How to Get the Mythical Carnage & Venom Symbiotes in Fortnite

Mythische Carnage Venom Symbionten in Fortnite
New Weapons in Season 8! | © Epic Games

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 brings another alien threat in the form of Marvel's Carnage and Venom. These two symbiotes have recently landed on the island, and you can use these mythical weapons to dominate your lobby.

Fortnite has two new mythical Marvel weapons in the form of symbiotes. Now, if you're wondering what symbiotes are: symbiotes (called Klyntar on their home planet) are alien life forms that are able to bond with individuals, regardless of species, to form a new shared entity. They are parasites by nature, though they do not always harm their hosts, often even enhancing the host's natural attributes while giving them powers such as superhuman strength, healing, and the ability to form tendrils or tentacles as weapons.

Sounds strange? Well, it is. But what do symbiotes do in Fortnite, and how do I find them? We cover all of that right here.

What are Symbiotes in Fortnite?

Symbiotes in Fortnite are descended from Marvel's most famous symbiotic characters, Venom and Carnage. They each form a portable, mythical weapon that also gives you special abilities. Once you find one of the two weapons, it will take up a place in your inventory and will let you glide through the air, jump higher than normal and run faster. When you activate the weapon, you'll deploy a tendril that will attack and pull your opponent, dealing 60 damage. In addition, the tendril can penetrate multiple structures and pull your opponent out of even the most angled buildings. However, this attack has a seven-second cooldown, preventing it from being used multiple times.

How to Find the Symbiotes in Fortnite

Venom and Carnage symbiotes spawn randomly in different locations on the island. Only two symbiotes spawn per game and once they are picked up by a player, they are gone. The only way to get your hands on a symbiote is to take out whoever is currently using it. For this reason, it can be difficult to find the symbiotes in a particular game. However, we have a few tips on how you might get your hands on them before your opponents do.

To grab one of these symbiotes, you'll have to wait for them to spawn during the match. Venom and Carnage don't appear until the first storm circle is revealed, so you should open your glider right after jumping out of the Battle Bus and stay in the air. As soon as the first storm circle appears, you will also be shown the two symbiotes on your map. They are not that noticeable, so look carefully.
Carnage Venom Symbionten Fortnite
Venom and Carnage mythical weapons | © Epic Games

You can only include one of the two mythical weapons in your inventory, so land at the closer of the two spawn locations. And that's how you can get your very own symbiote in Fortnite! We hope you enjoy the battle!

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