Fortnite Season 8: Color Bottle Locations And Rainbow Ink Explained

Here's where to find all Color Bottles and Rainbow Ink.


Fortnite Season 8 arrived this week, and both the Color Bottles and Rainbow Ink are collectible items that you'll want to grab in a hurry this season, as they will enable you to customize your Toona Fish character from the Season 8 battle pass. Unlike last season's Alien Artifacts, there are already dozens of Color Bottles on the Season 8 map from day one, so you don't have to sit around waiting in order to get started. Here's where you can find all of them and how to use them.

Fortnite Rainbow Ink Explained

Rainbow Ink is a new randomly generated collectible you can find across the Season 8 map. You'll need to collect these in order to unlock character-inspired colors in Toona Fish's expansive customization menu. Right now, there are 21 character colors for Toona Fish inspired by other characters from Fortnite, like Jonesy, Peely, and Cuddle Team Leader.

That means to unlock every colorway in the category, you'll need 210 total Rainbow Ink collectibles, though that's just the start--another 21 character colors are planned for later this season. Unlike Color Bottles, which will be explained further below, Rainbow Ink can not be seen on the map as it can spawn in any chest--or not. It's randomized, but in our early experience, chests seem to include Rainbow Ink more often than not.

Color Bottles will unlock unique colorways, while Rainbow Ink will unlock bonus character styles.
Color Bottles will unlock unique colorways, while Rainbow Ink will unlock bonus character styles.

Fortnite Color Bottles Explained

Color Bottles go hand-in-hand with Rainbow Ink as a resource used to unlock any Toona Fish colors you may desire. While Rainbow Ink is needed for the character-specific styles, Color Bottles will complete those unlock requirements while also opening standard colors such as Knightly Crimson / Y-Labs Magenta and so on.

Fortunately for collectors, Color Bottles are not randomized. They can even be seen on the map when you're nearby. Each colorway requires all three of its Color Bottles to be located before it's unlocked, but once they are, you can change Toona Fish as often as you to want among unlocked styles.

There are currently 63 Color Bottles on the island, with at least 63 more planned for later this season to go with the aforementioned 21 new character styles. As they reliably spawn in specific locations, we're able to share with you the locations of all of them.

Here are all Toona Fish colors and styles and where to find their related Color Bottles:

All Fortnite Color Bottle locations
All Fortnite Color Bottle locations
  • Knightly Crimson / Red Knight - Fort Crumpet
  • Y-Labs Magenta / Lexa - Misty Meadows
  • Cuddly Pink / Cuddle Team Leader - Steamy Stacks
  • Ruby Red / Ruby - Lockie’s Lighthouse
  • Renegade Red / Renegade Raider - Boney Burbs
  • Pumpkin Orange / Punk - The Orchard
  • Midas Gold / Midas - Catty Corner
  • Desert Sand / Scorpion - wreckage west of Pleasant Park
  • Banana Yellow / Peely - Rainbow Rentals
  • Leafy Green / Bushranger - Stealthy Stronghold
  • Recruit Green / Jonesy - Weeping Woods bridge
  • Codename G.R.N. / Codename E.L.F. - Corny Crops
  • Ghoulish Green / Ghoul Trooper - Shanty Town
  • Slurp Turquoise / Rippley - Sludgy Swamp
  • Diamond Blue / Diamond Diva - Gorgeous Gorge
  • Frozen Blue / Snow Heart - Coral Castle
  • Crystalline Blue / Crystal - wreckage south of Dirty Docks
  • Brite Purple / Brite Bomber - Retail Row
  • Mesmerizing Violet / Mezmer - wreckage south of Believer Beach
  • Robotic Grey / A.I.M. - Destroyed Dish
  • Stone Grey / Love Ranger - Mount F8

In the Fortnite 18.10 patch, Epic added 21 more color styles for players to collect. With these, you won't need to find Color Bottles, but each character has their own requirements. Here's what you'll need to do to unlock each of them in addition to earning 15 Rainbow Ink per style:

  • Charlotte - unlock Charlotte in the battle pass
  • Kor - unlock Kor in the battle pass
  • Fabio Sparklemane - unlock Fabio in the battle pass
  • Torin - unlock Torin in the battle pass
  • J.B. Chimpanski in the battle pass
  • Carnage - unlock Carnage in the battle pass
  • ??? - mystery character unlocking with the secret skin
  • Fishstick - discover fish in the collection book (25)
  • Aura - spend gold bars (3,000)
  • The Visitor - visit different landmarks (15)
  • Tomatohead - consume foraged items (50)
  • Sunny -
  • Mancake - complete bounties (10)
  • Dark Bomber - open chests in The Sideways (20)
  • Cluck - craft different items (5)
  • Drift - drive in a vehicle (25,000m)
  • Joey - visit different alien crash sites (3)
  • Zyg - eliminate cube monsters (200)
  • Cube Assassin - defeat Cube Assassin in Sideways Anomaly (1)
  • Mecha Team Leader -
  • Merry Marauder - claim Toona Fish styles (41)

With the advantage of having these Color Bottles on your map when close by, they should prove to be a relatively easy grind that you could even complete in a day if you're dilligent. We'll be sure to update this guide whenever more Color Bottles are added to the game.

In the meantime, catch up on everything else new to Fortnite Season 8, like new weapons, the Season 8 battle pass, and the new map.

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