The Port-a-Fort is a new item in Fortnite Battle Royale. It resembles a cube, and when thrown, creates a fort. You can see the Port-a-Fort in action below.
EditPort a Fort Trailer
In the trailer, two players corner a solo player behind a haystack. After a moment of thought, the solo player looks at a gray and blue glowing cube – the Port a Fort – and launches it.
The Port a Fort turns into a large structure made of metal, the strongest material. It looks to be made of a column two squares high with stairs that enable players to climb to the top, where there are ramps.
The duo who had cornered the solo player stops in awe, with the solo player standing triumphantly on their newly made high-ground.
The Port-a-Fort was officially added to Battle Royale with Patch 3.5.
EditWhat is Port-a-Fort
The Port-a-Fort is, basically, a portable fort. The blue and gray cube will deploy a fort, which shape is apparent on the cube. We assume it can be thrown like a grenade, and build from there.
The Port-a-Fort is made of metal, the strongest material in Fortnite Battle Royale. The Port-a-Fort seems to construct slightly faster than manually made metal structures, but it is not an instant pop-up. This may enable enemies to shoot it down before it’s even finished being constructed.
Port-a-Forts are made of one column two stories high with a ramp-made funnel at the top. A tire on the floor of the structure is used to jump on to get to the top.
Because the image of the fort shape is apparent on the cube before building, we’re guessing there may be multiple types of Port a Forts added later, but again, this is purely speculation.
EditPort a Fort Rarity and Location
- Port-a-Forts are of Epic (Purple) Rarity
- They drop in singles
- You can carry 5 Port-a-Forts at once
- Port-a-Fort are available randomly in Vending Machines
PC Fortnite players can build forts manually at break-neck speed, and console players are pretty fast at building as well, but for Fortnite players on mobile, building is an incredibly difficult, slow chore. The Port-a-Fort enables mobile players a much easier way to build.
On console and PC, the Port-a-Fort can also be used as a crutch for players who haven’t gotten used to Fortnite’s building mechanics, but we assume advanced players may be able to outbuild a Port-a-Fort user when confronted with one.