With the start of Chapter 5, players were given a brand-new map as always. While exploring the named locations introduced this chapter, gamers might’ve noticed the lack of Capture Points at all the POIs. As always, Epic Games has introduced tons of new locations, weapons, and mechanics, and to balance it, several other functions have been vaulted. Thankfully, Capture Points haven’t been removed from Fortnite entirely.
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In this guide, gamers will be able to learn everything there is to know about Capture Points in Fortnite, including where to find them and how they work.
Updated on December 26, 2023, by Ashely Claudino: This guide has been updated and now includes information on the Capture Points available on the Chapter 5 map.
How to Claim a Capture Point
While players could find a Capture Point in the center of each named location back in Chapter 4, this is no longer the case. Capture Points haven’t been vaulted entirely, but there is only one location on the Chapter 5 map that gamers can claim at this point, and that’s the floating island that spawns in the late game.
Once gamers get to the floating island, they’ll see a circle with a flag close to the ground. As soon as a player or the members of their team, step into the circle marked around the Capture Point, a meter will start to fill up until it’s full. Once the meter has reached its maximum, the location will be considered claimed by a certain team.
If an enemy player steps into the circle, the meter will start going down which will prevent the location from being claimed. If this is the case they have to be removed either by luring them away or eliminating them.
The meter takes about a full minute to fill up; there is no way to make it go up faster, even if you get your teammates inside the circle. Capturing a location can take a while so it’s important to stay alert and be on the lookout for enemies that might be ready to attack.
As soon as a location has been claimed, tons of loot will spawn on the floor. If they’re part of a duo, trio, or squad, more goodies will appear. This isn’t the only good part about claiming a location, however. For a few moments after claiming a POI, the players that have captured the location will able to see the chests and the enemies nearby highlighted – it even works through walls.
This prevents the player’s team from getting attacked by surprise by enemies that could be lurking in their surroundings and it helps spot chests in the location.
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