There exist rumors of a secret cave in Fortnite that houses large quantities of loot off the beaten path, providing players with both privacy and an abundance of loot chests to open quickly, more tightly arranged than perhaps anywhere else on the island. These kinds of riches are the sort of thing that could give you a huge leg up on the competition–if you get there first. And guess what? The rumors are true. The Fortnite loot cave is real in Chapter 5 Season 1, and we’re going to show you how to find it.
Fortnite secret cave location
The secret cave can be found in Chapter 5 Season 1 of Fortnite along the eastern coast of the island, at the foot of a mountain that is southeast of Grand Glacier. In it, you’ll find several loot chests tucked away as you trek deeper into the cave’s structure. In total, you’ll find approximately eight chests–this may be subject to change based on how loot spawns somewhat differently in each round, as well as floor loot. Below we’ve marked where you can find the loot cave on the map.
The nice thing about this loot cave is that it’s near some of the game’s other best drops, including the lip of the tallest mountain which contains three loot chests, a safe, and multiple barrels filled with Chug Splash and Slurp Splash. Just down the zipline from there is a campsite with the game’s only NPC who can ping enemies for you when you hire him. And just down the slope from him is a small shack that remarkably houses 11 Chug Splash barrels and a chest.
We’ve labeled these drops on the map too, so you can find the mountainside safe (1), campsite (2), and Chug Splash shed (3) before or after you go to the secret cave in Fortnite.
Suffice it to say, dropping near the loot cave isn’t just the beginning of a fun secret to discover in Fortnite. It’s also one of the game’s best landing spots in general. Just be sure to give yourself time to exit the cave, too, as the way in is the only way out, and that storm is more often than not going to wipe out that region quickly given it’s on the edge of the map.