fortnite released a sneaky Content Update Tuesday morning to introduce a brand-new item to Battle Royale called the Firefly Jar. In this guide, we offer up a few good locations to find one and explain how they might change the game’s meta moving forward.

What’s a Firefly Jar in Fortnite?

In colloquial terms, Fortnite‘s Firefly Jar is most analogous to the molotov cocktail. Once you have one in your inventory, you can throw it to unleash a barrage of flames on unsuspecting passersby. It’s a solid alternative to other throwables in the game, but this one covers a wider area, especially if you link the flames together by throwing several Firefly Jars in close proximity to one another.

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The Firefly Jar is ‘Fortnite’s newest item, and it can be foraged near campsites. Learn all you need to know in the guide below. ‘Fortnite’ is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile.EPIC GAMES

For all you stat junkies, the Firefly Jar does 40 damage and drops in a maximum stack size of three.

Where to find Fireflies and Firefly Jars in Fortnite

The Firefly Jar is classified as a Rare spawn, and it’s obtained in a number of ways.

  • By capturing Fireflies in wooded areas or around campsites(stack of one)
  • Eliminating Marauders (stack of three)
  • In Loot Llamas (stack of three)

While already stated, keep in mind that this is a Rare spawn. We had to drop into five or six matches just free v bucks generator to find a single instance of a Firefly Jar. It should also be noted that Firefly Jars don’t seem to drop in Team Rumble either. If you want to see what they’re all about, you’ll have to try your luck in Solos, Duos or Squads.

After finding a Firefly Jar, it seemed like we had slightly better luck attracting other Fireflies in the surrounding area with the item equipped. So, if you want to add more to your inventory, try having your jar out while walking around. Logic would suggest the light from one jar might attract more critters.

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We had better luck catching more Fireflies with our jar out.EPIC GAMES

We found our first Firefly Jar at this campsite east of the Catty Corner region. Especially if you just want to try out a Firefly Jar for the first time, this is a pretty solid spot to use because most folks aren’t going to land here compared to some of the other possible spawns we’re about to list. There are, however, some other spots worth trying.

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You might find Fireflies on this peninsula east of Catty Corner.EPIC GAMES
  • Around the campsite in the Orchard at Frenzy Farm.
  • On the two small islands in the eastern area of Rickety Rig.
  • In the northeast corner of Holly Hedges.
  • On the southern coast of Lazy Lake.

Generally speaking, though, the Orchard and our above pictured peninsula seem to be the spawns where players are having the most luck finding Fireflies. Don’t get discouraged if these spawns don’t work perfectly the first time. After a handful of rounds you should be basking in the fiery glow of Fortnite‘s latest creation.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile.

What do you think of the Firefly Jar in Fortnite? Where did you find your Fireflies? Tell us in the comments section.