How to Refuel Cars in Fortnite - Gas Cans, Gas Stations

Refuel cars in Fortnite is one of the new major mechanics added in the Joyride update, and it involves pumping fuel into your car via gas cans or gas stations. This, of course, has led to a bunch of questions cropping up, since these mechanics are brand new. Like, how do I refuel cars in Fortnite? Where to I find gas cans and gas stations, and how do I use them? We’ll be answering all these questions and more in our How to Refuel Cars in Fortnite – Gas Cans, Gas Stations guide.

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How to Refuel Cars in Fortnite – Gas Cans, Gas Stations

Fortnite Cars – How to Refuel

There are two ways to refuel your car in Fortnite – gas stations and Gas Cans. Both of these have their flaws and virtues. Gas stations are in set locations, so you always know where to find them. Plus, they don’t take up valuable space in your inventory. However, it makes you a sitting duck, and you can bet that people will be sniping every single gas station for the foreseeable future.

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Gas Cans, on the other hand, are a way to quickly top up, and you can do it anywhere. The downside is that they are random spawns on the floor or in chests, so there’s no guarantee that you’ll find one. Plus, they take up space, and they explode when shot. So, it’s up to you to choose.

How to Use Gas Stations in Fortnite?

To use gas stations in Fortnite, drive your car to one of the gas pumps. Then, exit the car and pick up the pump. Then, approach the car and press the “fire” button to fuel it. You don’t have to do it at any particular part of the car. Just keep in mind that the gas pump hoses have limited reach, so you really have to come close. While you’re at it, don’t come too close. If you hit a gas pump, it can explode, and that’s something you absolutely don’t want to happen. Be very, very careful.

Gas Station Locations in Fortnite

The gas station locations in Fortnite are scattered across the map, and there’s a total of thirteen of them. Currently, they’re marked on the map for you. However, that might not always be the case. So, we’ve compiled a list of their locations below, as well as a handy map for you.

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Gas station locations
  • West of Steamy Stack
  • East of Pleasant Park
  • In Pleasant Park
  • East of Frenzy Farms
  • South of Frenzy Farms
  • In Salty Springs
  • In Sweaty Sands
  • West of Holly Hedges
  • North of Slurpy Swamp
  • In Lazy Lake
  • In The Fortilla
  • West of Misty Meadows
  • In Catty Corner

Where to Find Gas Can Locations in Fortnite

To find Gas Cans in Fortnite, you have to get lucky, because Gas Cans either drop from chests, or you find them as random floor loot. So, there’s no exact locations for you to look for them at. That’s not to say that it’s not worth looking for them, though; you’re going to want to have one on you at all times if you’re planning to use cars. To use the Gas Can, just stand with it next to a car and press the “fire” button.

While you’re carrying a Gas Can, there are some things you have to keep in mind. For one, you can still have a gun in your other hand and fight freely. However, if somebody shoots a Gas Can, it will explode, so be very, very careful. Also, keep in mind that you can also theoretically lure someone close to a can and blow them up. It’ll be extremely efficient if you manage to pull it off.

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