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Zeus Is Hella Strong, But I Still Got His Thunderbolt!

Updated: Mar 14

Getting Zeus' Thunderbolt in Fortnite Chapter 5, Season 2 was a lot of work. At least when I tried to take it from Zeus himself!


A Fortnite character holds the thunderbolt of Zeus, with an intense look on their face. Greek building in the background.
McScratchey's character holding the Thunderbolt of Zeus! Look at the face 😂

The Quest for the Thunderbolt

I knew Zeus was hiding out on Mount Olympus, but what I didn't expect was the eerie silence that greeted me. It was like the calm before the storm. After some looting, I found the Thunderbolt of Zeus in a chest. Talk about a lucky find! But remember, this is just one way to get your hands on this electrifying weapon.


The Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 map zoomed into the Mount Olympus region, with a yellow circle showing the location of Zeus.
The location of Zeus in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2

Facing the God of Thunder

I stumbled upon a statue with the words 'challenge Zeus.' I thought, "Why not?" and knocked it over. Big mistake. The chaos that ensued was like a thunderstorm on steroids. Zeus is no joke; he's tougher than the bosses from Season 1. It took me a good four to five minutes to take him and his guards down.


A player takes aim at the statue that allows them to challenge Zeus. Knock down this statue to activate the challenge.
Knock over this statue to challenge Zeus

Claiming the Spoils of War

Victory was sweet, and the loot was even sweeter. I got my hands on Zeus' Mythic Thunderbolt, the Huntress DMR, and the Aspect of Speed Medallion, which is a game-changer for sprinting.



Tips for Aspiring Zeus Slayers

  1. Come Prepared: Stock up on ammo, weapons, and health items. You're going to need them.

  2. Use Cover: The area is open, but there are structures you can use to your advantage.

  3. Focus on Zeus: It's tempting to go after his guards, but focus your firepower on Zeus. Once he's knocked down, turn your attention to his guards. You can't finish off Zeus until all his guards are defeated.

  4. Keep Moving: Zeus has some powerful attacks. Stay on your toes to avoid getting hit.


McScratchey's Final Thoughts

Taking down Zeus is a challenge, but with the right strategy and a bit of luck, you can come out on top. And let's be real, who doesn't want to say they've defeated a god? So go forth, brave warrior, and may the Fortnite gods be ever in your favor!


If you want to see me activate the challenge and take down Zeus, watch my Thunderbolt of Zeus guide on YouTube.

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