Fortnite Season 5 best landing spots: Most chests & exotic weapon spawns

Published: 6/Dec/2020 15:25 Updated: 7/Dec/2020 15:09

by Connor Bennett


The best landing spots in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 have been revealed as players have found the places that have the most chests and best loot at the start of every game. 

After Chapter 2, Season 4’s epic end of season event, the Fortnite battle royale island has been taken over by hunters – and the Zero Point has also made an appearance at the center of the map again.

The map has been tweaked too, bringing in new locations like Stealthy Stronghold and Hunter’s Haven, while Tilted Towers is back in the form of Salty Towers as it’s now part Tilted and part Salty Springs. 

With all these map changes, some players might be wondering if it’s time to switch up their trusty landing spot, or if their usual location has been given a bit of a boost. 

The Mandalorian bounty challenges fortnite
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Mando and The Child are in Fortnite Season 5.

Fortnite Season 5 POIs with most chests

Well, that’s where Fortnite stats website LootLake comes into play. They’ve already documented the amount of chest, vehicle, fish, and whatever other spawns you can think you might need in Chapter 2, Season 5.

Chests are the biggest thing, so, we’ll focus on them. In Seasons 3 and 4, Misty Meadows had the most chests, but the title now goes to Lazy Lake. The POI has 41 possible chest spawns dotted around.

After that, Sweaty Sands and Misty Meadows have the most – with 34 and 33 respectively. In terms of new POIs, Hunter’s Haven leads the way at 21, though depending on your rotation, you could find another 15 nearby. 

Fortnite Season 5 chest spawns
The most chests can be found at Lazy Lake in Season 5.

Fortnite Season 5 exotic weapon locations

Now, if you’re not too fussed with chests and want to go after the exotic, rare weapons that have been plunged into this season, we’ve got them for you as well.

The Mandalorian’s rifle is found at his downed Razor Crest ship near Colossal Coliseum, while the Boom Sniper Rifle is on the small island to the east of Stealthy Stronghold.

Fortnite Season 5 exotic weapon spawns
Every spawn for the exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 5.

Obviously, to get your hands on the rare weapons, you will either need to defeat one of the hunters – and that’s not an easy task, especially against The Mandalorian – or have the bars to buy the weapon. 

Though, if you do manage to get your hands on them, you’ll be well on your way to a victory royale as the weapons are incredibly powerful.


Best guns in Fortnite Season 5: Ultimate weapon tier list

Published: 7/Dec/2020 11:20 Updated: 7/Dec/2020 15:49

by David Purcell


Epic Games mix up the Fortnite Battle Royale meta almost every season and that was exactly the case in Chapter 2, Season 5. Now that the dust has settled on the v15.00 update, a tier list for its best weapons has naturally formed. 

Chests can be opened right across the battle royale game, not to mention the new NPC characters protecting areas of the map with dangerous guns of their own. If you hunt down the right people, you could walk away with some of the most devastating tools to take you right to the endgame.

Knowing which are the high performing guns is handy as well, after all, you could be prioritizing the wrong one when looting and it could cost you.

In Season 5, we saw the vaulting of several weapons and some even came back – so let’s take a look at how the meta looks since the patch went live.

Fortnite Season 5 best weapons, ranked

Our rankings have been selected from a mix of in-game experience and community feedback since Season 5 launched. The S Tier represents the best in class, and as the letter grades lower for the weapons it is to reflect how effective they are in Fortnite’s current state. This meta may change during the course of the season, however – as Epic Games rolls out weekly updates.

S Tier

The Mandalorian bounty challenges fortnite
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The Mandalorian holds an Amban Sniper Rifle in Fortnite Season 5, and if you can get it, it’s a game-changer.

Just like several seasons gone by, it’s been hard to see the likes of the SCAR, Bolt-Action, and Rocket Launcher anywhere but the top tier. They have been mainstays of this bracket for some time, though Exotic Weapons have broken the glass ceiling – with our list featuring Mando’s own weapon and more.

  • SCAR
  • Bolt-Action
  • P90
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Amban Sniper Rifle
  • Splode’s Boom Sniper Rifle

A Tier

Fortnite Season 5 dragon shotgun
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Not many shotguns make the top tiers in Fortnite Season 5. 

The Heavy Assault Rifle is a weapon that screams A-Tier in Season 5. While it might not be as good as others in its class, such as the SCAR, there’s no doubt that you will go far with a high rarity of this gun. Alongside that, the likes of The Dub Shotgun and others have made the cut.

  • Assault Rifle
  • Heavy Assault Rifle
  • The Dub Shotgun

B Tier

Fortnite shadow tracker pistol
Epic Games
Fortnite’s Shadow Tracker pistol is silenced.

The Silenced Submachine Gun has been very much a B Tier gun for some time now, with its speedy fire rate but short mags. Alongside that falls the Tactical Assault Rifle, which just fails to deliver in the same way the Heavy or SCAR does – but still usable in your buildup to the latter stages of a match.

Exotic Weapons once again feature here, as The Nighthawk Revolver takes a place in the standings. While all of these new weapon rarities are worth trying, these two aren’t quite as strong as the others.

  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Dragon Shotgun
  • Silenced Submachine Gun
  • Shadow Tracker Pistol
  • The Nighthawk Revolver
  • Tactical Assault Rifle

C Tier

Fortnite charge shotgun
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Fortnite’s Charge Shotgun isn’t the best weapon around, it’s fair to say.

Shotguns are proving to be a problem in Fortnite, frankly. In Chapter 1, a lot of talk within the community was about how strong the Pump Shotgun used to be – which was vaulted in patch v15.00. Now, with that out of the picture, there really isn’t room for a shotgun in the top tiers of the loot pool.

  • Charge Shotgun
  • SMG

D Tier

Fortnite pistol
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Fortnite’s Pistols belong at the bottom.

Some are just made to be at the bottom and that’s the case for these two. Unfortunately, they are made for the early looting phases of matches but taking these too far into a match would be a mistake.

  • Storm Scout Sniper
  • Pistol

That rounds off our Fortnite Season 5 best weapons tier list, showing the likes of the SCAR and Rocket Launcher are still among the very best in the current meta.

The placements will likely shift during the season as buffs and nerfs are announced, so keep an eye out for that – and tweet us any potential changes @FortniteINTEL. We’ll update this list should things change.