Fortnite Season 5 has a set of all-new Exotic weapons to help you score a Victory Royale, so here’s where you can find each of these rare items.
A lot has changed in Fortnite Chapter 2’s fifth season. After defeating Galactus, Jonesy has hired a team of hunters, including the Mandalorian, to try and save reality. As well as the Star Wars crossover, there have been several new POIs, bounty contracts, and NPCs to discover around the map.
Along with these new additions comes a new weapon category: Exotic. At the time of writing, there are ten Exotic weapons to find and use in Fortnite Season 5. Each of these has its own special ability and must be purchased from specific NPCs around the map.
All Fortnite Exotic Weapons
In terms of power, these weapons fall below the classic Mythic category. There are currently five Mythic items in the game right now, The Mandalorian’s jetpack, his Amban Sniper Rifle, the Mythic AR and rocket launcher, along with Predator’s cloaking device.
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Here are each of the new weapons and their locations:
- Storm Scout Sniper Rifle – You can get the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle by giving 1,225 gold bars to Lexa at Hunter’s Haven. This sniper deals 85 damage, 212 headshot damage, and tells you where the next storm circle is.
- The Nighthawk Revolver – This scoped revolver also costs 1,225 bars, and can be purchased from Mancake at Butter Barn, which is South-East of The Zero Point. It deals 44 damage, 88 headshot damage, and the scope has a black and white thermal effect.
- Shadow Tracker Pistol – Essentially a Silenced Pistol, The Shadow Tracker can be acquired from Reese at Dirty Docks for 1,225 gold bars. It deals 29 damage, 58 headshot damage, and allows you to tag hit enemies and track their location.
- Boom Sniper Rifle – The Boom Sniper can be bought from Splode near Craggy Cliffs. Interact with him like any other NPC, and trade him 1,225 gold bars. It deals 10 damage, 25 headshot damage, and the shot explodes after a few seconds dealing an extra 60 damage.
- The Dub Shotgun – The Dub can be acquired by trading 1,225 bars with Dummy, who can appear either West of Dirty Docks, or South-East of Stealthy Stronghold. At close range, it deals 120 damage to the body and 150 to the head but like the Flint-Knock, will knock you back after firing.
Twitter user @MikeDulaimi has put together this handy map showing you the location of all of the Exotic weapons. NPCs are known to sometimes spawn in different locations, but these are all great places to start.
Newly-added Exotics Update
February 24 Exotic Shuffle (Update)
Epic Games shuffled some of the Exotic weapon locations on February 24, which gave them to new NPCs on Fortnite Island. The Storm Scout Sniper, Nighthawk Revolver, and Hop Rock Dualies can now be found in different spots that you can check out on the map, below.
Earning 1,225 gold bars for each weapon will be tough, you’ll need to complete bounties or challenges set by NPCs to receive payment. Their special abilities may be worth the effort, though.
It’s entirely possible that Epic Games might shuffle the locations once again for these and other Exotic weapons. If that happens, we’ll be sure to update this map and article.
With Fortnite Season 6 just around the corner, we’ll keep our ears open for any more Exotic Weapons that are added to the game.
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Crazy Fortnite bug is causing screens to flip sideways
A frustrating Fortnite glitch is causing players’ screens to flip sideways, making it impossible to play without tilting their heads.
Several Fortnite players are being plagued by an absolutely bizarre glitch that’s flipping their screens sideways, and making things more difficult in the middle of their games.
You’ll find plenty that can surprise you the next time to jump into a match of Fortnite, as Epic Games are always introducing new content. This ranges from crossover skins with other franchises like Predator, to tamable Raptors.
However, fans usually only enjoy surprises when they don’t include horrible technical glitches that ruin the game Now, a new one has emerged which is flipping player’s screens horizontally, and it’s particularly frustrating.
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Reddit user powerGladius posted a clip showcasing their encounter with this glitch in the middle of a match. They were just enjoying the game, and then the screen spontaneously flipped and locked sideways.
While this may seem amusing initially, it soon became clear that it would keep happening even when they tried to join other games. It’s far less fun to play Fortnite when you need to constantly keep your neck on your shoulders.
The comments were filled to the brim with other players that had also encountered this issue, and they were demanding that Epic Games issue a fix for this issue.
Even pro players like Thiago ‘K1nG’ Lapp of FaZe Clan Brazil and ‘Snow’ from Falcons Gaming have vented about their experience with this glitch. This means that this issue is widespread, and can happen to any player.
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There is no doubt that Epic Games will end up investigating this issue, and then coming up with a permanent fix for it. However, they’ve not acknowledged it at the time of writing, so they might not know about it yet.
We’ll keep checking for any updates regarding this situation. Once the devs announce a proper fix for the bug, we’ll be sure to update you.
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A clever Fortnite player has found some genius ways to use Fortnite’s new tires, and not in ways you might expect.
A major part of Fortnite is discovering clever ways you can use your builds, the environment, items, and weapons to get the upper hand on your opponent. Chonkers off-road tires arrived with the 16.20 update, and while they are designed for modding vehicles, the community has already discovered their other uses.
Fortnite YouTuber Ryuzanami has demonstrated several tricks you can pull off with the tires, and, surprisingly, none of them involve vehicles.
As Fortnite players have become more advanced at the building mechanics of the game, taking and getting through other players’ walls has become one of the most important aspects of the game. Ryuzanami showed that you can use the tires to phase through walls 100% of the time. If you throw the tire into the corner, push up against the wall, and break it, you are guaranteed to get through.
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With the storm ever closing in, you can also use these tires to boost your movement speed. As you jump off the tire, you can continue to pick them up, repeating the process until you’re safe from the storm. Or, mid-fight, you can throw the tires on the ground below you and use them to take height from your opponents.
Once you have this height, you can also use the tires to avoid fall damage. Throw the tires on the floor below you then build a floor above, jump on top of the tires, then they will remain below your feet and break your fall. Just don’t pick up the tires on the way down or you’ll fall to your death.
Also, using their bouncy nature, you can throw them at opponents forcing them to take fall damage. However, this is extremely situational and is more fun than a competitive strategy.
With these tips in mind, keeping one of your inventory slots free for tires can provide you with a plethora of opportunities to get the upper hand in build fights.
Image Credit: Epic Games
Where to talk to the Joneses for Fortnite Season 6 Spire challenge
To complete Fortnite Season 6’s Spire Quests, you’ll need to talk to the Jonses, so here’s where you can find them.
Raz’s Spire Quests ask you to talk to five Joneses around the Fortnite map, so here are the locations of each Jonesy NPC in Season 6.
Fortnite’s 16.20 update finally brought vehicle mods and new bows to wield, as well as a new set of Spire Quests to earn you a ton of XP and a purple variant for Battle Pass skin, Raz. These quests, which advance Fortnite’s story, are completed in stages, so once you’ll need to do them in order.
Players have become stuck trying to talk to five Joneses near the end of the quests, so we’ve got all of their locations to help you complete them.
Where to find the Joneses for Fortnite Spire Quest
As Fortnite’s story has progressed, several different versions of Jonesy have arrived. These can all be found on the island, and you need to talk to them to complete Season 6’s Spire Quests.
Here are the locations of each Jonesy on the Fortnite Season 6 island.
- Castaway Jonesy: Desert island northeast of Steamy Stacks
- Bunker Jonesy: Found in multiple locations on the map, e.g Lighthouse Building to the northwest of Stealthy Stronghold
- Grill Sergeant: At the Durr Burger Food Truck east of Stealthy Stronghold
- Wreck Raider: North end of Coral Castle
- Suntan Specialist: Found on the beach at Sweaty Sands
- Rex: In the building east of The Spire
- Sash Sergeant: Playpark in Weeping Woods
- Cabbie: Building in the south-end of Lazy Lake
- Slurp Jonesy: Inside main factory at Slurpy Swamp
You only need to find five of the Joneses around the map, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find all five in one match of Battle Royale or Team Rumble. Plan a route depending on the Battle Bus’s line and you’ll be able to complete this challenge in only a few matches.
Where to find and duel Jonesy the First
After you’ve found the five Joneses around the Season 6 island, you’ll be tasked with finding and dueling Jonesy the First. Luckily, he’s always in the same location. You can find him in the house on the northwest corner of Pleasant Park.
Simply talk to him and select the duel option to begin the fight. We recommend gathering some weapons, shields, and materials before taking him on. He shouldn’t be difficult to defeat, but you could find yourself struggling if you’re unprepared.
Finding the Joneses and dueling the OG isn’t particularly difficult, but is time-consuming. However, with this guide, you should complete the spire quests in no time. And be sure to check out the Week 5 Quests for some extra XP.
Image Credit: Epic Games / Fortnite.GG
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