Ride the Lightning

From Fortnite Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Ride the lightning icon.png

Ride the Lightning is a time-limited, gather/construct/defend mission. Players must locate Lars' van and deposit 2 BluGlo in order to activate the first stage. Players must then fortify and defend the van for 3 minutes. Once this has been achieved, players must deposit an additional 2 BluGlo and defend the van for an additional 4 minutes.

On 5.10 Update, mission controls were added to Ride the Lightning missions for mission activation and voting. This replaces the Difficulty Pylon in the world and allows for both mission start and difficulty increase at the mission location with the following conditions:

  • In games with more than one player, increasing difficulty requires a majority vote.
  • In Ride the Lightning games with more than one player, starting the mission before the mission ready timer has expired also requires a majority vote.  The default time for mission ready is currently set to 10 minutes.
  • Ride the Lightning mission will now show the storm direction on locating Lars's van instead of on depositing BluGlo.

Changes[edit | edit source]

6.22 Patch Notes (November 6, 2018 )
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed mix issue with Lars music suppressing ambient music.

5.40 Patch Notes (September 6, 2018 )
Mission + Systems
  • Ride The Lightning and Launch The Rocket now use direction-based spawning.
  • The direction the enemies approach from will change at each stage.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed issue with music in Ride the Lightning missions where looking away from the van lowered the battle music.

Patch 5.10 (July 24, 2018)

  • New Mission Control
    • We’ve begun implementing a new system for mission activation and voting. For now, we've added it to Retrieve the Data and Ride the Lightning missions. This new system replaces the Difficulty Pylon in the world and allows for both mission start and difficulty increase at the mission location.
    • In games with more than one player, increasing difficulty requires a majority vote.
    • In Ride the Lightning games with more than one player, starting the mission before the mission ready timer has expired also requires a majority vote.  The default time for mission ready is currently set to 10 minutes.
    • Ride the Lightning mission will now show the storm direction on locating Lars's van instead of on depositing BluGlo.