10 Jun 2021 10:27 AM +00:00

How To Open Cosmic Chests In Fortnite

As part of Fortnite Season 7’s alien theme, cosmic chests are appearing on the island. They are chests with increased chance of high level gear, but you must work as a team to open them.

How exactly do you find these chests, and more importantly how do you get the loot inside?

How To Find Cosmic Chests In Fortnite

Straight off, you can only find cosmic chests if playing in duos, trios or squads. Cosmic chests are not spawning in solos due to the requirement for opening them.

The chest only appears in the early stages of a match, more specifically the first three zones. Make sure you move as a team and grab a vehicle (ideally a UFO) to survey the map. When the chests spawn they are marked on your map to make them a little easier to locate.

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How To Open A Cosmic Chest In Fortnite

Once you locate a cosmic chest, you may think the hard work is done but opening one is no simple activity. Instead of just interacting with the chest or shooting it open, you have to work as a team to gain access.


The chest is encased in a purple/pink crystal. When approaching it, the chest will tether itself to your team members at random. When it does this, a reticule will appear on the crystal prompting you to hit it in this area.

Make sure you only hit the designated area when requested and ensure your team do the same. To be safe, it’s best to use your harvesting tool rather than a weapon. Mess up this process and the chest will reset.


Once this has been done successfully, you are treated to a small sample of the original Fortnite lobby music and the chest explodes open. While there are no guarantees with what’s inside, you have a greatly increased chance of epic to legendary gear.

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