Fireflies Fortnite: Where to Find Fireflies in Fortnite

Fireflies in Fortnite can be found all over the map.
Fireflies in Fortnite can be found all over the map. | Courtesy of Epic Games

Fireflies in Fortnite are the game's latest new addition, and they serve double duty in-game as a charming environmental detail and as a deadly weapon. Here's what you need to know about the unique new feature.

Fireflies Fortnite: Where to Find Fireflies in Fortnite

Data miners first uncovered Firefly Jars in the game's files after the release of Chapter 2 Season 3, but Epic Games held off on releasing the item until Tuesday's patch.

Now, all Fortnite players begin each match with an empty Firefly Jar in their inventory. They can use this jar to catch glowing fireflies they find scattered around the map, and then throw the full jars to set enemy players on fire.

Players can find fireflies in wooded areas and around most campsites. Confirmed sightings have taken place at the campsite east of Catty Corner, in the Orchard at Frenzy Farm, on the islands east of Rickety Rig, in the northeast corner of Holly Hodges and on the southern coast of Lazy Lake.

Players can also find Firefly Jars by eliminating Marauders and in Loot Llamas.