There have been various versions of the Fortnite gas pumps around for a while now, but they have recently shifted from being interesting scenery items to a valuable and useful tool. This is due to Fortnite cars, one of the main forms of transport around the island, being reliant on gas to keep them driving, so filling up will help you stay on the road for longer. Not only that, but they're essential for one of the Fortnite Week 3 challenges which requires you to deal damage with exploding gas pumps, and they also have gas cans nearby which can help with the Fortnite XP Xtravaganza Week 2 challenges. We've sought them all out in Fortnite to help you on your way, so if you're looking for Fortnite gas pump locations or a handy portable gas can then read on for more details.
Fortnite gas pump locations
We've found 10 different gas stations containing Fortnite gas pumps, which we've marked on the map above. These are in the following locations:
- A5 - west of Holly Hedges
- B3 - west side of Sweaty Sands
- D2 - east side of Doom's Domain
- D4 - north side of Salty Springs
- F5 - south of Stark Industries
- B7 - north side of The Fortilla
- C5 - north of Slurpy Swamp
- D7 - west of Misty Meadows
- F6 - west side of Lazy Lake
- G7 - south of Catty Corner
Previously there were another three Fortnite gas stations around the Frenzy Farm area in the northeast, but now that location has been destroyed by Stark Industries they are no longer available.
How to deal damage with exploding gas pumps or gas cans in Fortnite
To deal damage with exploding gas pumps or gas cans in Fortnite, you need to shoot them repeatedly to make them explode when an opponent is near. This can be pretty tricky with the stationary Fortnite gas pumps, so instead we'd recommend you pick up a gas can and use that as it's portable. You can throw it towards an opponent, or leave it somewhere you expect another player will pass through, then shoot it to blow it up. We confirmed that damage to NPCs such as Stark Robots at Fortnite Quinjet Patrol landing sites and Henchmen around Doom's Domain or Stark Industries should count towards this too, so using a gas can on them might be the easier option.
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