Fortnite Lightning Bolts have now sprung up all around the established Battle Royale map, bringing in a brand new challenge that you can undertake right now, but only if you own the new Season 5 Battle Pass. In this Fortnite Lightning Bolts guide, we'll be detailing how you can track down all the different Lightning Bolt locations across the map, so you can wrap up this Fortnite Week 1 Challenge as quickly as possible.
If you instead need anything else on Fortnite Battle Royale that isn't to do with the Lightning Bolt locations, you’ll want to check out our Fortnite Season 5 guides hub. It’s here that you’ll find all the latest and up to date information on the new event, including the Battle Pass cost, the rest of the Week 1 Challenges, as well as the changes to the Battle Royale map.
Fortnite Lightning Bolts Locations
As part of the Fortnite Week 1 Challenges to kick off the debut week of Season 5, you’ll have to search seven lightning bolts in total. These are scattered over the whole of the Fortnite map, and you can see a full list of the locations just below:
- In the center of Tilted Towers.
- In the west of Retail Row.
- In the center, and above the research center in Dusty Divot.
- To the northeast of the burger joint in Greasy Grove.
- High above the river in the northwest of Tomato Town.
- Above the motel that’s to the west of Lazy Links.
- Above the dock on the western side of Loot Lake.
How to Search a Lightning Bolt in Fortnite
So what do you need to do once you’ve found a lightning bolt? All you need to do to search a lightning bolt is reach it, and hold down Square/X to completely search the bolt of lightning itself. However the bolts are always up in the air, so you’re going to have to build your way up to each one if you want to search it—but this can leave you as a bit of a sitting duck out in the open while you’re building up to the lightning bolt.
Once you’ve searched seven of the available lightning bolts scattered around the Fortnite map, you’ve successfully completed this Week 1 Challenge. Note that all seven of the lightning bolts don’t have to be searched in one game, and you can instead take your time to search the seven bolts over as many games as you need. This is just one of the seven overall challenges available for the opening week of Fortnite Season 5, and once you’ve eventually completed all seven challenges in whichever order you choose, you’ll bag yourself a bonus reward of 5,000 XP.
For a complete walkthrough of the rest of the tasks in the debut week of Fortnite Season 5, you’ll want to head over to our Fortnite Week 1 Challenges guide. Otherwise, check out our complete Fortnite Season 5 skins guide, where we’ve put together a complete list of all the available skins that you can earn through the brand new Battle Pass.