Our primer for finding the best places to land in Fortnite: Battle Royale explains where to zone in for the best possible start.
How you start off a game of Fortnite: Battle Royale usually dictates how the rest of the match will go. Land in a bad spot and you could face a risky scramble to bag all the loot before everyone else does, or simply end up with nothing and come up against an enemy later down the line who’s sporting all legendary goods.
There’s a lot of map to cover, so it’s very difficult to ascertain which spots will be safe to land in, and most importantly, which will have a higher chance of containing sweet loot chests. That’s why we’ve put together an easy to follow guide which’ll show you some of the best spots to land and get geared up fast.
Of course, this isn’t a definitive list by any means! If you’ve got a underrated landing spot that you use often, don’t hesitate to pop it into the comments section and we may even highlight it in the guide.
When you're done here, make sure you check out our main Fortnite: Battle Royale guide, our tips for gearing up and finding loot quickly, and even our guide to gettings the best performance on your system!
Editor's Note: The new map update introduced a bunch of new locations, so we've overhauled this guide so it's bang up to date with the best loot locations. We'll continue updating this guide as time goes by, so stay tuned for the latest!
This guide is based on YouTuber thatdenverguy’s video which we’ve embedded below as it provides an excellent insight into some of the best spots to land. Do make sure to give the video a watch as it’ll expand on the guide below with some extra detail and give you a better idea of what we’re describing.
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Best Places to Land For Loot
Below you’ll find a list of the best places to land which’ll give you the highest chances of gearing up quickly.
East of Junk Junction and Haunted Hills
Look to the top left of your map and you'll see both Junk Junction and Haunted Hills tucked away in the corner. Just to the right of these two locations are a small group of ruined houses, chock full of juicy loot chests of course.
This is a prime location if you're looking for somewhere pretty quiet and want an easy time cracking finding those all important golden chests.
Once you're done here it's worth moving over to Junk Junction, Haunted Hills or even Pleasant Park if you've got the time. All of these areas are likely to be populated with stragglers who've done all the looting for you - be aggressive and claim it as your own.
Between Shifty Shafts and Flush Factory
Plonked right in the middle of both Shifty Shafts and Flush Factory is a little area with an enormous wooden chair, diner and a couple of houses.
This ins't a glamorous location filled with chests, but it does serve its purpose as a quiet place containing just enough gear to get you up and running. You'll want to loot everything swiftly before scouring the outer areas for more. There's an abandoned house nearby which contains a chest and loads of trees to harvest too.
We recommend moving onto larger locations like Flush Factory or Shifty Shafts once you've cleaned up shop. You'll be sufficiently geared up to assassinate any enemies and as these areas are hotly contested, it's likely you'll stumble into some fights and get the drop on multiple foes as well.
Motel Near Anarchy Acres
Just off to the left of Anarchy Acres is a nicely positioned motel with some pretty tasty loot. Get ready for a fight though, as this place is hotly contested.
To increase your chances of survival, land on the abandoned houses and begin working your way into the motel. Use the gaps in the walls to seek out any opponents, stay on the rooftops and you'll gather vital intel on enemy positions.
Listen out for chests in the motel and make sure you check the trucks outside and they sometimes carry chests too.
Flush Factory 2
Just to the right of Flush Factory is a very similar area, but one that's bound to be less crowded.
This place is utterly filled with loot chests, it's almost as if Epic went a little overboard. Just run about and you'll constantly hear that glorious shimmering sound cue, it's actually absurd.
Just flit between buildings, check vehicles and it won't be long before you're genuinely spilling items because you can't hold anymore.
Another great thing about this location is the number of wooden pallets lying around. These grant a surprising amount of wood in next to no time, so make sure you harvest them whenever possible.