Yes, the vaults are back in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2. Unlike last season, however, you couldn't open them right away because some of the areas where the vaults are located were taken over by the IO.
But the Seven are gradually reclaiming their outposts, so you'll be able to open all the vaults again as the season progresses.
Inside them, you'll find heaps of rare loot and a lot of healing items. If you want to know where to find all the vaults and how to open them, you've come to the right place!
All The Vault Locations In Fortnite:
The vaults are spread across the entire Fortnite Chapter 3 map at the Seven Outposts. Here you can find the exact locations:
The Seven Outposts I
The first vault is located in the southwest of Greasy Grove in the basement of the main building.
The Seven Outposts II
The second vault is located in the northwest of Logjam Lumberyard, on the right side of the building in the basement.
The Seven Outposts III
In the northern silos of The Daily Bugle is the third safe.
The Seven Outposts IV
At the bottom of the map, in the south of Condo Canyon find the fourth vault.
The Seven Outposts V
On the mountain to the northwest of Camp Cuddle, on the left side of the river, is the 5th vault.
The Seven Outposts VI
In the center of the map is Loot Lake. Next to it and to the southwest of Coney Crossroads, you will find the 6th vault.
The Seven Outposts VII
The seventh and final vault is located on one of the tropical islands in the east of Sanctuary.
The vault at Command Cavern is a bit different from the others. It is located on the lowest floor in the large IO facility under the summit. To gain entry, you must first defeat Gunnar. He will then drop you a vault card that you can use to open the vault.
How To Open A Vault In Fortnite?
To open a vault in Fortnite, follow these steps:
- Go to a vault location with your mate(s)
- The vault will indicate how many players need to gather in front of it
- Stand directly in front of the scanner
- Wait briefly for the vault to open
In solo mode:
In solo mode, it is a bit more difficult to open a vault. Here, you need to proceed as follows:
- Recruit an NPC (e.g. Agent Jonesy) or catch a chicken
- Go to the vault with the NPC or the chicken
- Stand with the NPC or the chicken directly in front of the scanner
- Wait for a moment until the vault opens
It takes a few seconds for the vault to open, so stay alert to avoid being surprised by an enemy from behind.
That's it. Have fun looting!