If you've not identified the Fortnite Heart Lake location before then you could be kicking yourself when you find it, as it's one of the largest bodies of water and clearly visible on the map. You'd be forgiven for overlooking it though as it doesn't look particularly heart shaped, at least in the rounded emoji form we're familiar with, though it could be more of an anatomical interpretation. It's situated within the Fortnite Upstate New York area, and after a false start last week it's now required to catch fish for one of the Fortnite Week 10 challenges. We're ready to guide you to this lagoon in Fortnite, so follow our lead to the Fortnite Heart Lake location and we'll show you how to catch a decent haul of fish when you get there.
Fortnite Heart Lake location
The Fortnite Heart Lake location is the substantial body of water found to the northeast of Stark Industries, within the wider ringed area that was teleported onto the island. Note that although Steamy Stacks is close on the other side, there isn't a direct route from there to the lake so you'll either need to build up to it, ride a zipline, or find an area further along where the ground is level.
How to catch fish at Heart Lake in Fortnite
To catch fish at Heart Lake in Fortnite, you'll first need to find a rod or harpoon to snag them with. There are plenty of lake houses around the outskirts of the water, as well as along the river to the northwest, which have jetties on the water with nearby barrels of fishing rods – we've marked these with an X on the map above. Once you've picked up a rod or harpoon, look for a circle of disturbance on the lake indicating a fishing spot, then cast there to get a bite.
It is possible to catch fish by casting your rod into any water, though it's much more likely you'll pull out a rusty can or some mats rather than a fish, so do prioritise aiming for a fishing spot if you can see one close to you.
If you haven't visited it already, don't miss Fortnite Tony Stark's Hidden Lake House laboratory while you're in the area!
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