Fortnite Battle Pass Challenges guide for Season 5 Week 1

It's finally here! Fortnite Season 5 has arrived! There are big changes afoot, with fresh locations added to the map, Moisty Mire has been converted into an arid desert, and new Fortnite ATKs  are now included for you and your squad to ride around in. There's also big changes to the way Fortnite Weekly Challenges are going to work in Season 5, as they are now split into Free Challenges and Battle Pass Challenges so everyone can get involved - although you'll need to complete 4 of them (and therefore own the Battle Pass) in order to claim the weekly reward item.

Most of the challenges are pretty straightforward, but a few require further information to figure out what you have to do. That's where this guide comes in - we've cracked the trickier challenges and done the leg work to solve them so you don't have you. For Week 1 this involves searching floating Lightning Bolts, and following the treasure map found in Risky Reels. Read on, and you'll be racking up those extra Battle Stars in no time.

Fortnite Battle Pass Challenges - Season 5 Week 1

Free Challenges:

  • Deal damage with SMGs to opponents (500)
  • Search a Supply Llama (1)
  • Clinger, Stink Bomb, or Grenade Eliminations (3) (HARD)

Battle Pass Challenges:

  • Search Chests in Snobby Shores (7)
  • Search floating Lightning Bolts (7)
  • Follow the treasure map found in Risky Reels (1) (HARD)
  • Eliminate opponents in Retail Row (HARD)


Search floating Lightning Bolts

The Fortnite floating Lightning Bolts are collectibles that are basically exactly as described - Lightning Bolts that hover in the air, which you'll need to build a ramp up to in order to interact with and collect. There are 19 of these in total, though you only need to search seven of them to complete the challenge and make the others disappear. The locations you can find the floating Lightning Bolts in are as follows - remember to look upwards to spot them:

  • Between the mountains east of Haunted Hills
  • Motel west of Lazy Links
  • Jetty west of Loot Lake
  • Middle of Tilted Towers
  • Mountain east of Snobby Shores
  • Middle of Greasy Grove 
  • Bridge south of Shifty Shafts
  • Depot near Flush Factory
  • Lucky Landing
  • Salty Springs, west side 
  • Middle of Dusty Divot
  • Middle of Retail Row
  • Watchtower near Lonely Lodge
  • Hill west of Wailing Woods
  • North east in Wailing Woods
  • Hill west of Tomato Town
  • Waterfall on north edge of the map, north east of Lazy Links


Follow the treasure map found in Risky Reels (HARD)

It's good to see Season 5 continuing the tradition of a weekly treasure hunt, and to kick things off this time we need to follow the Fortnite Risky Reels treasure map. This will be old news to most Fortnite players by now, but you don't need to see the actual treasure map in Risky Reels to find your prize. If you're a completionist though, here's where to find the Risky Reels treasure map in the north west of the area behind a fence:

To find the treasure, head to Tomato Town and land on top of the tunnel entrance to the south of the town, as shown in the images below:

The Battle Stars should appear on the top of the high platform above the tunnel when you approach, so get in and grab them quickly as this area is pretty exposed to enemies inside Tomato Town.


We'll be updating this guide each week when new challenges are released. In the meantime, check out the best Fortnite skins for Season 5 so far! From vikings to soldiers and... SHARKS?! Pickaxes, Back Bling, gliders and more have been revealed.