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Fortnite fishing guide: How to catch fish, best fishing spots & effects

Here’s everything you need to know about fishing in Fortnite, including the best fishing spots on the Islannd.



Fortnite characters fishing

Fishing in Fortnite allows you to catch some neat weapons, gear, and of course, fish. Here’s everything you need to know, including how to find a fishing rod and the best fishing spots.

Fortnite Season 8 is well underway, and there are plenty of new additions for you to unlock, including the new Sideways weapons, and brand-new skins like Venom and Carnage.

Fishing is a useful way for you to collect some neat gear, and this feature hasn’t changed much since its release Chapter 2, Season 1. This guide will go over everything you need to know about fishing, including the best fishing spots.

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How to find a Fortnite fishing rod

Fishing rod and hook in Fortnite

The first thing you’ll is a fishing rod, and these are easy enough to obtain. You can find them as weapons inside chests or as loot on the ground around Fortnite Island.

The best place to look is near bodies of water or inside barrels. Once you’ve collected it, you’ll be ready to catch some fish. You might also find Harpoons when searching for a fishing rod.

How to fish in Fortnite

Fishing in Fortnite

Once you’ve acquired a fishing rod, you can use it to catch yourself some fish as well as some neat weapons and gear. It’s fairly easy to do, but it requires you to be patient.

Here’s how you can fish in Fortnite:

  1. Head to a fishing spot
  2. Equip your fishing rod
  3. Hold the action button to set the angle of your cast
  4. Let go of the button once it’s at the center of the fishing spot to throw the line.
  5. Be patient and wait for a bite
  6. Once you’ve got one, you’ll be able to reel in your catch

Fortnite fishing spot locations

Fortnite fishing spot locations

It goes without saying that you’ll need to find a body of water if you want to go fishing in Fortnite. The good news is that the Island provides plenty of lakes and rivers for you to choose from.

You’ll know you’re near a good fishing spot once you spot white ripples in the water, showing signs of underwater creatures. Some ideal spots are Lazy Lake, Believer Beach, and the pond above Retail Row.

The reason we recommend these spots is because they also contain barrels for you to search through if you haven’t already acquired a fishing rod beforehand.

All fish effects in Fortnite

Blue Flopper in Fortnite

While you may be tempted to only search for weapons, we recommend adding some fish to your inventory as well. This is because they provide you with a variety of different effects and benefits.

Here are all the fish effects in Fortnite:

  • Flopper: Regain 40 Health
  • Mythical Goldfish: Instantly kill an opponent
  • Rusty Can: Deal 20 damage
  • Slurpfish: Regain 50 Health or 50 Shield
  • Small Fry: Regain 25% health if health is under 75%.
  • Vendetta Flopper Marks nearby enemy
  • Spicy Fish Speed boost
  • Hop Flopper Low gravity
  • Jellyfish: Splash nearby enemy health and shields
  • Shield Fish: Gives shields
  • Thermal Fish: Gives thermal vision
  • Midas Fish: Makes all loot legendary
Fortnite characters fishing

This activity is sometimes a part of in-game challenges. Week 3’s Punchcard Quests require you to consume a fish, restore health with one, and throw another one back in the water.

That covers everything you need to know about fishing in Fortnite. Also, check out our guide on how to get Bryson DeChambeau Fortnite skin bundle, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more Fortnite.

Image credits: Epic Games


How to get The Batman Who Laughs skin in Fortnite Season 8

In another DC crossover, The Batman Who Laughs skin arrives in Fortnite Season 8, so here’s how to get the creepy new bundle.



The Batman Who Laughs in Fortnite Season 8

In a further collaboration with DC Comics, Fortnite will receive The Batman Who Laughed skin in Season 8, so here’s how to get your hands on it.

Fortnite is currently in collaboration with DC Comics, bringing across a ton of skins and characters from the Batman Universe. This is all tied into the Fortnite/Batman comic series, where the latest issue prominently features The Batman Who Laughs.

This Batman/Joker hybrid from another universe will soon be arriving in Fortnite, so here’s how to get the skin and associated cosmetics for yourself.

How to get The Batman Who Laughs Fortnite skin

Fortnite The Batman Who Laughs bundle

The Batman Who Laughs will arrive in Fortnite’s Item Shop on October 26 at 5 PM PT / 8 PT ET / 1 AM BST (October 27).

It will also be available for those who purchase the upcoming Batman/Fortnite: Foundation comic.

The Batman Who Laughs bundle is set to arrive with:

  • The Batman Who Laughs Outfit
  • Robin’s Perch Backbling
  • Dark Multiverse Set Pickaxe and Glider

The Batman/Fortnite: Foundation comic is set to also release on October 26 and will include a unique code that allows players to redeem the Outfit, Backbling, and a Loading Screen. The code will expire on November 12, 2025 – so there’s plenty of time to get the comic.

Also, as an exclusive bonus for purchasing the comic, you can also get The Dark Days Loading Screen that depicts The Batman Who Laughs perched on the Battle Bus.

Who is The Batman Who Laughs?

Fortnite the batman who laughs skin and comic book

The Batman Who Laughs is Bruce Wayne from Earth -22 of the Dark Multiverse, who has been fused with his arch-enemy, The Joker.

This version of Bruce Wayne became infected with the Joker toxin, turning him into a violent supervillain.

He first appeared in the Batman/Fortnite Zero Point Issue 6 and is sure to be a terrifying addition to Season 8’s roster of characters.

For more Fortnite, you can check out the Spider-Man crossover that HYPEX claims will arrive later this year.

Image Credit: Epic Games

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Fortnite Foundation comic teases exclusive Batman skin

Epic Games might be teasing a brand-new exclusive skin in the first issue of the Fortnite Foundation comic crossover.



Batman in Fortnite

Fortnite is doing another DC crossover in the Batman Fortnite Foundation comic, and Epic Games might be teasing an exclusive new skin on the cover of the first issue.

Fortnite has a wide assortment of skins for players to choose from, and the Batman x Fortnite comic crossover added the caped crusader and other DC characters to the Battle Royale.

The Foundation, the mysterious leader of The Seven and main figure in the Zero Point storyline, will be heading to Gotham City in the new comic, and we might be getting an exclusive new skin of the ‘Caped Crusader’ as well.

Armored Batman Zero Outfit in Fortnite

Notable Fortnite insider iFireMonkey revealed the cover art for the first issue of the one-shot comic titled “Batman/Fortnite: Foundation.” The two title characters are shown battling it out at the center of the art.

One thing that caught the attention of both Fortnite and DC fans was the lurking figure in the background of the cover. The design indicates that it’s The Batman Who Laughs, a version of Batman that was infected by the Joker toxin.

This has started speculation that this character would be an exclusive skin that will come bundled with Batman Fortnite Foundation #1 when it hits shelves on October 26.

While we don’t know much about the story of this new comic, physical copies of crossover comics usually have a code that players can use to unlock a new outfit. This has been the case with the previous Batman comic characters.

We previously saw characters like Harley Quinn and Catwoman join the fray along with Deathstroke’s glider. Epic Games might be planning to bring even more cool Batman-related skins in the game.

However, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is currently just speculation. We don’t have any official confirmation from Epic Games about what new skin will be coming to the game next, but we might get some more info at DC FanDome this weekend.

For more on Fortnite, check out how to get the Walking Dead Rick Grimes skin, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.

Image credits: Epic Games / DC

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Fortnite Spider-Man crossover coming this year, claims leaker

According to a known leaker, Marvel’s Spider-Man could be the next character making his way onto the Fortnite island.



Spider-Man on Fortnite background

Fortnite has built a reputation of securing huge crossovers with the biggest names in popular culture. Now, a leaker has hinted that Marvel’s Spider-Man will be swinging onto the island later this year.

Marvel and Fortnite have a long history of crossovers, from Carnage in Season 8 to an entire Battle Pass of heroes in Season 4.

After years of crossovers, there’s no shortage of character skins on the Fortnite map, and a leaker has suggested that a long-awaited character may soon be joining the party.

Spider-Man, one of the most popular comic book heroes in history, could finally be making his Fortnite debut.

Carnage in Fortnite

Known Fortnite leaker Hypex revealed on Twitter that Epic Games are working on a character for a 2021 release under the codename WestSausage.

The dataminer claims that this name could represent ‘Web-Slinger,’ a direct nod to the Marvel heroes famous nickname.

They also noted that the character being worked on supposedly has swinging mechanics, with in-game text mentioning features like “swing attach location” and “swing accelerate.”

All signs appear to point to this being the long-awaited arrival of the wallcrawler in Fortnite, although we are awaiting official confirmation.

The post doesn’t go into specifics about the date that Spider-Man will join the game, but with his next movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home, hitting theatres in December, it’s possible the two will coincide.

It remains to be seen if the possible crossover character will feature the likeness of Tom Holland’s MCU version, or will be inspired by the original comic book suit.

This leak has sparked excitement among the community, with fans speculating about the possibility of other versions of the character, such as Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield, also being added.

We’re still awaiting official confirmation as to whether or not this leak is accurate, but with the new Spider-Man movie on the horizon, an announcement is hopefully not too far away.

As always, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for all of the latest news and updates.

For more on Fortnite, check out how to complete the latest punchcard quests, and how to get the Walking Dead Rick Grimes skin.

Image credits: Epic Games / Marvel

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