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The Crash Pad is a throwable item in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Chapter 2: Season 2.

The Crash Pad is found in two different versions: The throwable item version, and the environmental version:


Crash Pads are thrown at a location to deploy a large inflatable trampoline. This trampoline destroys nearby structures to make sure it is placed properly. When a player stands on top of this trampoline, they are launched into the air, and will not take fall damage. The crash pad can also be angled, so that the player is launched at an angle, rather than directly upwards. Crash Pads will deflate after some time, or when attacked. The pads will deflect projectiles such as Rockets or Grenades.

When a player is in the air and carrying Crash Pads, they can press the jump button to throw one below them. This pad will follow the player and always make sure they land on top of it, no matter their velocity. This takes priority over Glider Redeploy.


Crash Pads stack up to 6.

Crash Pad
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Max Stack: 6


From when the item was last obtainable in Chapter 3: Season 3:

Rarity Chest Rare












Environmental Crash Pads function the same as the item version, except they are pre-deployed. Players are launched into the air when they stand on its top, and will not take fall damage. Crash Pads can launch Vehicles, items, and certain projectiles.


Environmental Crash Pads can be found around Compact Cars and in the coastline north of FN Radio.

Strategy Guide

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The risk was calculated... but man am I bad at math.
This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.

  • If the player falls out of a Choppa, a crash pad is an ideal method to negate fall damage, as it can easily be deployed underneath you.
  • Crash Pads maintain the player's velocity, so if you are moving fast, you can deploy repeated crash pads underneath you, and gain a good amount of distance in a short time.
  • Throw consumables at a Crash Pad, and they will bounce off and travel a far distance. This is useful for giving consumables to squad-mates who are far away.


Chapter 2: Season 2

Chapter 2: Season 3

Chapter 2: Season 5

Chapter 2: Season 7

Chapter 2: Season 8

  • Update v18.00: Environmental Crash Pads along with several Alien themed decorations from Believer Beach now spawn at Compact Cars and to the north of Dinky Dish. They can be deflated when attacked.

Chapter 3: Season 1

Chapter 3: Season 3

  • Update v21.30: Environmental Crash Pads return with a Summer theme, found in the waters around Mighty Monument.
    • Crash Pad received new sounds.
    • (August 2nd, 2022): Unvaulted Crash Pads.