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How to hire Fortnite NPCs in Chapter 3, Season 1

There are various different characters in Fortnite, and here’s everything that you need to know about hiring NPCs.

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Agent Jonesy and The Foundation in Fortnite

Fortnite Chapter 3 features a variety of different characters that you can visit around the island, so here’s the location of each recruitable NPC and how to hire them.

You can run into 22 NPCs in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1, with each character serving a different function like revealing future Storm Circles in exchange for Gold Bars or selling healing items.

Some of these characters can also be recruited for the right price, and one of the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Foundation Quests requires you to hire an NPC and travel 1000 meters with them.

Here’s the location of each hireable NPC in Fortnite along with how to recruit them.

Which Fortnite NPCs can you hire?

Fortnite hireable NPC locations

You can only hire 6 NPCs in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1, and the character that you choose will follow you everywhere you go on the Island while fighting off any enemy players that decide to attack you.

Here are all the NPCs you can hire and their locations:

  • Agent Jones – Spawns at a random Seven Outpost each match.
  • Brainiac – In the central building at The Joneses.
  • Galactico – At the football pitch in Tilted Towers.
  • Jonesy the First – At the northern side of The Joneses.
  • Lt. John Llama – Inside a cabin northeast of Covert Cavern.
  • The Visitor – Near the Launchpad east of Sanctuary.

Some of these characters are more reliable picks than others, with Galactico spawning consistently in the loot-filled Tilted Towers while Agent Jones spawns completely at random in each match.

How to hire a Fortnite NPC

Spider-Man, Foundation and other characters in Fortnite Chapter 3

Now that you’ve decided which character you wish to recruit, you’ll need to visit their locations and simply approach the NPC in order to hire them. This won’t be cheap, as hiring them will cost you 95 Gold Bars.

Here’s how to hire NPCs in Fortnite:

  1. Approach the NPC
  2. Interact to begin dialogue
  3. Select ‘Hire NPC’ on the right side of the dialogue wheel
  4. The NPC will now follow and fight for you

That covers everything you need to know about hiring NPCs in Fortnite. Simply recruit one and have them follow you around as you travel 1,000 meters in order to complete Chapter 3, Season 1’s Foundation Quest.


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