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How To Get The Thunderbolt of Zeus in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 has introduced a powerful Mythic weapon – the Thunderbolt of Zeus. Drawing inspiration from Greek mythology, this electrifying power lets you rain destruction from above, much like the god of thunder himself. If you want to wield this godly power, here's what you need to know.


Zeus holds his thunderbolt over his head - screencap from the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 trailer
Thunderbolt of Zeus in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2

What is the Thunderbolt of Zeus?

The Thunderbolt of Zeus is a Mythic item that allows you to:

  • Leap into the sky: Gain a tactical advantage with a high jump, reminiscent of Mount Olympus where the gods reside.

  • Launch devastating lightning strikes: Deal serious damage to enemies (or structures!), echoing the might of the master bolt.

  • Limited charges: The Thunderbolt has three uses before a cooldown kicks in, so use it wisely, much like how the cyclopes forged the bolt with care.



How to Get the Thunderbolt of Zeus

There are two primary ways to obtain this weapon:


Defeat Zeus

  • Zeus is an NPC boss who roams the map, reminiscent of his rule over Olympus. Find and defeat him to claim his Mythic weapons, including the Thunderbolt.

  • Warning: Zeus is powerful, so bring your A-game and maybe a squad, as challenging a god is no small feat.


Special Loot

  • There's a chance of finding the Thunderbolt of Zeus in special loot locations around the map, as if bestowed by the titans. Keep your eyes peeled!


Zues flies high and prepares to throw his thunderbolt in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2
Throw the thunderbolt Zeus!

Tips for Using the Thunderbolt of Zeus

  • Aim carefully: Lightning strikes have a targeted area; ensure your target is in the center for maximum damage, much like Thor's precise strikes.

  • Surprise attacks: The high jump lets you launch assaults from unexpected angles, akin to Zeus's surprise attacks on mortals.

  • Strategic strikes: Break down enemy structures or finish off a fleeing opponent, channeling the destructive power of Typhon.



Additional Notes

  • The Thunderbolt of Zeus is a coveted item, so be prepared for competition, as if vying for favor with the gods.

  • This Mythic weapon might not be available in all game modes, so check the battle pass and servers for availability.


McScratchey's Final Thoughts

I think the new thunderbolt weapon is pretty awesome. It's a fun change from the last season. The addition of the Greek God Boss and his mythic weapon adds a fresh dynamic to the game. However, I am concerned that this weapon will be OP and might upset some players. Balancing the Thunderbolt of Zeus will be key to ensuring it enhances the gameplay experience without dominating it.

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