How to Complete a Train Heist in Fortnite

Follow the darn train, Jonesy!

by Thomas Cunliffe
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Fortnite Chapter Five adds a train that circles The Island, just waiting to be raided for the loot inside. Whether you’re looking to complete a Weekly Quest or in the mood for a good ‘ol-fashioned stickup, this explains how to complete a train heist in Fortnite.

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How to Catch the Train in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1

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Looking at the Fortnite Island map in-game or above, you’ll notice a train track sprawled across the middle of the Island. The train moves along this track throughout the match, and its current location is displayed on the map via a white train icon.

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You can board the train by jumping onto the side or mantling to the roof and hopping down. This train has no brakes, so you’ll need to plan ahead or catch up using movement items to board. I may have crashed once or twice (as seen in the screenshot above), but I managed to eventually board using a nearby car.

How to Complete a Train Heist in Fortnite Chapter Five Season One

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To tick off the ‘Complete a Train Heist’ objective of the Weekly Quest, you must loot the cache at the front of the train. The cache works similarly to Combat Caches, in which you activate the cache and wait for the timer to deplete as you stand within range.

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A raided train will have graffiti automatically sprayed around the carriage. If you see a particularly colorful train, you’ll know it has already been raided by another player. Let’s hope they don’t use those raided weapons against you and your squad.

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If you’ve managed to defend the cache without accidentally riding into the storm or being sniped, you’ll receive the loot inside. Once you’ve “raided” the train, you’ll need to make your way to the Floating Island that eventually spawns, then use the zipline to climb up and claim its capture point to complete the quest.

To help you earn Battle Pass XP and eventually unlock some Family Guy funny moments, check out our guides on weapon attachments, Match Quests, and Society Medallions. You’re gonna need ’em!

This guide was written while playing Fortnite Chapter Five Season One on Xbox Series X.

- This article was updated on December 4th, 2023

About The Author

Thomas has been a freelance writer since 2021 and considers himself a connoisseur of all things Nintendo, Blizzard, and Marvel. Since amassing 145,000+ followers on a Facebook page about Diddy Kong with a backward hat in 2015, Thomas has become a trusted voice in the gaming community across publications such as AOTF, PC Invasion, and Gfinity. His greatest achievements include catching every Pokémon, completing every quest in World of Warcraft (yes, all of them), and naming his dog 'Mass Effect 3.' Thomas is extraordinarily passionate about the video game industry and its community. He enjoys writing about various topics, including popular games like Destiny 2, Fortnite, and WoW, and exploring the latest AAA and indie titles.