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Best landing spots in Fortnite Season 6

Published: 2/Apr/2021 11:20 Updated: 2/Apr/2021 11:21

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite Season 6 has shaken the map up, and there’s a good mix of old and new locations to visit on The Island. Here are some of the best places to land right now for the best loot and rotation options.

Agent Jones may have succeeded in his mission to contain the Zero Point, but not before it sent a mysterious pulse across The Island, erasing all modern technology and thrusting the map as we know it back into the Primal ages.

As a result of this season-launching event, the center of the Fortnite map is now covered by wild areas and several exciting new locations including Colossal Crops, Boney Burbs, and The Spire that holds the Zero Point up in the sky.

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Old favorites like Pleasant Park and Steamy Stacks still remain, though, meaning there’s a mix of new and classic locations to choose from. Here are six of the best places to land when you leave the Battle Bus in Season 6.

Dirty Docks

Fortnite Dirty Docks
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Dirty Docks is a well-known loot hotspot.

Dirty Docks continues to be the best landing spot in Fortnite Season 6. It has a whopping 28 chests to search for weapons, which should give you a good headstart at the beginning of any match. It’s not very popular, so you won’t have too much competition to get the best loot.

There are more than enough materials to be farmed here, too, which is even more important now the new crafting system has been implemented, and there are plenty of cars and boats lying around to help you travel to your next destination once you’ve cleaned up.

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Sweaty Sands

Sweaty Sands
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Sweaty Sands is full of chests.

Sweaty Sands never seems to be a very heavily-populated area in Fortnite, but don’t let that put you off paying a visit. This long-running location has the most chest spawns of any POI on The Island, which should be enough reason alone to land here.

Head for the tallest building to the east of this POI for the best loot. When you’re finished, the nearby water offers a good getaway route if needed, while the roads lead straight to the center of the map, so you can grab a vehicle and quickly escape the incoming Storm.

Misty Meadows

Misty Meadows
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Misty Meadows is a great landing spot for beginners.

Another classic location that survived the jump to Season 6 is Misty Meadows. It may not be the most obvious landing spot in the game, but there are plenty of houses to loot and the nearby lake is the perfect spot to stock up on shield items and weapons with a spot of fishing.

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Misty Meadows also strikes a good balance when it comes to footfall. You’ll get plenty of action if it’s on the Battle Bus’ flight path, but it’s not as overwhelming as landing at the very center of the map, for example. It’s the perfect choice for beginners and mid-level Fortnite players.

We’ve moved Misty Meadows up a few spaces following the v16.10 update, as now that raptors have arrived on The Island, this is actually one of the best POIs to visit for wild animals. Head west of Misty Meadows and you’ll have a high chance of find raptors, wolves, boars, and chickens. Perfect for getting bones and meat for crafting.

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Colossal Crops

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Colossal Crops is the best new POI in Season 6.

Of all the new locations on the Fortnite Season 6 map, Colossal Crops might just be the best, with a good selection of loot and great cover offered by the crops. There are also plenty of rotation options once the Storm circle starts to shrink, with The Spire, Pleasant Park, and Steamy Stacks all within close distance.

Visiting any new location at the start of a season is dangerous, and you’ll definitely be in the thick of it here, but the majority of players will likely be distracted by The Spire at the center of The Island, leaving Colossal Crops a little less swarmed by opponents.

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Compact Cars

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Compact Cars is a goldmine for Mechanical Gears.

This landmark is a great place to land for one very specific reason: There are an incredible number of vehicles here, meaning you’ll be able to farm multiple Mechanical Gears to upgrade your weapons – a must if you want to score a Victory Royale.

Compact Cars is also in a remote location and is unmarked on the Fortnite map, meaning the chances of running into other players here are very slim compared to the more popular named POIs on The Island. It’s a great place to set yourself up for the match ahead.

Slurpy Swamp

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Slurpy Swamp is the perfect place to max your Shield.

Slurpy Swamp has been around since the beginning of Chapter 2, but it’s still more than worth a visit. The main draw is in the name: Not only are there tonnes of Slurp Barrels to destroy here, but the water around this POI is also infused with Slurp Juice, meaning you can max out your Shield in no time.

It’s easy to get distracted running around Slurpy Swamp as the buildings here feel a bit like a maze, and it’s a little far from the main action at the center of the map. So get in, fill up your Shield, collect some weapons, and you’ll be well-prepared for the battle ahead.


Epic usually ships a few map changes with mid-season updates, so it’s likely that this guide will see changes in the future. We’ll update when that happens, but in the meantime, those are the best locations to land at.

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