Where to find jack-o-lanterns in Fortnite

Artwork for the Fortnite Halloween event showing a ghoulish woman with long claws.
(Image credit: Epic Games)

Fortnite jack-o-lanterns are part of one of the seasonal challenges in the battle royale this October. You need to find and destroy jack-o-lanterns with a ranged weapon to tick this quest off your Halloween list. First though, you'll need to locate these decorations—and you need five of them to complete the challenge.

If you've been participating in the other activities during Fortnitemares, you've probably seen jack-o-lanterns when you've been out and about. Making jelly bean shields (opens in new tab) and throwing candy from a vehicle (opens in new tab) has likely brought you into close proximity to these Halloween squashes, so you should be able to find them easily. That said, it never hurts to have a reminder of where to look. Here's where to find Fortnite jack-o-lanterns so you can destroy them with a ranged weapon. 

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Fortnite jack-o-lantern locations 

Jack-o-lanterns are found in various places throughout the Fortnite map, though, like their real-life counterparts, you can generally spot them decorating the doorways of houses and other buildings.

You can check the map above—via Fortnite.gg (opens in new tab)—for every jack-o-lantern location. I'll also list the areas with the highest concentrations below. Just be aware that others will be on the lookout for these seasonal pumpkins:

  • Greasy Grove
  • Tilted Towers
  • Fort Jonesy
  • Shiny Sound

Destroy jack-o-lanterns with a ranged weapon 

You need to destroy five jack-o-lanterns in total with a ranged weapon, and thankfully, this is the easy part. Any ranged weapon will do, whether it's a gun like an SMG, an Assault Rifle, or any other weapon that shoots projectiles.

Once you've got the jack-o-lantern in your sights, destroy it with a quick shot, then move on to the next. After you've eliminated five, the quest will be complete. Good job.

Sarah James
Guides Writer

Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.