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These landing spots are guaranteed to get you ahead of the game.

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On this page you'll find the best places to land in Fortnite: Battle Royale to achieve the best possible start.

How you start off a game of Fortnite: Battle Royale usually dictates how the rest of the match will pan out. 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 that lovely legendary stuff.

There’s a lot of map to cover, and 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 so you can get geared up nice and quickly.

This isn’t a definitive list by any means! If you’ve got a landing spot that you believe is under-rated and 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.

If you find the video helpful, give it a thumbs up to support the creator as he makes some brilliant Fortnite content that’ll really improve your game!

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 is a small group of ruined houses, chock full of juicy loot chests.

This is a prime location if you're looking for somewhere pretty quiet, and want an easy time 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.

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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, a diner and a couple of houses.

This isn'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 in a typical match.

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 - 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 so utterly stuffed 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 a bit ridiculous.

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.

Comment on this article

  • Bludsh0t #1 A month ago
    Moisty Mire is my always landing spot. Loads of stuff, hardly ever anyone else there, and it's on the edge of the map so people don;t sneak up on you from behind.
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  • Lord-ag #2 28 days ago
    In my experience, Dusty Depot had always been a good place to land. For anyone who doesn't know what this is, it's a cluster of three warehouses near Loot Lake. At least two out of the three warehouses have chests in the center, and at least one of the two alleys in between have some sort of loot there. Due to the common frequency of chest spawns, Dusty Depot is a hub for many players, and you could find yourself surrounded by many armed players, while you have nothing because everything was already looted.

    In this case, you can dip out and bounce to Tilted Towers, which is not that far away. Along the way, you can harvest the oak trees, pine trees, and stone formations you see along the way.
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