Fortnite Rift Zones are one of the many new additions in Season X.
These special locations transform named locations into ones from the past, or create new ones entirely - and are the subject of certain challenges, including the 'Meteoric Rise' set and visiting different Rift Zones to visit in the same match.
What are Rift Zones in Fortnite?
Rift Zones in Fortnite are areas of the map that have been subjected to time distortion and have transformed into locations from previous seasons.
You cannot easily tell this by the map, but an easy way to find these is from looking out from the Battle Bus, where you'll spot a blue aura over certain locations of the map, indicating these are Rift Zones.
Usually when you enter you're greeted by a message on the screen, saying you've entered a special location.
Not only that, but each one has a different effect upon entering - from low gravity, to no building or even dancing to avoid raining tacos!
Fortnite Rift Zone locations: Where to find all Rift Zones
Here are all the Fortnite Rift Zone locations so far, as of September 14th:
The Fortnite Rift Zone locations are found at:
- Tilted Town
- Greasy Grove
- Loot Lake
- Retail Row
- Moisty Palms
More Rift Zone locations will be added over time, so the above list will expand as Season X progresses.
Season 8 and The Sideways have arrived in Fortnite. You can now start collecting the Season 8 Battle Pass skins, using the Sideways weapons, partaking in Sideways encounters, investigate the map changes and obtain the new Victory Umbrella! Make a start on the Season 8 questlines, with the IO Heist and finding IO guards and mending locations for Baba Yaga. You can also start collecting colour bottles for Tonna Fish and completing the new character collection.
The best 'where to visit different Rift Zones in the same match' route explained
Aside from the novelty of visiting areas of Fortnite's past, a reason to take an interest in Fortnite Rift Zones is because they are the subject of many challenges as part of the 'Meteoric Rise' event.
One of these is 'visit different Rift Zones in the same match'.
With the removal of most vehicles in Season X, this is a task that isn't easy at a first glance. However, if you look at the above map of Rift Zone locations, you'll notice three geographically close to each other - Loot Lake, Tilted Town and Greasy Grove.
We recommend playing Team Rumble, starting at either Loot Lake or Greasy Grove, and making your way to each location. That way, if you are killed, you can respawn and continue your journey.
To make things even easier, there is a Rift just north-east of Greasy Grove right next to the Stone Head location, which can help you glide over to the Tilted Town and then the final location of Loot Lake.
Best of luck!