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Disambig-icon.pngFor information on AIs in Save the World, see Monsters.
AI (Artificial Intelligence) is a series of programmed opponents, allies and other characters in Fortnite: Battle Royale. AI is a very broad term for Non-Player Characters, but the first instance of an AI opponent dates back to Season X.

Overview

AI can refer to a large number of non-player characters within Battle Royale, and they come in three basic categories:

  • Bots, which take the appearance of regular human controlled opponents.
  • AI Opponents, who exist to be neutral or hostile towards the player.
  • AI Allies, who exist to aid the player in a match.


As such the term AI can refer to characters who exist solely to aid the matchmaking process, or as enemies that have a different function or ability, compared to the player.

Bots

Bots are an informal name for the AI that are used in place of a human player during a match. Bots will use a set number of cosmetics, ranging from Recruit Outfits to sometimes even Unreleased Cosmetics. They also have randomly generated names, often having two words in camel case followed by a 1 or 2 digit number.

Bots are identified by their Usernames, Cosmetic Items and especially their movement and gameplay. Bots are designed to act like low skilled players, but some aspects of their function make them identifiable. Such actions include:

  • Attacking Players at long range (Often with an Automatic Weapon) and frequently missing shots.
  • Rarely building and as such only constructing a single Wooden Wall or Ramp Structure.
  • Never interacting with Characters, using Vehicles or using items beyond a weapon.
  • General low skilled gameplay.
  • Searching Ammo Crates and not picking up the ammo.

Bots are most commonly found when matchmaking on or with a user who is on Mobile or Nintendo Switch, as the game considers them low skilled and fills lobbies with excess Bots. On top of this, areas which may experience low player counts, such as the overnight hours in a server region, can have matches filled with Bots. As a rule of thumb, lower skilled players are more likely to match-make with bots. Bots are never found in Arena, Team Rumble, Impostors, or Creative matches.

Bots are also able to be spawned via Bot Grenades in Battle Lab. You can spawn friendly and enemy bots with the respective grenades. The bots will act very similar to bots found in Battle Royale playlists, but will only use Recruit Outfits. They appear to have more accurate aim than regular Bots.

Monsters

Monsters come in four variants, Cube Monsters, Sideways Monsters, Ice Legion & Shadows.

Cube Monsters were introduced for Fortnitemares. They act very similar to the Husks in Fortnite: Save the World. They come in several variants, and walk slowly towards the player, attacking them with melee attacks. When eliminated, Monsters drop varying loot. Monsters will spawn indefinitely until their Monster Spawner is destroyed.

Sideways Monsters act similarly to Cube Monsters, however they spawn in Sideways Encounters and drop Cube Monster Parts and Ammunition.
Sideways Bosses are stronger versions of Sideways Monsters with significantly more Health, which is shown above them. They drop weapons upon being eliminated.

Ice Legion monsters were introduced in Season 7 for the Ice Storm event. They functioned almost identical to the Cube Monsters, besides having a ranged monster, and being ice-themed.

Shadows were part of Fortnitemares 2020: Midas' Revenge, but they were real players. They were soon added as AI enemies that spawn during night in Impossible Escape! LTM called Daybreak Ghost.

Name Image Health
Sideways Bosses
Mega Brute
Mega Cube Brute (C2S8) - Creatures - Fortnite.png
3000
Caretaker
Caretaker - Creatures - Fortnite.png
10000
Cube Assassin
2000
Sideways Monsters
Fiend
Apparition Grunt - Creatures - Fortnite.png
50
Elite Fiend
Elite Fiend - Creatures - Fortnite.png
200
Ranged Fiend
Ranged Fiend (C2S8) - Creatures - Fortnite.png
50
Poison Fiend
Poison Fiend (C2S8) - Creatures - Fortnite.png
50
Ice Fiend
Ice Fiend (C2S8) - Creatures - Fortnite.png
50
Brute
Apparition Heavy - Creatures - Fortnite.png
300
Elite Brute
Elite Brute (C2S8) - Creatures - Fortnite.png
600
Exploding Brute
Exploding Brute (C2S8) - Creatures - Fortnite.png
600
Cube Monster Boss
Mega Cube Brute (Golden Brute)
Mega Cube Brute - Creatures - Fortnite.png
3000
Cube Monsters
Cube Fiend
Cube Fiend - Creatures - Fortnite.png
50
Elite Cube Fiend
Elite Cube Fiend - Creatures - Fortnite.png
200
Ranged Fiend
Ranged Fiend - Creatures - Fortnite.png
50
Poison Fiend
Poison Fiend - Creatures - Fortnite.png
50
Cube Brute
Cube Brute - Creatures - Fortnite.png
300
Elite Cube Brute
Elite Cube Brute - Creatures - Fortnite.png
600
Exploding Brute
Exploding Brute - Creatures - Fortnite.png
600
Ice Legion Boss
Golden Ice Brute
Golden Ice Brute - Creatures - Fortnite.png
3000
Ice Legion
Ice Fiend
Ice Fiend - Creatures - Fortnite.png
52
Major Ice Fiend
Major Ice Fiend - Creatures - Fortnite.png
200
Ranged Ice Fiend
Ranged Ice Fiend - Creatures - Fortnite.png
52
Ice Brute
Ice Brute - Creatures - Fortnite.PNG
300
Major Ice Brute
Major Ice Brute - Creatures - Fortnite.png
600
Shadows
Shadow
Shadow - Icon - Fortnite.png
100

Zombie AIs

Zombies are AIs that were introduced for Fortnitemares 2019 and readded in Fortnitemares 2021. They would come out of certain objects, including corn fields and Hideouts and jumpscare and attack players.

Name Image
Fortnitemares 2019
Burial Threat
Burial Threat - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Crypt Crosser
Crypt Crosser - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Decaying Dribbler
Decaying Dribbler - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Fatal Finisher
Fatal Finisher - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Midfield Monstrosity
Midfield Monstrosity - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Putrid Playmaker
Putrid Playmaker - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Sinister Striker
Sinister Striker - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Soulless Sweeper
Soulless Sweeper - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Fortnitemares 2021
Grisabelle
Grisabelle - Outfit - Fortnite.png

Guards

Guards were introduced in Chapter 2, as a form of AI that will be a guaranteed spawn at certain map locations. Henchmen encompass a variety of opponents and factions, existing as a cross between an AI opponent, and a player. They will spawn at locations, rather than needing to deploy from the Battle Bus and have varying Health, often very different from the player. Henchmen can be knocked, eliminated, shaken down and revived by fellow henchmen and faction Boss.

Henchmen will only become hostile to you if you attack them, or they look at you for an extended period of time. Henchmen will not attack you if you use a Phone Booth which disguises you as the player faction. Henchmen may also spawn with gear that cannot be obtained by the player without first eliminating them.

Name Image
Standard Playlists
First Order Stormtroopers
First Order Stormtrooper - AI - Fortnite.png
GHOST Henchmen
GHOST Enforcer - Outfit - Fortnite.png
SHADOW Henchmen
SHADOW Enforcer - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Rig Henchmen
Rig Henchman.png
Grotto Henchmen
Sledge (Arctic Enforcer) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Shark Henchmen
Heist-black-and-red-island-skin-style.png
Kit Henchmen
Kit's Henchman - AI - Fortnite.png
Doom Henchmen
Doom Henchmen - AI - Fortnite.png
IO Guards
I.O. Guard - AI - Fortnite.png
Trespassers
Trespasser - AI - Fortnite.png
Seven Sentries
Seven Sentry - AI - Fortnite.png
Red-Nosed Rangers
Red-Nosed Ranger (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
IO Patrol
IO Patrol - AI - Fortnite.png
Stormtroopers
Imperial Stormtrooper - Outfit - Fortnite.png
LTMs
Fuel Guards

(Impossible Escape!)

Kitbash (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Helicopter Guards

(Impossible Escape!)

Rust Lord (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Daybreak Marauders

(Impossible Escape!)

Dark Voyager (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png

Marauders

Marauders spawn in large groups from Marauder Capsules. Marauders have different types, but are of the same faction. What differentiates Marauders from regular henchmen is that they can build rudimentary structures. These structures will be marked with a unique white paint job across the center. When idle, Marauders can regain Health by dancing.

Name Image
Assault Marauder
Assault Marauder - AI - Fortnite.png
Heavy Marauder
Heavy Marauder - AI - Fortnite.png
Deadeye Marauder
Deadeye Marauder - AI - Fortnite.png

Stark Robots

Stark Robots are very similar to Henchmen, the only difference being that they do not have the ability to be shaken down. Instead, they can be hacked, allowing up to three Stark Robots to become your ally until their death, or the end of the match. They are found at Stark Industries and Quinjet Patrol Sites.

Name Image
Stark Robot
Stark Robot - AI - Fortnite.png

Lonely Henchmen

Henchbros were introduced in Chapter 2: Season 4, as a friendly GHOST Henchmen and a SHADOW Henchmen. Henchmen can be knocked, eliminated, shaken down and revived by other henchmen.

Henchmen will only become hostile to you if you attack one of them.

Name Image
GHOST Henchmen
GHOST Enforcer - Outfit - Fortnite.png
SHADOW Henchmen
SHADOW Enforcer - Outfit - Fortnite.png

In Chapter 2: Season 8, a friendly Trespasser resides in Extra-Terrestrial Estate.

Name Image
Trespasser
Trespasser - AI - Fortnite.png

Bosses

AI Boss - Icon - Fortnite.png Boss are an advanced form of Henchmen who will have very high amounts of Health. Bosses are identified by their unique outfit and gear. When you get close to a Boss, the boss-specific music will start playing and you will hear them speak.

Starting from Chapter 2: Season 6, Bosses will have unique abilities (e.g. Zero Point Crystals dash) and their health will be displayed above them.

When eliminated, Bosses will often drop their own Mythic, Healing Items and Bars, and depending on the Boss, a keycard.

Name Image Weapons Health/
Shields
Abilities
Midas
Midas (Shadow) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Midas' Drum Gun

Agency Keycard

500
TNTina
TNTina (Shadow) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic TNTina's Ka-Boom Bow

Rig Keycard

500
Brutus
Brutus (Shadow) - Fortnite.png
Mythic Brutus' Minigun

Grotto Keycard

500
Meowscles
Meowscles (Shadow) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Meowscles' Peow Peow Rifle

Yacht Keycard

500
Skye
Skye (Ghost) - Fortnite.png
Mythic Skye's Assault Rifle

Mythic Skye's Grappler
Shark Keycard

500
Deadpool
Deadpool - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Deadpool's Dual Hand Cannons

Yacht Keycard

500
Kit
Kit - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Kit's Shockwave Launcher

Mythic Kit's Charge Shotgun
Catty Corner Keycard

500
Ocean
Ocean (Cove Rider) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Ocean's Burst Assault Rifle

Mythic Ocean's Bottomless Chug Jug
Fortilla Keycard

500
Jules
Jules - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Jules' Drum Gun

Mythic Jules' Glider Gun
Authority Keycard

500
Doctor Victor Von Doom
Doctor Doom - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Doctor Doom's Arcane Gauntlets

Mythic Doctor Doom's Mystical Bomb
Dr. Doom Keycard

500
Iron Man
Tony Stark (Iron Man) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Iron Man's Repulsor Gauntlets

Mythic Iron Man's Unibeam
Iron Man Keycard

500
Wolverine
Wolverine - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Wolverine's Claws 750 Super Speed

Passive Healing

Shadow Midas
Shadow Midas - Boss - Fortnite.png
Mythic Shadow Midas' Drum Gun 450
The Mandalorian
Mandalorian - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic E-11 Blaster Rifle (Unobtainable)

Mythic Amban Sniper Rifle
Mythic The Mandalorian's Jetpack

700
Predator
Predator - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Predator's Cloaking Device

Legendary Predator Claw (Unobtainable)

999 Super Speed

Shockwave Leaps

Spire Assassin
Spire Guardian (B) - AI - Fortnite.png
Mythic Spire Assassin Recycler (v16.20)

Mythic Spire Assassin's Primal Shotgun (v16.00)
Uncommon Makeshift Rifle

950 Teleport dash
Spire Guardians
Spire Guardian - AI - Fortnite.png
Runestone x1

Epic Primal Rifle

550 Teleport dash
Glyph Master Raz
Raz (Glyph Master) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Raz's Explosive Bow 2500 Glyph Master Raz (Life Drain) - Boss - Fortnite.png

Glyph Master Raz (Dash) - Boss - Fortnite.png

Orelia
Orelia - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Spire Guardian's Primal Assault Rifle (Unobtainable) 1300
Zyg and Choppy
Zyg and Choppy - AI - Fortnite.png
Mythic Zyg and Choppy's Ray Gun 1500 Zyg and Choppy (Planting 2) - Boss - Fortnite.png
Doctor Slone
Doctor Slone (Battlesuit) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Slone's Pulse Rifle (C2S7)

Mythic Slone's Burst Assault Rifle (C2S8)
Rare Recon Scanner (C2S7-C2S8)
Mythic Slone's Striker Burst Rifle (C3S2)

1000 Doctor Slone (Cloning) - Boss.gif
Cube Assassin
Cube Assassin - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Epic - Mythic Sideways Minigun or

Epic - Mythic Sideways Rifle

2000 Cube Assassin (Shield 4) - Boss - Fortnite.png

Cube Assassin (Dash 2) - Boss - Fortnite.jpg

The Foundation
The Foundation - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic The Foundation's MK-Seven Assault Rifle (C3S1)

Epic Ranger Assault Rifle

2600 The Foundation (Special Ability) - Boss - Fortnite.gif
Sgt. Winter
Sgt. Winter (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Rare Ranger Assault Rifle 600 Sgt. Winter Big Rig (Throw Present) - Boss - Fortnite.jpg
Gunnar
Gunnar - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Gunnar's Stinger SMG

Covert Cavern Keycard (C3S1)
Command Cavern Keycard (C3S2)

1300 Gunnar Full Charge - Boss.gif
Huntmaster Saber
Huntmaster Saber - NPC - Fortnite.png
Mythic Huntmaster Saber's Thermal Rifle 1500 Huntmaster Saber (Rift) - Boss.gif

Huntmaster Saber (Spin Slash) - Boss.gif

IO Hunter
IO Hunter - NPC - Fortnite.png
Epic Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle 900
IO Hunter (Spin Slash) - Boss.gif
Darth Vader
Darth Vader - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Darth Vader's Lightsaber 1400
Force Pull - Boss Ability - Fortnite.gif
Force Leap - Boss Ability - Fortnite.gif
Force Push - Boss Ability - Fortnite.gif


Mando's Bounty Hunters

Mando's Bounty Hunters are hostile AIs in Mando's Bounty LTM. The Boss symbol, i.e. AI Boss - Icon - Fortnite.png, would appear above them when you got close enough.

Name Image Loot
The Mandalorian
Mandalorian (Full Beskar) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Amban Sniper Rifle

Mythic The Mandalorian's Jetpack

Meowscles
Meowscles - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Meowscles' Peow Peow Rifle

Legendary Dual Pistols

Glimmer
Glimmer (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Legendary Snowball Launcher

Legendary Rapid Fire SMG

Galaxy
Galaxy (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Rare Rocket Launcher

Legendary Charge Shotgun

Eternal Knight
Eternal Knight - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Legendary Tactical Submachine Gun

Epic Light Machine Gun

Diecast
Diecast (New) - Fortnite.png
Epic Heavy Assault Rifle

Rare Drum Shotgun

Agent Peely
Legendary Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

Legendary Hand Cannon

Arachne
Exotic Storm Scout

Legendary Revolver

Jellie
Legendary Heavy Sniper Rifle

Epic Dual Pistols

Ex
Rare Crossbow

Rare Burst SMG

Gumshoe
Legendary Suppressed Sniper Rifle

Legendary Pistol

Hothouse
Legendary Dual Pistols

Legendary Tactical Shotgun

Doggo
Rare Dual Suppressed Pistols

Rare Drum Shotgun

Payback
Epic Tactical Shotgun

Rare Rocket Launcher

Triggerfish
Legendary Revolver

Epic Rapid Fire SMG

Funk Ops
Epic Dual Pistols

Rare Drum Shotgun

Wild Card
Legendary Scoped Assault Rifle

Exotic Night Hawk

Maven
Legendary Dual Suppressed Pistols

Epic Tactical Submachine Gun

Y0ND3R
Rare Revolver

Legendary Pump Shotgun

Ragsy
Legendary Rapid Fire SMG

Rare Drum Shotgun

The Brat
Epic Tactical Submachine Gun

Legendary Revolver

Sentinel
Epic Charge Shotgun

Exotic Shadow Tracker

Komplex
Legendary Pistol

Legendary Submachine Gun

Boxer
Epic Lever Action Shotgun

Exotic Night Hawk

Rebel
Exotic Shadow Tracker

Legendary Pump Shotgun

Buccaneer
Legendary Lever Action Rifle

Epic Crossbow

Characters

Speech - Icon - Fortnite.png Character are advanced AI that have a multitude of purposes. The full table of Characters can be found in the Character Collection Book which also includes the Bosses.

Neutral NPC

They can be used to purchase items from, ranging from Common to Exotic (Excluding Mythic), start quests and bounties, and they can also be hired, acting like a hacked Stark Robot. Most of characters are friendly, and will only attack the player when attacked first, or when 'challenged' for loot.

Hostile NPC

Like bosses, they will attack the player on sight but when eliminated, they will turn into glitchy ghost form and will be interactable. Hostile NPC will drop Legendary, Epic or Rare gear, Healing Items and Bars. They are identified by their unique Outfit Styles.

Name Image Loot Health/
Shields
Ruckus
Epic Rocket Launcher

Legendary Heavy Assault Rifle

800
Raptor
Raptor (Chapter 2) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Rare Primal SMG

Common Grenades x3

800
Blackheart
Blakebeard the Blackhearted - Hero - Fortnite.png
Rare Primal Shotgun 800
Zenith
Zenith (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Epic Assault Riffle 800
Hyde
The Good Doctor (Hyde) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Rare Primal Shotgun 800
Riot
Riot (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Epic Heavy Assault Rifle 500
Guggimon
Guggimon - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Epic Heavy Assault Rifle 500

Interactable NPC

Characters that are interactable, not included in Character Collection Book.

Name Image
Huntmaster
(Impossible Escape!)
Grim Fable - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Trespassers
(Disguised as a Character)
Trespasser - AI - Fortnite.png
Beach Brutus
(Cosmic Summer event only)
Beach Brutus - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Webster
(Spring Breakout event only)
Webster - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Guy (Free Guy Collaboration)
Guy - Character - Fortnite.png
The Mummy
(Fortnitemares event only)
The Mummy - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Graven
(Fortnitemares event only)
Graven - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Containment Specialist
(Fortnitemares event only)
Containment Specialist - Outfit - Fortnite.png

Passive Healer

Characters from Chapter 2: Season 6 that are stationed around the map with Chug Splash, Emote with the NPC and they will throw a Chug Splash. These characters are not a guaranteed spawn due to the fact that they can spawn anywhere on the map throughout a game.

Wildlife

Animals are a subset of AIs, first introduced in Chapter 2: Season 3, and expanded upon in Chapter 2: Season 6. They roam around certain areas, and their behavior towards the player depends on the animal.

Name Image Loot
Loot Shark
Loot Shark - Bot - Fortnite.png
Meat

Varied weapons

Wolf
Wolf - Animal - Fortnite.png
Meat
Chicken
Chicken - Animal - Fortnite.png
Meat
Boar
Boar - Animal - Fortnite.png
Meat
Mushrooms x2
Frog
Frog - Animal - Fortnite.png
Meat
Raptor
Raptor - Animal - Fortnite.png
Meat
Animal Bones
Llama
Supply Llama - Chest - Fortnite.png
Alien Parasites
Nothing
Crows
Crow - Animal - Fortnite.png
Meat

An Epic or Legendary weapon

Klombo
Klombo - Wildlife - Fortnite.png
N/A

Gorgers and Gatherers

Gorgers and Gatherers are both AI opponents that will spawn in a similar frequency to Marauders. Gorgers are large hostile drones which can only be attacked in certain places on their body, for certain periods of time. When eliminated, they will destroy all Gatherers in the area, and explode. They will then drop a large amount of various loot.

Gatherers are smaller drones which can be attacked normally. When eliminated, they will drop onto the floor, and can be used as a weapon. If they are not picked up or discarded, they will explode and deal damage.

Name Image
Gorgers
Gorgers - AI - Fortnite.png
Gatherers
Gatherers - AI - Fortnite.png

Sentries and Guards

Sentries and Guards are both AIs in Fortnite: Creative. Players have the option to spawn Sentries and make them friendly or hostile to a team. They have various configuration options such as their health, how accurate their aim are, and what weapon to use.

Guards behave like Henchmen, and unlike sentries, Guards can move and can equip more weapons. Players can equip a Guard by dropping a weapon next to them.

Name Image
Sentry
Sentry - Device - Fortnite.png
Guard Spawner
Guard Spawner - Device - Fortnite.png


Combat Music

Trivia

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