Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2: Zone Overview & Storm Damage

Epic has reworked Fortnite's storm behavior for the new season and added more zones. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to have the desired effect.

Fortnite storm damage zone
Fortnite: The zones have changed in Chapter 4 Season 2. | © Epic Games

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 recently went live and has since received an overwhelmingly positive response. Players love the new weapons, the map changes are nice, and the Battle Pass skins are pretty cool too.

The only thing that annoys many players is the revised storm system. We have an overview of the zones and the storm damage for you.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4: New Storm Zones

While there were 9 storm zones in the last seasons, there are now 12. The first zone is now much larger and covers almost the entire map. No matter where you land, you shouldn't be too far from the zone's safety by now and can spend enough time looting.

Also, the storm is now much less threatening and doesn't do any significant damage until later in the game. We have an overview of all values per zone for you here:

ZoneWaiting time until the next zoneWaiting time until the next zoneStorm DPS (damage per second)
Zone 060s//
Zone 1120s120s1 DPS
Zone 2
90s90s1 DPS
Zone 3105s90s1 DPS
Zone 490s90s1 DPS
Zone 560s60s1 DPS
Zone 660s60s2 DPS
Zone 760s60s5 DPS
Zone 845s45s8 DPS
Zone 930s45s10 DPS
Zone 100s40s10 DPS
Zone 110s40s10 DPS
Zone 120s60s10 DPS

Moving zones at the end of a match also behave differently. They don't stray that far, making rotation less important and leaving more players alive at the end of the match - which annoys many competitive players.

Why Fortnite Players Hate Zoning

For the fans who grind chilled out pubs, the zoning change may not be that bad, or even be welcomed. However, the pro players take the changes rather negatively.

"The midgames are longer, slower, and more boring, and the endgames are shorter, messier, and impossible to follow," explains popular streamer AussieAntics, for example. Basically, this is exactly the opposite of what you want as a spectator and player.

Many pro players have criticized Epic for the new moving zones, saying they make the endgames less skillful and more "campy". It remains to be seen whether Epic will take the criticism to heart and still fall back on the old zone system.

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