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Fortnite creative codes: the best custom maps

Fortnite creative codes

Lego are for chumps. The brick-to-dollar ratio is out of this world. On the verge of total economic and cosmic collapse, we must turn to Fortnite Chapter 2 in order to make blocky models of the Millenium Falcon for free. Fortnite's Creative mode isn't just some cheap Minecraft knock-off either. With new biomes, structures, creative tools, and creative codes releasing every few days, Fortnite Creative isn't just a diverse bucket of blocks—it's a bucket of blocks you can play Team Deathmatch in. 

While Fortnite Creative is still young, plenty of talented creators have earned Epic's blessing, allowing their creations to be shared and played by anyone, so long as you know the creative code required to head to their islands. We've sifted through the growing collection of cool stuff for easy reference here. Keep tabs on this page since Creative Mode is sure to change with every new Fortnite season. We'll be sure to update it with any new creative codes that catch our eye. 

If you're unfamiliar with how to load an island, head into Fortnite Creative, walk up to a featured rift, and hold down the use key to bring up the code menu. Pop it in, let the island load, then walk into the rift to begin. 

The best Fortnite creative codes right now

  • Dead by Fortlight - 8099-5981-3796
  • Zone Wars to the Future - 2080-7366-8235
  • Fury Racing: Snowy Summit - 1731-2660-6859
  • Snipers vs. Runners - 7352-4203-8482
  • Warm-up Course - 5618-2963-5299

Ski Shooters - 1035-5206-8493

As a longtime, devout follower of the Church of Snowboard Kids, I'm all for an arcadey downhill shooting mini-game. Players start at the top of a mountain, starting with one weapon, and attempt to take out other players with other weapons and grenades you can snatch along the way. There's even a couple fun ramps that lead to higher vantage points, and an appropriate Christmas theme. No snowboarding dog, however.

Ski Park - 8740-3316-5899

(Image credit: Epic Games)

Prefer more freeform snowboarding? Check out this surprisingly large construction, with multiple hills of various shapes and sizes. Even better, acceleration pads help get you back up to the top in no time.

FFA Morpheus Map from Unreal Tournament - 0508-8570-9807

This custom free-for-all map is a surprisingly well-done recreation of Unreal Tournament 99's Morpheus map. Creator wertandrew goes so far as to lower gravity, which makes sprinting and jumping from one platform to another and one-shotting your enemy mid-air all that much more satisfying.

Compact Combat Chapter 2 - 2436-4619-1585

Look at how cute it all is.

The Fortnite Compact Combat maps are a pretty regular tradition in the world of creative codes, and it looks like the Chapter 2 map has finally gotten its due.  Creator P_recs has managed to make a miniature version of the entire map, including all the major landmarks, like the dam and Steamy Stacks. Even better, all the loot chests you can find are miniature as well, making it a challenge on its own to find them while avoiding enemy fire.

Gunfight: Pinewood Forest - 9189-9290-1074

I'm a huge, huge fan of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's new 2v2 Gunfight mode, and it looks like someone went and Fortnite-ified one of its best maps. Originally called "Pine" in Modern Warfare, this Pinewood Forest creative map does a pretty good job at recreating the overall structure of the asymmetric map. There's two small buildings on either side to snipe at opponents from, a few shipping containers, and lots of other places to take your potshots from. Even better, each team's weapons (and one healing item) are randomly generated. A small storm also rolls in, forcing players closer towards the center after about a minute.

Patient 104 - 5553-3300-1757

It's my favorite kind of spooky Fortnite adventure: One that doesn't require stupid leaps of logic and design to finish. Creator Rynex here has done a bang up job of creating a spooky little hospital, with enough balance between puzzles, exploration, and general misadventuring. And yes, I'll admit, it got me with a jump scare, you jerk.

The Cursed Forest - 6024-5002-6192

Gotta squeeze in all the spooky maps I can before it becomes ill-fitting. The Cursed Forest is a competently designed little adventure, with romps through a forest (duh) dark tunnels, and graveyards alike. Dare I say, the lighting in Fortnite is just so dang good (especially on PC, of course) that it makes even amateur maps just a bit more terrifying.

Spencer Mansion - 6345-4201-8801

Yep, you're reading that right. Someone went and Fortnite'd the Spencer Mansion from Resident Evil. You start out in the woods and are forced to flee from a gang of Fortnite zombies, straight into the mansion itself, just like RE1 intro. It's far from a 1:1 recreation, but I found myself chuckling at how the layout reminded me of the early stages of that classic survival horror locale.

The Ark from The 100 - 0961-3332-5293

Fortnite creative codes: the ark from 100

(Image credit: Epic Games/Walnut)

I've yet to watch The 100, but I hear good things, and this recreation of the space station that the main cast survives on looks impressive as hell. It's classified as a prop hunt, but it's just fun to look around.

Halloween Story - 9312-2909-8471

I love me some good spooky games. Silent Hill, this ain't, but if you're looking for an aesthetically well-designed challenge adventure, this one comes stuffed with enough pumpkins to to choke a llama.

Duck Hunt - 6122-8143-7360

Creator: NJ Checkmate

Everyone loves Duck Hunt, and while there isn't any dog to get revenge on, you'll certainly feel almost as satisfied shooting your friends out of the sky. One team turns themselves into rubber duckies and fly around collecting wood to drop into tree, while the other team turns them into red paste with randomized weapons. In my time with it, the controls felt really smooth, and I could see this becoming a fun diversion for a small group of friends.

Bordernite - 2731-2533-2140

Creator: Prudiz

If you missed having a Borderlands area on the map, you can still get that mayhem in creative mode. Prudiz has built a surprisingly large "RPG" experience where you go around collecting orbs, surviving hordes of zombies, and battling a boss in hell, all with Borderlands' unique aesthetic.

Bikini Bottom - 5269-3591-1191

Fortnite creative codes: Bikini Bottom

(Image credit: Epic Games)

Creator: theblackshield

This recreation of Spongebob Squarepants' hometown has surprising depth, if you'll forgive the pun. It's a sort of horde mode where Plankton has unleashed the dead on the unsuspecting populace. Honestly, it's way less frightening than that one episode where Spongebob exposed his brain, but then again, nothing is scarier than that.

The Room - 3489-2263-1152

Creator: Rynex

You've got only 35 minutes to navigate your way out of this maze of deathtraps, including a pool filled with lasers, weird math puzzles, and a bunch of other nonsense. It kind of gives me vibes similar to We Were Here, the co-op puzzler. Would definitely recommend bringing a friend or two for this one.

Super Smash Bros. Hyrule Castle - 6400-7723-2171

I was one of those high-pitched kids screaming at an N64 on Christmas, so believe me when I say that the architecture of Smash Bros' Hyrule Castle is forever etched into my brain. Evidently, Fortnite Creative map creator MrSlickWillyz was, too.

It's basically a deathmatch map built using the exact same layout as the original N64 map, but you get the plunger grappling gun, so you can get some crazy jumps, just like the original Smash. Check out that masterfully edited trailer (with plenty of nostalgia hits) to get an idea of what it looks like in motion.

Drift Away Island - 6113-4669-2051

I love the drift board in Fortnite. It's basically the easiest and most fun way of getting around that stupidly large map, and Epic was nice enough to include some trick mechanics for when you actually get some air. But there's only a few jumps worth hitting on the actual Fortnite map, so what's a player to do?

Creator Absurdite has treated us to a really well-designed skate park, absolutely choking on coins to collect, and plenty of jumps. Even better, it mostly feels like a natural skate park, where one area naturally flows into another so you can keep up your run. 

Junkyard Juke - 1113-6823-4725

Junkyard Juke is my favorite prop hunt in a long time, and not just because it was featured during the first-ever Fortnite World Championship. In its original form, multiple teams would either be props trying to sneak their way into the incinerator at the center of the map, or they'd be the hunters standing atop a tower right above it. What makes things interesting is the red light, green light-style gameplay. The hunters are periodically blinded every 5 seconds, which helps give the props a chance to move up and keeps things interesting for the shooters. Other than that, it's a fairly well-balanced map, with lots of nooks and crannies for props to exit their spawning area and stand a fair chance.

Flag Runners - 5591-6764-6822

Boring name aside, this multiplayer map stands out for one big, flashy reason. The designers went out of their way to exude 80's synthwave energy in every aspect of the design, down to the giant segmented sun graphic hanging in the center. 

Baseball Mania - 0996-1152-8338

America's two favorite past times come together for this fully automated sports romp. The map may look a little funky since it's one giant mechanized score keeper, but it works well enough for two teams to have a little bit of fun. It accounts for everything, including strikes, singles, doubles, and a big ol' home run in the center of the diamond. Even better, a Durr Burger won't cost you $15.

Ice Frosted Hockey - 1255-7841-5738

It ain't exactly Rocket League's hockey mode, but it is a pretty fun equivalent. Things start off with a bang as teams careen down a hill into the ring, and then slap the ball around til someone scores enough points to win. Thankfully, things get a little more interesting when someone grabs a special item, like a pulse grenade or a rapidly inflating snowman that blocks the goal. Call it a good way to beat the summer heat.

Cizzorz Deathrun 4.0 - 2778-3253-4171

The undisputed king of deathruns is back with his fourth maniacal creation. It's got all the trappings you'd hope for. Spiky traps, ice traps, laser traps, basically a lot of traps for you to get tripped up on. If you manage to survive it all, apparently Cizzorz has a prize pool going on. Nothing like a financial reward for losing your sanity.

Escape From Nexus - 9869-3155-3930

I'm a sucker for any creative code island that sticks a story onto some fun puzzles. You're some sort of interstellar traveler, but your ship has been commandeered by an alien threat and you've got to work your way through a hostile planet full of zombie creatures and some cryptic ruins to get to safety. It's not the first of its kind, but it definitely has a unique style.

Detective Stories: Isabelle - 7068-3818-0229

Detective Stories: Isabelle isn't something you always see in Fortnite's creative mode: A hard-boiled detective mystery with clues, a spooky soundtrack, and a possible murder mystery that demands a bit of thinking from you.

OK, so the writing isn't exactly Sherlock, and some of the puzzles are a little (maybe very) maddening, but it's still interesting enough that I wanted to keep moving forward with the investigation. Evidently, creator "wertandrew" is also making a sequel.

Dread Pirate Jonesy's Deathrun - 2167-3396-1292

Deathruns could easily become old hat in Fortnite, but when a team like HQBuilders throws their all into a map, it really shows. You’re trying to find Jonesy’s secret treasure, which he’s hidden behind your usual assortment of deathrun obstacles. What I love about this map is how heavily and consistently it leans into the pirate aesthetic. Boats provide solace from shark-infested waters, building interiors feel appropriately drab and wooden, and you’ll even fight against a ship full of zombies.

Ruin's Realm - Charge the Ancient Seals - 1347-0027-1101

This is the closest I’ve come to feeling like I’m playing an old school Quake deathmatch in Fortnite, if only because of the tight arena and ability to launch yourself high into the sky. It also helps that the map’s design, while a little easy to snag yourself on, looks like something you’d expect out of id Software: Big demonic slabs of stone, chains reaching into the ceiling, and a hand-shaped altar in the center.

Dead by Fortlight - 8099-5981-3796

This one's a creative ode to the horror game Dead by Daylight, where a monstrous slasher chases down a couple dumb teens while they try to escape. Dead by Fortlight gives the killer an infinity blade and tasks survivors with destroying generators. The killer does their thing and kills while survivors take to the corn and hide, working together to distract the killer while working towards their collective escape.

Zone Wars to the Future - 2080-7366-8235

A narrow map, plenty of building materials and items, and a storm quickly pushing two teams to the center. This is Fortnite's endgame condensed into a round-based arena shooter format. Skip the looting and get right to the good stuff. 

Tic-Tac-Toe - 8783-3118-9206

Yep, it's a fully-functioning game of Tic-Tac-Toe that can even detect a win. 

Compact Combat - Season 1 - 0553-7157-6638

It's the original Fortnite map before the rocket and the cube and all that noise, but it's tiny. Compact Combat is a miniature take from P_recs on what started it all. Novel, detailed, and a fun little deathmatch map. 

Hooshen's Hoo Baller Pinball Island - 4573-9507-5308

Ballers may be a controversial subject in the regular game of Fortnite, but you can't deny how fun they are to mess around with. This hilarious bouncy pinball course is all you need to see to have fun inside of a Baller again.

Jesgran's Deathrun - 5030-1216-1484

Season 8's jungle theme is put to great use in this build by Jesgran. You're placed into a treacherous jungle temple and it's your job to navigate through traps and death-defying jumps to find the treasure.

Itscizzors Death Run 3.0 - 6245-9996-8091

Fortnite creative codes: Itscizzors Death Run 3.0

The nigh-impossible challenge map is back in its third variation, as the sadist known as Cizzors has mastered the map-making tools to once again test your sanity.

Azaliak_iPhone's Raft Wars  - 9026-2925-8175

New to season 8, this map is all about naval warfare using the game's brand new pirate cannons. It's like Fortnite meets Sea of Thieves in the best way possible.

Modern Warfare 2 Terminal - xlp620  - 6412-7533-9638

Fortnite creative codes: Modern Warfare 2 Terminal

Another classic FPS map reimagined in Fortnite. Noob tubes optional.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater - Warehouse - 1654-0324-7788

It was inevitable. While the driftboard isn't quite as easy to control as a PS1-era  digital skateboard, the exaggerated proportions make up for the exaggerated airtime you'll get.

Fury Racing - Snowy Summit - 1731-2660-6859

A bumpy road and tight track make for a great all-terrain course. You'll need to play this one slow and smart to get ahead. 

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