Today marks the debut of content update v8.01, the first major update in Fortnite since the start of Season 8. The content update introduces Treasure Maps to Fortnite, a new consumable item that will send players hunting for buried treasure. We’ll explain how to find and use Treasure Maps in Fortnite so you’ll know what to do when you stumble across one.
How to Use Treasure Maps in Fortnite
Not to be confused with treasure hunt challenges, Treasure Maps are loot items that are found throughout the Fortnite island. Players can find Treasure Maps inside chests or as floor loot.
As you would expect, the Treasure Maps in Fortnite feature an ‘X’ that indicates the location of a buried chest. These treasure chests contain a slew of Legendary weapons and loot to be used during the match. The Treasure Maps themselves are also Legendary rarity, so don’t expect to find them too often. Players can only hold one Treasure Map in their inventory at a time, so it’s better to track down the buried treasure as soon as you find the map.
To track down the buried treasure, select the Treasure Map in your inventory to bring it out. With the map in your hands, follow the red dotted line that appears. Press the fire button to continue to reveal the red dotted line.
When you come upon a glowing yellow light, equip your pickaxe and start digging at the ‘X’ location on the ground. You will be vulnerable while digging, so keep an eye out for enemy players while unearthing the buried loot.
There you have it! Now that you know how Fortnite’s Treasure Maps work, you should have no trouble digging up treasure troves for yourself. As we mentioned earlier, these Treasure Maps are different from the treasure hunt challenges of seasons past. If you’re looking to complete some of the tougher challenges for Season 8, visit our guide on where to find all pirate camp locations as well as all giant faces in Fortnite.