Use a Balloon is an unvaulted quest currently live in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2.
To complete the quest, you will first need to know where to find a Balloon, and then you’ll need to work out how to use it.
Completing this challenge will award you 1,000XP. This makes it a very quick way to earn some extra progress towards your Battle Pass.
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Fortnite Balloon locations
Balloons are currently being trialled in Fortnite before being added into the game long-term via Funding Stations. As such, you can find them as ground loot, anywhere on the map.
They look like small packets of Balloons, and will take up one slot in your inventory. They can be seen in the screenshot below.
Chapter 3 Season 2 has arrived! New additions include the Prowler skin, along with the return of jetpacks and Choppas.
Star Wars have returned to Fortnite! There are Star Wars skins and challenges to enjoy, along with lightsabers appearing across the island.
As we enter Season 2’s final month, it’s a good idea to know how to get XP fast in Fortnite. You can also complete Resistance challenges, including collecting signal jammers and finding an energy fluctuation.
Don’t forget about the Seasonal challenges, which include planting saplings and call an Air Strike on a tank.
Meanwhile Victory Crowns and the character collection have returned, along with a new Victory Umbrella to earn.
How to use Balloons
If you logged into Fortnite this week you may have noticed a new unvaulted challenge. It asks you to use a Balloon, which is easy once you know how. First, select a Balloon in your inventory, and then hold the right trigger.
You can attach multiple balloons to your character, by repeating the process outlined above. Balloons essentially increase your jump height and duration. The more Balloons, the higher the jump, and the longer you’ll stay in the air.
To detach Balloons, you just need to press and hold down the right stick while in the air. This can be used to control your descent.
If you like to learn more about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2, check out our guides on the character locations, Aquatic Communication Relays locations, Cow Catchers, Battle Bus Plans locations and how to transmit data to a drone, including drone locations, explained.