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How to get the Icy Grappler Exotic Weapon in Fortnite Season 8

The Icy Grappler is a brand Exotic weapon in Fortnite Season 8, and here’s how you can get your hands on it.

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Icy Grappler in Fortnite

The Icy Grappler is a new Exotic weapon that’s available in Fortnite Season 8, and here’s everything you need to know about how you can unlock and use it.

Fortnite Season 8 has added a plethora of exciting new content for fans to enjoy, including new skins like Venom and Carnage, the Cube Queen villain, and new weapons like the Sideways Scythe.

The 18.30 update patch added a new Exotic Weapon called the Icy Grappler that lets you zip around the map. You can get your hands on it the next time you hop into a game of Fortnite.

Here’s how to get the Icy Grappler Exotic weapon in Fortnite Season 8.

How to get the Icy Grappler in Fortnite

Fabio Sparklemane location in Fortnite

You can get the Fortnite Icy Grappler by purchasing it from the NPC Fabio Sparklemane. This character can be found at the Apres Ski cabin on the top of the mountain southwest of Misty Meadows.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Travel to the Apres Ski cabin
  2. Interact with Fabio Sparklemane
  3. Select the option to purchase the Icy Grappler
  4. Confirm the purchase

Purchasing the Icy Grappler will cost you 300 Gold Bars, which is much cheaper than other Exotic Weapons. You can check out our guide on how to earn and spend Gold Bars in Fortnite.

How to use the Icy Grappler in Fortnite

Fabio Sparklemane in Fortnite

The normal Grappler in Fortnite allows you to zoom around the map and reach higher areas by pressing the ‘fire’ trigger. The Icy Grappler works similarly but also provides you with a Frozen Feet effect.

This reduces your maneuverability and makes it harder for you to turn while also boosting your movement speed so that you can get around quicker. The effect will last for approximately 30 seconds and can be canceled by entering a body of water or getting knocked down.

You can’t use the Icy Grappler in competitive playlists, but it’s still a fun Exotic weapon to use, so be sure to get it for yourself the next time you hop into a game of Fortnite.


For more on Fortnite Season 8, check out our article on the rumored return of the chapter-ending Fortnite black hole.

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How to open Fortnite Chapter 3 vaults: Locations & guide

Fortnite Chapter 3 has brought Vaults that you can loot for some quality weapons and gear, so here’s how you can find and open them.

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Vaults have returned to Fortnite in Chapter 3, Season 1, and you can some useful loot in them, so here are all the Vault locations along with how to open them.

Fortnite Chapter 3 brought a brand-new Battle Pass featuring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Spider-Man as unlockable skins, along with other fun additions like Spidey’s Web-Shooters.

Season 1 of the latest chapter has also brought back Vaults for players to explore. These often contain high-tier weapons and loot for you to collect so it’s worth searching for them on the map.

Here’s how you can find and open Vaults in Fortnite Chapter 3.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Vault locations

Fortnite Chapter 3 vault locations

There are seven vaults on the newly changed Fortnite Island. They are scattered in different areas and locating them can be difficult. You can check out those locations on the map above and we’ll go over each one of them.

Here are all the Fortnite Vault locations:

  1. Northwest of Logjam Lumberyard
  2. Next to the river northwest of Camp Cuddle
  3. Southwest of Greasy Grove
  4. Southeast of the lake in Coney Crossroads
  5. Northeast of The Daily Bugle
  6. On an island east of Sanctuary
  7. South of Condo Canyon

How to open Vaults in Fortnite

Vault in Fortnite

After you come across one of these vaults, you won’t be able to open them on your own. You’ll need to visit them while playing in Duos, Trios, or Squads. Your teammates will then help you open the group lock.

It’s worth keeping in mind that unlocking a Vault will create noise that might attract nearby enemies. So, we recommend staying prepared for a battle with some powerful weapons and gear.

You can then enter to collect some high-tier weapons and loot from the rare chests inside. There are also blue crystals known as Gem Fragments that you’ll be able to collect from each Vault.


For more Fortnite content, check out our articles on how to get Victory Crown in Fortnite and how to slide in Fortnite Chapter 3.

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How to slide in Fortnite Chapter 3

Fortnite’s newest mechanic that lets you slide across the map. Here’s how to do it, along with details on how to slide cancel.

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Epic Games added a slide mechanic in Fortnite Chapter 3, and here’s everything you need to know about it, including how to cancel slides during combat.

There are many changes to sort through in Fortnite Chapter 3. We have a new Battle Pass featuring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Spider-Man as unlockable skins, and some new mechanics to give players an advantage in battle.

One of these allows players to slide across the map while running. This feature has been a part of games like Apex Legends for a long time and is now finally in Fortnite. It’s also fairly easy to pull off during combat.

Here’s everything you need to know about sliding in Fortnite.

How to slide in Fortnite on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC

Fortnite character sliding

You can slide in Fortnite by running and pressing the crouch button. As we said before, this isn’t too difficult to do during combat, and you just need to know which button to press..

Here are the default slide buttons on all platforms:

  • PS4/ PS5: Press the right analogue stick down
  • Xbox One/ Xbox Series X: Press the right analogue stick down
  • Nintendo Switch: Press the right control stick down
  • PC: Press the CTRL key

While this is the default crouch button, it’s important to note that this may not apply if you have changed it in your keybinding settings. So you’ll need to remember what button it is or reset it to the default settings.

How To slide cancel in Fortnite

Fortnite character running

Sometimes you might accidentally start sliding when you didn’t intend to, and this could seriously harm you during a gunfight. Luckily, the game lets you cancel the animation by pressing the crouch button a second time.

This will instantly get your character back into the running position. You can only slide down steep slopes such as hills, mountains, and slanting rooftops. Since you can use your weapon while sliding, this can be useful in battles.

You can also change the “slide hold time” when playing on a controller. This changes the duration for which you need to hold the crouch button to get your character to begin sliding.


For more Fortnite, check out our guides on how to get Victory Crown in Fortnite and how to unlock the Fortnite Nick Fury skin.

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How to get Victory Crown in Fortnite

The Victory Crown is a new addition in Fortnite Chapter 3 and here’s everything you need to know about it.

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Spider-Man wearing a victory crown in Fortnite

Epic Games have added the Victory Crown in Fortnite Chapter 3, and here’s everything you need to know about it, including what it does and how to get it.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 has brought a brand-new Battle Pass that features several unlockable skins like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Spider-Man. There are also new items like Spidey’s Web-Shooters.

Another new feature is the Victory Crown, and players who hold this item will gain some extremely useful benefits. In case you’re wondering what it does and how to get it, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Victory Crown.

What is the Victory Crown in Fortnite?

Llama holding the Victory Crown in Fortnite

As the name implies, the Victory Crown can be worn on your head when you’re on Fortnite Island. It is a new feature that provides its wearers with some neat rewards that will make it highly sought-after.

If you’ve got the Victory Crown then you’ll receive bonus XP during the match while wearing it. If you win a game while you have it on then you’ll get an altered Victory Royale screen where a Crown is added on top of the text.

You will also get an exclusive emote that shows you the amount of Crowned Victory Royales that you earn when playing Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1. So, wearing the Victory Crown definitely has its advantages.

How to get the Victory Crown in Fortnite

Spider-Man, The Foundation and other characters in Fortnite Chapter 3

Victory Crowns will automatically be awarded to the top few players in a game. You can get it when playing Solo, Duos, Trios, and Squads, but you’ll need to play extremely well to succeed.

Once you’ve got one, you’ll start your next match wearing the Victory Crown. This is risky because it makes you a target for other players that will attempt to eliminate you and steal it for themselves.

You’ll need to fight to defend the Crown from enemies, so there is a great degree of risk associated with it. If you wish to avoid that, then you can simply drop the Victory Crown item.


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