Read here for information about Balloons - Fortnite's latest mobility item! Find out the traits and functional uses of Balloons here.
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Balloons - Lift Yourself Off The Ground
Balloons will allow players to move vertically up off the ground. Reach high ground and high enemy forts with this item!
The Balloon has been vaulted as of the v9.00 update. This article will be updated when it returns to the game.
|Where to Find||Floors, Chests, Supply Drops, Supply Llamas, Vending Machines|
|Stack (Pick Up)||20|
|Max Deployment||6 Balloons|
|Float Requirement||At least 5 Balloons|
|Features||Lifts players vertically off the ground.|
|Effect Duration||None, but explodes at a certain height|
Takes Up An Equipment Slot
Balloons will occupy one of your Equipment Slots so adjust your loadout if you plan to use it! Since 20 is the max stack, picking up another pack of Balloons with take up a new slot.
Inflate Balloons With Primary Fire Button
Use your primary fire button to inflate a Balloon. You will need to inflate at least 6 Balloons before you can float!
Let Go Of A Balloon With Secondary Fire Button
In case you've already reached your desired height, use the secondary fire button to let go of a Balloon.
Make Sure To Bind A Secondary Fire Button
Before going into a match, make sure that you keybind a secondary button so that you can let go of your Balloons!
Lifts Players Off The Ground
Inflating 6 Balloons will allow players to lift themselves off the ground vertically by floating.
More Balloons Will Increase Altitude
Adding more Balloons will increase your altitude and will allow you to reach higher areas without building.
Balloons Can Be Shot
Players can pop Balloons by shooting at them.
Balloons Don't Last Long At Maximum Build Height
Once you've floated to the maximum build height, the Balloons may pop and send you falling back down. Duration time at max height is to be confirmed.
Balloons Techniques & Tips
Lessen Fall Damage
Inflated Balloons can lessen or nullify the fall damage. Check out the number of balloons you need to nullify the fall damages from certain heights.
|Height||Balloons To Nullify the Damage|
Ascend Faster With 6 Balloons
You start floating up with 5 Balloons. Add a 6th to float at the fastest float speed! Don't forget to release the Balloons when you've reached your ideal height!
Useful for Glider Re-deployment
Inflate balloons to reach the necessary height for Glider re-deployment to allow for a speedy relocation in case of ambush or for avoiding the Storm.Check Out Glider Re-Deploy Mechanic Here
Get Into Enemy Forts
Reach high enemy forts easier with Balloons! Make sure that you're ready to fight in case they manage to pop your Balloons!