Fortnite Characters locations in Season 3 of Chapter 5

Peabody, one of the Fortnite Characters in Season 3 of Chapter 5
Peabody (Image credit: Epic Games)

The line up of Fortnite characters has received some more names via the v30.20 update, with four new faces to meet. They are Drakon Steel Rider and the returning Dummy, who can be found alongside the queen of the Underworld Persephone and Brotherhood of Mutants leader Wastelander Magneto. This means there are now almost two dozen Fortnite NPCs to find, and apart from the strangely barren area around Reckless Railways you're like to encounter one in most areas now. Interact with any of these characters and they'll provide you with useful items and hard-to-find weapons, as well as offering other services that will give you a competitive edge over your rivals, so it's always good to locate them and take advantage of their wares when you're passing by.

Watch out for the Scout, Heavy, Supply, and Medic Specialists who are denoted by a specific icon and can be hired during matches, as they each offer a unique set of skills and can be issued with Fortnite commands to deploy them strategically, gaining you a tactical advantage. Scouts can mark targets and snipe them from distance, Heavies are immune to fire and throw explosives, Supplies keep you topped up with ammo, while Medics provide healing and even revival where possible. It's likely that future quests will require particular characters to complete them, so it pays to know their locations in advance to quickly track down and meet them when it counts.

Although characters are no longer responsible for handing out Fortnite quests, it still pays to know their locations as they'll give you useful items for free when you meet, as well as selling services such as healing your injuries, or fighting alongside you as your personal bodyguard. If you want to benefit from their abilities, then you'll need to know where to find these 23 different NPCs.

Fortnite characters accept payment in the form of Fortnite gold bars, which you can spend with them on weapons, items, and useful services. Because the world of Fortnite is so large you might not stumble upon them by accident, so follow my guide to all of the Fortnite characters locations and you'll be meeting up with these elusive NPCs in no time.

Fortnite Characters locations in Season 3 of Chapter 5

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There are currently 23 official Fortnite characters, and you can keep track of the ones you've met so far by visiting the Characters tab on the Quests screen in-game – which is also accessible through the Collections option at the top of the Quests tab in the lobby. They currently only spawn in one specific location each, which makes them easier to find, so I've marked all of the Fortnite characters locations I've encountered on the map. Bear in mind that if another player has hired or eliminated them, that will remove the character from their location.

You'll know when you're close to one as you'll see a speech bubble icon on your map, as well as on your screen above their head which you can see through walls – this is replaced with a specific Hire icon for characters you can recruit to fight by your side. Interact with them and the first time you meet you'll add them to your Collection, with a confirmation appearing on screen. This list shows where all of the Fortnite characters can be discovered:

  • 1) Artemis - Mount Olympus
  • 2) Backbone - Rebel's Roost
  • 3) Bravo Leader - Ship It! Station (east of Pleasant Piazza)
  • 4) Brite Raider - Dock south of Megalo Depot (southeast of Brutal Beachhead)
  • 5) Centurion - Piney Lane (north of Lavish Lair)
  • 6) Ceberus - Grim Gate
  • 7) Chiara - Grand Glacier
  • 8) Chopper - Hazy Hillside Tunnel (northwest of Mount Olympus)
  • 9) Drakon Steel Rider - Workshop northwest of Pleasant Piazza
  • 10) Dummy - Piney Pumps (southwest of Lavish Lair)

  • 11) Hope - east side of Sandy Steppes
  • 12) Rust - Sandy Strip (west of Sandy Steppes)
  • 13) Oscar - Classy Courts
  • 14) Peabody - Pea Bois HQ (northwest of Redline Rig)
  • 15) Peelosopher Bananocrates - Restored Reels
  • 16) Persephone - The Underworld
  • 17) Power Chord - Underworld Station (east of The Underworld)
  • 18) Riot - Slumberyard (east of Classy Courts)
  • 19) Ruckus - Lil Dirty Dock (southwest of Brawler's Battleground)
  • 20) T-60 Power Armor - south of Pantheon Path (west of Mount Olympus)

  • 21) Triage Trooper - Rescue Station (northeast of Reckless Railways)
  • 22) Vengeance Jones - The Wreckmill (southwest of Nitrodrome)
  • 23) Wastelander Magneto - Brawler's Battleground

  • Wasteland Warrior Bosses (defeat to get Fortnite Medallions):
  • A) Megalo Don - Brutal Beachhead
  • B) Ringmaster Scarr - Nitrodrome
  • C) The Machinist - Redline Rig

What do Fortnite Characters do

Rust, one of the Fortnite Characters in Season 3 of Chapter 5

Rust (Image credit: Epic Games)

When you find one of the Fortnite characters and interact with them, you'll be given a variety of options to choose from, either taking on a task for them or buying something from them. Possible choices include the following, though not all are currently available:

  • Duel - Defeat the character in combat to collect their weapon
  • Hire - Recruit the character to fight alongside you
  • Patch Up - Recover your health
  • Prop Disguise - Turns you into a prop until you use an item or take damage
  • Rift - Opens a rift to teleport you into the sky so you can glide
  • Storm Circle Hint - Shows where the next Storm phase will form on your map
  • Tip Bus Driver - Post a tip to the Battle Bus driver in the feed
  • Upgrade - Upgrade your equipped weapon
  • Weapon - Purchase a weapon (including Exotics) from the character

Which Fortnite Characters do what

Hope, one of the Fortnite Characters in Season 3 of Chapter 5

Hope (Image credit: Epic Games)

If you're looking for a particular service from one of the Fortnite characters, then these are the folks you should be seeking out.

Duel

  • Cerberus
  • Oscar

Hire

  • Artemis - Scout Specialist
  • Bravo Leader - Supply Specialist
  • Centurion - Supply Specialist
  • Ruckus - Heavy Specialist
  • T-60 Power Armor - Heavy Specialist
  • Triage Trooper - Medic Specialist

Once you've hired one of them, you can give a hired Specialist Character a command in Fortnite by holding left on the d-pad then selecting an option.

Patch Up

  • Chopper
  • Peelosopher Bananocrates
  • Persephone

Vengeance Jones, one of the Fortnite Characters in Season 3 of Chapter 5

Vengeance Jones (Image credit: Epic Games)

Prop Disguise

  • (currently not available)

Rift

  • Persephone

Storm Circle Hint

  • (currently not available)

Peabody, one of the Fortnite Characters in Season 3 of Chapter 5

Peabody (Image credit: Epic Games)

Tip Bus Driver

  • (currently not available)

Upgrade

  • (currently not available)

Weapon

  • Artemis - Harbinger SMG (Epic)
  • Backbone - Hammer Pump Shotgun (Epic)
  • Backbone - Nitro Splash x3 (Rare)
  • Bravo Leader - Warforged Assault Rifle (Epic)
  • Brite Raider - Boom Bolt (Epic)
  • Brite Raider - Repair Torch (Rare)
  • Centurion - Combat Shotgun (Epic)
  • Cerberus - Cerberus' Gatekeeper Shotgun (Mythic) [defeat in a duel]
  • Chiara - Combat Assault Rifle (Epic)
  • Chiara - Shockwave Grenade x2 (Epic)
  • Chopper - Combat Assault Rifle (Epic)
  • Chopper - Boom Bolt (Epic)
  • Drakon Steel Rider - Remote Explosives (Epic)
  • Drakon Steel Rider - Tactical Assault Rifle (Epic)
  • Dummy - Repair Torch (Rare)
  • Dummy - Shockwave Grenade x2 (Epic)
  • Hope - Shockwave Grenade x2 (Epic)
  • Hope - Tactical Assault Rifle (Epic)
  • The Machinist - The Machinist's Combat Assault Rifle (Mythic) [defeat in combat]
  • Megalo Don - Megalo Don's Combat Shotgun (Mythic) [defeat in combat]
  • Megalo Don - Megalo Don's Nitro Fists (Mythic) [defeat in combat] 
  • Oscar - Oscar's Frenzy Auto Shotgun (Mythic) [defeat in a duel]
  • Peabody - Hammer Pump Shotgun (Epic)
  • Peabody - Nitro Splash x3 (Rare)
  • Peabody - Repair Torch (Rare)
  • Peelosopher Bananocrates - Shield Bubble Jr. x2 (Uncommon)
  • Persephone - Harbinger SMG (Epic)
  • Power Chord - Nitro Splash x3 (Rare)
  • Power Chord - Thunder Burst SMG (Epic)
  • Ringmaster Scarr - Ringmaster's Boom Bolt (Mythic) [defeat in combat]
  • Riot - FlowBerry Fizz (Rare)
  • Riot - Hand Cannon (Epic)
  • Ruckus - Boom Bolt (Epic)
  • Rust - Combat Shotgun (Epic)
  • Rust - Nitro Splash x3 (Rare)
  • T-60 Power Armor - Nuka Cola (Epic)
  • T-60 Power Armor - Fortnite Tri-Beam Laser Rifle (Epic)
  • Triage Trooper - Harbinger SMG (Epic)
  • Vengeance Jones - Shield Bubble Jr. x2 (Uncommon)
  • Vengeance Jones - Thunder Burst SMG (Epic)
  • Wastelander Magneto - Fortnite Magneto Power (Rare)
  • Wastelander Magneto - Shockwave Grenade x2 (Epic)

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