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Fortnite The Driftwood and The Flairship locations explained

Where are these vessels moored?

The Driftwood and The Flairship are the names of two flying ships - well sort of flying - in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4.

You can complete a variety of Fortnite Weekly Challenges on both ships, so it’s a good idea to know where The Driftwood and The Flairship locations are.

Completely a Weekly Challenge in Fortnite will reward you with 20k XP, which will help you unlock new skins from the battle pass.

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Fortnite The Driftwood location explained

The Driftwood is the pirate ship floating just West of Rocky Reels in Fortnite and the easiest way to reach it is by landing on the ship’s deck at the start of a match.

The Driftwood location marked with a white circle on the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 map

The Driftwood can be a great place to land, as it's usually full of Chests and loot. One thing to be aware of is that it's usually a relatively hot drop, and you will most likely need to fight as soon as you land.

Instead of aiming to land on the Driftwood, go for one of the ziplines attached to it. This will allow you to ascend up to the Driftwood instead of waiting to float down slowly. Make sure you speak to Blackheart once you're there, he sells weapons and healing items.

Visiting The Driftwood will allow you to complete two challenges so far in Season 4:

  • Emote at The Flairship, The Driftwood, and No Sweat Insurance
  • Open chests or ammo boxes inside The Driftwood (3)

Both challenges will reward you with 20k XP for this season’s battle pass. You can also find a vault on The Driftwood, which is worth opening if you have two vault keys going spare.

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.

Fortnite The Flairship location explained

The Flairship is the last working IO blimp on the Fortnite map and can be found sitting just West of Grim Gables. Like The Driftwood, the easiest way to reach The Flairship is by landing on, or near, it at the beginning of the match.

There are, however, a number of other ways to reach The Flairship, such as the ascender which hangs from the blimp! There's also balloons around this area that you can use to launch up into the air.

At the time of writing, you can complete two challenges on The Flairship this season:

  • Emote at The Flairship, The Driftwood, and No Sweat Insurance
  • Emote for 5 seconds in The Flairship

Each challenge will reward you with 20k XP, which will help you unlock more rewards from the battle pass.

If you’d like to learn more about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4, check out our pages on the map changes, character collection, how to slide kick, vault locations and EvoChrome weapons.

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