How to catch Fortnite Season 4's Midas Flopper fish

How to catch Fortnite Season 4’s Midas Flopper fish

Published: 31/Aug/2020 15:59

by David Purcell


Epic Games have added new an ultra rare Midas Flopper fish in Fortnite Season 4, Chapter 2, and it’s probably the most valuable item you can find in-game. Here, we look at where to catch them and what they do. 

Much like the Mythic Goldfish added at the beginning of Chapter 2, the new Midas Flopper is almost impossible to catch in the battle royale game. It has such a low spawn rate, meaning your chance of actually coming across one are super minimal.

That being said, there are a few tips players should know if they are looking to hunt one down. This fish, when consumed, actually grants you with a total inventory of Legendary rarity guns, meaning you can gain access to some huge upgrades to take you towards the endgame.

There are so many species in Season 4, with a boatload of new ones being added to the spawn pool. So, let’s run through where you can find this species and get an advantage over your opponents.

Where to find a Midas Flopper in Fortnite

Fortnite Midas Flopper
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Here’s how the Fortnite Season 4 Midas Flopper looks in-game.

The rarest fish in the entire game isn’t going to just hand itself over to you. There’s a level of skill to go into finding one.

You’ll also need to get your hands on a Pro Fishing Rod. To do so, just follow our fishing guide for Season 4, here.

  1. Drop into Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Jump out the Battle Bus and head for Sweaty Sands.
  3. Walk towards the beach and go to the Pier.
  4. Pick up a fishing rod, cast in, and fish from there.
  5. Then, it’s all a waiting game. If you catch one, reel it in.

Sweaty Sands is the place to be

Sweaty Sands in Fortnite
Epic Games
The Pier (right) is one of the best locations to find the Midas Flopper fish in Fortnite.

Players have been posting their rare catches to various social media platforms since Season 4 kicked off. It appears that Sweaty Sands is a hotspot for this fish spawning, but don’t take that as a guaranteed catch spot. It is not.

If you fish from the Pier, just like the instructions above say, there is a better than normal chance of reeling one in. Of course, you must balance this with other surrounding dangers when playing.

Other people will also be aware of the location, and Sweaty Sands is a popular point of interest. Keep your eyes open for approaching enemies and the storm closing. If you land here, you should have plenty of time at the start of each game to squeeze some fishing in.

New fish in Fortnite and where to find them

Fortnite fishing
Epic Games
The list of fish to catch in Fortnite was expanded in Chapter 2, Season 4.

This isn’t the only new species included in the v14.00 update. The following list of fish can also be found in various rarities, and it should be handy when identifying them as well.

Coastal area fish

  • Black Slurpfish (night only)
  • Black Striped Shieldfish
  • Chum Hop Flopper
  • Purple Jellyfish
  • Raven Thermalfish
  • Sky Blue Spicy Fish

Mountain area fish

  • Atlantic Hop Flopper
  • Peely Jellyfish
  • Purple Slurpfish
  • White Spotted Spicy fish

Forest area fish

  • Coho Hop Flopper
  • Drift Spicy Fish
  • Green Shieldfish
  • Green Thermalfish
  • Red and Green Thermalfish
Fortnite new fish for Season 4
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Fish like this Chum Hop Flopper can only be found in certain areas on the Fortnite map.

Swamp area fish

  • White Slurpfish (Night Only)
  • Chinook Hop Flopper
  • Cuddle Jellyfish
  • Southern Spicy Fish
  • Yellow Slurpfish

Fish found anywhere

  • Black and Blue Shieldfish
  • Blue Slurpfish
  • Blue Small Fry
  • Light Blue Smallfry
  • Molten Spicyfish
  • Purple Top Smallfry
  • Purple and Orange Thermalfish
  • Silver Thermalfish
  • Slurp Jellyfish
  • Tan Small Fry

Reel in the rarest fish of them all and you’re talking about an incredible difference to your inventory, with all gold weapons being granted.

Good luck on your quest and hopefully this guide leads to your first catch of Fortnite Season 4’s Midas Flopper.


How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 10 challenges

Published: 29/Oct/2020 14:26 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 14:29

by Matt Porter


The tenth week of Fortnite’s Season 4 has arrived, and with a new set of weekly challenges comes one task that asks players to open chests in Upstate New York. While this may sound confusing, here’s everything you need to make this challenge simple. 

Fortnitemares has officially arrived, with Midas reappearing for the first time since his Device experiment backfired badly, flooding the entire island at the end of Season Two. Midas has regained control of The Agency, and his army of Shadow Henchmen are ready to cause chaos.

Of course, the overarching Season 4 storyline is all about superheroes, with Marvel characters invading the island. The evil Galactus is on his way, and heroes like Tony Stark, Dr. Doom, and Wolverine have made Fortnite their home as they prepare for battle.

With these characters, new POIs and locations have appeared, and to complete this specific challenge you’ll need to head to Upstate New York. While this may sound like a strange request, it actually exists as a landmark inside the game. If you aren’t sure where to find it though, we’ve got everything you need to complete this task.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
Epic Games
Stark Industries arrived as a POI in Season 4, included inside Upstate New York.

Where to find Upstate New York in Fortnite Season 4

When Stark Industries arrived in Fortnite Season 4, you may have noticed that the POI is located inside what appears to be a massive bubble, which covers a large portion of the north-east corner of the island. It’s easy to spot, as the area is marked on the map for you, and the trees inside it are lovely shades of yellow and orange, compared to the normal green trees elsewhere.

Fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe will know that Stark calls New York his home, with the Stark Industries tower planted in the middle of New York City. Even the Avengers base in later films is located in Upstate New York. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise then that his location in Fortnite was originally planted in the state of New York, which has now been transported to the island.

Thankfully, once you know where Upstate New York is, it’s easy to complete this Week 10 challenge, as all you need to do is open seven chests inside this landmark. They don’t even have to be opened in the same match, so just pick them up as you see them and you’ll finish this task eventually. If you’re still not sure where to go, we’ve included an image below.

Map showing location of Upstate New York landmark.
Epic Games
Map showing the Upstate New York landmark in Fortnite.

It may take a couple of visits to Upstate New York to finish off this task, as there will be plenty of other people attempting it too. While Stark Industries has the most chests, it may be easier to head to some of the smaller buildings located in the zone, as they will be quieter and make you less likely to face enemies.

It’s well worth completing this task if you’re ranking up your Season 4 Battle Pass, as this offers a massive 25,000 XP reward, which will help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.