Fortnite is a testament to the power of battle royale games. One of the less glamorous notions of the game is its points of interest. Unlike some other games, Fortnite has somehow made its locations into characters themselves. Players have their favorite destinations, are invested in changes that happen to them, and more. That is why a Fortnite locations guide is surprisingly an important part of learning the game.
In this Fortnite locations guide, I will take on the daunting task of going over every single Fortnite location that has ever appeared in the history of the game. With the number of locations slowly nearing the insane 100 mark, there are many of them to go over. I will give minor details about each of the locations and what you should know about all of them. I’ll also give a short history lesson about the place and more.
Bottom Line Up Front
The Fortnite locations are divided up into two main areas. First, we have the named locations that are the major places on the island. These are the most popular spots to land in a match and the ones you can clearly see on the main map. The others, though, are the landmark locations. These are smaller areas that do not have their names appear on the island map. It can be harder to find them but many are full of interesting loot and useful for quests. There have been three islands in Fortnite to date or, well, two, technically, if you count the flipped island in Chapter 3 as the same one. Each has its own named locations that have been featured on it. There are some shared locations but many different ones throughout the last 20 seasons. Here are all of the named locations from across all three chapters to date:
- Anarchy Acres
- Dusty Depot
- Dusty Divot
- Fatal Fields
- Flush Factory
- Frosty Flights
- Gotham City
- Greasy Grove
- Happy Hamlet
- Haunted Hills
- Junk Junction
- Lazy Lagoon
- Lazy Links
- Leaky Lake
- Lonely Lodge
- Loot Lake
- Lucky Landing
- Mega Mall
- Moisty Mire
- Moisty Palms
- Neo Tilted
- Paradise Palms
- Pleasant Park
- Polar Peak
- Pressure Plant
- Salty Springs
- Shifty Shafts
- Snobby Shores
- Starry Suburbs
- Sunny Steps
- The Block
- Tilted Towers
- Tilted Town
- Tomato Temple
- Tomato Town
- Wailing Woods
- Boney Burbs
- Catty Corner
- Colossal Coliseum
- Colossal Crops
- Coral Castle
- Corny Complex
- Corny Crops
- Craggy Cliffs
- Dirty Docks
- Doom’s Domain
- Frenzy Farm
- Holly Hatchery
- Holly Hedges
- Hunter’s Haven
- Lazy Lake
- Misty Meadows
- Pleasant Park
- Retail Row
- Rickety Rig
- Salty Springs
- Salty Towers
- Sludgy Swamp
- Slurpy Swamp
- Stark Industries
- Stealthy Stronghold
- Steamy Stacks
- Sweaty Sands
- The Agency
- The Authority
- The Convergence
- The Fortilla
- The Grotto
- The Pyramid
- The Rig
- The Ruins
- The Shark
- The Spire
- The Yacht
- Weeping Woods
- Camp Cuddle
- Chonker’s Speedway
- Command Cavern
- Coney Crossroads
- Condo Canyon
- Covert Cavern
- Greasy Grove
- Logjam Lumberyard
- Rocky Reels
- Shifty Shafts
- Sleepy Sound
- Synapse Station
- The Daily Bugle
- The Fortress
- The Joneses
- Tilted Towers
Fortnite Locations Explained
The Fortnite locations are immensely important to the success of each match you are in. When you are on the battle bus, one of the first decisions you must make is where to go. This will shape the future of the match and determine what will happen to you and your team in the end.
As such, there are two different types of locations that you should know about. There are the named locations that you are likely already familiar with and the landmarks that are far less noticeable. Even still, both of these are worth knowing about if you want to succeed in matches.
First and foremost, we have the named locations. These are the most obvious spots where you can land on the Fortnite island. When you open up the main map in a match, you will see the major areas that you can visit marked with their names.
If you are new to the game or a particular season, the names and areas will be grayed out with question marks, instead. Regardless, you can know that this is a significant location on the island. Named locations are what make up the most loot, chests, and excitement on the island.
These points of interest are the highly populated destinations that change considerably from season to season and are where most players will land.
On the other side of the equation are the landmarks. Landmarks have specific names for them but these titles will not show up on the map itself. Instead, you either have to know already where this location is or you will not know its name until you stumble upon it.
That said, landmark locations are not necessarily ones that you should ignore, either. When you visit these places, you will find that they are also full of loot and likely a few chests to open up. They are typically not as large as named locations but can have significant roles all their own.
There are even some that have NPCs or play a large role when it comes to quests. Most landmarks go under the radar but there are some that are so popular that they might as well be considered named locations, like in the case of Risky Reels. In fact, Risky Reels was so popular throughout the three chapters that it has finally been upgraded to a POI in Chapter 3.
All Fortnite Locations Ever
To help with knowing about each of the named locations in Fortnite, I am going to list out all of the ones that have ever come out in the game. I will give some very short notes about each one and a little bit of history about them at the same time. There is an insane amount of named locations to go over so let’s go ahead and get started.
Chapter 1 Points of Interest
Starting off this list, we have the Chapter 1 points of interest. The first very chapter of Fortnite encompasses the first 10 seasons of the game. During this time period, Fortnite was on the original island. This fan-favorite destination had plenty of memorable locations, some of which would even return in later chapters.
Anarchy Acres Explained
Anarchy Acres is an early location in Chapter 1. Set in the north, it was a quaint farm area with not much to it. It stayed until the start of Season 5.
Dusty Depot is an original island location with a few warehouses to explore and not much else to it.
Introduced in Season 4, Dusty Divot is the result of the meteor striking. It is a massive crater with a facility full of loot. It remained until Season X.
Fatal Fields is an original destination and home to the relaxing farm lifestyle near the middle of the map. While not too special, it would remain for the entire season.
Flush Factory was one of my favorite locations in Chapter 1 for being out of the way with a huge complex factory to explore.
In Season 7, Frosty Flights was the home to the airport in the middle of the snowy southwestern corner. You could visit here for easy access to some of the new Stormwing planes.
Season X saw a Batman crossover event for Fortnite and the beloved Tilted Towers became Gotham City. This was one of the best versions of Tilted with the bat glider available here.
Greasy Grove is another original Fortnite location and a fan favorite. Though its location was not the best, the fast food-themed town was memorable and led to its eventual return.
Season 7 saw the introduction of Happy Hamlet, one of the most underrated Fortnite locations of all time. With its stunning snowy theme and architecture, it is one of the most beautiful and quietest Fortnite towns ever.
Haunted Hills was a unique area in Chapter 1, featuring a mountainous region with a cemetery and creepy atmosphere. It first arrived in Season 2 and stayed for the remainder of the chapter.
Perhaps the least popular destination in all of Chapter 1, Junk Junction was a forgettable junkyard in the northwestern-most corner of the map.
Season 8 saw pirates join the island and Lazy Lagoon was their base. This beautiful little town had a massive pirate ship to explore and plenty of cannons to use.
Replacing Anarchy Acres was Lazy Links, a golf resort that was not too popular. However, it was full of great loot and golf carts to drive around the map when it arrived in Season 5.
Leaky Lake was the shell of its former self, Loot Lake. A crater where the floating island once was, it was a place with plenty of treasure chests.
Lonely Lodge was a mostly unassuming area on the eastern side of the island. Its most notable feature when it was first released in Season 1 was its tall tower.
Loot Lake first came out in Season 1 as one of the most popular areas. It was a massive lake with a mansion in the middle full of insane loot. Fights would be intense in this area.
Lucky Landing is another massively underrated area. The Chinese-themed location was stunning at the time and was one-of-a-kind until its end in Season X.
Season 9 is one of my favorite Fortnite seasons and it was due to the sci-fi atmosphere of the time. Mega Mall took over Retail Row and provided this intricately designed futuristic shopping center with many shops and floors to explore. It is one of my favorite Fortnite locations of all time.
Moisty Mire is one of the worst Fortnite locations in the game and certainly the worst at the start of the game. It was a swamp that was uninteresting and not great for loot.
Moisty Palms redeemed Moisty Mire in Season X with its blend of that previous location’s style with the awesome Paradise Palms. Sadly, it was only around for a short period.
Tilted Towers remains the most famous location in Fortnite and I believe that Neo Tilted is still the best version of it ever. In Season 9, Neo Tilted arrived as the futuristic version with stunning architecture and buildings.
Paradise Palms was the boost that the southeastern region needed in Season 5, replacing Moisty Mire. It was a large desert city that had plenty of buildings and loot to find.
An iconic location, Pleasant Park was a large and quiet neighborhood with nothing but houses. The only other notable features were the gas station and the massive soccer field in the middle.
Polar Peak was a strange locale in Season 7. Mostly covered in ice and snow, it was later revealed to be home to a castle that you could explore.
Pressure Plant was the named location for the former volcano in Season 9, allowing players to enter the dangerous area and find some great loot there.
Salty Springs was one of the original Fortnite areas on the map. It was a quiet town with a small neighborhood and not much else to it. Despite this, Epic Games kept it around for a very long time.
Season 2 saw the release of the Shifty Shafts area. It was a mining area with lots of tunnels and underground areas. While not too popular, it was quite unique and fun to fight in.
One of my most common landing spots was Snobby Shores. Out on the west coast of the island, it had a lot of large houses to loot and not many players there.
Starry Suburbs was the named location with the shortest time in the game, outside of collaborations. It was a quiet little neighborhood with shooting stars that gave loot.
Season 8 saw the release of Sunny Steps in the northeastern region of the map. It was an Aztec-inspired area with temples for players to explore. It was not too popular but had an insane amount of loot.
The Block took the place of Risky Reels in Season 7. It was the most unique named location in Fortnite’s history, changing constantly. It would always feature the latest creation from someone in the community, ensuring new places to explore at all times.
What more could be said about Tilted Towers? It is the most famous Fortnite location of all time. It was the most visited in the entirety of Chapter 1. This is due to its near central placement and the small city-like skyscrapers that it had.
Tilted Town was a brief version of Tilted Towers in Season X. It was one of the worst iterations, being a simple Wild West version that I, personally, did not enjoy visiting.
Tomato Temple took over the prior location of Tomato Town in Season 5. This bizarre town was the setting of a temple that seemingly was in worship of the great tomato. It would stick around pretty much until the end of Chapter 1.
Tomato Town was one of the original locations on the Fortnite island. In a small town that focused on the Pizza Pit restaurant, there was a little bit of loot that you could find here. It would be removed in Season 5.
Finally, for Chapter 1, we have Wailing Woods. Another original destination, I still remember to this day opening up Fortnite battle royale on the day it launched. In my very first match on its launch day, I remember first landing in Wailing Woods. There wasn’t much to this area, other than being a massive and dense forest on the east side of the map. But it stuck out to me as an unforgettable place until its removal in Season 8.
Chapter 2 Points of Interest
At the end of Season X, the first island was completely destroyed. In the process, a new island was born and players migrated to it for the next eight seasons. Though it would not last nearly as long as the first Chapter, in terms of seasons, Chapter 2 did not shy away from some new named locations. There were a couple of returning ones as well.
Season 6 Primal saw the release of Boney Burbs, the replacement for Tilted Towers. This version was a strange primitive version of Tilted with ruined skyscrapers to explore.
Catty Corner was one of the most remote areas on the Chapter 2 island. This warehouse area with a gas station did not have much to it at all. Few players trekked all the way here in the southeastern corner of the map unless they had a reason to.
Colossal Coliseum was the replacement for Frenzy Farms in Season 5. During this time, a massive Roman-style arena was set up. It would change in the middle of the arena occasionally, offering a great place for competitive fights.
Colossal Crops was a blend of both the Coliseum before it and Frenzy Farms before that. It was the best of both worlds with the chill farm vibes and still plenty of buildings to explore.
Coral Castle was the star of Season 3. Set up in the midst of the ocean in the northwestern corner of the map, this Atlantis-like castle area was a fan favorite for players. It felt like its own little world when you would visit this region.
Corny Complex took the place of Colossal Crops in Season 7, offering a farm that was taken over by the IO.
Corny Corps was the final farm area, taking over after the aliens took over the Corny Complex in Season 8. Not much is different except for the lack of IO presence.
Craggy Cliffs was a town on the northern side of the island. It was a seaside coastal town with a seafood restaurant that was quite large and full of loot to get.
On the east side of the map was Dirty Docks. It was a warehouse region with lots of factories, cranes, and storage facilities to loot.
For the first time ever, Pleasant Park changed with the arrival of Doom’s Domain. It was pretty much the same, though, with the major difference being Doctor Doom’s facility and NPC boss that you could find here.
Frenzy Farm was one of the original locations on the Chapter 2 island. It was the replacement for Fatal Fields, featuring a much better version of that area. It was a huge farm with plenty of hiding places and a massive estate in the middle to explore.
Holly Hatchery took over Holly Hedges in Season 7. With the alien invasion, it became the home for the breeding grounds for the aliens. But there was not much else different from the original.
While this might be surprising, Holly Hedges was one of my favorite locations in Chapter 2. It was the equivalent of Snobby Shores, located on the western side of the map and not featuring too many players.
Speaking of favorites, another one of mine is Hunter’s Haven. I was deeply saddened that this location was only in Season 5. It had a great location, basically had no real replacement, and was full of fantastic fights.
Lazy Lake took over the central to the eastern area of the map. Set next to the large lake, it was an upscale town with stunning townhouses and shops.
Misty Meadows was on the south side of the same lake as Lazy Lake, featuring a town similar to Happy Hamlet in Chapter 1. It was not too popular but remained a beautiful part of the island.
Pleasant Park was one of the returning locations in Chapter 2 from the previous island. There were almost no changes to it at all from its previous incarnation.
Retail Row was another returning destination from Chapter 1. This shopping center-focused locale remained the same beloved place as before.
Rickety Rig was a place found off the coast of Slurpy Swamp. It was a massive oil rig that was hard to access and get away from. But it was home to an NPC boss, a vault, and much more. This version of The Rig was a destroyed variant.
Salty Springs was yet another returning location from Chapter 1. This quiet town had not changed much at all, though it would later get a food truck and some replacements.
Salty Towers was the return of Tilted Towers but in a unique way. Tilted Towers merged with Salty Springs to have the best of both worlds. While not my favorite Tilted version, it was certainly the best edition of Salty Springs to date.
Sludgy Swamp was the named location that remained in the southwestern corner after the aliens took over part of Slurpy Swamp. There was nothing too special about it.
Slurpy Swamp was one of the original locations on the Chapter 2 island. It was on the southwestern coast of the island, featuring a slurp juice factory that spilled its liquid into the nearby swamp.
Stark Industries took over Frenzy Farm in Season 4. This strange area featured Upstate New York in a bizarre crossover. You could find some great loot and weapons here, and even fight Iron Man himself if you wanted to.
Stealthy Stronghold was one of the new locations in Season 5. West of Craggy Cliffs, this stronghold was a fortress with a jungle theme in the middle. It originally played home to the Predator in that crossover but stuck around after, eventually being demoted to just a landmark.
One of the original Chapter 2 locations was Steamy Stacks in the northeastern corner of the map. It was a massive facility with two smokestacks that would shoot players out of them.
Of the original Fortnite locations on the Chapter 2 island, none were more impressive than Sweaty Sands in my opinion. Without Tilted Towers, it was the major city on the island. Found on the shores of the northwestern coast, it was a chill beach town with skyscrapers all its own to explore.
With the arrival of Season 2, we had several new areas, including The Agency. This was the headquarters for the spy organization that was at the center of that season’s theme. Here, players could find Midas, the leader of the spies and the enemy of the community.
The Authority took the place of The Agency in Season 3. Its central location continued its popularity as it expanded and was the headquarters for the Shadow spies. Jules became the boss at this revamped facility.
Also found in the same place as the previous two locations, there was The Convergence. This location appeared in Season 8 as the home of the Cube Queen and her minions.
The Fortilla arrived in Season 3 right next door to Rickety Rig. This town of floating areas was home to the Ghost henchmen and more.
The Grotto remains the most unique point of interest I have ever seen. At the time of its arrival in Season 2, it was an underground location that was hard to reach. Unfortunately, its time in Fortnite was far too short-lived.
The Pyramid also arrived in Season 8 and was only there for a short period. It was a massive period made from the cubes during that season’s theme in the center of the map.
The Rig was another named location introduced in Season 2. Off the coast of Slurpy Swamp, it was hard to reach but well worth the efforts.
The Ruins were the next iteration of the central location on the Chapter 2 island in Season 4. This ruined version of the headquarters there was still a popular destination.
The Shark was an island in the northwestern corner of the map. This remote island was home to sharks and a vault for players to explore. It would stick around in the game for most of the chapter, though it was demoted from being a named location.
The Spire is my favorite iteration of the central POI during Season 6. In this Primal season, The Spire rose and housed the Zero Point device. At the base of the tower was a nice town with plenty of verticalities.
The Yacht was the final of the Season 2 additions. Here, this was a luxury boat that was off the coast of the island and hard to reach. It was not super popular but it stuck around for several seasons. It was taken over by Deadpool later in Season 2.
Weeping Woods was a staple on the Chapter 2 island. It took the idea of Wailing Woods and enhanced it, taking over much of the southwestern region. It was a dense area with a camping site that had plenty of loot.
Chapter 3 Named Locations
Chapter 3 is the latest era of Fortnite that we are currently in the midst of. Though this chapter is relatively new, it has already brought us plenty of points of interest. Most of these are brand new ones but there are some returning fan favorites, too. Here are all of the Chapter 3 named locations thus far.
On the west side of the Chapter 3 island, there is Camp Cuddle. It is a campsite and home to the popular Cuddle Team Leader character plus others.
Chonker’s Speedway is in the middle of the desert on the south side of the map. Here, players can find a racetrack along with plenty of cars to drive.
Command Cavern is the first replacement for an existing map location in Chapter 3. Taking over for Covert Cavern in Season 2, it is a facility deep inside a cave that features the home of the IO and plenty of NPCs to fight.
Coney Crossroads is a town in the center of the map but more on the northern side. There is not much to this area but it is important for being a gateway to all parts of the island.
Condo Canyon is a desert city on the south side of the map. It is much like this chapter’s version of Paradise Palms.
Covert Cavern is the only removed location on the Chapter 3 island so far. This cave is largely similar to its new Command Cavern version, being the home of the IO.
Greasy Grove returns from Chapter 1 in Chapter 3. It is not much different from its original version but it has now been taken over by the IO.
Logjam Lumberyard is a log company facility that is in the northwestern corner of the island. Though remote, it is a great place for players looking to go under the radar.
Risky Reels finally got the named location upgrade it’s always deserved with Rocky Reels. This version is set in the desert and decently sized.
Sanctuary is on the eastern coast of the map with a futuristic, Star Wars-like town that is previously home to The Foundation and likely The Seven as a whole.
Shifty Shafts also makes its return from Chapter 1. Instead of being on the south side, though, it is in the north and features a snowy variant this time around.
Sleepy Sound is a quiet town similar to Misty Meadows but found on the northern side of the map.
Synapse Station is a facility that is owned by The Seven found in the desert and home to The Scientist.
The Daily Bugle
The crossover with Spider-Man in Chapter 1 brought a piece of New York City and The Daily Bugle, a mini-city of sorts. It remains in the game even though Spider-Man is gone.
The Fortress is a new place introduced in Chapter 2. It is a massive drill owned by the IO and a hotspot currently.
The Joneses is a stylized village that is south of Sanctuary and the home of all of the Jonesy characters from Fortnite.
Tilted Towers returned once more in Chapter 3 and is found near the middle of the map in all of its skyscraper city glory.
Question: What are the Fortnite locations?
Answer: The current Fortnite locations are as follows:
• Camp Cuddle
• Chonker’s Speedway
• Command Cavern
• Condo Canyon
• Coney Crossroads
• Greasy Grove
• Logjam Lumberyard
• Rocky Reels
• Shifty Shafts
• Sleepy Sound
• Synapse Station
• The Daily Bugle
• The Fortress
• The Joneses
• Tilted Towers
Question: What are the new locations in Fortnite Season 2?
Answer: The only new locations to arrive in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 are Command Cavern, Synapse Station, and The Fortress.
Question: What is the best location in Fortnite?
Answer: The best location in Fortnite will come down to personal preference. For me, the best location has to be between Sweaty Sands, Neo Tilted, Mega Mall, and Hunter’s Haven. Each of them is an iconic place that I loved to drop at when they were around.
Question: What is the most common place in Fortnite?
Answer: The most common place in Fortnite right now is likely Tilted Towers, Risky Reels, or Coney Crossroads. Sanctuary used to be pretty popular but not so much these days.
As you can see, the Fortnite locations guide is a massive one filled with so many different areas from the history of the battle royale game. And it will only continue to grow as more seasons and chapters released. So, even if your favorites are gone right now, there is always the chance they could return.
In the meantime, while we wait for new areas, I recommend checking out our Fortnite keycards guide. Keycards are a very small item in the overall grand scheme of the game but locations play a huge role here. Many of the vaults that you can open up with keycards are found in popular named locations or even landmarks. If you want to see where all of the keycards and vaults are located, be sure to see that guide.
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