Fortnite’s Chapter 2 Season 7 update introduced a number of futuristic weapons and alien locations to the map, but the Primal season’s chickens remain – and you can glide with them!
There are plenty of challenges to keep players occupied in Fortnite, and one of the Week 3 Epic quests requires players to find a chicken and glide 20 meters with it. It’s relatively easy to do, but only if you know where to find them.
Chickens might seem like a lackluster addition at first glance, though they’re capable of huge plays in the right hands. With these feathered companions, you can make your way across the entire map in no time at all.
In order to complete this weekly challenge and earn yourself 30,000 XP to help you level up your Battle Pass, we’ve got a handy guide below.
Where to find chickens in Fortnite Season 7
These are the best locations to find chickens in Fortnite Season 7:
- The grassy areas east of Pleasant Park.
- In between Believer Beach and Holly Hedges.
- The west side of Corny Complex.
- Steel Farm, which is over the river east of Corny Complex.
Chickens are one of the easiest animals to find in the wild in Fortnite Season 7, as there are plenty of them located around the Island. Still, it helps to know where to look so you don’t waste time running around like a headless chicken.
The map above, courtesy of fortnite.gg, highlights all the most common spawn locations of chicken on the Fortnite Season 7 map. It’s not guaranteed that they’ll always appear here in every match, but it’s a good place to start.
How to glide with chickens in Fortnite Season 7
When you spot a chicken in the wild in Fortnite, your first job is to grab hold of it. They’ll run away and change directions to try and throw you off. If you’re fast enough, however, you’ll be able to pick one up.
With a chicken now held overhead, you’ll notice a unique effect. Jumps are now much more effective as the chicken helps launch you off the ground. Using this trick lets you cover a little more distance than usual.
While this is one way of using chickens to your advantage, there’s a far more powerful tactic that can send you flying across the map. All you need to do is grab a chicken and find yourself a launch pad.
Here’s how to fly right across the map with a chicken in Fortnite:
- Locate a chicken in the wild areas of the Island.
- Chase after the chicken and quickly grab it.
- Head to one of the launch pads located around the Island, or place your own one.
- Boost off the launch pad and use the chicken to glide through the sky.
Using this trick will get you further than just about any other method in Fortnite today. Whether the circle is closing in or you’ve got a challenge to complete, this could come in handy for a wide range of situations.
Expect to see chickens become a hot commodity as Fortnite Season 7 rumbles on and more challenges require you to find them to earn XP.