How to capture the floating Loot Island in Fortnite

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If you're wondering how to capture the floating Loot Island in Fortnite, read on. This brand-new addition for the latest season is a popular talking point right now. It spawns near the middle of each match. Filled to the brim with valuable loot for you to grab and teeming with enemies to kill, it's a tough find, a struggle to survive, but a risk that's well-worth taking if you're confident in your ability to survive.

How to capture the floating Loot Island in Fortnite

As you make your way through a match, you'll notice a crack forming in the sky with a small icon of an island next to it. This signifies that the Loot Island is about to spawn. The clue gives you a chance to shape your match plans before things kick into high gear. Decide whether or not to go for it, and adjust your strategy accordingly. You're not the only one who can see it.

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To capture the floating Loot Island, you have to go to the centre where you will see a flag. Stand next to it and it will slowly raise. When it hits the top, all chests will be shown on your screen and some loot will drop. Though this does make you vulnerable to shots, it's a great way of getting some mythical weapons.

Beyond that loot drop, you can find a vault on the loot island that can be unlocked with two of the keys you find in chests. You'll also find them with augments. Going in there will likely get you a legendary shotgun, some slurp juice, and some gold. So if you have the time, it's worth investigating.


If you're looking to get up to the Loot Island, you can do so with a Kinetic Blade by jumping into any of the rifts nearby or by rappeling up. There are plenty of potential routes.

Now that you know how this works, you may be looking for more information on the game. If so, here's how to recover a Combat Cache in Fortnite and what we know about Fortnite first person mode.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Fortnite page.