Our Fortnite Rift Locations guide displays all of the known rifts areas. We have a full map displaying all of the locations, as well as a guide discussing the new addition to the game!
What are Rifts?
Rifts are a new addition to the game during Season 5 of the Battle Pass. They are partially part of the story-line, worlds have collided, things from our world have entered into the game and vice versa. They are also very practical. Rifts jump you into the air and give you the ability to traverse long distances by gliding. They are similar to launch pads, but these jump you very high into the air regardless of where it is located.
Rifts are also limited time use! Once someone uses one, there's a short period of time others can do so. Once this time is up, the rift disappears and will not return. These were likely added because of the new areas on the map. You'll notice they mostly concentrate on the new desert biome as well as the Viking village. These areas are on the edges of the map, making traveling to get to the circle a long process. Now that there are rifts, players can safely land at some of these more remote areas without worrying about the storm.
One of the drawbacks of rifts is that they make a ton of noise when used. Not only are they loud, they show a crack in the sky where you've been dropped. So any players that are nearby will have an easy way to find you.
Fortnite Rift Locations Map
Here's a full map of all of the current rift locations that we know about. Keep in mind that some spots can have multiple rift spawns. The north west part of Paradise Palms is pretty notorious for this, and can have a few rift spawns.
Desert Biome - Paradise Palms
One of the biggest hot spots for rifts is the south eastern portion of the map where they've added a desert area. This is a very active area these days, you can compare it to Tilted Towers in terms of popularity. Along with the main Paradise Palms hub, you'll find many small areas that have pretty good loot.
To the south west of Snobby Shores and on top of the mountain resides the Viking Village. This is another new area that was added in Season 5, and can be fairly popular for landing. It also has a ton of rifts around it, so if you don't get a gun immediately, most players will dive on a rift and travel to some less popular destinations.
North East Part of the Map
Other than those main two areas, the rifts are largely spaced out. You'll notice that the norther portion of the map is pretty light on locations. You've got the far north east rift that's near Risky Reels. Risky is a solid loot area, and has quite a few house areas surrounding it. There's also one west of Lonely Lodge, which will likely be a pretty low population area until there's a challenge to land there.
North West Part of the Map
Again, there are very few locations in this part of the map. You've got one that is south west of Junk Junction which is largely forgot about as a landing spot. Another is east of Pleasant Park and near the Greasy Grove hamburger that has spawned out there. That's mostly it, you are definitely encouraged to land to the south if you are looking for rifts.