Today marks the beginning of Fortnite‘s seventh season, and it has brought a bevy of changes and content, including a wintery biome, new challenges, and the game’s first ariel vehicle, the X-4 Stormwing Plane.
While this new vehicle may have a lot of fans excited, some may be wondering where to find one and what they can do with it once located.
The X-4 Stormwing Plane can seat up to five players, a pilot and four passengers, and it spawns in specific locations throughout the battle royale’s map. While an X-4 will not always appear at every one of these locations, and there are likely to be more possible spawn points, this map (compiled from confirmed locations provided by Heavy and Eurogamer) can act as a guide for those that are looking to make their first Fortnite flight.
- D3: On the mountain northeast of Pleasant Park
- F3: By the river south of Lazy Links
- B5: In the mountains north of Viking Village
- F5: On the mountain west of Dusty Divot
- I5: On the mountain by Loney Lodge
- A8: In the hangers at Frosty Flights
- B8: In a camp east of Frosty Flights
- E8: On the mountain north of Happy Hamlet
- H8: On a hill between Fatal Fields and Paradise Palms
As some players might expect, the new iceberg biome (at the bottom-left of the map) appears to have a high density of new planes, though there are opportunities to nab one throughout the map.
Once an X-4 has been acquired, and the basic controls have been understood, players can move on to performing stunts in their new plane. This includes flying the vessel upside down, by pressing the roll right and roll left inputs simultaneously, as well as the ability to perform an evasive maneuver by quickly pressing a roll button twice.
With the ability to locate an X-4, and some tips on trick flying, players should now be ready to hop in a plane and conquer their next Battle Royale match. Just remember, for those that are manning the plane’s machine gun, this mounted weapon can overheat, and prolonged firing should be avoided when possible.