Vaults have returned to The Island in Fortnite Chapter 3, but you need multiple people present to unlock them. Here are a couple of clever tricks to open vaults while playing Solos in Fortnite.
Fortnite Chapter 3 is off to a tremendous start. Players can enjoy a brand new island with a completely revamped pool of weapons.
There’s also a mix of returning content from Chapters 1 and 2. Players can visit some of their favorite POIs from both chapters while enjoying some of Fortnite’s best mechanics.
Vaults are one of the many returning features in Chapter 3. However, they are quite different than they were in Chapter 2. You don’t need a card to unlock them, but you do need more than one person present to open them.
Unlocking Vaults with NPCs
You do have to have another person present to unlock the Fortnite Chapter 3 vaults. However, that doesn’t mean they have to be a player. One trick players have discovered is that you can use an NPC to unlock the vault.
There are plenty of NPCs wandering nearby each vault so you may be able to coax one into walking close enough to register on the scanner. An easier method would be finding an NPC you can hire that will willingly follow you to the vault.
Open Vaults with tamed animals
Wild animals have also returned to Fortnite Chapter 3, and players can also tame them. Both a tamed boar and wolf will work, you just need to get them close enough to the vault.
To tame an animal, you just need to get close enough to them while holding a piece of meat. Hold down the action button while they’re distracted and they will become your loyal ally.
This also means they will follow you around the map and even into vaults.
Using Chickens to open vaults
Perhaps the silliest but easiest method of opening a vault is by using a chicken. You can’t tame a chicken, and they won’t willingly follow you. However, you can pick them up.
Vaults aren’t specific as to what it considers another person. Luckily, this means it will accept a chicken as a second player. All you need to do is find a chicken, pick it up, and carry it to the vault.
Fortnite Chapter 3 Vault locations
There are seven Vaults dotted around Fortnite Chapter 3’s map. The image below shows all seven locations.
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