How-to Use the Launch Pad in Fortnite Battle Royale

How-to Use the Launch Pad in Fortnite Battle Royale

Fortnite Battle Royale has a new item called the launch pad. It was introduced in V.1.9 Patch. Although it can be difficult to use initially because it isn’t super intuitive, once you master it you will be flying over your opponents in no time. This guide will explain the basics and show you some tricks to maximize the use of the launchpad.

Fortnite Launchpad Basics

  • Once deployed, it can be used in unlimited ways and can be activated by any player.
  • It can’t be picked up so it stays where it is.
  • You can destroy it like any other trap.
  • Once you have jumped on it, you will be launched into the sky and can redeploy your glider.

How to Use the Launchpad

While it may sound simple, there are some important things to remember. The Launch Pad, a purple item, can be placed in your Trap slot. You will need to equip the Launch Pad if you have an existing trap. It is not enough to just place it on the ground. You will need to make a floor from any material that will allow you to place your pad.

Launch Pad Tactics

You will quickly realize that the launch pad doesn’t provide a lot of height. If you plan to glide long distances, it is best to place the launch pad on a cliff or on a ramp that you have built yourself.

It is not a good idea to use the launch pad against enemies who see you. However, if they are unaware of your location, it may be possible to jump into their base or directly behind them for a quick kill. You are now silent and it is difficult for enemies to find you once your glider has been deployed.

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If you are seen quickly and land near the pad, you can always double back.

You can find a tree to fall in if you need to quickly escape enemy fire. This will give you cover quickly and let you make another move or return fire.

Here’s an example how to use your launch pad aggressively to move behind your opponent, and then shotgun them down.