We’re partway through Season 7 of Epic’s hit battle royale game, Fortnite, and there’s a new batch of challenges to complete on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices. Clearing these missions earns you Battle Stars that, in turn, level up your Battle Pass and unlock the new Season 7 rewards. There’s an added incentive to complete all of the challenges from a given week, however: you’ll also clear a related Snowfall challenge, which will net you a special loading screen that features a clue to the whereabouts of a free item.
The item in question will either be a Battle Star–which levels your Battle Pass up by one tier–or a Banner–which can be used as a profile icon–depending on how many weekly sets of challenges you complete. If you finish five weeks’ worth of missions, you’ll be able to get the former. But first, you’ll need to find it.
Fortunately, the loading screen you receive for completing the Week 5 Snowfall challenge will point you in the right direction. As you can see below, the screen features Trog–one of the new skins introduced to Fortnite in Season 7–having a little tea party inside a snowy cave. If you look in the top left-hand corner of the image, however, you’ll be able to spot a Battle Star just above the wooden hut in the background.
The cave depicted in the loading screen is located in the southwestern portion of the map, in quadrant B9 between Frosty Flights and Happy Hamlet. Glide to the area at the start of a match and you’ll find a hole leading to the aforementioned cave. Enter it, and you’ll spot the Battle Star exactly where it was teased: atop the wooden hut. Use the stairs to reach the roof and collect the Battle Star to level your Battle Pass up by one tier.
As usual, this Battle Star won’t appear for all Fortnite players. You’ll first need to complete five weeks’ challenges and unlock the corresponding loading screen before the item will show up in the game, so you won’t be able to simply go to the right place and collect it if you haven’t put in the necessary work. If you need more help finding the Battle Star, you can watch us collect it in the video above to see exactly where it’s located.
There are still a few weeks remaining in Season 7, which means you still have plenty of time to complete this season’s challenges and unlock its new rewards. You can find tips for all of this season’s trickier missions in our complete Season 7 challenge guide. You can also find the whereabouts of Season 7’s other free Battle Stars and Banners using the guides below.
Fortnite Season 7 Snowfall Challenge Guides
- Fortnite Secret Battle Star Location: Week 1 Snowfall Challenge Guide
- Fortnite Secret Banner Location: Week 2 Snowfall Challenge Guide
- Fortnite Secret Battle Star Location: Week 3 Snowfall Challenge Guide
- Fortnite Secret Banner Location: Week 4 Snowfall Challenge Guide
- Fortnite Secret Battle Star Location: Week 5 Snowfall Challenge Guide
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Author: Kevin Knezevic