Fortnite: All Lightning Bolt locations (Search floating Lightning Bolts)
Our guide to tracking down every last Lightning Bolt on the Fortnite map.
Our Fortnite Lightning Bolt locations page explains where to find every Lightning Bolt and complete the Search floating Lightning Bolts Week 1 challenge.
One of the Week 1 Challenges in Season 5 of Fortnite has you tracking down a number of items called Lightning Bolts.
This is by no means an easy task for new players to complete, as the Lightning Bolts are located at a fair height, which means you’re going to need to build your way upwards in order to interact with them.
Once you’ve done so, however, you’ll make progress towards the challenge, which requires you to track down a total of seven Lightning Bolts in order to get your bonus Battle Stars.
Even though Week 1 has only been live for a matter of hours now, the community has already been busy tracking down all of these new interactive objects, and we have a pretty good idea of where they can be located.
Expect this list to grow over time as we uncover more Lightning Bolt spots, but to get you started here are all of the currently known Lightning Bolt locations we know of on the Fortnite map.
We’ll be back later with an update of any other spots that are uncovered, but in the meantime do let us know in the comments if you’ve come across any we’ve missed. We’ll add them in – with credit – in the next update!
If you’re struggling to complete any of the other new challenges, head over to our Week 1 Challenges guide (Season 5) – that contains help for every one of this week’s tasks. Our Season 5 guide also has an overview of everything you need to know about the new season of competitive play.
Without further ado though, here’s every Lightning Bolt location:
All Lightning Bolt Locations Map
Thanks to community member squatingdog who’s put together this extremely helpful cheat sheet. It contains absolutely every Lightning Bolt location across Fortnite’s map, so all you have to do is bring this image up on another screen while you’re jumping from the Battle Bus.
For a text breakdown, check out the section just below.
All Lightning Bolt Locations
Dusty Divot – This Lightning Bolt can be found towards the middle of the research centre.
Flush Factory – The next Lightning Bolt can be located in the cluster of buildings located directly northeast of Flush Factory. It’s by the big articulated lorry.
Junk Junction – Above Junk Junction, right on the “U” in “Junction”.
Greasy Grove – Slap bang on the bottom of the “y” in Greasy as it appears on the map.
Haunted Hills – On the mountains East of Haunted Hills, head towards the centre and keep on the eye on the cliff face as you approach.
Lonely Lodge – Just to the West of the watchtower, you’ll have to build a set of ramps up to this one.
Loot Lake – Directly to the left of the central Loot Lake island, by the shorter of the two docks.
Lucky Landing – The Northeast side of Lucky Landing.
Motel Sign – Directly above the missing motel sign.
Pleasant Park / Lazy Links – At the northeast of Pleasant Park and the northwest of Lazy Links is a unnamed single storey building complex. Look for the glowing pillar that’s by the upturned vehicle.
Paradise Palms – You’ll find this Lightning Bolt between the left-hand greenery and the mountain.
Retail Row – Run to to the top point of the “a” in Retail Row on your mini-map and you’ll see a column of light leading to the Lightning Bolt.
Salty Springs – The West side of Salty Springs, just North of the “T” in “Salty” on the minimap.
Shifty Shafts – By the bridge Southeast of Shifty Shafts.
Snobby Shores – On top of the mountain Northeast of Snobby Shores, you’ll need to build a platform to get to it.
Tilted Towers – You’ll find another Lightning Bolt right in the middle of this area. Look up and you can’t miss it.
Tomato Town – West of Tomato Town, up by the hill.
Wailing Woods – If you travel directly west from the first “w” in Wailing Woods as it appears on your mini-map, you’ll eventually come to another Lightning Bolt to climb towards.
Waterfall – At the Northernmost waterfall at the very top of the map.