Fortnite has so many items, weapons, and vehicles that Epic has to go through them over time to make sure we can enjoy them all. Earlier this week, Junk Rifts were decommissioned to add a little more chaos to matches, but now we’re getting a surprise weekend update that brings the fan-favorite UFO vehicle back to Battle Royale for four days. From now until Monday, August 15, you can gather these flying vehicles at various points around the map as part of the game’s Flying Object Weekend, so let’s take a look at where to find them and what they do.
Where to get UFOs in Fortnite and how they work
UFOs, or flying saucers, are flying vehicles that have five seats so you can take your entire squad along for the ride. They come with a battery that lasts 400 seconds, giving you plenty of time to move around, and recharges when not in use. They can be found at six specific points on the map, which we’ve compiled below.
The UFOs can ascend and descend while flying around the map and have a boost function to increase speed. This makes them a fun and useful option for squads looking to reposition themselves without worrying about obstacles on the ground. However, it’s worth noting that using the vehicles makes you exceptionally easy to spot, so be aware of your surroundings and expect company.
Additionally, UFOs fire energy blasts that deal 30 damage to opponents and 450 damage to structures. While the damage to enemies may seem low, keep in mind that the explosion also knocks them back. Because of this, it can be great at knocking people off buildings or hills to kill them indirectly with fall damage.
Perhaps the most unique feature of vehicles is their ability to hijack items and players under them. You can pick up large items and throw them at other players to deal heavy damage, or you can hijack an enemy and separate them from their team while your squad deals heavy damage to them. You can even kidnap a fallen teammate away from danger so you can quickly revive behind cover, clever alien.
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