Medallions are some of the hardest items to get in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Underground. They give players a huge boost for the rest of the match once acquired and have a secondary purpose that all players will want to take advantage of.
Epic Games added Medallions to Fortnite among many other new features in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Underground. There are ten to collect, two for each boss, across the island in every match, but they’re guarded by bosses. Not only do players have a challenge in defeating bosses to get them, but they can also do something with each Medallion that will give them a better chance of scoring a Victory Royale.
All Medallions and Vault Locations & Bosses in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Underground
In the table below, we’ve outlined the location of every Medallion and boss in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Underground. While the bosses can be easily seen on the map, their vaults are more difficult to locate, which is why we’ve highlighted them here.
How to Find Grand Glacier Vault in Fortnite
To find the Grand Glacier Vault in Fortnite, players need to head inside the yellow wooden building at the back of the main mansion at the POI and into the wine cellar inside it. This is tricky to find because it’s hidden away behind one of what we thought were hundreds of doors in Grand Glacier if players are running around inside. The easiest way to find it is to look for the strange screen seen in the image above. The door to the left should lead outside, and the yellow building with the vault in the cellar will be beyond.
Players can also find the wine cellar if they enter the property from the back. This is where there’s a small wooden door to get inside, but it’s hard to find. We discovered this when another player was attacking Montague. We took out the player and the boss, grabbed the Medallion, and then quickly entered the vault to grab some Mythic weapons before the storm circle swept in.
How to Get Medallions in Fortnite
To get Medallions in Fortnite, players must hunt down one of the boss characters on the map and eliminate them. Then, they’ll see the Medallion that the boss was holding and can claim it as their own. There are ten in total, two for each boss, for players to find and collect, but there’s more to them than being fancy neckwear.
What do Medallions do in Fortnite?
Medallions give players one of two upgrades. They either provide passive regeneration power to shields or increase the player’s maximum shield capacity. If a Medallion has the “(Max Shield)” naming convention, then it will boost the player’s maximum shield. Otherwise, it’ll give them a nice slow shield regen in the background.
Of course, this is only part of what Medallions do. All bosses have a vault near their location. Since players can find the bosses on the map, they’ll know roughly where the boss’ vault is. We were given an on-screen icon for Valeria’s vault as soon as we picked up her Medallion, meaning players will be able to easily locate each vault if they grab the corresponding Medallion from a boss.
These vaults can only be opened by players holding the correct Medallion. If players don’t have the Medallion, they won’t be able to open the vault and claim the incredible loot inside.