Fortnite is a game in which every moment and decision makes the difference between early death and a Victory Royale. Heading to the wrong area at the wrong time can lead to defeat if you aren’t careful. Knowing where to land can start your match off on the right foot, potentially leading to a win.
Here is an updated list of the best places to land in Fortnite for chapter 2, season 6.
The best places to land in Fortnite
To help with deciding where to start out each match, we have the best places to land in Fortnite right now, at the time of chapter 2, season 6. This season features major changes to the beloved Fortnite map and has many NPCs scattered around to give you quests. You’ll also find many new Spire locations and primal creatures, along with the new crafting mechanic.
This changes up the game considerably, including the best places to land. Picking where to land is difficult, as a number of factors come into play. When deciding on the best locations at this time, we took into account the amount of loot, how many players tend to land there, its physical location, and general popularity.
Whether you are someone who likes to fight all the time or just hide away until most of the players are already gone, we have a starting location for you so that you can start out on the right foot in each match.
Spire north of Pleasant Park
Let’s start off with a higher-skill landing spot: The Spire northeast of Pleasant Park. Land directly on top, grab the loot that spawns, and then immediately look off the side to eliminate the Spire assassin. If you stay on top, you should have no trouble eliminating them so you can pick up their loot, which often includes a purple primal weapon. In the houses nearby, you’ll find even more loot, along with plenty of rocks to mine along the way. As always, be aware of the storm, as it’s easy to get caught in it if you aren’t paying attention.
John Wick’s house
There are many reasons to land at John Wick’s house. The main reason is that it’s out of the way enough to allow you to get stocked up on gear before things get heated later on. Go ahead and land inside, loot as much as you can, and then jump outside to destroy the vehicles that surround the house to obtain mechanical parts (don’t destroy the sports car, though). Be on the lookout for your weapon of choice (we like shotguns) as well as gold, and then when you’re ready, you can talk to John Wick to upgrade your firearm’s rarity. Then, use the mechanical parts to craft an even better version of that weapon. Finally, jump in John Wick’s car and drive east, and you’ll reach a Slurp Truck, which you can use to get stocked up on full health.
Bridge south of Colossal Crops
This landing spot is a bit tougher to handle since it’s closer to the middle of the map, but if you’re confident in your skills, we highly recommend giving it a try. This area is home to a slew of chests, perfect for getting stocked up on gear. There’s also a small pond you can use to catch fish, along with lots of animal bones nearby. So if you’re someone who prefers using primal weapons, this spot is ideal due to the number of animal bones you can find. After you’re finished looting, make your way east, and you’ll come to a grassy area that contains a hidden bunker chest underground. Just mine the raised dirt to uncover it. The bunker chests contain high rarity loot, so you won’t want to skip them.
Mini Junk Junction
Next up is mini Junk Junction, a spot that is ideal for mechanical parts. Here, you’ll find tons of junked cars, almost all of which will reward you with a mechanical part. You’ll also find lots of chests around this area. You can speak with the NPC here to upgrade your weapon, which you might as well do while you’re there. Once you’ve found enough mechanical parts, you can craft a purple version of whichever weapon you’d like (assuming you’ve found the base version along the way). This spot is a lot like John Wick’s house but is closer to the center of the map and a bit busier due to its location.
North of Retail Row
This landing spot is a lot like the Spire to the north of Pleasant Park, only it’s closer to the middle of the map. The nice thing is that it’s unlikely to be contested, so land on the Spire, grab all the loot you can find, and, once again, take out the Spire assassin nearby. Doing so will reward you with a purple weapon, so you’ll be well-equipped within a couple of minutes of the start of the match. After you’ve grabbed the weapon, you can continue looting around this area, as there are multiple houses with chests. This is an ideal spot for players who like to stick to the center of the map. Once you’re finished, head back to the top side of the Spire and use the platform to launch you into the air — a great technique for getting around quickly.
When picking a place to land, it’s often smart to think about being within the safe zone and doing so right from the jump. That’s one of the reasons we like landing at Weeping Woods. It’s close enough to the center of the map while still remaining away from some of the busier areas. But aside from that, you’ll find a ton of loot in Weeping Woods, especially in the cabins. The other benefit of landing here is for the campers that you can destroy to gain mechanical parts. The trees also offer lots of cover, so you have a chance to avoid enemy fire much easier.
In terms of the sheer number of resources, Logjam Woodworks is easily one of the best spots on the whole map. It has wood, chests, mechanical parts, and an NPC who you can challenge to obtain a purple rarity shotgun. When facing off against the NPC, make sure you stay back and attack with a long-range weapon. Once you’ve defeated them, grab the shotgun and continue looting around this area. But that’s not all. After you’re finished looting here, head slightly northwest across the street. On top of the nearby hill, you’ll find yet another bunker chest. Just remember to dig where you see raised dirt to obtain it. It’s also recommended to keep at least one car intact so you can easily make your way out of this area.
The final spot is one that is very much out of the way but is ideal for players who like to stay back and take things more passively. We’re talking about Camp Cod, of course, a small island on the very southeastern portion of the map. Specifically, the eastern building on this island has a ton of loot, so be on the lookout for chests and other items. There are also many junked cars nearby, so use those to get stocked up on mechanical parts, and then speak with the NPC in this area to upgrade your weapons. You can obviously fish here, too, but just be aware of the storm, as it’s easy to get caught in a bad position. With this landing spot, we typically only recommend visiting it if the Battle Bus spawns close to it. Otherwise, you might run out of time due to the gas.