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How to drive a UFO in Fortnite Season 7

Fortnite Season 7 has landed with a ton of cool new items and POIs. But you can now drive UFOs, and here’s a quick guide on how to do so.

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UFOs are now fully interactable vehicles in Fortnite Season 7, and we’ve put together a quick guide to help you pilot one on the way to a Victory Royale!

A dramatic and spectacular live event video ended Fornite Season 6 and ushered in the much-anticipated seventh season of Epic Games’ battle royale phenomenon. We had already been teased with leaks and promotional material that aliens were on their way to Fortnite, and this has proved to be the case.

After players being abducted by aliens and teases of an alien invasion, we got all of it, and more. It’s now possible for players to commandeer an actual UFO to traverse Fortnite Island.

Where are UFOs in Fortnite Season 7?

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First things first, we need to actually track down one of these mysterious new UFOs before we can pilot one in Fortnite.

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Enter into a game of Fortnite
  2. Land at one of the map’s POIs that is flashing purple
  3. Head to one of the UFOs flying above
  4. Your best bet is to let it abduct you, and as you’re being carted away, shoot at where it says “Trespasser” as the pilot will be around there
  5. Keep shooting the pilot until the UFO falls to the ground
  6. Shoot the pilot that’s jumped out of the ship until they are dead
  7. Hop into the ship

How to fly the UFO in Fortnite Season 7

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Now that you’ve been able to get a hold of the pesky alien’s ship, it’s time to go and have some fun around Fortnite Island.

As with everything nice in the world, the UFO does come with some drawbacks. Firstly, the UFO operates on a battery, meaning you only have a limited amount of time with the ship. Secondly, as with any other vehicle or ridable, the UFO is susceptible to damage, so receive enough damage and your UFO will be destroyed.

Here’s how you can drive a UFO, using console controls:

  • Left Trigger / L2: Descend
  • Right Trigger / L2: Ascend
  • Left button / L1: Activates the tractor beam
  • Right Button / R1: Fires beam gun
  • B / Circle: Boost
  • Right Stick: Switch Seat
  • X / Square: Exit

Fortnite Season 7 UFO tips

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Now that we have possession of a UFO and also know the controls to operate our flying friend, it’s time to shed some light on the inner workings of the UFO.

These are vital details you need to know before flying a UFO:

  • There are 9 total UFOs
  • The UFO has 600 health
  • You can reboot an ally using a UFO and it takes 10 seconds
  • An exploding UFO will cause 70 damage to players and will do 500 damage to builds
  • Each UFO has two lives, once a UFO is downed, it will regenerate its health until its lives are gone
  • The tractor beam can suck up vehicles, building parts, NPCs, and players, but you can be shot doing this

And there you go, a handy to getting yourself a UFO, and how to use Fortnite Season 7’s big, shiny new toy.

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Fortnite leak claims skateboards coming soon as new movement mechanic

A new leak has emerged, suggesting that Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 will add a skateboard and skating mechanic.

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According to new Fortnite leaks, Epic Games are planning to add skating mechanics and a new skateboard vehicle in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3.

Epic Games brought plenty of new content for players to explore in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, including the addition of the Indiana Jones cosmetic skin and new mechanics such as Runaway Boulders.

The developers always keep the game fresh with new content, and a new leak suggests that they’re currently working on a new mechanic and vehicle that will be introduced in Chapter 3, Season 3.

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Notable Fortnite leaker ‘HYPEX’ claims that Epic Games are developing new skating mechanics that will make way for the addition of skateboards or roller skates in the battle royale title.

The leaker stated that this new mechanic will be similar to the in-game sliding, as you’ll be slower when going uphill and faster coming down. If this leak is accurate, then players will have a new way to get around the map.

Another leaker with the name ‘InTheShade’ tweeted a gameplay video showcasing this new mechanic in action. While the video is obviously just a rough test, it shows the Fortnite player sliding across the map without crouching.

The character also moves faster when going downhill and is able to kick the board to pick up some speed. Moreover, it seems like jumping from heights with a skateboard will allow you to avoid heavy fall damage.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear if this mechanic will actually make its way into Fortnite, as this information is based purely on leaks. We’ll need to wait for Epic Games to confirm whether or not players will be able to skate in the game.

The developers have added skating-themed summer cosmetics in the Item Shop before, so it would make sense for them to add skateboards as well as a new POI that resembles a skate park.


For more Fortnite content, check out the v21.10 Fortnite update patch notes and how to get Fortnite’s new Ripsaw Launcher.

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How to unlock free Naruto Fortnite cosmetics with Nindo challenges

Here’s how you can complete the Nindo challenges and earn rewards in the new Fortnite and Naruto collaboration.

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There is a new set of Naruto cosmetics available in Fortnite, and you can get your hands on them by completing the Nindo challenges for Itachi, Hinata, Gaara, and Orochimaru.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 features a ton of fun crossover content, and the new Naruto collaboration has added plenty of brand-new cosmetic items along with challenges for you to complete.

Tackling these Nindo challenges will allow you to redeem new Naruto cosmetic items for free. We’ll go over each Nindo challenge that you need to complete along with the rewards that you can earn.

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How to complete the Fortnite Naruto Nindo challenges

In Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, there are Nindo challenges available from June 21 to July 7, and you’ll need to sign in with your Epic Games account on the Fortnite website to track your progress.

There are different paths for the characters Itachi, Hinata, Gaara, and Orochimaru. These require you to complete tasks such as catching fish, scoring eliminations, and surviving storm circles.

Here’s a breakdown of all character paths along with their respective rewards.

Character PathRewardHow to unlock
ItachiShocked Itachi EmoticonFinish in the Top 6 a total of five times
GaaraFocused Gaara EmoticonSurvive 24 storm circles
HintaByakugan Hinata EmoticonCatch 20 fishes
OrochimaruOrochimaru’s Smile EmoticonGet 18 eliminations in total

Successfully completing any character’s path will grant you the Akatsuki Weapon Wrap along with 20,000 XP. You can complete all four paths in order to earn a total of 80,000 XP along with the free Manda glider.

After you’ve signed in with your Epic Games account on the Fortnite website, it will track the in-game points that you earn by completing these challenges and then deliver the rewards directly to your account.

Fortnite Naruto Nindo challenge rewards

For more Fortnite content, be sure to check out how to get the Ripsaw Launcher in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 as well as everything we know about Juice WRLD coming to Fortnite.

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How to get the Ripsaw Launcher in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3

The Ripsaw Launcher is a brand-new weapon in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, and here’s how you can get your hands on it.

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The Ripsaw Launcher is a new weapon that you can unlock in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, and we’ll go over its location on the map as well as how to use it.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 features a plethora of fun content for players to unlock, including cosmetic skins of popular characters like Indiana Jones as well as powerful weapons like Darth Vader’s Lightsaber.

Now, Epic Games have added another weapon for you to get your hands on, and we’ll go over everything that you need to know about the Ripsaw Launcher, including its location on the Fortnite map.

Ripsaw Launcher in Fortnite

How to get the Ripsaw Launcher in Fortnite

The Ripsaw Launcher can be found at a factory that’s located northeast of Logjam Lotus on the north end of the Fortnite map. Go inside the factory and the weapon will be hanging on a wall, just waiting to be collected.

Once you’ve gotten your hands on the weapon, you can use it to shoot a blade that is capable of shredding through builds, dealing 25 damage to buildings, 60 to players, and 100 to vehicles.

The launchers can hold up to 10 blades, and these continue to dish out damage for a total of 10 seconds when fully charged. You can charge it by simply holding the ‘shoot’ button for three seconds.

Ripsaw Launcher location in Fortnite

Since the Ripsaw Launcher is currently only found at one location, you might encounter heavy opposition from enemy players after arriving there, so we recommend collecting high-tier weapons and healing items before you go.

Once you acquire the weapon, you can also use it in combination with some of the other Chapter 3, Season 3 additions like the Grapple Glove to swing around the map and destroy enemy builds.


For more Fortnite content, check out our list of the best Fortnite landing spots as well as how to unlock Super Styles in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3.

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