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Fortnite drone locations and how to transmit data to drone explained

The fight against the IO continues!

Transmit data to drone is one of the Resistance challenges in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2.

If you want to complete this challenge, you must first complete the Resistance challenges from Week 3 and the ‘Deploy Aquatic Communication Relays near Logjam Lumberyard’ challenge from Week 4.

Completing this challenge will reward you with 23k XP, which will help you unlock skins from the new Battle Pass.


Note this particular challenge is no longer able to be completed. What's new? Chapter 3 Season 3 has arrived! New additions include Reality Seeds and Saplings and riding animals, along with the new Battle Pass, characters collection and map changes. It's a good idea to know how to get XP fast in Fortnite.


Drone locations in Fortnite explained

To start this Fortnite challenge, you need to visit one of the six remaining Seven Outposts scattered against the map.

The Seven Outpost locations in Fortnite.

At each outpost, you’ll find a transmitter and, once used, The Imagined will task you with transmitting data to a nearby drone. There’s one drone per Seven Outpost and you only need to transmit data to one drone to complete this challenge.


Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 is here and with it comes a new Battle Pass! This season has introduced EvoChrome weapons, Chrome Splash locations and the ability to phase through walls. There are also new vault locations and map changes. Darth Vader and Star War weapons, including Lightsabers make a return for Skywalker Week, and the Paradise quests are this season's storyline challenges, including destorying Chrome objects to collect Chrome anomalies. Make sure to check out how to unlock The Herald skin too! Meanwhile, learn how to get XP fast, earn the Victory Umbrella and Victory Crowns.


The drone at the Seven Outpost on an island east of Sanctuary is the hardest to find. If this is your drone of choice, head to the roof terrace of the building and, from there, you’ll see that the building has a turret.

The drone is atop this turret and, to reach it, you must climb atop by sprinting and jumping at the right time.

If you’re at the Seven Outpost north-east of The Daily Burgle, head behind the most northerly building of this area and you’ll find the drone awaiting you.

The drone at the Seven Outpost west of Command Cavern can be found outside the one-storey building.

If you’re visiting the Seven Outpost north of Logjam Lumberyard, you’ll find the drone on the eastern side of the one-storey building.

At the Seven Outpost south of Condo Canyon, you can find the drone behind the most northerly building of the outpost.

Finally, the drone at the Seven Outpost south-west of Greasy Grove can be found on the southern edge of the outpost - outside the building atop the hill.

If you’d like to learn more about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2, visit our guides on the character locations, Cow Catchers, ascender locations and Battle Bus Plans locations.

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