How to say thank you to the bus driver in Fortnite

Only winners say thank you to the bus driver in Fortnite, and you want be a winner, right?


Being polite is always the best policy, whether that’s in public or at home in private, and especially when preparing to dive out of a bus at 10,000 feet before doing battle with 99 other people. Thanks to a recent update, Fortnite players can now say thank you to the bus driver, a small but meaningful change. Besides, saying thank you to the bus driver is guaranteed to improve your odds of getting a victory royale*.

How to thank the bus driver

Thanking a bus driver in real life isn’t complicated, and neither is thanking the bus driver in Fortnite. Players on PC can hit the B key to thank their friendly driver while those who use a controller will need to press down on the D-pad. The only condition is that you’ll have to be in the bus, once you leap out and start diving down, it’s likely going to be too late for any polite acknowledgements.

That’s really all there is to it. Tap the correct key or button to see your name pop up on the left-hand side of the screen stating that you’ve successfully thanked the bus driver for all their hard work. Now all we need is Epic Games to add the ability to sing, Hail to the Bus Driver, and then I’ll be truly pleased.

After thanking the bus driver – I mean, you should, they do drive (fly?) over the same area hundreds of thousands of times a day – take a moment to check out how to get the Boogie Down emote and where to find the Snobby Shores treasure! There are only a few weeks left in this season of Fortnite, so make sure you get all those challenges done so you can reach tier 100 and claim your rewards.

*Your odds of getting a victory royale don’t actually improve if you thank the bus driver.

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