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Fortnite Fortilla whirlpool explained: How to use a whirlpool at The Fortilla

It's time to brave Charybdis!

Using a whirlpool at The Fortilla in Fortnite Season 3 is the first challenge you need to complete to unlock the Aquaman skin.

This Aquaman skin is the special superhero skin that can be earned by completing various challenges in Season 3, similar to how Deadpool was unlocked in the previous season.

Whirlpools, however, are not just useful for unlocking Aquaman; using one can always help you navigate the flooded world of Fortnite and maybe even escape a foe or two.


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.


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Looking for more from the new season? The new map features several additions - such as Catty Corner Vault, Sharks and Homely Hills Gnomes - while our Season 3 Battle Pass skins and Aquaman skin pages showcase all the new rewards.

The Fortilla location in Fortnite explained

The Fortilla is one of the new locations on Fortnite Season 3's flooded map. It can be found south of Holly Hedges and to the west of Rickety Rig.

The location of The Fortilla.

You'll want to keep your eyes out for a collection of islands, which are connected together with ziplines.

The Fortilla from above.

If you're thinking in terms of the old map, then The Fortilla would be just to the west of where Slurpy Swamp once sat.


Fortnite Chapter 4 Chapter 1 is here, complete with a new augments system, the coming arrival of Geralt and the Ageless Champion to beat! We've also got a present list for Winterfest and Cozy Lodge and pizza slice locations. Meanwhile, learn how to get XP fast, earn the Victory Umbrella, find character locations and earn a Victory Crown.


How to use a whirlpool at The Fortilla in Fortnite explained

To use a whirlpool in Fortnite, you must first find a whirlpool and, considering the map is now mostly water, that shouldn't be too hard.

Whirlpools can easily be seen from the air, so the easiest way to complete this challenge is to fly straight over to the location of The Fortilla once you leave the battle bus.

Whirlpools are easy to spot.

Here you can either fly above The Fortilla or have a peaceful float down, always keeping your eyes out for a whirlpool.

Once you've found a whirlpool, make sure you drop down straight into its waves.

Make sure you enter the centre of the whirlpool.

Doing this will shoot you back up into the air, allowing you to open your glider again and complete the first Aquaman challenge.

Use your glider before you hit the ground.

Just remember - you must use a whirlpool in or around The Fortilla for this challenge to be completed.

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