Fortnite has introduced a new Mythic weapon for players: the Ride the Lightning Guitar. This weapon is a nod to the collaboration with the heavy metal band Metallica and is, fittingly, shaped like a guitar.

This guide provides detailed information about the Ride the Lightning Guitar. As a Mythic-rarity item, it is exclusively available during the Metallica event. Since players can only obtain this item for a limited time, they should have fun with it while it's available.

What is Ride The Lightning Guitar in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3

The Ride the Lightning is a mythic item in Fortnite and is first introduced in Chapter 5 Season 3. It has a unique ability that transforms the player into a bolt of lightning. When activated, the player shoots up into the sky and gains the ability to dash twice in any chosen direction. After the second dash, the player will descend back to the ground, creating an electric shockwave upon landing, similar to the Thunderbolt of Zeus in Chapter 5 Season 2.

Here is a breakdown of information about the Ride the Lightning.

  • Rarity: Mythic
  • Damage: 75
  • Structure Damage: 150
  • DPS: 0
  • Magazine Size: 1
  • Cooldown: 25 seconds

Where To Find Ride The Lightning Guitar in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3

Just like any other items in Fortnite, Ride The Lightning can be found in several ways. However, being a Mythic item, it is rarer than other weapons in the game. Here's how you get a hold of the mythic guitar.

  1. Guitar stands – There are 19 guitar stands scattered across the map, and each stand is a guaranteed spawn location for the Ride the Lightning Guitar.
  2. In treasure chests – opening chests spawned across the map might just do the trick, however, it's going to be a rare find.
  3. Scattered across the map on the ground
  4. Metallica Loot Island – During a match, a unique location known as Metallica Loot Island will emerge. This island is themed around the band Metallica and is filled with exclusive loot. Players have the chance to secure the Ride the Lightning Guitar, a Mythic item, by reaching and exploring this special island.
  5. Defeated players – killing an opponent wielding the guitar would also work

Here is a list of locations in the Fortnite map where Ride the Lightning is guaranteed to spawn.

  • Cliffside Lodge
  • Brutal Beachhead
  • Mount Olympus
  • Nitrodrome
  • Restored Reels
  • Grand Glacier
  • Reckless Railways
  • Lavish Lair
  • Rebel's Roost
  • Cloistered Castle
  • Forest Station
  • Slumberyard
  • Underworld Station
  • West of Underworld
  • Pleasant Piazza
  • Sandy Strip
  • Snooty Station
  • Hazy Hillside Tunnel
  • South of Megalo Depot

How to Use The Ride The Lightning Guitar in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3

To activate its abilities, simply equip the guitar and select the Ride the Lightning option. This action propels you into the air, creating an arc of lightning. While airborne, you have the freedom to change direction, allowing you to maneuver toward your desired location with precision and agility. As you begin to descend, prepare for impact as you crash down with a powerful lightning strike that damages any enemies in close proximity. The Ride the Lightning Guitar seamlessly combines mobility and offensive capabilities, making it a versatile tool in your inventory. This mythic guitar is handy for moving fast and surprising opponents with a big attack from above.

When To Use It Best

  1. It’s crucial to choose moments when opponents are least expecting it, such as during their engagements with others or when they're focused on looting.
  2. Utilize the Ride the Lightning guitar to quickly reach high ground or escape dangerous situations when under fire.
  3. Make sure each use of the guitar counts since it takes time to cool down.

That concludes everything you need to know about the Ride The Lightning guitar mythic including how to use it and where to find it. Now, if you ever find yourself in proximity of an opponent, just whip that mythic guitar out and unleash its power, heavy metal style.

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