You can get a cool Hoverboard in Fortnite: Save the World, but it will take about a dozen hours of gameplay before you unlock the “Optional” Hoverboard mission.  The Hoverboard will let you glide around the map faster a lot than you can run.  

How to build A Hoverboard in Fortnite: Save the World!
How to build A Hoverboard in Fortnite: Save the World!

How do you get the Hoverboard in Fortnite?

We hear this question quite a lot in “game-chat” while doing Stonewood missions, so we figured we would make a simple Hoverboard Tutorial for newer Save the World players on how to get a Hoverboard!

First: You need to trigger the Hoverboard Quest in the Tutorial.  And then you need to find Hoverquest parts in order to build your Hoverboard.  In order to trigger the Hoverboard Quest, you need to complete “Stonewood Home Base Defense 5” in your Main Quest Line.  This Mission is on “Stonewood Quest Page: 9 of 10”.  

Homebase Storm Shield Defense 5
Homebase Storm Shield Defense 5

Then the Hoverboard Quest should pop up in the Quests Tab: Quests>Tutorial Quests>Want to Build a Hoverboard?

Want to Build a Hoverboard?
Want to Build a Hoverboard?

Once you’ve triggered the quest, then you need to find 10 Hovercraft parts.  Getting the parts is not that difficult, just a little tedious.  You need to destroy hot rods with your pickaxe.  So, concentrate on doing quests in cities where they have a lot of cars, like: “Rescue the Survivors”, but in City locations.  Then look for old green and blue hot rods.  They look like this:

Fortnite - Hoverboard Hotrods
Fortnite – Hoverboard Hotrods

Sometimes the Hot Rods will be highlighted and be easy to see.  But the hot rods do not have to be highlighted to drop parts.  Now, just completely demolish the hot rod with your pickaxe.  About 30% of the time, the cars will drop Hoverboard parts. 

Hoverboard Part Drop
Hoverboard Part Drop

You will probably need to run 4-5 missions to find enough Hot Rods to destroy, but eventually they will drop your 10 Mythic Hoverboard Parts. 

Once you’ve got enough parts, you simply hold down the button that summons the Hoverboard to ride your Hoverboard.  You have to hold the button down about 5 seconds.  This button varies depending on what system you are on.  On a PS4, you hold down the “O” button.  On a PC, I believe it’s the “Q” button.

The Hoverboard has unlimited durability.  You will get knocked off of it if you get hit by a zombie.  Also, the Hoverboard is noisy! So you will easily wake up nearby zombies as you zoom by.  Good Luck Hunting!

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