Initially introduced in Chapter 2, Season 3, vending machines are a quick and easy way to purchase different goods. However, Fortnite Chapter 3 wants you to find a malfunctioning vending machine instead.
How to Find a Malfunctioning Vending Machine in Fortnite
Who wants to find a malfunctioning vending machine? Well, you do if you’re going to complete this season’s quest that’ll let you take home 25,000 XP. The good thing is that these vending machines still work. They just offer you a random useful item from consumables to weapons for 100 gold, so be sure to have the gold on hand before starting your search.
The bad thing is that it isn’t easy to find a malfunctioning vending machine in Fortnite Chapter 3.
Their spawn is random. You’ll notice them right away, though, as these machines feature a large red face with an exclamation point on them. Still, you’ll need to have some patience or luck. Their spawn changes with every match too, so it doesn’t help to keep checking the same spot match after match.
Instead, you’ll just want to become well-versed with where vending machines are on the map and just search until you find one that has malfunctioned.
Vending Machine Locations in Fortnite
All of the named landmark locations will have vending machines, so bring up the map to know where to start looking. You can also check out a few gas stations to see if they have any as well.
A good way to find a malfunctioning vending machine in Fortnite is to check out areas that have multiple machines. Coney Crossroads, for instance, houses three vending machines. The more you can look at, the quicker you can narrow down your search.
Whether you find a malfunctioning vending machine or a working one in Fortnite Chapter 3, you’ll wind up with something that can help you out. Otherwise, you can always just stash the item in your tent for later use. Just remember where vending machines are located and just hope a broken one spawns where you’re at.
Fortnite Chapter 3 is available now on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo, and PC.