ESTNN ranks the top ten points of interest (POIs) in Fortnite Chapter 2.
Fortnite: Battle Royale's map became a genuine icon in gaming history during its first ten seasons of play. In Chapter 1, Epic Games produced arguably the most diverse landscape in the Battle Royale subgenre's history. Tilted Towers was just one of many that even people unfamiliar with Fortnite would recognize. Loot Lake and Shifty Shafts are two others that live on in our memories. Everything that players grew to love changed forever in October of 2019 when Chapter 1 transitioned into Chapter 2.
One of Fortnite's most significant events, dubbed 'The End', erased Chapter 1 from existence. In its place stood Chapter 2, with numerous new areas to discover and locations to learn.Although it split the general player base, Fortnite Chapter 2 paved the way for some unique locations. The Mythic points of interest (POIs) stand out as innovative ideas, regardless of their power. Misty Meadows and Lazy Lake are two newly introduced locations in Chapter 2 that have grown on Fortnite players.
We are now nearly five seasons into Fortnite Chapter 2, and we have constructed a list of the ten best POIs thus far after a year of enjoying Fortnite's post-blackout atmosphere.
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10 - Lazy Lake
After the loss of Fortnite's iconic Tilted Towers POI, Lazy Lake became a distant cousin twice removed. It's Tiled lite in some senses due to its layout. However, it does not feature nearly as many buildings and probably half of the population in a given match. Located northeast of Misty Meadows and west of Retail Row, Lazy Lake became popular because of its accessible location and reasonable loot opportunities.
On a good day, players landing at Lazy Lake could find 34 chests in the immediate vicinity. Chapter 2 - Season 4's reduced chest spawns put a damper on those numbers, though. Regardless, Lazy featured two tall primary buildings surrounded by several smaller houses. The tall buildings drew the most attention, considering that each contains five chests. Those who landed on the edges of Lazy Lake weren't missing out on too much.
In fact, the house furthest south — dubbed Benjy's house — sports an impressive six chests. Players could also find vehicles, fishing spots and easy rotation paths. Lazy Lake is one of the more evenly weighted locations, becoming a bright spot in Chapter 2.
9 - Pleasant Park
Pleasant Park was one of the few POIs from Fortnite Chapter 1 that survived the Blackout event. Compare to its Chapter 1, counterparts Retail Row and Salty Springs, Pleasant is a much better place to land. Players can find Pleasant Park southwest of Craggy Cliffs and north of Salty Springs. It's one of the larger locations on the map, and clocks in at around 25 to 30 chests spread across multiple buildings. Although the current season transformed Pleasant into Doom's Domain, not a whole lot changed outside of the vault addition.
Before its Marvel overhaul, Pleasant featured plenty of regular chests, shields and materials for late-game. Players also had their choice of many different vehicles for rotation. Mythic POIs certainly ruined traditional drops to an extent. However, players continued to drop at Pleasant Park due to its expansive territory and access to neighboring locations. Players who drop at Pleasant are seldom disappointed, provided they can overcome the abundance of spawn fights.
8 - Misty Meadows
Misty Meadows became a new location in Fortnite after the release of Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 1. It was one of the bright spots in this wholly different landscape. Misty Meadows is our favorite landing spot and has been since Epic Games unveiled the new map. Although it lacks the perks of Mythic POIs, Misty contains a whopping 28 chests spread across the east and west side in various houses and areas. Its water-based surroundings grant players many fishing spots and channels of rotation to the north, south, east and west.
Misty Meadows is one of the more popular landing spots, meaning players who land here will likely have to fight off the spawn, unfortunately. Another drawback is rotation, considering the far south location of Misty Meadows. Cars make rotating a bit easier, but traveling far north without engaging in fights often proves a challenge. Despite these small shortcomings, Misty Meadows offers plenty of materials and loot, making it an ideal Fortnite location. It should go down in history as such.
7 - The Agency
Chapter 2 - Season 2's The Agency was responsible for chaos equatable only to Tilted Towers in its prime. This relatively tiny Mythic POI located in the dead center of the map featured some appealing options for those willing to risk a quick game to land there. Its tight quarters forced accurate shots and left almost no room for error. In addition to the challenging landscape, players had to defeat masses of Henchmen and the main boss Midas, unless they could disguise themselves. Making it past the enemies, non-player characters (NPCs) and Midas opened up a world of opportunity. Eliminating the gold-shrouded boss granted players a vault keycard and an insanely powerful weapon known as the Mythic Drumgun.
Midas' Drumgun was arguably the best close-range weapon in Chapter 2 - Season 2. It dealt 250 DPS and contained 40 shots per magazine. There was simply no escape if a player or team rolled up with the Drumgun looking to w-key. In addition to Midas' almighty weapon, The Agency's vault included slurp barrels and a decent amount of extra items. It's worth mentioning that rotating was not an issue, considering The Agency's position in the map's dead-center. Although risky, there was no denying the power of Midas' turf.
6 - Slurpy Swamp
Slurpy Swamps arrived in Chapter 2 - Season 1 as one of the more unique POIs in Fortnite history. Players quickly gravitated toward Slurpy due to its unconventional design and an infinite amount of healing options. Slurpy Swamps provides players with numerous slurp barrels, mushrooms, tanks and a truck. Additionally, the Slurpy Swamps location's surrounding water contains slurp juice and plenty of fishing spots for extra loot. Shield is often hard to come by, so the overabundance of healing options makes it worth appealing.
Players would find 16 chests in Slurpy Swamps before Epic Games reduced the chest spawns in Chapter 2 - Season 4. Slurpy's area - south of Weeping Woods and west of Misty Meadows — makes it a bit difficult for a zone that pulls northeast. Regardless, the fishing spots and guaranteed shields are plenty of incentives to land at Slurpy Swamps.
5 - Catty Corner
Catty Corner premiered in Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 3, located northeast of Misty Meadows and southwest of Retail Row. This Mythic location became a topic of much controversy among the competitive scene particularly. It featured Henchmen and Kit, a kitten/robot hybrid of Meowscles from the previous season, who carried two obscenely powerful weapons. One of the two weapons — the Mythic Shockwave Launcher — became a focal point of many Fortnite matches in season three. It utilized rockets for ammo and functioned as a Grenade Launcher that dispensed shockwave grenades.
Players with the Mythic Shockwave Launcher in their hands could take height with ease, rotate away from their enemies and even launch their enemies into the storm. It was a complete game-changer of a weapon. Players lucky enough to eliminate Kit also earned a Mythic Charge Shotgun. The Charge Shotgun debuted in season three, replacing the Pump Shotgun. Although the weapon itself received a polarizing response from Fortnite fans, Kit's Charge Shotgun was outstanding. It could eliminate opponents with just one precise, fully charged blast.
The combination of both weapons was lethal. Catty Corner also sported a loot-filled vault, cars and plenty of heals. The location still exists, but it currently lacks what made it so special in season three.
4 - Doom’s Domain
The first Marvel-themed location in Season 4 - Doom’s Domain - replaced the beloved Pleasant Park. Policed by Marvel supervillain Doctor Doom, Doom’s Domain features a dark mansion on the north side of this fresh take on an age-old POI. After eliminating Doctor Doom, players will see two Mythic superpowers drop from his body. Doom’s Mystical Bomb and Doom’s Arcane Gauntlets are equally powerful and work in two entirely different ways. The Mystical Bomb deals 60 DPS, destroys built structures and engulfs the area of impact in flames.
Doom’s Arcane Gauntlets dishes out rapid projectiles at 45 DPS, allows users to fly briefly and has no cooldown. Like many of the Mythic locations in the past, Doom’s Domain possesses a vault filled with various airdrops and chests, making it much more appealing than traditional landing spots. Let’s not forget that all of Pleasant Park’s houses remain, some with Henchman’s chests. Doctor Doom’s home-base size grants enough space for players to comfortably take safe angles and lines of sight on their opponents. There’s a lot to like about the Marvel Comics’ first-ever dedicated Fortnite location; Players will just need to prepare for endless fights after touching ground.
3 - The Grotto
Located south of Dirty Docks, the Grotto from Chapter 2 - Season 2 followed the same formula of all Mythic points of interest introduced in the same season. Henchmen patrolled the intricate underground cave at the behest of Brutus - The Grotto’s boss character. Like Midas, Brutus carried one of the best weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2, which was the Mythic Minigun. This powerful rapid-fire machine gun inflicted 252 DPS, fired quicker, took longer to overheat and was more accurate than any other Minigun variation. Brutus’ Minigun became an instant annoyance for players on the receiving end of its insane barrage of bullets.
The Grotto, like all other Mythic POIs, also featured a vault filled with exceptional weapons and heals, Heavy Snipers, a vent for easy mobility, boats, a helicopter and countless chests. With all of its perks, The Grotto almost guaranteed chaos from the beginning of each game. Nevertheless, Brutus’ home base is easily one of the best Fortnite locations in recent history.
2 - The Shark
Chapter 2 - Season 2’s The Shark is arguably one of the most powerful locations in Fortnite history. Patrolled by the boss character Skye, The Shark featured some of the best loot in that particular season. Skye’s Assault Rifle and unlimited use Grappler granted an instant advantage over every opponent in a given match for competitive and casual players. The Assault Rifle dealt 222 DPS and the Grappler allowed for prime w-keying and height retakes. Like The Grotto, Catty Corner and several others - The Shark contained a vault filled with loot, slurp barrels for guaranteed shield, plenty of brick and wood, a helicopter, numerous chests and boats.
Like all other Mythic POIs, there was no shortage of players brave enough to tackle The Shark. Those who could overcome multiple players or teams were sitting pretty for the rest of the match. The identifying Shark rock formation made it impossible to miss, and despite a redesign later in Season, The Shark will go down in history as one of Fortnite’s best landing spots.
1 - Stark Industries
Marvel Comics superhero Iron Man received a location named Stark Industries in Chapter 2 - Season 4. This elevated point of interest replaced Frenzy Farms and completely reshaped how competitive and casual Fortnite players prioritized their drop spots. Stark Industries became a key point of interest for a seemingly endless amount of reasons. For casual players, Iron Man roams the area and drops two Mythic abilities — the Unibeam and Repulsor Gauntlets. Iron Man’s Unibeam ability allows players to shoot a giant laser, dealing 90 damage to opponents in its path and breaks through built structures.
The Repulsor Gauntlets aren’t as appealing, but they shoot projectiles with an aimbot component and allow users to fly. These two Mythic superpowers are only one of the many reasons to land at Stark Industries. Since Iron Man’s POI is a Mythic drop, players can obtain a keycard that will open a vault. Inside the vault, players will find healing items, Legendary and Epic weapons and mobility items. Additionally, Stark Industries features the Mark 51 - which is the best car in Fortnite. It requires no gas and can reach up to 120 mph. One of the only negatives in Stark Industries is the lack of materials, but the fights you’ll have here are well worth the payoff.
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