Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 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.
With an Invasion theme and alien lifeforms taking over, the Fortnite map looks very different in Season 7. Gone are the makeshift weapons and orange-hued biomes, and in their place are hi-tech gadgets and a giant mothership above the Island.
As a result of these season-launching events, the previously bustling center of the Fortnite map is now just a crater in the ground. There are reworked locations like Believer Beach and Corny Complex, as well as several IO Bases around the map.
Old favorites including 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 7.
1. Dirty Docks
Dirty Docks continues to be the best landing spot in Fortnite Season 7. It has a whopping 28 chests to search for weapons, which should give you a good headstart at the beginning of any match. Best of all, 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, and there’s even an Upgrade Bench to power up your weapons. Finally, there are plenty of cars and boats lying around to help you travel to your next destination once you’ve cleaned up, so you won’t have to worry about the Storm too much.
2. Believer Beach
Believer Beach (formerly known as Sweaty Sands) will likely be busier in Fortnite Season 7 thanks to its alien-themed name change, 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.
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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.
3. Dinky Dish (IO Base)
There are several IO Bases to be found on the Season 7 map, but Dinky Dish is one of the best. Located east of Craggy Cliffs, this futuristic landmark is home to loads of regular chests as well as three supply chests to get your hands on powerful IO weapons. Maven is here too, and she’ll sell you an Exotic weapon.
Dinky Dish is up on a hill so you’ll have an advantage, and there’s a Turret Gun to deal heavy damage to anyone trying to intrude on your turf. To top it all off, you’ll have two methods to make a quick getaway: infinite launchpads that can’t be destroyed, or IO Guard vehicles – and trust us, these cars are fast!
4. Misty Meadows
Another classic location that survived the jump to Season 7 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.
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.
Following the arrival of wild animals in Season 6, Misty Meadows moved up our list as it’s actually one of the best places to visit if you want to tame some beasts. Head west of Misty Meadows and you’ll have a high chance of find wolves, boars, and chickens. Perfect for taming animals and completing challenges.
5. Corny Complex
Of all the revamped locations on the Fortnite Season 7 map, Corny Complex might just be the best, with plenty of loot and an underground IO Base to explore. There are also plenty of rotation options once the Storm circle starts to shrink, with Pleasant Park, Bony Burbs, and Steamy Stacks all within close distance.
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Visiting any new location at the start of a season is dangerous, and you’ll definitely be in the thick of it here. But with the Zero Point gone and no POI at the center of the Island, this is the closest you’ll get to a ‘focal point’ in Season 7. It’s perfect for those who want to jump right into the action.
6. Slurpy Swamp
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.
7. The Mothership
The arrival of the Mothership has really shaken things up in Fortnite, and some players might argue that all the other traditional ‘best’ landing spots are void in comparison. Entering it is simple: When you start a match, check for any Abductors on the map, and land underneath them. You should be abducted shortly.
Not only is there some incredible loot on offer for doing well in the Mothership’s mini-game, but in our experience, around half of your opponents will be eliminated by the time you’ve returned to the ground. This makes landing near an Abductor one of the best things you can do at the start of any match.
Epic Games have already teased that they’ll be making more map changes as Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 progresses, so it’s likely there will be new landing spots appearing in the future. We’ll keep you updated.
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