For those new to Fortnite, you may not be familiar with Season 8’s Battle Star system. Here’s how players can earn and use Fortnite Season 8 Battle Stars to unlock skins.
During traditional seasons of Fortnite, players would complete challenges and earn XP to climb Battle Pass tiers. Tiers would correlate with the player’s level, and each tier has specific rewards. However, the Battle Star system makes a drastic change to how players earn seasonal items.
The Fortnite Season 8 Battle Stars are earned by leveling and spent on Battle Pass items. They give players a bit of freedom to choose which items they want to unlock. Players can’t buy the level 100 skin right from the start, but they can choose the order in which they get there.
Understanding Battle Star and the Battle Pass
The Season 8 Battle Pass isn’t a tier list. Instead, it’s more like a catalog of items players can choose from. They will have to unlock a certain number of items or reach a certain level before they can move to different tiers of the catalog. But they are still able to choose how they get to that next tier.
The easiest way to get to the next tier is by purchasing the required number of items using Battle Stars. These are a form of currency that a player earns every time they level up. With each level, a player will earn five Battle Stars. They can then use these stars to purchase any of the Battle Pass cosmetics available to them.
Players can still purchase levels using V-Bucks, and in return, they will be rewarded with five Battle Stars for every level they purchase. Each level costs 150 V-Bucks. This won’t auto-unlock items like in the past, but will reward players with Battle Stars to spend.
With all of the great cosmetic items in Fortnite Season 8’s Battle Pass, it’s hard to choose what to buy first. Do you save up your stars until you reach a certain level, or do you spend them as you earn them? There’s plenty of time to earn enough stars to buy every item in the Battle Pass, so get out there and start earning those stars.
Free Fortnitemares 2021 cosmetic rewards and challenge guide
Here’s how to earn all five of the free Fortnitemares 2021 cosmetic rewards! You won’t want to miss out on these spooky limited-time items.
The annual Fortnitemares event is back, and players once again have the chance to snag some free limited-time cosmetic rewards.
October is the spookiest time of year, and Fortnite has made a tradition to celebrate the Halloween season. Fortnitemares is the annual in-game event that features all sorts of frightful activities.
During Fortnitemares, Epic Games releases a ton of new Halloween-themed cosmetics while releasing some fan favorites from the vault. Players can purchase these items from the Fortnite item shop using V-Bucks.
However, not everyone wants to spend money on seasonal cosmetics. Don’t worry, though. Epic Games has those players covered too. Each year, Fortnitemares gives away free cosmetic rewards to those who complete the Halloween challenges.
Free Fortnitemares 2021 cosmetic rewards
This year, there are five new cosmetics that players can earn by participating in the Fortnitemares challenges. These cosmetics are exclusive to Fortnitemares 2021, so if you miss out you’ll never see them again.
While some seasonal cosmetic rewards can tend to be lame, all of this year’s rewards are pretty cool. Especially the Glider and Back Bling. Here are all of the Fortnitemares 2021 free cosmetics.
- Cube Cruiser Glider
- Batty Wrap
- Wrathful Breakout Contrail
- All-Weather Extractor Pickaxe
- Thinking Juice Back Bling
Fortnitemares 2021 challenges
The Fortnitemares 2021 challenges haven’t been added just yet, but they will be in the coming weeks. According to HYPEX, we could see these challenges implemented within the next two weeks.
Last year’s challenges were themed around Shadow Midas and completing tasks as a Shadow. However, Fortnite has recently distributed free cosmetic rewards through Creative exclusive challenges.
We will keep this story updated as the challenges are released. As well, there could be more free cosmetics to come that have not been added to the files yet.
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How to refund cosmetic items in Fortnite using Return Requests
Fortnite allows players to refund items they purchased using Return Requests. Here is how you can use them to get your V-Bucks back!
Fortnite is allowing players to refund three purchased cosmetic items per year using the improved Return Request feature.
Have you ever accidentally purchased an item from Fortnite’s item shop? Or maybe you purchased a skin or a wrap and it just didn’t look quite the way you hoped it would.
Well, now you can refund items using Return Request tickets! This has been a feature in Fortnite for a while, but players were limited to three refunds per account. Once a Return Request was used, you could not get it back.
However, that’s been changed with the latest update. Players will start will three new Return Requests. Players will then earn back a Return Request exactly 365 days after the most recent use. This means players can earn back one Return Request per year.
How to refund items in Fortnite
You can refund an item you purchased using V-Bucks within 30 days of its purchase. This means that if you bought an item more than a month ago, you can’t refund it. Here are the steps to request a refund in Fortnite.
- From the lobby, open the Settings
- Navigate to the Account and Privacy tab (player silhouette icon)
- Click on Submit a Request
- Select an item from the list provided
- Only the items purchased in the last 30 days will appear
- Click Submit Return Request
- Select Yes
- V-Bucks will be credited to your account
What items can I refund in Fortnite?
You can ONLY return items purchased using V-Bucks. That’s because Fortnite will refund players the exact number of V-Bucks they spent on the item they’re refunding. Here is a list of items you can refund if purchased from the Items Shop
- Back Blings
- Harvesting Tools
- Loading Screens
What items you cannot refund
You cannot refund Real money bundles and Battle Pass items. That’s because Fortnite does not have a way to easily refund real money. It’s also difficult for Fortnite to refund items that fluctuate in value. Here is a list of things you can’t refund in Fortnite.
- Purchased V-Bucks
- Seasonal Battle Pass
- Battle Pass Tiers
- Starter Pack
- Real-Money Bundles
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All Fortnite Character Locations in Season 8
Fortnite Season 8 is here, and the NPCs have shuffled around the map. Here are all Fortnite characters locations for the new season.
Characters returned to Fortnite in Season 8. Here are all of the Fortnite character locations in the new season, along with which ones offer upgrades, prop disguises, bounties, and more.
Fortnite first introduced NPCs in Season 5, with the large-scale overhaul of the economy. NPCs are back once again in Season 8, and they are just as useful as they have been in previous seasons.
However, with the return of the Punch Card system, NPCs are more important than ever. Players will need to find and talk with NPCs to start questlines. These quests are the main way players will earn XP throughout the season.
Without further ado, here are all of the Fortnite Character locations in Season 8.
Fortnite Season 8 character list
Here is a list of all of the Fortnite characters and their locations in Season 8. As well, this list details what each character sells and offers players. The bold offers are Mythic weapons.
|Baba Yaga||Dampy Dish||New Brew Quest Line|
|Fabio Sparklemane||Apres Ski||Party Locale Quest Line|
|Dark Jonesy||Steamy Stacks||Spooky Story Quest Line, Rift|
|Kor||Misty Meadows||Sniper Elite Quest Line, Automatic Sniper|
|Dusk||South of Primal Pond||Vampire Combat Quest Line, Shadow Tracker Pistol, Disguise|
|Torin||Cap’n Carp Delivery Truck||Monster Research Quest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle|
|Kitbash||Dirty Docks||Making Friends Quest Line|
|Madcap||Corny Crops (East)||Mushroom Master Quest Line|
|Penny||Retail Row (West)||Build Passion Quest Line|
|Pitstop||Boney Burbs||Stunt Training Quest Line, Dragon’s Breath Sniper, Reveal Future Storm Circle|
|Charlotte||Pleasant Park||IO Heist Quest Line, Rail Gun|
|Scuba Jonesy||Coral Castle/Coral Cove||Surf Turf Quest Line, Rail Gun|
|Cube Assassin||Sideways Anomalies||Hostile, Mythic Sideways Minigun|
|J.B. Chimpanski||Weather Station||War Effort Quest Line, Rail Gun, Reveal Future Storm Circle|
|Toona Fish||Viking Vessel||Hue-ge Discovery Quest Line|
|The Brat||Fork Knife Food Truck||Hot Dog Quest Line, Chug Cannon|
|Wrath||West of Deep Woods Dish||Escaped Tenant Quest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle, Marksman Six Shooter|
|Big Mouth||Pizza Pit||Tooth Ache Quest Line|
|Grim Fable||Wasted Woods||Wolf Activity Quest Line|
|Nitehare||Weather Station||Hop Awake Quest Line, Rift|
|Raven||Hyrdo 16||Dark Skies Quest Line, Rift|
|Dire||Camp Cod||Wolf Pack Quest Line|
|Ragsy||Risky Reels||Shield Technique Quest Line|
Fortnite characters locations Season 8 map
Luckily, the folks at Fortnite.GG has an interactive map of all of the NPCs in Season 8.
Here’s a map of all of the NPCs in Fortnite Season 8. We’ll keep this updated over the course of the season as more appear or are found around the map. Bigfoot, for instance, is missing from this list. We’re not sure whether that’s because he isn’t there or just hasn’t been found yet.
- Disguised man: offers a prop disguise
- Pink Rift: allows you to activate a Rift
- Yellow Cloud: Reveal Future Storm Circle
Compared to seasons past, the number of Fortnite character locations in Season 8 is very minimal. As well, players can no longer upgrade weapons through NPCs. The pool of Mythic weapons has also been minimized.
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