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Fortnite Abductors explained – where to find them and how to deal damage near one

Fortnite Abductors
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If you want to find Fortnite Abductors, and destroy equipment on top of Abductors, then we have everything you need here. Abductors are alien tech that appeared with the invasion, that can collect players and let them access the Fortnite Mothership (which is handy if you want to collect Fortnite Alien Nanites without having to run around the map looking for random drops). One of the Fortnite Week 6 quests wants you to find one of these alien vehicles and then destroy the equipment you find on it. Coming we'll help you find an abductor in Fortnite, but we'll leave the destroying up to you. So read on to find where Fortnite Abductors are, and get smashing!

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If you're currently asking where are the Fortnite Abductors, then the above tweet from Epic should help explain the situation. Apparently the Abductors will visit the island in cycles over the course of the season, so if they're currently not appearing for you then rest assured that you're not alone, and they'll be back again at some point in the near future.

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Where to find Fortnite Abductors

Fortnite Abductors map

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The main trick to finding Fortnite Abductors is simple; open your map! There will be three Abductors in every game, marked by the UFO icons on the map, and they always spawn above three random named places of interest. So this means that while Believer Beach and Pleasant Park may have an Abductor, landmarks will not because they're too small.

Their main mechanic is to beam you aboard the Mothership if you go inside the tractor beam they fire beneath them, which is all explained in the Mothership guide we linked in the intro. However, if you decide to land on top of the Fortnite Abductors instead, then you'll find some sweet loot, so it's always an option if you're looking for somewhere a little less populated.

For the quest to "deal damage near an Abductor", make sure you check the map when the Battle Bus starts flying in. Identify the Abductor you want to land at – we'd recommend the earliest/closest one to the path of the bus, because that's the one likely to have the most players nearby – then fly down and grab a weapon as soon as you can. As long as you deal damage in and around the tractor beam, you should be golden.

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Ford James

One of the resident guide writers around these parts, give me a game and I will write every "how to" I possibly can or die trying. When I'm not knee-deep in a game to write guides on, you'll find me hurtling round the track in F1, flinging balls on my phone in Pokemon Go, pretending to know what I'm doing in Football Manager, or clicking on heads in Valorant.