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Third Fortnite instadeath location has been discovered

Published: 16/Mar/2019 16:43 Updated: 16/Mar/2019 16:49

by Eli Becht


Starting with Fortnite Season 8 there have been two instadeath locations discovered and now there are reports of a third one being discovered.

Fortnite has always had its share of bugs and issues but nothing has been quite as severe as Season 8 has been so far.

Two instadeath locations have been discovered in the game where players would step on them and instantly be eliminated, no matter what their original health was at.

Now there are reports of a third instadeath location coming in and it’s in another pretty random location.

This new spot is located near the new volcano point of interest and it doesn’t really have any noteworthy landmark near it that indicate your impending doom is incoming.

Just an insta death spot I found, be careful out there from r/FortNiteBR

In a video posted to Reddit by user charis38, we see the location of the new spot which is located a little ways away from a small structure near the lava river from the volcano.

The player sees a pile of loot near the spot so goes over to it in the Baller vehicle, which actually keeps him safe.

Epic GamesThere are now three instadeath locations in Fortnite.

Hopping out of the Baller is what leads to the player’s demise and adds even more loot to the pile. It looks like this player wasn’t the first one to discover this location on that map.

Epic Games originally made a comment saying the team is looking into the initial instadeath location but hasn’t addressed the second and now the third one.

It’s possible this could be patched out in a future update so stay tuned. 

In the meantime, it’s best to avoid this area of the map.


Fortnite death map reveals most dangerous locations

Published: 26/Jan/2021 13:26

by Daniel Megarry


If you’re looking to stay alive until the very end of a battle royale match in Fortnite, you might want to avoid these deadly locations on the map.

We’ve all been there: You spend ages traveling across The Island, collecting and upgrading the best weapons, getting some epic takedowns… and then you die, losing everything in your arsenal and missing out on that Victory Royale.

It’s a frustrating moment, for sure. But avoiding some of the game’s elimination hot spots could help you on your path to success – or at the very least, make you one of the Top 10 remaining players.

Fortunately, one Fortnite leaker has put together a map highlighting the points of interest that have significantly more deaths than others, meaning you’ll know where to avoid next time you go for the win.

Tilted Towers, now blended with Salty Springs, was spotted in the Fortnite Season 5 battle pass trailer.
Epic Games
Some locations have way more deaths than others in Fortnite.

Where is the most dangerous place in Fortnite?

Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi has collected a huge sample of 50,000 deaths that have taken place during Season 5 of Fortnite, and highlighted exactly where they happened on The Island.

Put together, they form a very useful heatmap that shows off the deadliest locations players can visit.

As you can see from the map below, areas with the highest amount of deaths include Lazy Lake, Pleasant Park, Misty Meadows, Colossal Colosseum, Retail Row, and Stealthy Stronghold – which is probably due to Predator now appearing there.

But there’s a clear winner here: Salty Towers. There are a few reasons that might help explain why this point of interest – which can be found just west of the Zero Point – is such a deadly area for players to visit.

Firstly, it’s near the center of the map, which is where a lot of the action ends up taking place. Secondly, it’s covered in sand, which means players can really take advantage of the sand tunneling feature to sneak attack their opponents.

Finally, the point of interest was a new addition in Season 5, acting as a combination of previous locations Salty Springs and Tilted Towers, so it makes sense that it’s a popular destination as people rush to check it out.

Lucas7yoshi also shared a zoomed-in map of Salty Towers which shows off the exact point where players in their sample died. They’re marked as red dots on the image below.

Fortnite Salty Towers death map
Epic Games / @Lucas7yoshi
It’s official: Salty Towers is the deadliest location in Fortnite.

Interestingly, this map may have also revealed the most dangerous building on the Island, as there are significantly more deaths centered on the tall building at the south of Salty Towers.

Whether you’re new to the game and still working on your skills, or you simply want to survive as long as possible to get the best chance at a Victory Royale, it’s probably best to avoid Salty Towers at all costs.