Finally, you can be the bus driver yourself, as now the battle bus - better known as the Armored Battle Bus - has appeared on the Fortnite island. But where can you actually find this strange new vehicle, and how do you drive it? We've got everything you need to know about the Battle Bus right here.
What Is A Battle Bus?
The Battle Bus is the vehicle you jump out of at the beginning of the match. But with Chapter 3, Season 2, the Battle Bus actually landed on the Fortnite map for the first time as a drivable vehicle for players. This bus is equipped with big tires to drive on any terrain, as well as two turrets to deal damage. And it's adorned with a fat ram that destroys everything that gets in the bus's way. So, it's worth grabbing the vehicle to annoy the enemies a bit....
All Battle Bus Locations On The Chapter 3 Map
So far, there are six battle buses on the Fortnite map. You can find them at the following locations:
It is quite possible that more armored Battle Buses will appear later in the season. Should this be the case, we will of course update the article for you. But now let's get to the exact locations.
A battle bus is located at Synapse Station, the southernmost location on the Fortnite map. Go behind the main building where it is centered in the void.
Sanctuary is located in the east on the Fortnite map. This is the main location of the Seven. The Battle Bus is located here at the southern end of the road that runs parallel to the beach.
The Daily Bugle
The Daily Bugle is located in the northeastern part of the Fortnite map, inside a huge crater. The Battle Bus is parked south of the main building.
Coney Crossroads is located south of Sleepy Sound and in the northwest of Sanctuary. The Battle Bus is parked right on the northbound road leading out of the location.
Condo Canyon is located in the desert area in the southeast of the Fortnite map. If you approach the location from the east, just keep following the road and you will stumble upon the Battle Bus there.
Rocky Reels is the northernmost POI inside the desert. The Battle Bus is parked on the main road that is passing by Rocky Reels in the south.
How Do You Control A Battle Bus?
Battle Buses work just like Fortnite's other vehicles, with the exception of the various extra seats you can sit on and the deadly turrets.
Here you can find the basic settings to control a vehicle for each platform:
- "L1" - handbrake
- D-Pad "Down" - honk the horn
- "R3" - change seat
- "Square" (hold) - get off
- "Circle" - Boost
- "Triangle" - Radio on/off
- "X" - Next station
- "LB" - Handbrake
- D-Pad "Down" - Honk horn
- "Right stick" - change seat
- "X" (hold) - get out of the car
- "B" - Boost
- "Y" - Switch radio
- "A" - Next station
- "Space" - handbrake
- "Right click" - horn
- "L Ctrl" - change seat
- "E" (hold) - quit
- "L Shift" - step on the gas
- "R" - Switch radio
- "C" - Next station
If you have changed your key assignment, the above settings will logically no longer apply.
You operate the turret simply by moving to its seat, aiming with your aim button and firing with your fire button. It makes the most sense to use the battle bus as a duo, trio or squad rather than alone.
The bus does not have infinite life, though. If it is destroyed by your enemies, it will explode and cause damage to you. So, always keep an eye on its life meter.