Hidden bunkers are a long-running mystery in the world of Fortnite, and you might need to find them to complete weekly challenges. Here’s how to locate them all in Season 5.
There are plenty of unanswered questions in Fortnite lore, but some of the biggest surround the game’s hidden bunkers. Who created them? What’s their purpose? And, more importantly, will players ever find out where they lead to?
These mysterious metal tunnels have appeared in various locations throughout Fortnite history, but they’ve always remained sealed shut. Sometimes, like in Season 5 Week 9, you’ll need to visit them to complete XP challenges.
Finding them is no easy task, though. If you don’t know where you’re looking, they’re almost impossible to come across. Here’s everything we know about Fortnite’s hidden bunkers, including a handy location map so you can get to them in no time.
What are hidden bunkers in Fortnite?
Hidden bunkers have been around for a while on The Island. As we mentioned before, no one really knows what their purpose is or where they lead, so players have been left to come up with their own theories.
In fact, Fortnite’s hidden bunkers were never officially acknowledged in the game until a Season 5 Week 9 challenge tasked players with finding one. When you visit them, they’ll simply be referred to with question marks.
Some players have speculated that these hidden bunkers might be linked to the IO Guards that debuted in Season 5, as they have underground lairs known as Surface Hubs. Or, they could be a way off The Island. Who knows!
Fortnite hidden bunker locations
There are actually three hidden bunkers you can find across The Island, and they’re all pretty far apart from one another, so choose the one that’s closest to your favorite landing spot and head for that one.
You should be able to visit any one of these three locations and the challenge will be ticked off straight away. You can’t actually open these hidden bunkers, and the reason for their existence remains unknown.
We’ve marked them all on the Fortnite Season 5 map below, which should make it pretty easy to complete.
The first hidden bunker can be found underwater – see what we mean about them being hard to find? – just south of Holly Hedges, near the circle of stone stones where the cliff sticks out.
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Swim around for a while, jumping in and out of the water, and you should eventually spot it under the surface. This one is probably the most difficult to go after, as you can only see it when underwater.
Unremarkable Shack bunker
A second hidden bunker can be found on the island northeast of Stealthy Stronghold.
It’s underneath a pile of wood and debris behind the Unremarkable Shack landmark, so you’ll need to use your pickaxe to break through and reveal it.
The third and final hidden bunker in Fortnite is located at a cliffside campsite east of Retail Row.
You’ll know you’re in the right place because it has two tents: one white and one purple. The bunker is hidden under a large bush that you need to destroy between two nearby trees.
If you’re looking for these hidden bunkers to tick off a weekly challenge in Fortnite, you should only need to visit one of them to complete the quest and earn yourself 20,000 XP for your efforts.