It’s time to get muddy! Here’s where to find mud in Fortnite and what benefits there are to getting muddy.

A brand-new forest biome is here to explore in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3, and with it comes a great number of new mechanics.

There are vines to grind on, new deadly plantlife to encounter, raptors on the prowl – and a huge helping of mud.

Mud will be a big part of your Fortnite experience this season, particularly if you’re aiming to complete some quests. Here’s everything you need to know about the new subtance:

Where to Find Mud in Fortnite

Mud puddles can be found exclusively in the new jungle area of the Fortnite map in Chapter 4 Season 3.

Where to Find Mud Puddles Fortnite

The brown, slippery substance is located on the forest floor that connects the new Rumble Ruins, Creeky Compound, and Shady Stilts POIs.

You’ll find no shortage of mud puddles on the ground when exploring the jungle setting – in fact it can be difficult to avoid!

Where to Find Mud in Fortnite

Fortnite: How to Cover Yourself in Mud

To cover yourself in mud in Fortnite, simply run or slide in a muddy area in the forest.

You’ll be able to see mud covering your feet and legs, indicating that you’re now ‘muddy.’

But what good is mud – and is it even an advantage?

How to Get Muddy in Fortnite

What Does Mud Do in Fortnite? All Effects

When a player is muddy in Fortnite, they gain the following effects:


  • Muddy players won’t light up on thermal scopes or vision
  • Flare Guns won’t reveal players covered in mud
  • Wildwasps will not detect and attack muddy players
  • Mud can help you blend into the brown/green forest environments
  • Muddy feet will provide a speed boost when sliding downhill
  • (With Mud Warrior Perk) Mud can help regen health and shields


  • Can be difficult to stop quickly, as your character will slide after moving

How to Remove Mud

The good news is that if you’re looking to get rid of the mucky substance, mud will disappear after ~30 seconds in Fortnite – unless the player re-enters a muddy area.

However, players can also remove mud immediately by entering water.

How to Clean Mud in Fortnite

Any one of the Fortnite forest’s water sources will wash your character clean and give you better control of your character once again.

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