Where to land on the Fortnite Battle Royale map is always the first thing that jumps into everyone's heads at the beginning of a match, and it can be a crucial decision. In this Fortnite map guide, we'll be walking you through our list of the best places to land in Fortnite Battle Royale, so you know where to head whenever you're jumping out of the Battle Bus.
But if you need anything else on the wider game of Fortnite Battle Royale, you’ll want to check out our main Fortnite Battle Royale guides hub. Here you can find a complete beginner’s guide to the smash hit mode, as well as a list of essential tips and tricks that all Battle Royale players should know.
Fortnite Map Guide
Just below, you can see a complete overview of the Fortnite Battle Royale map. For those that are unfamiliar with Epic's Battle Royale game, the map changes with every new seasonal event. For example, the snowy area to the southwest was only introduced at the beginning of Season 7, which rounded out 2018.
The main thing you need to know about the Fortnite Battle Royale map is that the named locations, for example Frosty Flights of Tomato Temple, will always be more populated at the beginning of the game. Everyone wants to get their hands on the best gear in the game, and because of the amount of buildings in named locations on the Battle Royale map, these locations are always more likely to get 5, or even 10 players landing there at the start of a match.
Fortnite Best Places to Land
Which is why the best locations to land in Fortnite Battle Royale are always the unnamed locations on the map. Just below, you can see the edited version of the Battle Royale map above, where we’ve highlighted the best unnamed locations where you can land at the beginning of the game.
Just below, we're going to break down each of these locations in detail, explaining why they're the best locations to land at in the entire game.
Starting with the area just southeast from Tomato Temple, here you can find a ton of shipping contains. Most of them are actually open for you to enter, and more often than not, you can find a chest, or at least a weapon, hidden within. Even once you're done exploring the containers, there are four rooms dotted around the four corners of the yard, each often containing chests or more weapons.
Next up, there's the area south from Paradise Palms, not too far away from the edge of the map. This location contains a few shipping containers and one small building, and although it might not look like a great deal, barely any Fortnite players ever land here, and you're almost always guaranteed at least one chest, far away from other players.
Then you've got the southernmost area that we've marked in the desert biome of Fortnite. This might honestly be the single best place to land on the entire map, as from the image that you can see below, there are a vast number of buildings waiting to be explored, and you're nearly always guaranteed at least two chests whenever you land here. On top of that, there's a high chance of a Quadcrasher spawning in the western part of the small town.
The northernmost area that we've marked on the Fortnite map is an excellent backup spot to land at. As you can see in the image below, you've got the motel area to explore, as well as the two smaller ruined buildings just to the south. Barely any players ever land here, and you're practically always guaranteed at least two chests from the combined three buildings.
Between Snobby Shores and Tilted Towers, you've got another pretty great place to land if you're in a pinch. You've got the larger sports hall, the smaller hall, and the gas station to explore here, and it's extremely likely that you'll be here on your own, since this unnamed location is right in between two larger, named locations.
Finally, there's the unnamed location northeast from Happy Hamlet. We'd recommend landing at the northern building first, with the dance floor inside, before proceeding to the southern few buildings. This is because the dance floor typically houses at least two chests, beating out the smaller buildings to the south, so you can get geared up and then head south to mop up any items that are waiting there.
What to do in Fortnite Once You've Landed
So what should you be doing as soon as you hit the ground in any of these locations? Basically, you want to head to the nearest building, as quickly as possible. For the uninitiated, you primarily find loot items like weapons and shields within buildings in Fortnite Battle Royale, which is why the named locations on the map with plenty of buildings are always more popular locations to land.
But remember to take a moment, once you've hit the ground, to look back up to the sky to check if any other players are landing near you. If there's no players in the same location on the map as you, then you can basically take all the time you want to collect as many quality items as possible, giving you the best possible chance of winning the entire game.
In terms of gear, there’s four rarity types in Fortnite: Gray (common, green (uncommon), blue (rare), purple (epic), and finally gold (legendary). Knowing this, you’ll now want to head over to our full Fortnite best weapons guide, where you can find a comprehensive list of the very best items in the entire game.
If you're wondering what items are in the Fortnite shop right now, on the day that you're reading this, you can head over to our Fortnite Battle Royale shop items guide. We'll be updating this page every day, to reflect all the brand new items that Epic brings to the Fortnite store.