Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 has begun, and enough changes have been made to the map to warrant a rethink on the best landing spots in the game. Some people want a quiet start, while others want to drop straight into the action. The main change to the map this season is that the Mothership has been destroyed, spreading wreckage across the map.
Below, you will find some of the best landing spots for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8, and who exactly they will appeal to. No matter where you drop, you will be looking for loot and a good start to your game.
Best Landing Spots in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8
At the start of each round, a randomly selected named location will have a massive dome of orange energy over it. Inside, players can find the Sideways. The Sideways is filled with monsters, and chests that house interesting and special Sideways weapons. It tends to be a hot drop, so proceed with caution, but it’s also a massive amount of fun.
The Sideways Anomalies
Visible on the map at the start of each round will be a number of Sideways Anomalies. These are smaller versions of the main Sideways, and are the home of special Sideways encounters. If you overcome the challenge and survive, you can get some sweet loot.
The nature of Sludgy Swamp means it will always be a good place to drop, even if it has undergone some changes since last season. Lots of loot at the former site of the Slurpy Factory combines with how easy it is to get full shields and recover from any early damage you take in gunfights.
Misty has been oddly quiet for the last few seasons as people are drawn to areas of the map that have experienced a lot of change. This makes it a solid drop for players who like a quiet start, as it is still packed with loot, and you can grab a boat with ease and head somewhere else on the map in record time.
Believe Beach (formerly Sweaty Sands) is another spot that will always be a great drop. Plenty of loot, and a multitude of vehicle options so you can grab something with lots of gas and then hit the road. There are always lots of challenges in and around Believer Beach, so we would suggest you get used to this area.
Dirty Docks is materially rich but tends to be quiet. This season there are no UFOs, aliens, or NPCs to drag people to this location. This will ensure a quiet start for those who want it.
The IO Outposts
IO has built some new Outposts on the map this season, to keep a close eye on tactically important parts of the map. Here you can find IO Guards, cars, and weapons, making them a solid place to drop in.
We expect the map to change a lot over the course of this season and will be updating this article with our preferred drops as time goes on.