Traps (Save the World)

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Trap icon.png

Traps are items used to fight off monsters from the Storm. They can be found in the world, received as rewards, or crafted. They are one of the core mechanics of the game, used for fort protection. There's a great variety of functions and placement options available. Upgrading Tech in skill tree and survivor squads will increase the damage dealt by traps.

There are 3 different types of traps based on what they are attached to : Ceiling Traps, Floor Traps, Wall Traps

In each different types of traps depending on which platfrom they are placed on, they are divided into 2 categories :

  • Defensive traps will deal damage to enemies when they walk within range.
  • Utility traps will either hinder husks spawning or provide assistance to the players.

Ceiling Traps[edit | edit source]

There are currently 4 ceiling traps available in Fortnite.

Defensive Ceiling Traps[edit | edit source]

Name Image Rarity Description
Ceiling Electric Field Ceiling electric field icon.png Rare


Epic


Legendary

Targets enemies in a 3x3 tile range around the trap.
Ceiling Zapper Ceiling zapper icon.png Common


Uncommon


Rare


Epic


Legendary

Targets a single enemy, doing a large amount of damage and impact.
Ceiling Gas Trap Ceiling gas trap icon.png Uncommon


Rare


Epic


Legendary

Creates an AOE cloud that will affect enemies with Affliction damage, over time.

Ceiling Drop Trap Ceiling drop trap icon.png Rare


Epic


Legendary

Drops a payload of tires from up to 3 tiles high.

Floor Trap[edit | edit source]

There are currently 14 floor traps available in Fortnite: Save the World.

Defensive Floor Traps[edit | edit source]

Name Image Rarity Description
Floor Launcher Floor launcher icon.png Uncommon


Rare


Epic


Legendary

Launches most husks into the air.

Wooden Floor Spikes Wooden floor spikes icon.png Common


Uncommon


Rare


Epic


Legendary

Spikes on the ground for them to step on, damages each ~1 second

Retractable Floor Spikes Retractable floor spikes icon.png Uncommon


Rare


Epic


Legendary

Spikes that are retractable, does high damage every time the spikes goes back up.

Floor Freeze Trap Floor freeze trap icon.png Rare


Epic


Legendary

Freezes & damages enemies.

Flame Grill Floor Trap Flame Grill Floor Trap.png Rare


Epic


Legendary

Burns & damages enemies.

Utility Floor Traps[edit | edit source]

Name Image Rarity Description
Healing Pad Healing pad icon.png Handmade


Uncommon


Rare


Epic


Legendary

Generates heals where players have to step on to heal, recharges the heals every time with a cooldown, has a limited usage.
Cozy Campfire Cozy campfire icon.png Rare


Epic


Legendary

A campfire which heals you slowly when you are nearby of it, has a limited duration.

Defender Post Defender post icon.png Rare

Allows the player to summon Defenders to assist in protecting an area.

Patrol Ward Patrol ward icon.png Uncommon


Rare


Epic


Legendary

Prevents patrols from spawning within the range of the ward.

Anti-Air Trap Anti-air trap.png Uncommon


Rare


Epic


Legendary

A trap which creates a barrier which blocks projectiles from husks but husks can still walk through it.
Player Jump Pad

(Up)

Player jump pad (up) icon.png Rare Propels you vertically.
Player Jump Pad

(Directional)

Player jump pad (directional) icon.png Rare Propels you horizontally.
Boost Pad Boost pad icon.png Rare

Increases the speed of the Hoverboard for a short time in the direction of the arrow on the pad.

Boost Pad (Curve) Boost pad curve.png Rare

Increases the speed of the Hoverboard for a short time in the direction of the arrow on the pad.

Tar Pit Tar-pit.png Rare


Epic


Legendary

A trap containing tar which slows husks once they step in... then after lights up a huge fire burning all husks on it.

Track Floor Track.png Handmade A trap only available in Deliver the Bomb missions. It's used to guide the bomb to the target. The schematic is only given in the mission then deleted once the mission finished.

Wall Traps[edit | edit source]

There are currently 7 wall traps available in Fortnite: Save the World.

Defensive Wall Traps[edit | edit source]

Name Image Rarity Description
Wall Spikes Wall spikes icon.png Common


Uncommon


Rare


Epic


Legendary

Best trap to use for any section that is going to be attacked directly. Can be attached to any height of wall but it has to be full width.
Wall Darts Wall darts icon.png Uncommon


Rare


Epic


Legendary

Launches darts at enemies that are up to 3 tiles away horizontally. The darts pass through all enemies and damage everything within the range until it collides with a wall. Can only be attached to full walls.
Wall Dynamo Wall dynamo icon.png Uncommon


Rare


Epic


Legendary

Deals extremely high damage and stuns momentarily. Can be attached to any height of wall but it has to be full width.
Broadside Broadside.png Rare


Epic


Legendary

This trap shoots out high damaging cannonballs with good impact.

Utility Wall Traps[edit | edit source]

Name Image Rarity Description
Wall Launcher Wall launcher icon.png Uncommon


Rare


Epic


Legendary

Launches husks several tiles laterally. Can only be attached to full walls.
Wall Lights Wall lights icon.png Rare


Epic


Legendary

Stuns husks for a very long time when they're in close proximity. Can be attached to full walls even with windows.
Sound Wall Sound Wall.png Uncommon


Rare


Epic


Legendary

Deals no damage, but causes husks to dance for a few seconds when activated. (Does not affect Mist Monsters or husks that have recently been dancing. Also causes Propane Husks to drop their tank

Trap Game Mechanics:[1][edit | edit source]

  • Traps have a trigger range and an effect range. For most traps this is one tile for both. (In this text assume trigger and effect range is 1 unless otherwise stated).
  • Traps have a reload time, which is the time between the trap triggers. Some of the bigger, more powerful traps can take up to 12 seconds to reload.
  • Traps have durability, which is the number of times a trap can trigger.
  • Once a trap has run out of durability it will disappear.
  • Traps cannot be repaired, but the surface they are attached to can.
  • Traps cannot be removed. You must remove the surface they are on or wait until their durability has run out.
  • The surface a trap is attached to cannot be edited until the trap is destroyed or runs out of durability.
  • If the wall that a trap is installed on is destroyed by husks, the trap dies too.
  • Traps cannot harm players. *

Notes[edit | edit source]

*Player launcher traps can potentially be used maliciously to direct an unsuspecting player towards their doom ie: cliff-side

Video[edit | edit source]


Fortnite Live - Weapons, Traps and Bullet Snacks (How Weapons and Traps Function)

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 1.10 (December 6, 2017)
  • Traps no longer set off propane tanks. This allows players more control over when the propane tank explodes and will prevent the explosion from damaging the players own traps.

References[edit | edit source]