Rifts are new map objects in Fortnite Battle Royale. They were introduced in Season 5. Many players have been wondering where to find the rifts in Fortnite Season 5 and how the rifts work. Since they are brand new, many people aren’t exactly sure what to make of them just yet. Plus, the rifts are strewn all across the map. For those reasons, here’s where to find rifts in Fortnite Season 5 and what they do.
NOTE: This guide is a work in progress. We’ll be adding more rift locations as we discover them.
Where to Find Rift Locations in Fortnite Season 5?
The first bunch of rifts that you can find are in the dead center of the map, on top of the mountain west of Dusty Divot. Another one you can find is in the far northeast corner of the map, east of Risky Reels.
You can find another cluster of rifts on a tall ledge that separates the new desert area from the Lucky Landing part of the map. Head east of the tall pagoda northeast of Lucky Landing proper, and you’ll find the rifts next to a truck hanging off the ledge.
How Rifts Work in Fortnite BR Season 5?
The rifts in Fortnite BR work pretty much exactly like jump pads. The description in the patch notes talks about “testing your courage”, so you might be thinking that they lead to some sort of challenge or mini game. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Rifts just basically launch you into the air above them, which is still useful. They can help you scout out the location, or get you out of a tight spot real quickly. Also, you can drive one of the new all-terrain carts through rifts, which is kinda fun. Just make sure to stick the landing, lest you and your friends end up biting the dust.