What is the Crash Pad Jr. in Fortnite & how to get one

What is the Crash Pad Jr. in Fortnite & how to get one
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Morgan Truder


17th Jan 2024 13:26

The Crash Pad Jr. is a handy item that has returned in Fortnite Chapter 5: Season 1, and you may be wondering how you can get one as well as how to use it.

The uncommon item is similar to the Crash Pad that was introduced in Chapter 2: Season 2 but there are a few key differences. Below, we'll explain what the Crash Pad Jr. is, how best to use it in the game, and where you can find it on the Island.

Where to find the Crash Pad Jr. in Fortnite

Fortunately, this is a very easy item to get in the game, as you can find the Crash Pad Jr. as regular floor loot or inside Chests. When looking for them, I found some in a standard Chest whilst I also saw some just floating in a building waiting to be picked up.

So, much like everything in Fortnite, your best bet is to do some thorough looting. Once you find them and pick them up, you will have three of them in your loadout - although you can stack more if you want to.

How to use the Crash Pad Jr. in Fortnite

Crash Pad Jr. being used Fortnite
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The Crash Pad Jr. is a small crash pad, much smaller than the original one (or Mr Crash Pad, as I will now call it) and has a very specific use case. When falling from a height push the button prompt on your screen to break your fall. You don't even need to have them equipped, just in your inventory.

You can also throw them down manually by equipping them, this way you can be a bit more measured with how you use them. In the popular Zero Build mode, the Crash Pad Jr. can be an effective way to get to hard-to-reach places as you can't build ramps.

That's all you need to know about the Crash Pad Jr. in Fortnite, but if you want even more guides check out our Fortnite homepage where we explain the best guns for this season, how to build a car in the LEGO mode, and much more.

Morgan Truder
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Morgan Truder
Morgan is one of the Guides Writers at GGRecon. He first started writing about games for fun whilst doing his BA (Hons) in History and Film. Since then he has turned this passion into a career and was previously an Editor at VideoGamer before joining GGRecon. Despite enjoying all sorts of games, he can often be found playing Football Manager, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Sekiro.
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