The Falcon Scout is the newest gizmo that has been added to the loot pool of Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1. Perhaps taking inspiration from Crypto (Apex Legends), the developers have added a "surveillance drone."
The Falcon Scout is a nifty utility-based item that will allow players to scout the area and mark out enemy positions during the match. Although the item does have a cooldown timer, it's well worth the effort and time to find it in-game.
All locations of Falcon Scouts in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1
The Falcon Scout is an item in Fortnite, so there's no fixed spawn location for it in the game. Nevertheless, finding it shouldn't be too difficult. According to leakers, this new utility item can be found in a number of places.
The two best places to find Falcon Scouts are in Oathbound Chests and Supply Drops. Both are relatively easy to come by in-game. The former can be found in medieval-themed locations in Fortnite, while the latter can be found descending to the ground after the first Storm Circle shrinks.
If both of these options are not logistically possible for whatever reason, the Scout Falcons can also be found in normal chests and as floor loot. However, the spawn chance for these methods is relatively low compared to Oathbound Chests and Supply Drops.
How to use the Falcon Scout in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1
As the name suggests, the Falcon Scout can be used to scout out battlefields to aid players in combat. Upon selecting the utility item, the player's view will shift behind it and follow it around the map. This will make it easier to control and provide a bird's eye view of the terrain.
That being said, solo Fortnite players will have to stay hidden while using this item, as they will be left vulnerable to enemy fire. It's best to hide behind a rock or cliff edge before deploying the item.
Moving on, the Falcon Scout can be used to ping or place markers down on the map to mark objectives or targets of opportunity. It can also 'caw' to create a radius in which all opponents will be marked for the player's squad. Based on the information provided by leakers, these abilities will have a cooldown time.
Aside from these basic combat roles, the Falcon Scout can also assist Fortnite players by opening containers and picking up loot. Once done, the loot can be carried to a fellow teammate or the player controlling it. In combat, this ability will prove invaluable as players can perch themselves on high ground and receive ammo and supplies from a fellow teammate.
Lastly, the Falcon Scout can be used to collect Reboot Cards and carry away Knocked Down teammates to safety. While its former use is relatively straightforward, carrying a downed teammate away may make the Falcon Scout a lucrative target for the enemy. Nevertheless, desperate times will call for desperate measures.