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Disambig-icon.pngFor the article on the Chapter 2 Season of the same name, please see Chapter 2: Season 8.

X Marks the Spot
— Season 8

Season 8 of Fortnite: Battle Royale started on February 28th, 2019, and ended on May 8th, 2019.

The theme revolves mainly on Adventure, Pirates and the Jungle.

How did it Start?

Season 8 continues the Ice King storyline that began in Season 7, with The Prisoner creating a Volcano and a Jungle biome, destroying Wailing Woods and Lazy Links in the process was completely destroyed, while Tomato Temple became an unnamed POI. Lazy Links was replaced with Lazy Lagoon, a small lagoon containing a pirate ship with a small port. These pirates were seemingly brought to the Island by the events that occurred on the island during the previous seasons, and set out to explore it for adventure and possible treasure. Following their arrival on the map, the pirates set up numerous Pirate Camps throughout the island, as The Prisoner hatched the eggs he collected from Polar Peak, giving birth to The Hybrids.

The Season 8 Storyline

Sometime after the Season had started, an Helicopter started going around the Island as if it was looking for something and, at the same time, The Unnamed Investigation Agency returned and set up a small dig-sites near Fatal Fields, inside Dusty Divot and near Loot Lake, where they found some sort of metal door. The Helicopter then, landed inside Loot Lake and 10 excavators were deployed over to dig in Loot Lake and they seemingly found what they were looking for. What the excavators unearthed was The Vault, a large and mysterious metal hatch surrounded by five big locks with metal slots.

Several days later, a holographic image of a glyph appeared above one of the vault locks (visibly different in appearance to The Cube glyphs). Around the same time, a large metallic floating 'key' appeared northeast of Lucky Landing, with the exact same glyph above it as the one at The Vault. It was during this time period, that loopers realized that the key must be inserted into The Vault slot actively projecting the glyph, and the glyphs themselves depicted what must be done to insert the key. In this instance, loopers must hit it with their pickaxes in order to move the vault. It took some time and effort, but the key eventually reached The Vault and slid into its hatch, activating the lock.

This activity also seemed to somehow affect The Volcano, which started to emit smoke. The other four keys each had various and separate tasks that loopers had to complete in order to insert them into the lake. Eventually, though, the loopers accomplished the mission and all the locks were activated. However, each activation of a lock worsened the condition of the volcano, and by the time all the keys were inserted, lava was violently spewing out of the volcano with the ground vigorously shaking in its vicinity.

A 24-hour countdown for The Unvaulting Event appeared on May 3rd 2019.

How did it End?

Once the countdown for The Unvaulting Event reached zero, the locks deactivated and slid off the hatch, causing it to open up, revealing it to be a gateway to The In-Between, the dimension of The Zero Point, a mysterious nexus sphere from which all reality seemingly sprang, used to maintain The Loop that the island's inhabitants find themselves in. Upon the hatch fully opening, loopers jumped down into it, floating down into the In-Between. However, unlike in The Butterfly Event, there was a mysterious platform made from an unknown material stretching infinitely in all directions. Surrounding the Loopers, six pillars slid up holding the following six items: Drum Gun, Tactical Submachine Gun, Bouncer, X-4 Stormwing, Infinity Blade, and Grappler. The Zero Point was also located nearby in a stable and contained state, and a wooden desk was beside it, with a mysterious helmet resting on top of it. Loopers had to vote for the item that will be unvaulted by pickaxing its respective pillar. In the end, the winner was the Drum Gun. As the other pillars slid back down into the mysterious platform, the Drum Gun broke out of the pillar and was launched upwards out of The Vault. The Zero Point then started to glow and shine, as all players levitated upwards and flew back out of the vault.

All of this activity caused The Volcano to erupt. A giant column of volcanic ash rose up from it, blocking the sunlight, and covering the entire map in darkness. The Volcano launched seven volcanic rocks, one hitting Retail Row, one hitting the Polar Peak, and five hitting Tilted Towers respectively.

The volcano cooled down following the eruption, while smoke and ash remained, obscuring parts of the sun. The Volcano caused immense damage to Tilted Towers, making it completely unrecognizable. The only building that wasn't razed to the ground was the brand new No-Sweat Insurance office. Destruction also occurred to Retail Row, where the shopping district was mostly destroyed. Polar Peak escaped annihilation, although a giant crack in the side of the cliff was formed due to the impact.

Map Changes

The Initial Season 8 Map

Update v8.00 (February 28th, 2019)

  • The northeast part of the map has been covered in jungle, with a large volcano and lava river at the centre. Some of the missing eggs previously seen at Polar Peak and a throne can be found inside the volcano. There are also stone heads similar to the stone heads from Season 5 in the jungle.
  • The fissures at Lazy Links have opened up and destroyed the location. Pirates moved in and created Lazy Lagoon.
  • A new ancient aztec city has emerged northeast of the Volcano, named Sunny Steps
  • The store, pass n gas, and house at Tomato Temple were destroyed, the underground section of Tomato Temple was covered up by the new biome, thus making Tomato Temple no longer a named POI.
  • The road tunnel is filled with lava and it’s northern exit is blocked with stone.
  • The Block is now in the northwest part of the map, replacing Motel.
  • An unnamed Hot Springs was created northeast of Lazy Lagoon.
  • More expedition outposts are appearing across the map, more commonly in the new jungle biome. Some expedition outposts were removed as well.
  • Expedition Outposts and hangars have appeared where The Block used to be.
  • Small Volcano Vents, that push the player upwards like the holes at the Corrupted Areas, were added.
  • Pirate camps are appearing across the map.
  • A knife and fork shaped hole has appeared north of Fatal Fields, replacing one of the former Corrupted Areas.
  • A rabbit with a carrot was added north of Snobby Shores.
  • The two houses south of Haunted Hills have been changed.
  • The two houses east of Salty Springs have been changed.
  • Brown patches have appeared at the old corrupted areas.
  • The Tilted Towers building have been nearly repaired.
  • The stone man and stone lady statues have been destroyed.
  • Many broken buildings across the map have been repaired.
  • A bit of snow near Tilted Towers has melted.
  • A pig was added east of Lucky Landing.
  • The metal turtle northeast of Lonely Lodge was removed.
  • Faces are appearing on mountains in the different biomes of the map, for a challenge.
  • The Durrr Burger restaurant at Retail Row has expanded.
  • A Volcano Vent has appeared at the RV Park, causing one of the vehicles to flip over.

Update v8.01 (March 6th, 2019)

  • The Block has been changed into a upgraded, turtle like structure.
  • Pieces of broken eggs have appeared inside the volcano lava.
  • The stone people statues are beginning to rise again.

Update v8.10 (March 12th, 2019)

  • The Tilted Towers building has almost finished construction.
  • The green house in Snobby Shores started decaying and is taken over by Vikings.
  • The Block has been changed into a jungle temple or shrine area.
  • The stone man and stone lady statues have fully rebuilt themselves, and they seem to be looking for each other.
  • The Uncle Pete's Pizza Pit restaurant at Retail Row has expanded.
  • A tribal camp has appeared north of Sunny Steps, and seems to have Ice King symbols around it.
  • Ballers are appearing across the map at Pirate Camps and Expedition Outposts.
  • March 13th: A helicopter has appeared on the northeastern edge of Hot Springs.
  • March 15th: The helicopter has moved to a hill north of Lonely Lodge.
  • March 16th: The helicopter has moved to a hill south of the Race Track.
  • March 18th: The helicopter has moved to a hill south of the desert junkyard.
  • March 19th: The Block has changed into a little Chinese settlement area.
  • A large truck at Tilted Towers is emptying out furniture, next to the nearly finished building.
  • The stone man and Lady statues have started walking.

Update v8.11 (March 20th, 2019)

  • The helicopter has moved to a hill southwest of the Desert's Gas Station.
  • March 21st: The helicopter has moved to a peak southeast of Happy Hamlet.
  • March 24th: The helicopter has moved to a peak in between the submarine and the house next to it.
  • March 26th: The helicopter has moved to Viking Village.

Update v8.20 (March 27th, 2019)

  • The pool house in Snobby Shores has been taken over by Vikings.
  • The new Tilted Towers building has finished construction. It appears to be an insurance agency named "No Sweat Insurance". Cardboard models of the meteor, the rocket from Season 4, The Cube, the volcano, 2 unknown rocks and Tilted Towers can be seen in the first floor of the building.
  • The Durrr Burger restaurant in Retail Row has expanded again to include a second floor.
  • A baller course was added outside of Happy Hamlet.
  • The Block has been changed to a retail campground area.
  • Two black trucks transporting three small excavators have arrived at a green flat northwest of Paradise Palms by mismatched halved bridges over desert edge on the opposite site to the pirate camp. The logos on the excavators on the site show that the site was constructed by the same organization that constructed the Dusty Divot research facility. The trucks look exactly the same as the ones all around the map at the meteor crater sites in Season 4.
  • March 28th: A new excavation site has appeared near the broken bridge at the edge of the desert where the black trucks with excavators stopped.
  • The rocks in the hole south of Retail Row are now damageable, and have 1 billion hit points. Like the chunk of ice in Season 7, damaging these rocks in one game will affect players in all games.
  • The helicopter has moved to a hill west of Pleasant Park.
  • March 29th: The helicopter has moved to eastern edge of a mountain northeast of Pleasant Park.
  • Desert edge excavation revealed a new Volcanic Vent and caused 5 more to form around the excavation site.
  • March 31st: The helicopter has moved to the hill between Loot Lake and Lazy Lagoon.
  • The organization's trucks with excavators appeared in Dusty Divot.

Content Update v8.20 (April 2nd, 2019)

  • The stone man and lady statues are now at the edge hill of the lava stream from the volcano, and seem to be calling out for each other.
  • The Block has been changed into a mansion or temple area.
  • The helicopter has landed on the hill west of Dusty Divot.
  • Excavators have started digging a hole in the middle of Dusty Divot. About half of the central building has been demolished in the process. The rocks in the middle of the excavation area are damageable, and have several million hit points.
  • April 3rd: The rocks in the Dusty Divot have been destroyed, and the hole is now filled with lava.
  • April 4th: The helicopter has moved to the hill by the northwest edge of Tilted Towers.
  • April 5th: The organization's black trucks transporting excavators stopped at easternmost Loot Lake shore, south river bank.
  • Excavators have begun working on a dig site by Loot Lake.
  • April 7th: After some rocks were broken at the Loot Lake digsite, a metal roof was been revealed underneath the ground, possibly hinting a secret underground bunker.
  • The helicopter has moved to the hill between Pleasant Park and Loot Lake.
  • April 9th: The helicopter has moved into the West interior of Loot Lake.

Update v8.30 (April 10th, 2019)

  • The Uncle Pete's Pizza Pit restaurant in Retail Row has expanded to include a second floor. The spinning tomato head from Tomato Town has also returned.
  • The Block has been changed into a temple area.
  • The Stone Lady statue is swimming in the volcano's lava.
  • The modern house in Snobby Shores has been taken over by Vikings.
  • Reboot Vans are appearing over the map - there is one at each major POI.
  • More excavators and trucks have appeared at Loot Lake.
  • April 12th: Some excavators are starting to head towards Loot Lake.
  • April 15th: All the excavators have surrounded the middle island, with The Cube fragments, at Loot Lake.

Update v8.40 (April 17th, 2019)

  • The central part of the Loot Lake has been dried, and several watchtowers and research facilities have been constructed around it by the organization. The excavators have revealed what appears to be an indestructible metal hatch in the middle of the lake. Many trucks and cars belonging to the organization as well as a few police cars have appeared near the lake. The Cube fragments disappeared.
  • The house with the court in Snobby Shores was taken over by vikings. The fifth house has been fortified by its residents.
  • The stone man statue is climbing down into the volcano's lava, while the stone lady seems to be calling for him.
  • The Block has been changed into a ice kingdom.
  • Secret underground bunkers have appeared under two houses in Pleasant Park.
  • More damageable rocks have appeared in the dig site outside of Loot Lake.
  • The house next to Uncle Pete's Pizza in Retail Row now has a underground bunker.
  • April 18th: Durrr Burger and Pizza Pit telephones have appeared around the map, for a challenge.
  • A ruin symbol has appeared above one of the plates on Loot Lake's metal door.
  • Jigsaw pieces have appeared around the map, for a challenge.
  • April 19th: A floating rune has appeared. It can be damaged, but when brought down to 0 health it would move.
  • April 20th: The rune moved to outside of the frozen over Greasy Grove.
  • April 21st: Another ruin symbol has appeared on a plate of Loot Lake's metal door.
  • The floating rune has gone inside a Loot Lake metal door hatch, and caused a light to come out of it.
  • Smoke has started to come out of the volcano.
  • The frozen Greasy Grove is melting - water and cracks can be seen under the ice.
  • The eggs in the volcano are cracking.
  • April 22nd: A new floating island with a rune symbol has appeared already floating above Loot Lake, it however cannot be damaged yet.
  • Laser generators with the rune symbol have appeared on top of volcano, east of Polar Peak and northwest of Pleasant Park. They can be hit to direct the lasers toward the rune.
  • April 23rd: The lasers have connected with the rune above Loot Lake, and caused it to go inside a metal door hatch. Another Rune has appeared.
  • More smoke is coming out of the volcano, and the bottom smoke part is now red.

Update v8.50 (April 25th, 2019)

  • The stone man statue is now swimming in the volcano's lava, and is holding a flower for the stone lady.
  • The Block has been changed into a abounded theme park.
  • A new rune island has appeared in the clubhouse in the Yonder Yard. There is a meter next to the rune; dance to make the meter go up.
  • One of the government setups in Loot Lake now has a chalkboard in it, which displays a possible theory that the hatch is a vault of some sort.
  • Underground basements were added to a few houses in Pleasant Park and Salty Springs.
  • April 26th: The rune moved from the Yonder Yard and to Loot Lake, where it went into one of the hatches and activated it.
  • The smoke and lava in the volcano is now darker, and seems to be rising.
  • The room with the chalkboard in Loot Lake has several screens on it, one of them shows a Bouncer.
  • April 28th: The 4th Rune Symbol has now appeared at Loot Lake.
  • A Rune has appeared at the hill east of Tilted Towers, there are 9 squared tiles below the rune.
  • The Rune at the Tilted Towers hills teleported to Loot Lake and activated into one of the the slots from it, causing the volcano to smoke even more.
  • April 30th: A new rune symbol has appeared above the final loot lake door hatch.
  • April 31st: A room inside one of the Loot Lake government hatches seems to have a picture of a X-4 Stormwing on it.

The Final Season 8 Map

Update v8.51 (May 1st, 2019)

  • The stone man and lady statues are now standing together with each other.
  • The volcano spurts bursts of lava into the sky while the ground trembles the closer the player is to it. Rumbling can be heard erratically.
  • Another picture has been revealed in the Loot Lake hatch, revealing the Tactical Submachine Gun.
  • A rune has appeared in the volcano, there is a bar on the symbol; drop materials and ammo in to fill it up.
  • The Block has been changed into a stone warrior statue, with towers around it.
  • A new screen has appeared in the Loot Lake chalkboard room.
  • May 3rd: The final rune from the volcano teleported to Loot Lake and entered the last hatch. A new, 24 hour countdown timer has appeared above the hatch similar to Season 4 and Season 7.
  • The smoke from the volcano is now rising up more, and is more red. The volcano is now also more erratically spewing out lava and rumbling.
  • The back wall of the dance club has fallen down and the music has stopped playing.
  • May 4th:
    • The Vault has opened and Volcano has erupted, launching several volcanic rocks at Retail Row, Polar Peak and Tilted Towers. All of the buildings in Tilted Towers were heavily destroyed, except the No Sweat Insurance building. (See The Unvaulting)
    • An ash cloud from the eruption is blocking most of the sunlight, making the sky look darker.
    • The Vault runes were deactivated and the Vault has closed.

New Features

Update v8.00 (February 28th, 2019)

Update v8.01 (March 6th, 2019)

Update v8.10 (March 12th, 2019)

Update v8.11 (March 20th, 2019)

Update v8.20 (March 27th, 2019)

Content Update v8.20 (April 2nd, 2019)

Update v8.30 (April 10th, 2019)

Update v8.40 (April 17th, 2019)

Update v8.50 (April 25th, 2019)

Update v8.51 (May 1st, 2019)

Battle Pass

The Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks, like the previous seasons. However, if you completed 13 of the Season 7 Overtime challenges, you get it free of charge. This Battle Pass first introduced traversal emotes into the game.

New This Season

  • Party Assist: Get help from your party members in Challenges.
  • Traversal Emotes: Emotes that can interacted even when moving forward. The first of this type is Conga.

Battle Pass Rewards

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Tropical Camo - Wrap - Fortnite.png
The Brood - Spray - Fortnite.png
Cobra - Back Bling - Fortnite.png
Isle of Treasure - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Blackheart
Tier 1
Hybrid
Tier 1
Tropical Camo
Tier 5
The Brood
Tier 6
Cobra
Tier 7
Isle of Treasure
Tier 10
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Palm Tree - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Peeled - Spray - Fortnite.png
Sky Serpents - Glider - Fortnite.png
Octo-Pirate - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Woodsy - Pet - Fortnite.png
Ahoy!
Tier 12
Palm Tree
Tier 13
Peeled
Tier 14
Sky Serpents
Tier 15
Octo-Pirate
Tier 16
Woodsy
Tier 19
Mermaid - Spray - Fortnite.png
Clovers - Contrail - Fortnite.png
Sgt. Green Clover - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Sidewinder (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Four-Leaf Clover - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Bouncy Ball - Toy - Fortnite.png
Mermaid
Tier 20
Clovers
Tier 21
Sgt. Green Clover
Tier 22
Sidewinder
Tier 23
Four-Leaf Clover
Tier 25
Bouncy Ball
Tier 26
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The Ice Queen - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Conga - Emote - Fortnite.png
Spicy - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Woodsy Pirate - Pet - Fortnite.png
Skeleton Key - Spray - Fortnite.png
Driftwood
Tier 28
The Ice Queen
Tier 30
Conga
Tier 31
Spicy
Tier 32
Woodsy (Pirate)
Tier 35
Skeleton Key
Tier 36
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Lockstep - Glider - Fortnite.png
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Sunprint - Wrap - Fortnite.png
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Skully - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Phantasm
Tier 37
Lockstep
Tier 39
Tricera Ops (loading screen)
Tier 40
Sunprint
Tier 43
Woot Bonesy
Tier 44
Skully
Tier 46
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Love Ranger - Spray - Fortnite.png
Dodger - Pet - Fortnite.png
Ancient Mask - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Fallen Love Ranger - Spray - Fortnite.png
Lockpick - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png
Peely
Tier 47
Love Ranger
Tier 48
Dodger
Tier 52
Ancient Mask
Tier 53
Fallen Love Ranger
Tier 54
Lockpick
Tier 55
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Dragon Scales - Wrap - Fortnite.png
Nana Nana - Emote - Fortnite.png
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Dodger Black - Pet - Fortnite.png
Brite Bomber - Spray - Fortnite.png
Lava
Tier 58
Dragon Scales
Tier 60
Nana Nana
Tier 63
Spray Collage
Tier 65
Dodger (Black)
Tier 67
Brite Bomber
Tier 68
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Ember (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Power Chord - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Ember - Spray - Fortnite.png
Tiger Stripes - Wrap - Fortnite.png
Cuddly - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
200 Meters
Tier 70
Ember
Tier 71
Power Chord
Tier 74
Ember
Tier 75
Tiger Stripes
Tier 77
Cuddly
Tier 78
Booty Buoy - Glider - Fortnite.png
Salty - Spray - Fortnite.png
Woodsy Gold - Pet - Fortnite.png
Master Key - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Ballistics - Contrail - Fortnite.png
Master Key New - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Booty Buoy
Tier 79
Salty
Tier 80
Woodsy (Gold)
Tier 83
Master Key
Tier 84
Ballistics
Tier 85
Master Key
Tier 87
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Luxe - Spray - Fortnite.png
Star Power - Music - Fortnite.png
Dodger Camo - Pet - Fortnite.png
Arachnids - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Hoop Master - Emote - Fortnite.png
Angry Volcano
Tier 89
Luxe
Tier 90
Star Power
Tier 92
Dodger (Camo)
Tier 93
Arachnids
Tier 94
Hoop Master
Tier 95
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Master Key (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Luxe (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Gemstone
Tier 98
Master Key (Masked)
Tier 99
Luxe
Tier 100

Free Tiers

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Scallywags - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
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Sunshine - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Hello Friend - Emote - Fortnite.png
Master Portal - Back Bling - Fortnite.png
GG Snakes
Tier 2
Scallywags
Tier 4
Flying Standard
Tier 6
Sunshine
Tier 8
Hello Friend
Tier 14
Master Portal
Tier 22
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Cinder - Glider - Fortnite.png
Snakebite - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png
Snoozefest - Emote - Fortnite.png
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Dance Mat
Tier 26
Cinder
Tier 30
Snakebite
Tier 38
Snoozefest
Tier 46
Hybrid
Tier 50
Coral Chorus
Tier 54
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The End - Spray - Fortnite.png
GG Jellyfish
Tier 58
The End
Tier 62

Achievement Rewards

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Dragon Stance - Emote - Fortnite.png
Fierce - Emote - Fortnite.png
Flawless - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png
High Caliber - Back Bling - Fortnite.png
Mutiny - Back Bling - Fortnite.png
Dragon's Claw
Sunny Steps
Hybrid Challenges
Dragon Stance
Hybrid Challenges
Fierce
Luxe Challenges
Flawless
Luxe Challenges
High Caliber
Luxe Challenges
Mutiny
Blackheart Challenges
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Swag Masher - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png
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Season 8 Level 100 - Spray - Fortnite.png
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Palm Leaf
Victory Royale
Swag Smasher
Sunny Steps
Blackheart Challenges
Banner (Season 8 Level 100)

Reach Season Level 100 during Season 8

Spray (Season 8 Level 100)

Reach Season Level 100 during Season 8

Emoticon (Season 8 Level 100)

Reach Season Level 100 during Season 8

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