What is the orange circle in Fortnite Chapter 5?

Joseph Pascoulis
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If you’ve noticed an orange circle on the Fortnite minimap and are trying to figure out what it is, here’s everything you need to know about it, including what it indicates, the dangers of being inside it yourself, and what triggers it in the first place.

You can finally fully explore the highly anticipated first season of Chapter 5 in Fortnite, which, despite putting an end to Season OG, has been a hit so far thanks to the new map, exciting Battle Pass, and more.

While some have been intrigued by the new Lego and Racing modes, many are still dedicated to the battle royale, completing their Weekly Quests and trying their best to get a Victory Royale. However, while playing Fortnite battle royale in Chapter 5, you may have noticed an orange-yellow circle on the map, but what does it mean?

Here’s everything you need to know about the orange circle in Fortnite, including what it means.

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Fortnite’s map has some new features in Chapter 5.

Fortnite orange-yellow circle explained

The orange-yellow circle in Fortnite seen on the map in-game indicates the location of a player who holds a Society Medallion. The more medallions a player holds, the smaller the yellow circle becomes, giving a more accurate representation of where the player is on the map.

These Society Medallions are new items in Chapter 5 Season 1 that provide the ability to recharge your shields over time. You can get these Medallions by defeating different bosses on the Fortnite Chapter 5 map.

While this is a nice perk, the downside is that you are marked on the map. The effects stack, meaning the more medallions you have the faster your shield will regenerate, however, with each medallion the circle gets smaller.

Well, there you have it, that’s what the orange circle in Fortnite means. For more guides, check out:

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About The Author

Joseph is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel, specializing in shooters such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Overwatch. He also enjoys Souls-likes, the Resident Evil franchise, and Tekken. After writing for KeenGamer, he joined CharlieIntel in 2021. If Joseph isn't writing about games, he's most likely playing them. You can contact him at [email protected].