Season 7 of Fortnite may be winding down, but a lot has been happening in the lead up to Season 8 of Epic’s popular battle royale game. On top of the ongoing Ice Storm event, which introduced its own set of daily tasks to complete, Epic has now rolled out Week 8’s challenges across all platforms, the trickiest of which has players searching between a hatch, giant rocky lady, and a precarious flatbed. Per usual, completing these tasks will reward you with Battle Stars, which in turn will level your Battle Pass up and unlock Season 7 cosmetics and rewards.
Getting your hands on this season’s new items is a good incentive to complete as many challenges as you can, but if you manage to finish all of the tasks from a given week, you’ll also complete a Snowfall Challenge. Doing so will unlock another bonus: a special loading screen that features a subtle clue pointing you to a free Battle Star or Banner-depending on how many weekly sets of challenges you’ve completed-hiding somewhere around the island.
If you’ve finished eight weeks’ worth of challenges, you’ll receive the loading screen pictured below. This one depicts the Ice King, who recently emerged from the mysterious icy sphere above Polar Peak and blanketed the entire map with snow, standing atop a tower overlooking the island. If you look closely just beneath the Ice King’s right leg, you’ll see a set of coordinates-A8, B8, A9, and B9-etched into the tower.
The spot where the coordinates meet is where you’ll find the secret Banner. A quick look at the map reveals that the area in question is a snowy field just south of Frosty Flights. Make your way to the location and the Banner will appear. Collect it as you would any other item, finish the match, and you’ll be able to use the Banner as a new profile icon. You can see its exact location on the map below.
Of course, the usual caveats apply when it comes to this free Banner. The item will only appear in the game if you’ve completed the requisite number of weekly challenges and unlocked the special loading screen above; you won’t simply be able to go to the right area and find it unless you’ve first put in the necessary work.
Only a few weeks remain in Season 7 of Fortnite, which means there’s only a little time left to complete any remaining challenges from this season. If you need some assistance, we’ve put together helpful tips on the trickier tasks in our complete Season 7 challenges guide. You can also use the links below to see where all of this season’s other free Battle Stars and Banners are hiding.