Fortnite Chrome Keys: Where to Find Them & How to Use

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Fortnite Season 4 is off to a fast start and one reason for that is the new item, Chrome Keys. Added only in this most recent update, these keys actually hold a ton of value if you can find and use them.

For more on exactly how to do that, let us take you through everything you need to know about Chrome Keys in Fortnite.

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Where to Find Chrome Keys

Chrome Keys can currently be found just about anywhere in Fortnite Season 4. Unlike the EvoChrome weapons, you do not have to be in a chrome biome or searching chrome chests.

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They may pop out of any chest, with a higher chance when opening a rare chest, or just be found lying on the floor in a building. Chrome Keys are, however, a little rare. Chances are you're more likely to come across them if you eliminate a player who was holding some.

What Are Chrome Keys For?

Chrome Keys are used for opening the vaults on the island in Fortnite Season 4. These vaults are usually quite easy to access and will show up on the map as a little lock. The number of keyholes in the lock shows you how many Chrome Keys you need to unlock it.

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You can see the lock just below the cursor, this indicates a vault is nearby

Once you have the required amount, approach the nearest vault and use a key on each lock to open it. Single lock vaults will have a few chests, rare chests and ammo boxes inside. Double lock vaults make a lot more noise and take longer to open but have 2/3x the chests and loot to take.

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These keys will probably play a big role in each game as they're a great way to get a headstart on your competitors. The sooner you can get your hands on one or two Chrome Keys and access a vault, the better.