What is a hotspot in Fortnite and how to find them

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Epic Games has released numerous changes to Fortnite over the past six years. One of the biggest additions was the addition of hot spots in Fortnite Season 9. These spots have been vaulted and unvaulted several times and are available in Chapter 5.

Certain Fortnite places have always been popular landing spots, from Tilted Towers to Mega City. However, hot spots allow players to visit less popular places and still get great loot. If you’d like to know more about Fortnite hot spots or you need them for a quest, our guide has everything you need to know. Plus if you need to level up to beat others to the loot, then take a look at our other guides on how to level up fast and best xp maps.

What are hot spots in Fortnite?

Hot spots are a gameplay mechanic that was first released in Fortnite Season 9. This mechanic changes a couple of random places on the map and gives them extra loot. Due to this, hot spots usually have a lot of players landing at them.

How to find hot spots in Fortnite?

If you’re unsure how to find a hot spot in Fortnite, you simply need to open up the map. At the start of every game, several places will be marked with a yellow color, indicating hot spots. These places are random, and up to three of them may be designated as hot spots. Normally players will use the battle bus to select where to land, but with the come back of hot spots, players can now search for these spots.

A map showcasing the hot spot location on an island in Fortnite.
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Once you visit a Fortnite hot spot, you will notice Supply Drones flying around. To get extra loot, you need to take these drones down and pick up the items from them. On top of this, you will be able to collect loot from all the other sources, including floors and chests.

✓ Asmir’s Advice

Be careful when visiting hot spots

Hot spots have extra loot, which is why many players are interested in them. If you decide to land at one of these places, watch out for enemies and get ready for a fight from the moment you touch the ground.

How to collect Rare or better weapons at a hot spot in Fortnite

One of the new weekly quests in Fortnite requires you to collect Rare or better weapons at a hot spot. This is a relatively easy task, and you will have to visit a hot spot to complete it. You simply need to pick up Rare (Blue), Epic (Purple), or Legendary (Gold) weapons to complete the quest.

Fortnite hot spot – FAQ

How do you visit hot spots?

You can visit hot spots by landing on them or getting to them later in the game. However, if you don’t land at them, other players will likely loot them before you get to visit them.

What colour are hot spots on the Fortnite map?

The hot spots will have a yellow or gold colour writing with an icon in front of it.

About the Author

Asmir Pekmic

Asmir is a gaming writer at Video Gamer and has over a decade's experience. In his spare time, Asmir loves playing Fortnite and Overwatch, while basketball is also one of his hobbies.


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