Fortnite Battle Royale Season 8 is getting closer to reaching its ultimate conclusion, so fans of Epic Games’ free-to-play online multiplayer shooter will want to collect all the hidden battle stars that they can in order to finish out the season strong. This is indicated by Season 8 Week 9’s challenges finally arriving, and as one could argue, unlocking the loading screen found above shouldn’t be too hard to do due to this week’s tasks being relatively easy, and finding the secret battle star for the week likely won’t be difficult either thanks to the hint found therein.
Those who inspect Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 8 Week 9 loading screen much more closely should find that there’s the outline of a ship etched on the back wall of the scene between the Peely skin and the Default skin. To be more specific, the ship has what appears to be a llama head mounted to the front of it.
Currently, there’s a pirate ship and a rather large Viking ship in Fortnite, and it appears as if the clue on the loading screen looks to be a nod to the latter. So, with this being the case, it looks as if players will need to head to Viking Village in order to collect Season 8 Week 9’s secret battle star. Once there, it ought to appear right on the deck behind the Viking ship’s llama head overlooking the waterfall.
It’s worth noting that Viking Village is known to host some pretty hairy skirmishes every now and again, so Fortnite fans will need to keep their heads on a swivel and have a weapon handy so as to not get eliminated in the process of trying to collect Season 8 Week 9’s secret battle star. After the battle star’s picked up, players might want to celebrate by giving Fortnite‘s Avengers: Endgame LTM a go while it’s still available.
Fortnite is available now in early access for Android, iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One.