The most dangerous locations on Fortnite Season 5’s map

Hamza Khalid
The deadliest Fortnite locations

When you jump from the battle bus, the location you land at can determine how long you’ll survive a battle royale match in Fortnite. If you want to come out on top, then we recommend avoiding these dangerous locations on the map.

There’s a lot to enjoy when playing Fortnite, as the game isn’t just famous for its fun crossovers with franchises like Predator, and Halo. The battle royale also has a huge map for you to run through, with a wide variety of landmarks to visit.

However, some areas tend to be more densely populated with players, which makes them insanely dangerous. Landing in one of these hotspots can result in you getting gunned down immediately, so you should avoid those if you want to last longer in a match.

Luckily, one Fortnite leaker has highlighted the locations on the map which have the highest number of player deaths, so you’ll know which dangerous areas to stay away from.

What is the deadliest location in Fortnite?

This information comes from Lucas7yoshi, who was able to gather a sample consisting of 50,000 deaths that took place during Fortnite Season 5. This allowed the Fortnite leaker to pinpoint the exact locations of each death, and see where they happened most often.

Putting these locations together created a heatmap that displays the most popular player hotspots in the battle royale. The areas that are visited the most tend to have the highest number of deaths, so knowing where they are can improve your chances of survival.

The map attributes the largest amount of player kills at Lazy Lake, Pleasant Park, Misty Meadows, Colossal Colosseum, and Retail Row. Stealthy Stronghold has also seen a huge increase in player activity due to the recent arrival of the Predator.

Based on this data, the most dangerous location in Fortnite is Salty Towers, which can be found just west of the Zero Point. This is in large part due to its position near the center of the map, as so much of the action is concentrated there.

Another reason for a large number of players in this location is the fact that it’s covered in sand. Fortnite’s sand tunneling feature allows you to hide underneath the ground, and then wait for your opponents to show up before sneak attacking them.

This location is a new addition in Season 5, being a combination of Salty Springs and Tilted Towers, so that just adds another reason as to why players frequently visit it. You can take a look at the high amount of player deaths, marked as red dots on the image below.

As you may have noticed, this images shows that most of the deaths in the area took place in the tall building at the south of the area. That means that we now know where the most dangerous building is in Fortnite Season 5.

If you want to survive until the end of a match, then your best bet is to stay clear of Salty Towers for as long as possible. You can use this time to collect some neat gear to improve your chances of coming out on top.

Image Credits: Epic Games / @Lucas7yoshi