Quinjets can now be found patrolling and landing on the island in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4.
Raiding these Quinjets will provide you with valuable loot, which could be what ultimately wins you the match. Stay wary, however, as each Quinjet is guarded by a number of Stark Robots and they certainly don’t want you taking anything off their plane.
Both the Quinjets and the Stark Robots are part of the Marvel theme for Season 4, which is also represented by the Battle Pass skins that you can unlock.
Stark Robots work exactly the same as Henchmen did in past Fortnite seasons, which means that they’re hostile NPCs that you have to defeat.
There are two stages to fighting a Stark Robot; the first is when they are able to fight back, which ends when you decrease their health enough, and the second is when they are knocked, kneeling on the ground, allowing you to either move or defeat them.
Defeating Stark Robots is also the easiest way to find a Stark Industries Energy Rifle, which are rare level weapons and very powerful.
You might also find a number of Supply Drones flying around the Fortnite map, especially near the landed Quinjets. These drones can easily be taken out with a good aim and a number of bullets; you might even find a Silver Surfer’s Board after destroying them.
It’s a good idea to take out all of the Stark Robots surrounding a Quinjet, before you raid it or else they might kill you. The same goes for any Supply Drones that you find flying about the map.
You’ll now see four Quinjets fly past the battle bus at the beginning of every match in Fortnite. Each Quinjet will fly to a different location on the Fortnite map and it’s up to you to decide whether or not you want to raid them.
Aside from stumbling across one while exploring the island, there are two ways to find a Quinjet.
The first is to open up your map, where you’ll now be able to find four little plane icons indicating the location of each Quinjet on the map.
Simply place a marker on one of these planes and head towards that direction to find the Quinjet; you’ll know when you’re getting closer, because you’ll be able to see the billowing blue smoke.
The second method is to watch where the Quinjets fly when you’re on the Battle Bus or as you glide down to the island. This is easier than it seems, because the landing spot for each Quinjet will have blue smoke flying from it, allowing you to easily spot this location.
Once you’ve decided which Quinjet you wish to visit, start heading towards its location, though we suggest that you do some preparations first.
Fortnite Season 4 has arrived and it??s brought the Marvel universe with it, including Thor, Big, Storm, Mystique and Iron Man. There??s also a new Victory Umbrella to earn, new map locations and a special Wolverine skin to unlock, with the first challenge being investigate claw marks. Make sure you know how to drive a car and use the gas stations too! Don’t forget to raid a Quinjet landing spot!
Once you’ve decided which Quinjet you want to raid in your Fortnite match, you’ll want to ensure that you’re properly equipped. If you don’t, then you’ll most likely find yourself at the mercy of other players and the Stark Robots guarding the Quinjet.
We recommend that you have your shield at least 50%, with some additional Shield Potions, a number of bandages for after the fight and one of your preferred weapons. Hopefully this will allow you to survive any encounter you might find upon reaching the Quinjet.
You can also bring along enough materials to build a wall, because, if worst comes to the worst, you can always barricade yourself in the Quinjet.
Take your time when you approach a Quinjet and listen for any form of gun fire, because there might be other players already attempting to raid the plane. If there is another player, then you can quite easily sit back and watch the fight. They will either be killed by the Stark Robots or win the fight, allowing you to come in, murder them and steal their prize.
If, however, you’re the first one to arrive at the plane, then resist the temptation to run straight into battle. This will only draw the attention of the Stark Robots, giving them the opportunity to overwhelm you.
Take out any Supply Drones first and then find or create cover that will allow you to destroy the Stark Robots without taking too much damage. You’ll want to work quickly to avoid the risk of other players arriving and, if you do succeed in raiding the Quinjet, take your loot and run.
Quinjets attract other players and already have one challenge associated with them, so it’s better to do any healing or weapon organisation at a safe distance away from the plane.
If you’d like to learn more about Season 4 of Fortnite, check out our guides on the Season 4 Battle Pass skins and on the Wolverine challenges.
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Lottie Lynn is Eurogamer’s guides writer. She likes exploring new games and still has nightmares about the moon from Majora’s Mask.
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