and Retail Row, together in one small area. You’ll need to get a fifth, though, so something like Dirty Docks or Slurpy Swamp will do.

How to Deal Damage to Opponents With Assault Rifles or Sniper Rifles

And last but not least, in Week 8, we have the group challenge recommended for a full party of four players to do together. This challenge is to deal a massive 15,000 damage to opponents with assault rifles and/or sniper rifles.

That is a lot of damage, even with four players that divides evenly up to nearly 4,000 damage that each player has to do. This is going to be one that you should grab some friends and play a few matches with. Those matches should be Team Rumble, no matter what.

These are lengthy matches with respawns guaranteed so you and your team can keep dealing damage the whole match. Have your group do whatever weapon they are more comfortable with, an assault rifle or sniper rifle, so that they can deal with the optimal amount of damage. It may take you a while, but you can get those eliminations simultaneously so you can kill two birds with one stone.

So, you can grab yourself an assault rifle or sniper rifle and start hopping around the Team Rumble match, dealing damage and getting eliminations at the same time. You can up your productivity even more by heading to Stark Industries and doing this, so you can potentially do up to three or four challenges at once.

Fortnite Week 8 Challenges Rewards

As always, the Fortnite Week 8 challenges will only give the same rewards as we have been getting all season long. These missions will give you 25,000 experience each, which isn’t a lot considering the requirements necessary to complete some of them. Still, it adds up a good bit over time to give you some solid experience towards reaching tier 100 before Season 4 ends.


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