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Fortnite unvaults Crash Pads, chaos likely to ensue

The latest update to Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 unvaults the Crash Pad item and sees the Reality Bloom spread to yet another POI on the Fortnite map

Fortnite crash pads unvaulted: Jonesy from fortnite gazes up as other characters sit on the ground behind him

At this point, the Fortnite vault is brimming with old weapons and items. While it’s always sad to see something shoved away to gather dust, the other side of the coin is the excitement players’ experience when something actually gets reinstated back into the battle royale game after some time away. The latest item to get that treatment is the Crash Pad, which was added back into Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 in the latest patch.

While we have seen the Crash Pad feature occasionally as a fixed part of the Fortnite map in some recent seasons, the Crash Pad has not been a lootable item that you can carry for a long while. It was thrown into the vault in Chapter 2 Season 5, so it’s been almost an entire chapter since players were last able to loot them.

Not to be confused with Launch Pads or Jump Pads, the Crash Pad is a deployable item that not can not only spring you into the air, but also destroy any builds it’s placed on top of or next to. It can also deflect rockets and grenades, and can also be thrown while in freefall, giving you a get-out-of-jail-free card if you’re about to take some serious fall damage.

With the Crash Pad now unvaulted in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3, expect to see some chaotic and crazy plays. Oh, and if you’re the type that likes hunkering down in some builds, you should anticipate a Crash Pad spoiling your party now that they’re back in the loot pool.

As well as the readdition of Crash Pads, there was a small tweak to the Fortnite map in this update too. A section of Condo Canyon has now been taken over by the Reality Bloom, and will switch between various themes just as other POIs affected by the Bloom do.