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Where to find Fortnite’s rare fish: Locations guide, boosts & more

Published: 29/Aug/2020 14:25

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have added a whole host of new fish to Fortnite, but some are tricky to find. Here’s everything you need to know about the new fish, including their locations, how to catch them, and their specific bonuses. 

Ever since being introduced at the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, fishing has become a great way for players to pick up loot – be health items or random weapons. 


Prior to the start of Season 4: Nexus Wars, leaks pointed to Epic Games adding a whole host of new fish types to the loot pool. Those rumors turned to confirmation with the Season 4 update, as new fish were added – as well as the pro fishing rod. 

However, if you don’t know where to look, you might miss the chance to use one of the new fish that could seriously help you on the quest to pick up a Victory Royale. 

Epic GamesFishing has become a key part of Fortnite.

Every Fortnite fish location

To kick things off, some of the new fish can only be found in certain locations, while others require the game to be played at night rather than in the middle of the day. 

The traditional floppers, as well as a whole host of other fish, aren’t restricted to certain areas and can still be found at any location at any time during the day or night. Though, these won’t give you ability boosts like say the Midas Flopper or Thermal Fish. 

You don’t have to worry about guessing about what fish can be found where and when, as we’ve got a list below.


Coastal area fish

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

Forest area fish

  • Coho Hop Flopper
  • Drift Spicy Fish
  • Green Shieldfish
  • Green Thermalfish
  • Red and Green Thermalfish

Swamp area fish

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

Mountain area fish

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

Non-Floppers that can be 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

How to get a Pro Fishing Rod in Fortnite

Now, if you want to get your hands on the rarest of the new fish, you can’t just use a standard fishing rod or even the Harpoon Gun. No, you’ll need a Pro Fishing Rod. 

To get your hands on one of these, simply take a normal fishing rod to an upgrade bench and use 100 of each material to upgrade it. This rod will let you catch the new fish, but you will still need to approach a ripple in the water rather than just casting it anywhere.

  1. Find a normal fishing rod
  2. Get 100 of each material
  3. Find an upgrade bench 
  4. Craft a Pro Fishing Rod and enjoy!
Fortnite character with a fishing rod
Epic Games
The Pro Fishing Rod has a nod to Peely on the end.

All rare Fortnite fish boosts

If you manage to catch one of the new fish, you will be able to get some bonuses – be a simple health boost or the ability to jump further for a few moments. 


Again, to make things easier, we’ve compiled the fish that have special bonuses into a list below that will let you know what they’re bonuses are. 

  • Hop Flopper: Consume this fish for a period of low gravity. Max stack: 3
  • Thermal: Consume this fish for a period of thermal vision. Max stack: 2
  • Jellyfish: Use this fish like a Chug Splash to boost players’ health in the area. Max stack: 3
  • Shield fish: Consume this fish for 50 shield. Max stack: 3
  • Spicy Fish: Consume this fish for a speed boost. 
  • Midas Flopper: Consume this fish to turn your inventory into all legendary variants.
Thermal fish in fortnite
Epic Games
The Thermal Fish will let you see through buildings for a small time.

With the new fishing log, you’ll also be able to keep an eye on the fish you’ve caught and wheter or not it’s bigger than the ones your friends have seen. 


This is an additional way to gain some bragging rights, but as you’ll see, the new fish will also help you pick up wins. 


How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.


With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.


As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.


FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.


FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.


FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson