Traps

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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.
  • So far, Ceiling Traps only has Defensive traps.

Ceiling Traps[edit | edit source]

There are currently 4 ceiling traps available in Fortnite.

Ceiling Electric Field[edit | edit source]

Targets enemies in a 3x3 tile range around the trap.

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

Ceiling Zapper[edit | edit source]

Targets a single enemy, doing a large amount of damage and impact.

Name Rarity Image
Ceiling Zapper Common Ceiling zapper icon.png
Ceiling Zapper Uncommon
Ceiling Zapper Rare
Ceiling Zapper Epic
Ceiling Zapper Legendary

Ceiling Gas Trap[edit | edit source]

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

Name Rarity Image
Ceiling Gas Trap Uncommon Ceiling gas trap icon.png
Ceiling Gas Trap Rare
Ceiling Gas Trap Epic
Ceiling Gas Trap Legendary

Ceiling Drop Trap[edit | edit source]

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

Name Rarity Image
Ceiling Drop Trap Rare Ceiling drop trap icon.png
Ceiling Drop Trap Epic
Ceiling Drop Trap Legendary

Floor Trap[edit | edit source]

There are currently 13 floor traps available in Fortnite: Save the World.

Defensive Floor Traps[edit | edit source]

Floor Launcher[edit | edit source]

Launches most enemies into the air.

Name Rarity Image
Floor Launcher Uncommon Floor launcher icon.png
Floor Launcher Rare
Floor Launcher Epic
Floor Launcher Legendary

Wooden Floor Spikes[edit | edit source]

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

Name Rarity Image
Wooden Floor Spikes Common Wooden floor spikes icon.png
Wooden Floor Spikes Uncommon
Wooden Floor Spikes Rare
Wooden Floor Spikes Epic
Wooden Floor Spikes Legendary

Retractable Floor Spikes[edit | edit source]

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

Name Rarity Image
Retractable Floor Spikes Uncommon Retractable floor spikes icon.png
Retractable Floor Spikes Rare
Retractable Floor Spikes Epic
Retractable Floor Spikes Legendary

Floor Freeze Trap[edit | edit source]

Freezes & damages enemies.

Name Rarity Image
Floor Freeze Trap Rare Floor freeze trap icon.png
Floor Freeze Trap Epic
Floor Freeze Trap Legendary

Flame Grill Floor Trap[edit | edit source]

Burns & damages enemies.

Name Rarity Image
Flame Grill Floor Trap Rare Flame Grill Floor Trap.png
Flame Grill Floor Trap Epic
Flame Grill Floor Trap Legendary

Utility Floor Traps[edit | edit source]

Healing Pad[edit | edit source]

Generates heals where players have to step on to heal, recharges the heals every time with a cooldown, has a limited usage.

Name Rarity Image
Healing Pad Handmade Healing pad icon.png
Healing Pad Uncommon
Healing Pad Rare
Healing Pad Epic
Healing Pad Legendary

Player Jump Pad[edit | edit source]

Propels you vertically or horizontally.

Name Rarity Image
Player Jump Pad (Up) Rare Player jump pad (up) icon.png
Player Jump Pad (Directional) Rare Player jump pad (directional) icon.png

Cozy Campfire[edit | edit source]

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

Name Rarity Image
Cozy Campfire Rare Cozy campfire icon.png
Cozy Campfire Epic
Cozy Campfire Legendary

Defender Post[edit | edit source]

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

Name Rarity Image
Defender Post Rare Defender post icon.png

Patrol Ward[edit | edit source]

Prevents patrols from spawning within the range of the ward.

Name Rarity Image
Patrol Ward Uncommon Patrol ward icon.png
Patrol Ward Rare
Patrol Ward Epic
Patrol Ward Legendary

Boost Pad[edit | edit source]

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

Name Rarity Image
Boost Pad Rare Boost pad icon.png

Tracks[edit | edit source]

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.

Name Rarity Image
Track Handmade Floor Track.png

Wall Traps[edit | edit source]

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

Defensive Wall Traps[edit | edit source]

Wall Spikes[edit | edit source]

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.

Name Rarity Image
Wall Spikes Common Wall spikes icon.png
Wall Spikes Uncommon
Wall Spikes Rare
Wall Spikes Epic
Wall Spikes Legendary

Wall Darts[edit | edit source]

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.

Name Rarity Image
Wall Darts Uncommon Wall darts icon.png
Wall Darts Rare
Wall Darts Epic
Wall Darts Legendary

Wall Dynamo[edit | edit source]

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

Name Rarity Image
Wall Dynamo Uncommon Wall dynamo icon.png
Wall Dynamo Rare
Wall Dynamo Epic
Wall Dynamo Legendary

Broadside[edit | edit source]

This trap shoots out high damaging cannonballs with good impact.

Name Rarity Image
Broadside Rare Broadside.png
Broadside Epic
Broadside Legendary

Utility Wall Traps[edit | edit source]

Wall Lights[edit | edit source]

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

Name Rarity Image
Wall Lights Rare Wall lights icon.png
Wall Lights Epic
Wall Lights Legendary

Wall Launcher[edit | edit source]

Launches husks several tiles laterally. Can only be attached to full walls.

Name Rarity Image
Wall Launcher Uncommon Wall launcher icon.png
Wall Launcher Rare
Wall Launcher Epic
Wall Launcher Legendary

Sound Wall[edit | edit source]

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

Name Rarity Image
Sound Wall Uncommon Sound Wall.png
Sound Wall Rare
Sound Wall Epic
Sound Wall Legendary


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]

6.21 Patch Notes (November 1, 2018 )
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where picking up a trap could cause a hitch.
  • Defenses built around storm trap are destroyed when storm trap is placed afterward.

6.20 Patch Notes (October 24, 2018 )
Audio
  • Added unique sounds when cycling through Traps.

6.01 Patch Notes (October 3, 2018 )
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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]