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Fortnite Balloon locations - Where to get Balloons and how to use them

Take to the skies.

Use Balloons in a single match is an unvaulted quest currently live in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4.

To complete the quest, you will first need to know where to find a Balloon in Fortnite, and then you'll need to work out how to use it.

Completing this challenge will award you a special Harvesting Tool called the Celebratory Slice. This is to mark Fortnite's fifth birthday.

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Fortnite Balloon locations

Balloons are currently available in game, to celebrate the game's fifth birthday. As such, you can find them as ground loot, anywhere on the map.

They look like small packets of Balloons, and will take up one slot in your inventory. They can be seen in the screenshot below.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 is here! It brings a free Lego Insider skin and redemption codes with it, along with a new Victory Umbrella. We've also got pages on new features like Medallions, Weapon Mods, and how to complete a Train Heist. Meanwhile, learn what the best weapons are in the current season, how to get XP fast, and what the best PC settings are to help earn a Victory Crown.

How to use Balloons

If you logged into Fortnite this week you may have noticed new Birthday challenges. One of them asks you to use Balloons in single matches, which is easy once you know how. First, select a Balloon in your inventory, and then hold the right trigger. You can attach three balloons at once.

You can attach multiple balloons to your character, by repeating the process outlined above. Balloons essentially increase your jump height and duration. The more Balloons, the higher the jump, and the longer you'll stay in the air.

To detach Balloons, you just need to press and hold down the right stick while in the air. This can be used to control your descent. To attach the five balloons you'll need in a single game to complete the challenge, just attach three, take two off, then add two back on. You'll then get your reward.

If you’d like to learn more about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4, visit our pages on the Battle Pass, map changes, vault locations, The Herald skin, EvoChrome weapons and Chrome Splash locations.

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