Storm Zones and Circles are the single most important element in Fortnite. Competitive Battle Royale players usually plan their approach in each match while paying attention to the Storm Zones. Casual players must be mindful too, as the Storm can quickly damage their HP. So, you might be wondering how many Storm Circles will you have to survive to reach the end game. We have answered how many Storm Zones are there in a Fortnite match in our guide below.
How Many Storm Zones and Circles are there in a Fortnite Match?
🚨 ZONES HAVE CHANGED 🚨
🔹Both time and sizes of zones have changed
🔹Overall time of game remains the same
🔹1st zone is pretty much the whole map
🔹1 DPS storm damage for the first 5 zones
W or L change? pic.twitter.com/wopk3eFa6C
— SBG (@somebodysgun) March 10, 2023
There will be 12 Storm Zones or Circles in every Fortnite match from now on in 2023. Many Fortnite players were used to 9 Storm Circles previously. However, Epic Games recently added three extra Storm Zones in the latest Chapter 4 Season 2 update. The match duration in Fortnite will remain the same even with the 12 Storm Circles.
This is a massive change for something as vital as Storm Circles. The duration and size of the zones have been changed as well. But fortunately, the Storm inflicts less damage than before. You will only take 1 DPS from the Storm Circles during the first 5 Zones. Here are the values of each Storm Zone’s DPS, duration, and more:
|Zones||Grace Period||Shrink Time||
Storm DPS (Damage Per Second)
|Zone 1||120s||120s||1 DPS|
|Zone 2||90s||90s||1 DPS|
|Zone 3||105s||90s||1 DPS|
|Zone 4||90s||90s||1 DPS|
|Zone 5||60s||60s||1 DPS|
|Zone 6||60s||60s||2 DPS|
|Zone 7||60s||60s||5 DPS|
|Zone 8||45s||45s||8 DPS|
|Zone 9||30s||45s||10 DPS|
|Zone 10||0s||40s||10 DPS|
|Zone 11||0s||40s||10 DPS|
|Zone 12||0s||60s||10 DPS|
That’s all you need to know on how many Storm Zones and Circles are there in a Fortnite match. Since you’re here, you may like to know about all the Timber Pine Locations or how to unlock the Mega-Brella. For similar guides like these, head to our Fortnite section on Gamer Tweak.