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What are the red and blue lines on Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2’s map?

Mysterious red and blue lines have appeared on the Fortnite map in Chapter 2, Season 3, so what do they mean?

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IO Blimb in Fortnite chapter 3, season 2

Fortnite Chapter 3 is here, making the shocking decision to remove the building mechanic from the game. But players have also spotted red and blue lines on Fortnite’s map, so what do these lines mean?

As the war between the Imagined Order and The Seven rages on, Fortnite players have been treated to plenty of new mechanics with the Chapter 3, Season 2 update. With building removed, Fortnite players can now sprint and parkour the way around the map, which has also undergone change.

Alongside new POIs and Airships filling the skies, players have been left baffled by the red and blue lines that circle areas of the map. Here’s what these red and blue lines mean, and what you can find inside of them.

red and blue lines on fortnite season 2 map

What are the red and blue lines on Fortnite’s map?

You’ll be able to spot red and blue lines circling areas of the Season 2 map, but what do they mean? The red lines contain IO-controlled areas and everything inside the blue lines are controlled by the Resistance, or The Seven.

Basically, NPCs found inside the IO areas will be hostile, and NPCs found inside the blue zones will be friendly. There will also be items, vehicles, and locations specific to the red and blue areas.

What’s inside Fortnite’s red and blue zones?

IO Airship in Fortnite Season 2

There’s good reason to visit both blue and red zones in Fortnite Season 2, as each area will have different, but equally powerful items.

Here’s what you can find inside both Fortnite’s red and blue areas:

  • IO-controlled area (red): IO Tanks, IO Guards, IO Airships, Siege Cannons
  • Resistance-controlled area (blue): Armored Battle Bus, Sentry Guards, Turrets, weapons such as the Combat SMG and Striker Burst Rifle

How these red and blue areas will affect the rest of Season 2 remains to be seen, but it’s especially worth knowing what’s included in each zone when completing the weekly challenges.


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