How to claim Fortnite Capture Points

Fortnite Capture Points
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Claiming Capture Points in Fortnite will let you see all chests and enemies in the surrounding area, so you can temporarily dominate that location with your x-ray vision. Not only that, but you'll also receive a selection of weapons and other useful items once you stake your claim on the area, and of course earn a chunk of XP in the process which is always handy for your Fortnite progress. Whether you're taking over areas to complete Fortnite quests, or just giving yourself a tactical advantage by revealing your surroundings, we've got the lowdown on where to find them and how to claim Capture Points in Fortnite.

Where to find Capture Points in Fortnite

You can find Fortnite Capture Points in each of the nine named locations on the island: 

  • Anvil Square
  • Breakwater Bay
  • Brutal Bastion
  • The Citadel
  • Faulty Splits
  • Frenzy Fields
  • Lonely Labs
  • Shattered Slabs
  • Slappy Shores

We've marked their exact positions on the map below. You'll be able to identify Capture Points in Fortnite when you get near them by spotting the tall flagpole, surrounded by a glowing white ring on the ground.

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How to claim Capture Points in Fortnite

Fortnite Capture Points

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When you approach one of the Fortnite Capture Points and enter the glowing ring encircling it, it will turn from white to blue and the platform of flags will gradually start rising up the pole, with your progress towards claiming it also show by a circle filling up around a flag icon. As long as you remain within proximity you'll continue claiming the Capture Point, though if another player enters the ring it will turn red and your progress will be stalled. You can leave the flag and return to it later once the threat has been dealt with, to continue claiming it from where you left off before.

Fortnite Capture Points

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Once you fill the progress bar completely and claim the Fortnite Capture Point, a selection of rare weapons, items, ammo, and mats will spawn above the pole and rain down, while the flags will be replaced with your personal banner. For a period of time after you claim it, you'll be able to view all of the chests in the area highlighted in yellow – handy if you're scanning the location to find Fortnite Oathbound Chests – while any enemies will be tagged in red so you can see them coming. This effect will eventually expire, but while it's active it will allow you to dominate the area around the Capture Point you've claimed.

Iain Wilson
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Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 500 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.