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Fortnite Mothership - how to visit Slurp Factory inside the Mothership and claim the vault rewards

Fortnite Mothership
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The Fortnite Mothership looms high in the sky over the island, and if you want to visit Slurp Factory inside the Mothership in Fortnite then you'll need to know how to access it. That's not as easy as it sounds, because there's no way to reach the Mothership directly during a match, so you're going to need assistance from the alien invaders in order to get there. To achieve this you have to get abducted and teleported on board the Fortnite Mothership, but this can only be done at certain times and it isn't obvious how the process works, so we're here to help 

It's worth doing though, as if you successfully complete the minigame by collecting enough vault orbs then a whole host of legendary weapons can be yours, to significantly boost your chances of a Victory Royale in Fortnite. So, if you're ready to get beamed up, then this is everything you need to know about how to get inside the Fortnite Mothership and what to do when you're in there.

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How to get inside the Fortnite Mothership

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The first step to getting inside the Fortnite Mothership is to find one of the Fortnite Abductors, which are represented by circular spaceship icons on the map as marked above. There are three of these in every match, which spawn randomly above three different named locations.

Fortnite Mothership

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Once the first storm eye appears, these Abductor ships will emit a bright beam of light below them coupled with a pulsing sound, and once you get directly beneath one of them you'll be lifted up into the middle of the craft. Hover there for a few seconds and you'll be zapped, before teleporting inside the Fortnite Mothership to continue your journey.

How to visit Slurp Factory inside the Mothership in Fortnite 

How to visit Slurp Factory inside the Mothership in Fortnite

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When you're successfully within, you can visit Slurp Factory inside the Mothership in Fortnite by jumping and boosting your way over to this building, which you should recognise as a former part of the Slurpy Swamp named location from the main island.

What to do on the Fortnite Mothership

Fortnite Mothership

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When you arrive on the Fortnite Mothership, you'll get beamed into an arena made up of previous locations including the Butter Barn, Lazy Lagoon, Lucky Landing, and Sunny Steps. You have a jetpack which allows you to jump higher and double jump, plus a pulse rifle to give yourself an extra boost or knock opponents off the platforms, while the countdown on your back ticks down from 1:30 to zero.

There are two types of orbs you can collect here - time orbs that add 5 seconds to your countdown when you walk over them, and vault orbs that increase your Vault Tier when you interact with them. When the vault orbs are available they'll be marked with icons on your screen, plus a beam of light projected from them will help you hone in on their locations. You start with a one star Common Vault Tier rating, and can increase this by collecting more vault orbs as follows:

* = Common (Grey) Vault Tier
** = Uncommon (Green) Vault Tier
*** = Rare (Blue) Vault Tier
**** = Epic (Purple) Vault Tier
***** = Legendary (Orange) Vault Tier

How to access the Vault on the Fortnite Mothership

Fortnite Mothership

(Image credit: Epic Games)

If you reach the five star Legendary Vault Tier rating, you'll immediately be teleported to the Legendary Vault aboard the Fortnite Mothership. However, if you run out of time before getting to that stage, you'll instead be teleported to the Vault corresponding to the Vault Tier level you achieved. When you arrive in the Vault you'll only have 20 seconds to grab the available loot, so quickly open as many chests as possible then select the best weapons and items you want to add to your inventory. When the time is up you'll be teleported back to the island, gliding down from the sky to continue the battle royale.

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Iain Wilson
Iain Wilson

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 450 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.