How to get Nitro in Fortnite: Locations & uses

Amitesh Dhar
Nitro Barrel and Nitro Splash in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3

Nitro is a new consumable that was added to Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3, so here’s where you can find and use the item in the game.

Nitro is the new seasonal consumable for Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3. This item is a power-up that players can use on themselves and on their vehicles in the game. It can be used to create some interesting strategies that can help you survive for longer and potentially win a match in the game.

So, where can you find Nitro in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3, and how do you use it in the game?

Where to find Nitro in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3

Nitro can be found spread out across the island in the form of Nitro Splash or Nitro Barrels, as mentioned in the official Fortnite blog post. Since both these items are shipped from Redline Rig, you will have a higher chance of coming across both these items at the POI.

As the name suggests, Nitro Splash is a portable unit that you will find in loot chests and as floor loot all across the island.

Nitro Barrels, on the other hand, are quite similar to Slurp Barrels, and you will come across the item close to landmarks or at POIs controlled by the Wasteland Warriors like the Nitrodome or the Brutal Beachhead.

How to use Nitro in Fortnite

When you pick up a Nitro Splash in Fortnite, it’ll occupy a spot in your inventory and you can use it like you would with any other consumable in the game. When you use a Nitro Splash on yourself, here’s what will happen:

  • Increase in movement speed.
  • While moving at sufficient speed, you will be able to bash through builds. When bashing through enemies, you will deal damage and knock them back.
  • Decreased stamina consumption, meaning you will be able to sprint longer.
  • You will be able to reload your weapons quickly.
  • Fall damage immunity.

If you use Nitro Splash on your vehicle in Fortnite, you will experience the following effects:

  • Driving speed increase.
  • Explosive ramming power that deals damage and knockback when driving at sufficient speed.
  • Fuel consumption decrease.
  • Buff to attached attack mods.

Nitro Barrels, on the other hand, will fly away and explode after you strike them, giving you the same buffs to you and your vehicle.

That sums up everything you need to know about Nitro in Fortnite and how to use it in Chapter 5 Season 3. The new season has a host of other weapons and items for you to check out alongside the new skins which you can find in the Battle Pass.

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