Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 has shaken the map up again, with a mix of new and old locations to visit. Here are some of the best POIs to land at right now for the best loot and rotation options.
The island went through a complete transformation when it flipped upside down at the beginning of Chapter 3, and there are even more changes taking place during Chapter 3 Season 2, especially with the ongoing war between The Seven and the Imagined Order.
Most of the POIs and landmarks are the same, but there are now red and blue lines across the map dictating which areas are controlled by the Imagined Order – featuring tanks, airships, and new IO bases – and which areas are controlled by The Seven.
With all these map changes, players will need to spend time figuring out which locations are now best to start a match. To help, we’ve put together six of the best places to land when you leave the Battle Bus in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2.
Best landing spots in Fortnite Chapter 3
Of all the POIs on the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 map, The Daily Bugle is one of the most lucrative, with a whopping 53 Chests to be discovered and plenty of bouncy webs and ziplines aplenty to break your fall once you reach the top.
Even better, now that this POI has been around for a couple of seasons – and Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters have been vaulted – it’s not quite as popular as it once was, which means it’s far less risky to land here and you’ll have less competition for the best weapons.
2. Tilted Towers
The return of Tilted Towers was one of the biggest moments in Fortnite Chapter 3 so far, and for good reason. It’s a classic location that also offers the most amount of Chests across the whole map – a grand total of 73 Chests!
In Chapter 3 Season 2, Tilted Towers falls under Imagined Order territory, which means there’s an IO Airship floating above with siege cannons and extra loot, as well as a tank spawn nearby which is perfect for dealing damage while staying protected.
One of the coolest POIs on the Fortnite Chapter 3 map is Chonker’s Speedway, essentially a giant racing track surrounded by buildings ripe for looting. There are 39 regular Chests in the immediate vicinity and a Seven Outpost containing three high-tier Supply Chests located down the road.
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This is also a great place to land if you’re looking to have fun, as a set of sports cars with off-road tires will spawn here at the start of every match. These are perfect for traversing the Island’s difficult terrains – or simply racing around the dirt track with your mates (and running over your opponents, obviously).
Residential locations like Pleasant Park and Lazy Lake were some of the most popular locations throughout Fortnite Chapter 2, but with the new map scrapping them all, players will want to head to Sleepy Sound, a waterside town filled with rows of houses to loot in quick succession.
It’s also one of the most unique locations on the Chapter 3 map, as you’ll get the best of both worlds when it comes to transport: Loads of vehicles and a gas station for land travel, and plenty of boats and open waters for a quick ocean getaway when you need it most.
Shifty Shafts has finally returned to the Fortnite map! While this Chapter 1 fan-favorite may not be the most loot-heavy POI to land at, it’s the perfect location for those who prefer to play stealthy and wrack up XP from eliminations in the busy early game thanks to its sprawling, maze-like tunnels.
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It’s also a great location to farm all three materials for building, there are plenty of animal spawns nearby if you need them for a challenge, and there are just enough Chests hidden around the mines to give you a solid start in any match. We’d recommend this landing spot for experienced players only.
One of the most exciting Fortnite landmarks to return in Chapter 3 is the Pawntoon, otherwise known as the ‘Loot Boat’. This elusive boat, which looks like a small pirate ship, contains Supply Chests with loads of high-tier weapons and healing items, making it a great (and quiet) place to start a match.
The catch? It’s always on the move, so the chances of finding it are very slim. The only real advice we can give is that the loot boat never appear on lakes or rivers inside the Island, so your best option is to land near the coastline and hope that you spot it in the distance.
There will be more map changes as Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 progresses and IO territory shifts, so it’s likely there will be new landing spots appearing in the future. We’ll keep you updated.
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