Where to find Fortnite Ballers

Fortnite Ballers
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Fortnite Ballers spent a long time sealed in the vault, before making a triumphant return to the island for the current season. However, they're not as widespread as other vehicles, and can only be found around one particular POI on the map. Take a ride in one of these giant hamster balls and you'll be placed in a protective bubble to prevent you from taking incoming damage, though the only real offensive capability they have is bashing into things so they're better suited to travelling over distances. The retractable plunger allows you to swing off any anchor points you attach a line to, which can be combined with their powerful boost to fling yourself through the air in Fortnite or drag the orb up steep inclines that would otherwise be impassable.

Previously the Fortnite Ballers have been called upon for several weekly assignments, such as dislodging Fortnite Runaway Boulders and entering the Fortnite wind tunnel at The Screwballer. They have also been included in a task to use a Baller, a Fortnite zipline, and a Fortnite geyser in a single match, so you should concentrate your efforts in the area between Rave Cave and Reality Falls for that one. On top of that you'll need to rack up your travelling distance using them and destroy structures, so we've got all of the Fortnite Ballers locations to help you get on with each of those jobs.

Fortnite Ballers locations

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Currently, Fortnite Ballers can be found in and around Rave Cave, towards the northwest side of the island. There's a long and winding rollercoaster track running through this area, and alongside it you'll find stations and pods containing Ballers in the following locations:

  1. Inside the giant pink Cuddle Team Leader head on top of Rave Cave
  2. On the colorful east side platform halfway up the Rave Cave mountain
  3. Just inside the south ground level entrance to Rave Cave
  4. Under the rollercoaster track to the west of Rave Cave
  5. Under the rollercoaster track to the north of Rave Cave

How to travel distance in a Fortnite Baller

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Once you've entered a Fortnite Baller, you can use the left stick to steer it around and the Boost button to give yourself a shot of speed. Note that you can't make the Baller jump, so you want to launch through the air or climb up a steep slope you'll need to use a combination of the Shoot/Retract and Extend triggers – fire your plunger on a rope at a solid object to latch on, then swing yourself around before releasing to let momentum and gravity do their thing.

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For both a Zero Week entry and ongoing Milestones in the Fortnite quests you'll need to rack up distance travelled in a Baller, but that can be tricky as this vehicle runs on electric power which means unlike other transport in the Battle Royale, it can't be refuelled by visiting a gas station. However, if you hop the Fortnite Baller onto the rollercoaster rails running around Rave Cave, you'll be carried along automatically while expending no battery charge, so you can happily sit back and watch your travel distance in a Baller steadily rise.

How to destroy structures with a Baller in Fortnite

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To destroy structures with a Baller in Fortnite, you need to aim for flimsy constructions made out of wood as this vehicle isn't capable of dealing much damage. Once you've found a suitable target, use your boost or swing from the grapple to hit it at speed and it should be destroyed upon impact. You can even build your own wooden structures then use a Baller to destroy them, which may be easier than finding them in the environment.

Iain Wilson
Guides Editor

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 550 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.