Fortnite Season 4 Week 6 is underway, and one of the most time-consuming challenges of the bunch asks players to consume a Legendary Fish. In this guide, we’ll explain what a Legendary Fish is and show you the very best locations to find one.
What is a Legendary Fish in Fortnite?
As a part of Fortnite Season 4, Epic has introduced a new fishing mechanic that ranks the Battle Royale map’s aquatic creatures just like the weapons you find as floor loot or in Chests. That means all fish are ranked from gray (common) all the way to mythic (golden yellow.) For the purposes of this challenge, you need to find a Legendary Fish that shows a gold-orange rarity rating when caught. Here are the types of fish and their effects when consumed.
- Flopper: +40 health.
- Slurpfish: +50 health.
- Spicy Fish: +15 health and a temporary speed boost.
- Hop Floppers: Lowers gravity.
- Jellyfish: +20 health.
- Shieldfish: +50 shield
- Thermal Fish: Thermal vision to see through walls.
- Small Fry: +25 health.
There are Legendary versions of many of these fish types, which gives you a wide variety of options. Some guides might say you need to watch out for the ultra-rare Midas Fish or Vendetta Flopper, but that’s not the case. In our attempts, we found Legendary Thermal Fish fairly often. Just look for that gold-orange heading.
How to catch a Legendary Fish in Fortnite
Now that you know what to look for, it’s time to recap the process of actually catching a Legendary Fish. To do that, the first thing you need is a Fishing Rod. These can be found in barrels near aquatic locations around the Battle Royale map. Go to the Sweaty Sands pier or peruse the docks around the Authority till you see a barrel.
If you get lucky, one of the Fishing Rods may be a Pro Fishing Rod. Having one of these in your inventory increases your odds of catching Legendary Fish. With that in mind, it may help to upgrade your standard Fishing Rod to a Pro Fishing Rod at an Upgrade Bench if you’re not having success. You’ll find benches at several locations including inside Tony Stark’s Workshop, located between the Authority and the Sentinel Graveyard. Bring 100 of each material there to perform the upgrade.
With your rod in hand, there are several places you can go to fish. We found the Authority to be a pretty sweet spawn location, but Misty Meadows and Coral Castle can serve you pretty well too. Regardless of where you go, equip your Fishing Rod and press the right trigger to line up your shot. Aim your cast into the white foam circles that look like this. Let go of the trigger, wait a few seconds for the controller to vibrate, then pull the trigger again to catch a fish.
After a few attempts at each spot the foam circle will dissipate. When that happens you must find a new one nearby. Luckily, the Authority, Misty Meadows and Coral Castle have plenty of them. If you keep repeating this process you’ll eventually land a Legendary. When you do, don’t forget to consume it to fully complete the challenge. Pick it up, put it in your inventory and use it just like any other floor loot.
If you’re really struggling to locate a Legendary, it’s also worth noting that this challenge requires consuming a Legendary Fish as opposed to catching one. Under those rules, you can also have a friend catch the fish and give it to you. You might also find other players carrying Legendary Fish in their inventories after Eliminating them. If that happens, take advantage of the opportunity and consume your fish quickly.
Fortnite Week 6 Challenges
Consuming Legendary Fish is just one of the new challenges to debut alongside Week 6. Here’s the full list of objectives going live on Thursday for those who’ve yet to scope out the in-game Challenge Table.
- Search Chests at Weeping Woods (seven)
- Eliminations at Misty Meadows (three)
- Collect Stone from Coral Castle (300)
- Consume a Legendary Fish
- Consume Foraged Items at Holly Hedges (10)
- Ride a Zipline from Retail Row to Steamy Stacks
- Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Black Panther’s Kinetic Shockwave (1,000)
- Eliminate Wolverine [Wolverine Challenge]
Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and Android.
Were you able to consume a Legendary Fish? Was this the week’s most frustrating challenge? Tell us in the comments section!