Fortnite Fishing & Fishing Rods in Chapter 2 Season 1

Fishing in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 (or Season 11, if you will) is a brand new game mechanic that requires you to have a fishing rod. Fortnite fishing is a fairly simple affair. There’s really not that much to it. However, there are a few aspects to it that might be confusing for some. So, our Fortnite Fishing & Fishing Rods in Chapter 2 Season 1 guide is gonna explain how to fish in Fortnite Chapter 2, how to find fishing spots, and more.

Fortnite Fishing & Fishing Rods in Chapter 2 Season 1
Fortnite Fishing & Fishing Rods in Chapter 2 Season 1

How Does Fishing Work in Fortnite Chapter 2 – How to Fish?

To fish in Fortnite Chapter 2, the first order of business is to get yourself a Fishing Rod. There aren’t really any exact locations where you can find these, but they aren’t that rare a find. In fact, they’re a common gray item, so you’ll be running into them everywhere. You can find them on the floor as a random weapon spawn, or from barrels. These barrels are in or around buildings that are near the water. Again, they’re hard to miss, since they have several fishing rods jutting out of them.

Armed with the Fishing Rod, go to the nearest body of water, such as a lake or river, and look for circular ripples in the water. These circles mark fishing spots; in fact, if you dive under these rings, you’ll see a small school of fish. Anyways, take out your fishing rod and use the left click to cast the lure. Just make sure to get the lure as close as you can to the center of the circle for optimal results.

After you cast the lure, wait a little bit for the splash and the lure to go below water. Left-click again to draw in the line, and voila, you have yourself a fish. There are several different types of fish you can catch, and they give you health back if you eat them. There’s even one, the Slurpfish, that gives you both health and shield back. The results are random, though, so good luck. Incidentally, you can also catch weapons with the fishing rod in the same manner. Oh, and by the way, you can apparently also use the Fishing Rod to reel in people, so that’s pretty fun.

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