The Air Strike is a Legendary Utility Item in Fortnite that was previously vaulted in Patch 10.00 but has now been re-released to the Island in Chapter 3 Season 2. The item functions as a throwable that can be hurled at enemy targets, summoning a shower of missiles down upon an area within a small radius. These missiles will damage any enemy player inside and destroy surfaces and structures. A good comparison for Fornite‘s Air Strike would be Gibraltar’s Defensive Bombardment Ultimate from Apex Legends. Once the signal has been thrown, a bombardment upon nearby adversaries will occur after a short delay.
How To Find & Use Air Strikes In Fortnite
Many players might be wondering how to acquire the “relaunched” Legendary Air Strikes of Chapter 3 Season 2. Fortunately, Air Strikes are relatively straightforward to find in Fortnite, as they generate in stacks of two within Chests, Supply Drops, and as field-spawned loot. Accordingly, it is possible to find Air Strikes anywhere across the Battle Royale Map.
Naturally, there are Fortnite community members who find Air Strikes at a specific spot and claim it to be the optimal location to obtain the Legendary item. Of course, this information is by no means incorrect, yet players should understand that the Air Strike generates as random loot, meaning it will not consistently spawn in a given area. Furthermore, as a Legendary Utility Item, it has a minimal chance of appearing on the ground and is more likely to be found in chests and supply drops that contain rare, high-tier loot in Fortnite.
To use an Air Strike in Fortnite, aim at a designated spot and use the fire button/key to throw it. A red smoke will emerge from where it impacts, causing a siren alarm to trigger. After several moments, a dark cloud will appear above the smoke, and around twenty projectiles will fire down on the chosen location.
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