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Fortnite Vault locations: How to open a vault in Fortnite

What lies within the vaults.

Vaults can be found across the new Fortnite map for Chapter 3 Season 1.

These vaults provide you with some very useful loot, but, first, you need to know all of the vault locations. It's hard to visit something if you don't know where it is after all.

You also need to know how to open a vault or else all of that precious loot will stay locked away forever and, if you're lucky, it might be what you need to win the match.


Note this particular challenge is no longer able to be completed. What's new? Chapter 3 Season 2 has arrived! New additions include red and blue lines on the Fortnite map and Rebuilding quests, including finding and destroying a IO Build Jammer. You can also learn how to get XP fast in Fortnite.


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Fortnite - How to open a vault

Vault locations in Fortnite at a glance

Across the new Fortnite map for Chapter 3, you'll be able to find seven vaults - the map below shows their locations at a glance.

The vault locations on the Fortnite map.

One of the season-long quests involves opening a vault with another player and, alongside the 25k XP you'll earn, it will count towards your Season Bonus Goals. Working your way through these will allow you to gain additional XP for the current Battle Pass.

In the section below, you'll learn how to open a vault and, in the ones after that, we explain exactly where the vaults are located.

When it comes to the vault locations, it's important to note they are actually hidden within the Seven outposts, but, since these are not marked on the map, we've organised the vaults by the nearest named location.

Each Seven Outpost contains NPCs, but they will only attack you if you attack them. They do sigh a lot though.


Chapter 3 Season 2 has arrived! New additions include the Prowler skin, along with the return of jetpacks and Choppas. As we enter Season 2's final month, it's a good idea to know how to get XP fast in Fortnite. You can also complete Resistance challenges, including collecting signal jammers and finding an energy fluctuation. Don't forget about the Seasonal challenges, which include planting saplings and call an Air Strike on a tank. Meanwhile Victory Crowns and the character collection have returned, along with a new Victory Umbrella to earn.


How to open a vault in Fortnite

To open a vault in Fortnite you need another player who doesn't want to kill you. This is quite an easy feat to achieve in either Duos, Trio or Squad mode, because your teammates can help you out.

Meanwhile, in Solo mode, you will need to recruit an NPC, like Agent Jonesy, to fight alongside you. This will require some gold, but thankfully it's easy to earn by opening chests, killing enemy players and other activities.

No matter how you obtain your teammates, you need to head to the location of the vault and, once there, you both need to stand in its scanner. The vault will then start to open when it detects two people standing out in front of it. This will take a couple of seconds, so don't drop your guard!

Inside the vault you'll find a number of chests containing rare items and a quick exit, which is great if there are other players inside the Seven Outpost.

Camp Cuddle vault location in Fortnite explained

The vault near Camp Cuddle can be found within the Seven Outpost located to the north-west of the camp and across the nearby bridge.

To reach the vault you need to enter the southern - one storey - building and go down the stairs.

Coney Crossroads vault location in Fortnite explained

The vault near Coney Crossroads is west of the named location in Fortnite, along the shoreline of the nearby lake.

The vault in the Seven Outpost near Coney Crossroads is located to the south-west of this settlement along the shore of the lake.

Chonker's Speedway vault location in Fortnite explained

For this Seven Outpost, you need to head directly east of the Chonker's Speedway. This vault can be found by going down the stairs inside the small circular building.

Greasy Grove vault location in Fortnite explained

To visit the Seven Outpost near Greasy Grove, you need to head into the hills located south-west of this town.

The door leading to the vault is located beneath the large archway section of this building and, to reach the vault, you need to go down the stairs you find within.

Logjam Lumberyard vault location in Fortnite explained

This vault is located in the Seven Outpost hidden amongst the mountains north of Logjam Lumberyard.

You can find it within the one storey section of the small building and by heading down the stairs within this building.

The Daily Bugle vault location in Fortnite explained

This Seven Outpost is located to the north-east of The Daily Bungle - on the other side of the nearby road and close to the coastline.

The vault is located in the small building on the northern edge of the outpost and, to reach it, you need to go down the stairs.

Sanctuary vault location in Fortnite explained

This Seven Outpost can be found on the island directly south of The Foundation statue (you really can't miss this statue). There's only one building on this island, so head inside and go down the stairs to locate the vault.

If you'd like to learn more about Chapter 3 of Fortnite, then check out this season's Battle Pass, learn how to slide, look at the new map, The Foundation skin and learn about Victory Crowns.

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