The best Fortnite landing spots in Season 2 are the ones that offer more than just a ton of loot. Grabbing items and weapons early is important, but the Chapter 3 map has a handful of locations that give you even more, like special cover, vehicles, and easy access to important NPCs. While some of the best Chapter 2 landing spots allow us to stay longer before the storm approaches, most of the best Chapter 3 Season 2 picks don’t offer that luxury. You’ll need to get your business done quickly and move on, lest you risk getting caught in the storm.
the daily bugler
The Daily Bugle is hands down one of the best drop locations of the season, and not just because it boasts nearly five dozen chests to open. The building complex is somewhat of a maze, which is great for hiding, setting traps, or just hiding a few extra items while looting everything around you. Since the Bugle is on the edge of the map, it’s not a place you can linger too long, though there’s usually enough time to sort through your inventory and watch a few dozen competitors take out before you jump into the fray yourself. literally, if you use the Bugle’s web trampolines to get around.
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Chonker’s Speedway and its dirt race track are one of the highlights of Season 2. The track has a solid mix of cover and loot, with plenty of places to hide if needed and over 30 chests to loot. If you’re looking for high-tier items, you can head to the Seven Outpost in the southeastern part of the area. As you’d expect from a race track, there are also several sports cars you can hop into, each already equipped with off-road tires. That’s good whether you’re ready to take a ride around the racetrack or just need to make tracks on the rest of the map.
Sleepy Sound is your ideal suburb, with access to a host of useful services to make every battle a little easier. This is more than just the basic neighborhood of Chapter 3. Alongside quiet houses full of chests and streets full of materials to harvest, you have a body of water to fish, cars to steal, and even a gas station to refuel. The only drawback is how far north Sleepy Sound is. This is one place you’ll want to move through quickly in most cases, before the storm closes in and cuts you off.
Shifty Shafts is one of the few areas that is not prone to being cut off the first time the storm abates. What it lacks in loot, Shifty Shafts makes up for in places to hide and usually a fair amount of items that drop from players who weren’t so lucky. The pits themselves have solid defensive potential without you having to build any structures, but if you prefer a construction site, you can turn the pits into a real fortress until the storm approaches. If you don’t feel like fighting for a while, consider dropping here first unless the battle bus flies right over your head.
Dropping into Sanctuary is a bit of a risk, though it has a potentially high reward. There’s usually no one else in the area, and once you’re there, you have the advantage of taking out the scouts as they swim to the islands. The islands themselves have a ton of good loot to prepare, along with various NPCs including The Visitor and The Foundation. There is even a Seven Outpost on the southeast island. Like Sleepy Sound though, you won’t want to stay here. Being on the edge of the map means you are often swallowed by the storm in the first few minutes.
Camp Cuddle may seem a bit out of the way for a good landing spot, but that’s exactly what makes it worth it. There’s enough loot to get you started, four NPCs that can spawn there, and plenty of opportunities to fish, for those interested in the aquatic hobby. If you are looking for a calmer and more relaxed start to the match, this is the landing place for you. Make sure you travel north before you leave and check out Seven Outpost near the coast.
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