The Battle Bus is an aerial vehicle in Fortnite: Battle Royale that transports players to the Island at the beginning of every game. It has a specific path - randomised each game - that it follows over the Island to let players exit and land. Once the Battle Bus has reached the end of its path, players who haven’t exited the Battle Bus will be immediately dropped from it. The identity of the Battle Bus driver is unknown.


The current Battle Bus has a blue paint job with a large hot air balloon inflated by a blue flame under it, allowing the mobile vehicle to fly. One thing to note about the Battle Bus is it has wheel clamps without tires, rendering it immobile on the ground.
Other appearances of the Battle Bus:


  • A Crashed Battle Bus could be seen on a mountain in between Shifty Shafts and Dusty Divot in Chapter 1. The balloon of this Battle Bus was deflated and also lost some of its color.
  • During Fortnitemares 2018, another Crashed Battle Bus could be seen, as a result of the Floating Island exploding. It could be found north of Loot Lake, and west of Lazy Links. The model of this Battle Bus is the same as the crashed one outside of Shifty Shafts. At the same time this Battle Bus was added, the old crashed Battle Bus was removed.
  • A Battle Bus got sucked into the Black Hole along with everything else during The End Event.
  • Deadpool redecorated the Battle Bus in Chapter 2: Season 2. This slowly started to lose colour and ultimately returned to the original.
  • In Update v14.30, Iron Man started to redesign the Battle Bus.
  • Iron Man then fully redesigned the Battle Bus to be optimised for The Devourer of Worlds Live Event - Upgraded Battle Busses. These used Gamma Cells to stay in the air, instead of a balloon - the first time the Battle Bus flew without a balloon.
    • The Battle Bus returned to normal after the event.



  • For each of Fortnite's Birthdays, the Battle Bus earns a decorated appearance featuring confetti, balloons and the number of its birthday.
  • The logo on the top of Battle Buses suggests that they are made by Vindertech.
  • Players can thank a Battle Bus driver by pressing the emote button or key while being inside a Battle Bus, when a players does so, it will show on the Elimination Feed.
  • Thor calls the Battle Bus the "War Wagon" in The Devourer of Worlds Live Event.
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