Fortnite players have been surprised to learn there is a death zone on the new Fortnite map.

Fortnite Chapter 2 is only a few hours old and it already feels like a brand-new game. Epic overhauled everything and implemented some new mechanics that will excite both new and returning players.


One of the old mechanics that snuck its way into Fortnite Chapter 2 was death zones. Players have encountered a new death zone on the Chapter 2 map, leading to instant regret whenever you go near it.

Fortnite Death Zone

Death zones are nothing new to Fortnite, and they aren’t always relegated to new areas. Death zones have popped up at the Fork Knife and in Tilted in the old map – but these were easy to avoid.

The scary part of the Fortnite Chapter 2 death zone is that it seems relatively nondescript. Based on the location of this clip, the death zone appears to be south of Frenzy Farm, near the river.

It’s difficult to tell exactly where this death zone is, though. You should probably stay away from the entire area until the problem is addressed.

Be wary when running around near Frenzy. SypherPK hit the death zone as well.

No one expected Fortnite Chapter 2 to be bug-free. The new death zone is accompanied by a steep FPS drop on all platforms. Downgrading your graphics doesn’t seem to solve this problem, either.

There are a few bumps in the road with Fortnite Season 2. We can expect Epic to address these issues with future Content Updates and patches. Until then, steer clear of the river near Frenzy Farm.

Jimmy is a passionate gamer and lover/hater of all things Fortnite. Good comms on Twitter @JimmyDangus.