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The Ruins was a Named Location in Fortnite: Battle Royale that had replaced The Authority in Fortnitemares 2020 at the coordinates D4, D5, E4, E5. It is a more dismantled version of the Authority and Shadow Midas, along with the Ghostly Ghost Henchmen, will spawn there.

At the end of Fortnitemares 2020, Shadow Midas and the Ghostly Ghost Henchmen are gone but, the POI is still called The Ruins and we can sometimes hear the ghostly voice of Midas.

The Ruins is destroyed in the Devourer of Worlds live event when Galactus extracts The Zero Point from deep underground the building.

With the launch of Chapter 2: Season 5, The Ruins, and part of the land around it was turned into sand, and The Zero Point Landmark took its place.


Chapter 2: Season 4

  • Shadow Midas is summoned and The Authority is more broken and is haunted by Midas and his Ghostly Ghost Henchmen. The trees at the area wither and the grass is a bit pale.
  • After Fortnitemares 2020, The grass and trees return to normal and all the candles are gone, along with Midas and his Henchmen.
  • During The Devourer of Worlds Live Event that took place on December 1st, 2020, Galactus applied intense heat and pressure to the island that The Ruins rested on, and upon The Zero Point being exposed, The Ruins, and the land around it, dried into sand.

Chapter 2: Season 5


  • The Fortilla and The Ruins are officially the first non-Henchmen POIs to have a compound name not starting the same letter (When The Rig lost the henchmen it was renamed Rickety Rig, The Shark -> Sharky Shell and The Grotto -> Brutus' Basin).
    • They were also the first POIs not to have a respawn van. Being the opposite of The Yacht in Chapter 2: Season 3, which was the first landmark to have a respawn van.
  • It looks destroyed due to the summoning of Shadow Midas. The entire roof is destroyed. It is possible that when Shadow Midas was being summoned, it sent a huge shockwave destroying parts of The Authority, forming The Ruins.


The Devourer of Worlds


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