How to use boats in Fortnite Chapter 2

Everything you need to know about driving a boat through the new map in Fortnite Chapter 2.

Fortnite Chapter 2 has a new map that’s filled with water, and if you want a quick way to travel between landmark areas, you’ll want to hop on a boat. While boats can be found by most aquatic locations, knowing how to take full advantage of these boats can take some practice. To help, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide explaining how to use boats in Fortnite.

How to use boats in Fortnite Chapter 2

How to use boats in Fortnite Chapter 2
When you board a boat in Fortnite Chapter 2, the boat controls will appear on the left side of your screen, letting you know which inputs to use for things like Boost and firing Missiles.
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  • Board a boat by pressing X on Xbox One, Square on PS4, and E on PC.
  • Move using L-Stick on Xbox One and PS4, or WASD on PC.
  • Boost by tapping L-Stick on Xbox One and PS4, or L-Shift on PC.
  • Switch seats by tapping R-Stick on Xbox One and PS4, or L-CTRL on PC.
  • Fire Missile by pressing RB on Xbox One, R2 on PS4, or Left-Click on PC.
  • Target camera by pressing LB on Xbox One, L2 on PS4, or Right-Click on PC.

In Fortnite Chapter 2, you’ll find boats as you explore watery landmark areas like Sweaty Sands. For a closer look at where you can find boats, be sure to read through our previous guide as we have images of several different boat locations in Fortnite Chapter 2. To board a boat, you’ll want to approach it and interact with it by pressing X on Xbox One, Square on PlayStation 4, and E on PC.

Once you’ve boarded your boat, you can move forward through the water by using your left stick on Xbox One and PS4, and WASD on PC. If the boat is going too slow for your needs, you can use a Boost by tapping L-Stick on Xbox One and PS4, or using L-Shift on PC. On the right side of your boat is a meter which will show you how much Boost you have available.

When you use up your Boost, you’ll need to wait a few seconds for the meter to refill before you can Boost again. If you’re using a boat with a teammate and find yourself struggling to steer correctly, you can switch seats by tapping R-Stick on Xbox One and PS4, or hitting L-CTRL on PC. Even if you’re not the best driver, the penalty for abusing your boat is pretty slim.

You can technically drive boats on land in Fortnite Chapter 2, but doing so will slowly damage your boat.
You can technically drive boats on land in Fortnite Chapter 2, but doing so will slowly damage your boat.
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For example, you can technically drive your boat on land, though doing so will slowly damage your boat. Rather than ramming an enemy shooting you from the shore, you’ll want to make use of your boat’s Missile system. To fire a Missile, press RB on Xbox One, R2 on PS4, or Left-Click on PC.

You can also disembark from your boat by pressing X on Xbox One, Square on PS4, and E on PC. Depending on the situation, this can be a better strategy as it’s somewhat difficult to aim and fire Missiles from your boat if your enemy is on the move. Keep in mind that by leaving your boat, you also leave yourself vulnerable to an enemy stealing the boat and driving away with it.

As long as you keep all of the above info in mind, you should be able to master the art of driving a boat through the Fortnite Season 2 map in no time!

Now that you know how to use boats in Fortnite Chapter 2, take a moment to scope out our previous guides including where to find boats in Fortnite Chapter 2, how to swim in Fortnite Chapter 2, and how much the Season 1 Battle Pass costs in Fortnite Chapter 2.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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