Season 7 of Fortnite rolls on with a new set of challenges to complete on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices. As usual, if you manage to finish all of the tasks from a given week, you’ll complete a corresponding Snowfall challenge–this season’s equivalent of the Hunting Party challenges from Season 6. In turn, you’ll unlock a special loading screen, which not only features a cool piece of artwork, but also a subtle clue pointing to a free item hidden somewhere in the game.
Just as in Season 6, the item in question is either a free Battle Star (which levels your Battle Pass up by one tier) or a Banner (which you can use as a profile icon) depending on how many weekly sets of challenges you’ve completed. If you’ve finished three weeks’ challenges, you’ll be rewarded with the loading screen pictured below. It depicts a group of characters standing in the hangar of Frosty Flights, one of the new areas introduced to Fortnite’s map at the beginning of the season.
If you look closely at the furthest hangar, just to the right of Sgt. Winter, you’ll be able to make out the faint silhouette of the Battle Star atop a stack of boxes, giving you a clear indication of where you need to go. Head to Frosty Flights at the beginning of a match, find the easternmost hangar, and the Battle Star will appear inside. Collect it as you would any other item to level your Battle Pass up by one tier, putting you one step closer to unlocking the new Ice King skin.
As is the case with other free Battle Stars, the usual caveats apply. You won’t be able to find the item unless you’ve completed three weeks’ sets of challenges and unlocked the aforementioned loading screen. The Battle Star won’t appear on the map if you haven’t first finished all of the necessary steps, so you won’t simply be able to go to the right location and collect it unless you’ve done the required work.
Developer Epic Games recently rolled out Season 7’s Week 3 challenges. This particular batch of tasks is fairly straightforward, although the one that may give you the most trouble if you aren’t familiar with Fortnite’s map asks you to search between three ski lodges. You can find all of our tips and guides in our complete Season 7 challenge roundup. You can also find our guides on this season’s free Battle Stars and Banners below.
Fortnite Season 7 Snowfall Challenge Guides