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Category Battle Royale Items
Introduced 4.2 Content Update
Last Adjustment Patch 9.41

The Jetpack is a Limited Time Rare, Epic and Legendary Backpack Item in Battle Royale. It was introduced in the 4.2 Content Update. It is an item used in your inventory which helps you fly around in the air for a while to escape or get closer to enemies. The Jetpack has a limited supply of non-replenishable fuel, and once it depletes, it is immediately discarded and removed from the current match.

Furthermore, the Jetpack can only be used in short bursts, as prolonged use will cause it to overheat and fail, causing the player to suffer potentially deadly fall damage. Jetpacks returned and made available for Close Encounters. Jetpacks were later added into Creative on Patch 8.30.

Jetpacks were unvaulted and used during The Final Showdown Event, where it could never overheat (consequently giving players unlimited flight to help keep them from being caught in the crossfire of the battle), and have since been temporarily unvaulted for 3 days in all gamemodes after the event happened.

The Rare and Epic Jetpack was introduced in the Spy Games LTMs during the Spy Games event in Chapter 2, Season 2.

The Rare variant of the Jetpack is also exclusive to Party Royale.

Stats[edit | edit source]

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Spy Games Exclusive[edit | edit source]

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Reload Time Reloads when not used

Availability[edit | edit source]

This is not a permanent item but It's currently only available in the Close Encounters and Spy Games LTMs.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Jetpack, if used properly and mastered, can grant the player increased mobility. It can be used to cross gaps that cannot be reached with a simple bound, or reach higher platforms or ledges that would typically require the player to build ramps to access. The Jetpack has a limited fuel supply that cannot be replenished, but what is more of a concern is its engine temperature, that can be seen on the back of the Jetpack.
  • The Jetpack can only be used in short bursts, as prolonged use will cause it to overheat and shut off, leading to a fall back to earth that can be potentially injurious or lethal. Therefore, the Jetpack is not recommended for reaching tall structures or crossing long gaps.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 8.30 (April 10, 2019)

The Jetpack has been added into Creative.

Patch 5.10 (August 3, 2018)

The jetpack is only available in the Playground LTM and in the Fly Explosives LTM

Patch 5.10 (July 30, 2018)

The Jetpack is available as a floor loot.

Patch 4.4 (June 12, 2018)

The Jetpack has been Vaulted.

Patch 4.3 (30 May, 2018)

Bug Fix
  • Jetpack fuel meter now displays correctly when swapping to a different Jetpack.

4.2 Content Update (22 May, 2018)

Jetpack added.
  • Legendary Rarity.
  • Found in Treasure Chests.
  • The Jetpack is the first of a new item type: Backpacks.
    • Backpacks take an inventory slot (like weapons & consumables) and can be moved to different positions.
    • Only one Backpack can be carried at a time.
      • If you pick up a different Backpack, it will be automatically swapped with the one currently equipped.
    • When a Backpack is fully consumed, it will be automatically destroyed.
    • While a Backpack is equipped, your Back Bling cosmetics will be hidden.
      • Back Bling will be reapplied when the Backpack is no longer equipped.
  • The Jetpack is engaged by jumping while in mid-air, providing additional mobility.
    • While flying, there is a limited duration it can be used before it must charge again.
      • Recharge begins when the Jetpack is not in use.
    • You can not enter Targeting Mode while in the air.
      • On controller, using the Targeting Mode input will trigger the Jetpack.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • After first being teased in February during Season 3, the Fortnite 'Jetpack' was eventually scrapped by Epic Games just a few days later due to a 'design flaw' that the developer needed to address.
  • Epic Games revealed in a post on the official Fortnite Battle Royale Reddit page that the launch of the Jetpack was delayed.[1]
  • Jetpacks were released as a limited-time item on May 22, 2018, in the v4.2 Content Update.[2]

References[edit | edit source]