After being vaulted for nearly three years, Balloons are finally back on the Fortnite battle island — at least for now.
The Update v20.30 Hotfix officially went live Tuesday, unvaulting Balloons for the latest Donation Station voting trial period. From now until Monday, May 16, at 11:59 p.m. ET, players will have the opportunity to find and try out both Balloons and Shield Bubbles scattered throughout the Island. Not too long after this trial period ends, however, players will be invited to vote for their favorite choice by contributing Bars at Funding Stations. The first item that reaches "100% Funded" status will swiftly enter the loot pool, while the other will be sent back into the vault.
As such, for those looking to take advantage of this rare opportunity and test out the protective items, here's a breakdown of where to find Balloons in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2.
Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Balloon Locations
At the time of publication, Fortnite players can find Balloons in Chests, Rare Chests and Supply Drops, as well as floor loot. Being that they are Rare per se, it should be expected that they won't necessarily be spawning all that often.
Initially making their debut in Fortnite Chapter 1 Season 9, Balloons gave players an easy, albeit vulnerable, way to fly around the map and save themselves from fall damage.
Players can collect and use up to three Balloons at a time, with them causing players to either go further up or down depending on the number.
Ultimately, for those who do find themselves enjoying Balloon being back in Chapter 3 Season 2, be sure to keep an eye out for instructions on how to vote for them once this Donation Station trial period ends on May 16.