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Fortnite Balloon locations: Where to pop Golden Balloons

How to find Golden Balloons in Fortnite.

Finding Golden Balloons is one of Fortnite's many Weekly Challenges.

Completing Pop Golden Balloons will give you additional XP to help go towards your many Season 7 rewards.

If you're just getting started, our Fortnite Battle Royale tips and tricks can provide some helpful hints.

Note this particular challenge is no longer able to be completed. What's new? Chapter 4 Season 2 has arrived! New additions include the Grind Rails and Kinetic Blades, along with the new Battle Pass, character collection and Eren Jaeger skin. It's a good idea to know how to get XP fast in Fortnite.

Fortnite Balloon Locations

Though you need to find 10 locations, thankfully there are many more across the map.

Here are 19 we've found so far - more than enough to complete the challenge.

In closer detail, the Golden Ballon locations are:

Tomato Temple, at the top of a structure to the north-west:

North edge of the map, west of the river and behind a rock:

Desert oasis, on the boat in the middle:

East of Paradise Palms, on a cart in the middle of a yard:

West of Lucky Landing, behind a mountain on the cliff edge:

In a cave in the south of the frozen area, found by dropping down a hole in the middle of some trees and inside a shack within:

Frosty Flights, on a sign post halfway down the runway:

East of the Viking Village, at the campfire next to the winding path down:

Motel east of Junk Junction, inside the sign:

Lonely Lodge, at the base of the tall Ranger Tower to the south:

Dusty Divot, on the southern tip of the central structure's open roof:

Haunted Hills, on top of the roof at the central structure to the west:

Loot Lake, on a boat to the east in the water (next to the E of Loot Lake on the map):

Salty Springs, from a fence off the back of a house to the north-west:

South-east of Retail Row, on the back of the bear statue:

Tilted Towers, on the back of a car in the north-east corner (above the second T in Tilted on the map):

On the T-Rex, alongside the road in the south-east of the desert area:

East of Wailing Woods, on the lorry hanging off a cliff at the very edge of the map:

North-east of Wailing Woods, on top of the giant animal structure:

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 do you complete Pop Golden Balloons?

For the Week 9 Challenges, you are tasked with the following:

  • Pop Golden Balloons (10 total, 10 Battle Stars)

Across the map are Golden Balloons. Not unlike finding Chilly Gnomes and Forbidden locations, these are scattered across the map, and aren't the easiest to find.

Unlike Chilly Gnomes, Golden Balloons don't make a sound when you get near them. But they are easy to spot from a middle distance, especially since they are atop a piece of string.

Even with that knowledge, some are very well hidden, so knowing the specific locations - which are detailed on the first half of this page - will help.

When you find one, you have to pop it. You can do so by shooting at it with a weapon, or hitting it with your axe. Doing so will make it disappear, and will be added to your total.

Do this a total of ten times to complete the challenge. As with other challenges, you must do these as you play matches (you cannot enter the map without other players), so you'll have to avoid combat encounters as you attempt to find each location.

When you are done, there are plenty of other Challenges to take on this week - so keep playing!

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