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Fortnite Characters locations - how to talk to characters and complete their punchcard questlines

Fortnite Characters Ariana Grande
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The Fortnite characters roster continues to grow as the season progresses, with new arrival Kakashi from Naruto and the return of Rust Lord increasing the numbers further. These Fortnite NPCs are often a welcome sight when things are getting tough in the battle royale, as they hand out free items and often sell weapons or services to help you get a competitive edge over your rivals, such as Prop Disguises to sneak past enemies or Storm Forecasts to ensure you're heading in the right direction as the safe zone shrinks. Fortnite characters are now even more significant in the game, as they issue Fortnite quests and have their own individual punchcards to clear for sizeable XP rewards, so knowing where to find these 29 different NPCs is an essential skill.

Completing quests for these Fortnite characters will also earn you Fortnite gold bars, which you can then spend with them on weapons, items, and useful information. Because the world of Fortnite is so large you might not stumble upon them by accident, so follow our guide to all of the Fortnite characters locations and you'll be meeting up with them in no time. Don't forget that if you hear one of the Fortnite payphones ringing, you can answer it for a direct connection to a random selection of characters without meeting them in person.

Fortnite Characters locations

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There are currently 29 Fortnite characters to find around the island, and you can keep track of the ones you've met so far by visiting the Collections tab on the Quests screen. They all only spawn in one specific location each (except for Cube Assassin) which makes them easier to find, so we've marked all of the Fortnite characters locations we've encountered on the map. Bear in mind that if another player has already hired or eliminated the character, then that will remove them from the 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. This list shows where all of the Fortnite characters can be discovered:

  • 01) Baba Yaga - South west of Sludgy Swamp
  • 02) Big Mouth - The Pizza Pit (northeast of Corny Crops)
  • 03) Fabio Sparklemane - Apres Ski (south west of Misty Meadows)
  • 04) Dark Jonesy - West side of Steamy Stacks
  • 05) Kor - East side of Misty Meadows
  • 06) Dusk - Primal Pond (west of Lazy Lake)
  • 07) Torin - The Aftermath (southwest of Corny Crops)
  • 08) Grim Fable - Wasted Woods (west of Weeping Woods)
  • 09) Kitbash - East side of Dirty Docks
  • 10) Madcap - East side of Corny Crops

  • 11) Nitehare - FN Radio (east of Craggy Cliffs)
  • 12) Penny - West side of Retail Row
  • 13) Pitstop - North east side of Boney Burbs
  • 14) Charlotte - South east side of Pleasant Park
  • 15) Raven - Hydro 16 (east of Sludgy Swamp)
  • 16) Scuba Jonesy - Coral Cove (west of Coral Castle)
  • 17) Cube Assassin - Inside Sideways Anomalies
  • 18) J.B. Chimpanski - Weather Station (south of Catty Corner)
  • 19) Toona Fish - Viking Vessel (west of Holly Hedges)
  • 20) The Brat - Fork Knife Food Truck (north of Lazy Lake)

  • 21) Wrath - Stealthy Stronghold (northwest of Pleasant Park)
  • 22) Dire - Camp Cod (south of Catty Corner)
  • 23) Ragsy - Risky Reels (west of Corny Crops)
  • 24) Ariana Grande - Believer Beach Pier
  • 25) Ember - Scenic Point (northwest of Corny Crops)
  • 26) Sledgehammer - Flopper Pond (northeast of Holly Hedges)
  • 27) Shadow Ops - South side of Lazy Lake
  • 28) Kakashi - West of Lazy Lake, north of Misty Meadows
  • 29) Rust Lord - Compact Cars (west of Dirty Docks)

Where is the Fortnite Cube Assassin

Fortnite Characters Cube Assassin

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Unlike the other characters, the Fortnite Cube Assassin appears at random locations so is considerably harder to track down. For a chance of encountering them, you first need to enter the Fortnite Sideways through one of the Sideways Anomalies that look like purple rifts, then if you get lucky the Cube Assassin will teleport in during your fight with the monsters.

They're a tough foe to take down as they're armed with a Sideways Minigun and will put up an impenetrable shield in front of them, but this leaves them exposed to an attack from the side for a few seconds which is your best form of offense. You'll also need to keep taking down monsters to progress your encounter at the same time, otherwise the rift will close and the Cube Assassin will disappear. Manage to juggle dealing with both successfully, and you can interact with the ghostly version of the Cube Assassin afterwards to add them to your collection.

What do Fortnite Characters do

Fortnite Characters locations

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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:

  • Duel - Defeat the character in combat to collect their weapon
  • Healing - Character recovers HP for you
  • Hire - Recruit the character to fight alongside you
  • Prop Disguise - Turns you into a prop until you use an item or take damage
  • Quest - Take on a task, linked to the character's punchcard
  • Rift - Opens a rift to teleport you into the sky so you can glide
  • Storm Forecast - Shows where the next Storm phase will form on your map
  • Supply Drop - Triggers extra Supply Drops to fall
  • Tip Bus Driver - Post a tip to the Battle Bus driver in the feed
  • Weapon - Purchase an exotic weapon from the character

Once you've accepted a task from a Fortnite character, you can track your progress by pulling up the map screen and either scrolling through your Quests, or moving over to the Bars Quests tab which should show it in isolation. When an assignment is completed, you'll automatically receive the gold bars into your inventory, so you don't need to return to the character to collect your reward.

Which Fortnite Characters do what

Fortnite Characters locations

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

Prop Disguise

  • Big Mouth
  • Dusk
  • Grim Fable
  • Kakashi
  • Rust Lord

Rift

  • Dark Jonesy
  • Nitehare
  • Raven

Fortnite Characters Big Mouth

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Storm Forecast

  • Dire
  • J.B. Chimpanski
  • Pitstop
  • Torin
  • Wrath

Weapon

  • Ariana Grande - Automatic Sniper Rifle
  • The Brat - Chili Chug Splash
  • Charlotte - Rail Gun
  • Dusk - Shadow Tracer
  • Ember - The Dub
  • Fabio Sparklemane - Icy Grappler
  • J.B. Chimpanski - Rail Gun
  • Kor - Automatic Sniper Rifle
  • Pitstop - Dragon's Breath Sniper
  • Raven - Rail Gun
  • Scuba Jonesy - Rail Gun
  • Wrath - Marksman Six Shooter

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