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How to get Fortnite keys

Find out how to easily get Fortnite keys that you can use to open the chests scattered throughout the island, and what treasures you can find inside.

Fortnite key: a key item from Fortnite glistening among a pile of items such as gold bars and a health spray.

How do you get Fortnite keys? From the start of Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4, keys appeared throughout the island and are among the few returning mechanics in every season since Chapter 4 began.

Should you find one of the Fortnite keys in the battle royale game, you can use them to unlock special chests to gain access to the powerful Fortnite weapons hidden inside. These chests are hidden throughout the Fortnite map, with each one giving you four different choices to get either Epic or Legendary rarity weapons.

Four chests, one of which has two locks. The right-hand lock has one of the two Fortnite keys it requires to open.

How to get Fortnite keys

Getting enough Fortnite keys is actually the easy bit, as you can find keys scattered throughout the map, inside chests, or as loot for eliminating other players. You can hold a maximum of three keys at once, and you only need one to open a single compartment of these special chests. These chests are normally around any POIs with shops, inside bases, or outside of gas stations.

Those are all of the vault locations you can open with Fortnite keys. If you are just starting with the new battle pass, check out how to get free Fortnite V-bucks. A few mechanics disappeared with the start of the new season, but at least you now ride Fortnite raptors across the island.