The very first week of Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 5 brought with it seven familiar challenges requiring players to make sense of the Risky Reels treasure map and to find floating Lightning Bolts, but one of the most challenging requires players to search a single Supply Llama.
Week 1 kicked off on Thursday, July 12, and the Supply Llama challenge is bound to give players the most difficulty so far this season. These objects were first introduced to Fortnite: Battle Royale in the mid-March version 3.3 patch update. Only three Supply Llamas spawn in any given match, and because their locations are random, players are more or less forced to rely on pure luck to find them.
However, back in May, redditor Overwatchero4 posted a heat spot map of the Fortnite: Battle Royale island based on over 200 hours of “research” that indicates the most frequent spawn locations for these loot-filled llamas.
The map itself looks like it could be from as far back as Season 3, but there’s no reason to think that the coding behind Supply Llama spawns has changed.
They seemingly spawn with the most frequency along the river that cuts down the center of the island, especially in Loot Lake. Based on this data set, a good strategy might be to land in Loot Lake, look around, and head either south or north following the river.
Players should also note that a Supply Llama could spawn on top of trees or buildings, and they might even wind up on a cliff on the side of a mountain. Knocking down the tree under them will cause the llama to drop. Players can also opt to hit a llama with a pickaxe rather than open it like a chest.
Considering that Season 5 won’t end until around September 27, players have plenty of time to complete this challenge. It might even be easier to just casually keep an eye out for one in the coming weeks, especially because it’s virtually impossible to actively search for them.