Epic Games have released a Fortnite content update today which introduced the Firefly Jar which acts as a Molotov.

Epic launched Fortnite season 3 last week which brought a new Battle Pass, new features including loot sharks, and a number of leaks including upcoming items and weapons including the flare gun.

When the servers were down for maintenance, data-miners leaked a number of files including upcoming skins along with a brand new item called the firefly jar. These new items hinted that Epic would be introducing content updates again in between major Fortnite updates like they had done in chapter 2 to keep players entertained.

The firefly jars have now been added to Fortnite Battle Royale and here’s everything you need to know.

Fortnite Update Patch Notes

As usual, there are no patch notes for today’s update, but players needed to download a new patch which Epic state is a maintenance patch update. However, data-miners noticed that the strings for the firefly jar were updated prior to their release in Battle Royale.

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Firefly Jar in Fortnite

The Firefly jar was leaked by data-miners from the v13.00 Fortnite update. Players can now find them in-game and here’s everything you need to know.

The Firefly Jar is a rare item with a max stack size of 3. It’s obviously a throwable item that will deal 40 damage to a player if they’re hit with it. Players can also use these to start fires on different objects including trees.

Fortnite Firefly jar stats
Fortnite Firefly jar stats

How to get and use a firefly jar

It appears as though players will need to catch a firefly in order to get this item. Fireflies will be found around the map, and you simply interact with them when you see one in flying in the air.

Once you’ve caught/collected a firefly, you’ll see the item in your inventory. You can then throw it at a player or on a tree. The fire from this item will spread and will deal damage to you or your opponent if you step in it.

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Here’s a look at the new throwable item:

*NEW* Fortnite Firefly Jar - Molotov item in Battle Royale

Here’s a look at how it sets fire to trees:

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Warlock1913
Warlock1913
22 days ago

Sounds pretty cool.

Last edited 22 days ago by Warlock1913
Zion
Zion
22 days ago

There has been some problems in the lobby The tabs load so long really leggy. Please fix bug.

yes
yes
22 days ago
Reply to  Zion

mate these people dont work at epic, theyre just informing us of new stuff… how are they going to fix it

Hi from California
Hi from California
22 days ago

That’s interesting. Now we can control our own fire damage. Also, does this heal you in any way? And when you said small updates between big ones, did you mean chapter 1, because there are no small updates between big ones during chapter 2. Just saying

Emmanouil
Emmanouil
22 days ago

Can you fix the maruders and the henchmean everyone thinks the have aimbot so do I think that to

Hi from California
Hi from California
21 days ago
Reply to  Emmanouil

The henchman don’t have aimbot (in my opinion). But certain marauders do have it *cough* assault marauder *cough cough*. But some marauders, I just wonder why epic added them because they were so bad at aiming. The henchman who I thought had the most aimbot were the shadow henchman at pleasant park.

sIKE
sIKE
21 days ago
Reply to  Emmanouil

How about just turn down the agro just a wee bit…..they are quite aggressive in Solo’s