How to catch the Midas Fish in Fortnite – everything we know

Mystery fish.


The Midas Fish was added to Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 4 and is one of the rarest fish in the game. All that is currently known about the fish is that it will turn all items in your inventory into Legendary items when you eat it. There are a lot of theories out there on how to catch it, but so far nobody seems to have actually managed to track down this one in a million fish just yet.

We do know that you will need a Pro Fishing Rod to get it. The Pro Fishing Rod can be gotten by upgrading a normally fishing rod at an upgrade bench using 100 Wood, Brick, and Metal. The Pro Fishing Rod will increase your chances of catching a rare fish, so definitely seems like the way to go if you are on the hunt for the Midas fish.

As for where to actually spend your time fishing, the truth is that nobody knows right now. We have filtered through as many videos as we can find of people claiming to know how to catch this fish, but nobody has actually caught it yet.

Fan Theories

For now, we are going to run through some interesting fan theories about where you might catch this fish. Some people are working off the theory that a Midas Fish would most likely appear in the water around The Authority. The Authority used to be the Agency, which is where Midas could be found patrolling the halls, so it seems likely that a Midas Fish might return to his old haunt.

Others are focusing their efforts on Slurpy Swamp, working off the theory that the odd runoff from the factory mutated Midas into a fish, and that is why we didn’t seem him last season at all.

Our Theory

We have a different theory that we are putting to the test. This is a bit far fetched, but with so many other people out there searching, we thought it best to do our part and join in. We are focusing our efforts in the area of the sea to the northwest of Sweaty Sands and the southwest of Coral Castle. Why? Because the last we saw of Midas he was on a raft, getting hit the with tidal wave at the start of Season 3.

A few weeks into Season 3, a boat appeared in this area with some broadcasting equipment, and a Ghost flag. We think Midas was on this boat, trying to organize and get Ghost back on top. If he was turned into a fish, we think he was here when it happened.

For now, all you can really do is grab your fishing rod and find a nice quiet part of the map and start fishing. We will be updating this article regularly with more information as people hopefully track down this elusive fish.