Recently added to Fortnite in the v8.10 update, the Fortnite Baller is a new type of vehicle which is geared more towards speedy traversal and exploring than offensive capabilities. The Baller actually has no weapons to speak of, though if you use its boost and swing to get up enough speed then you are able to destroy structures by hitting them. After being briefly disabled while Epic investigated a "stability issue", the Fortnite Baller is back and hopefully here to stay - which is very useful as one of the Fortnite Battle Pass Challenges for Week 4 involves using it in a number of different matches.
To move around the island quickly, you can use the Grappler mounted on the front to swing and climb on pretty much any surface - simply press and hold the trigger to attach the Grappler to your chosen wall/tree/mountain, and the rope will then automatically reel in to lift you up. Use this alongside the boost function and you can fling your Fortnite Baller over long distances without any fall damage to concern yourself with, making it a great way to escape from tricky combat situations or the incoming Storm.
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Where to find the Fortnite Ballers
Fortnite Ballers can be found in set locations around the Fortnite map, and they should always appear in the same places. The areas marked on the map below are all places where we've confirmed Ballers can be found:
Fortnite Ballers are generally found in two types of locations - Fortnite Expedition Outposts and Fortnite Pirate Camps. As you can see on the map, there are plenty of these locations to go around - so if you arrive at a particular area and can't find one, you may have been beaten to it by other players so should move on to another place.
Expedition Outposts have the highest concentration of Fortnite Ballers, with multiple vehicles parked up at the larger buildings. These spawn on docks as pictured above, so again if you see lots of these empty bases then the hamster balls have already been taken. Smaller Expedition Outpost garage-like buildings contain one Baller, so break down the door to get at it, and each Pirate Camp should have at least one Baller tucked away inside it. Once you've found one, get ready to whizz around the island and play with your new toy.
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