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How to get the Kymera Ray Gun in Fortnite Season 7

An exciting new weapon has dropped in Fortnite Season 7 – the Kymera Ray Gun. Here’s how you can wield this piece of alien tech.

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Along with UFOs and other alien items, the Kymera Ray Gun is a new weapon for players to use in Fortnite Season 7, and here’s how to get your hands on it.

Fortnite Season 7 has well and truly delivered on its promises to threaten the world with aliens and their sophisticated technology. When they’re not busy abducting players or dumping Cosmic Chests everywhere, the aliens are also busy firing their powerful Kymera Ray Guns.

The good news though, is that if you play your cards right, then you can turn the tables and wield your own Kymera Ray Gun. It’s one of Fortnite Season 7’s many new features – the full extent of which you can check out here – and we’ll show you how to obtain it.

Where is the Kymera Ray Gun in Fortnite Season 7?

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Word is spreading around that these alien invaders carry with them personal laser beams known as the Kymera Ray Gun in Fortnite.

We can confirm that this is true! To find one, you will need to locate one of the game’s UFOs scattered around the map. At the beginning of each game, three of Fortnite Season 7’s POIs will be glowing purple.

You’ll need to head to one of these locations and get into a fight with one.

How to obtain the alien’s Kymera Ray Gun in Fortnite

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Once you have settled on a destination and found yourself a UFO to lock horns with, you’ll want to let yourself be abducted by one.

Now, concentrate your fire on the area of the UFO that says “Trespasser,” bringing down the pilot in the process. Once it has hit the floor, the pilot will hop out and seek vengeance on you. Simply kill the alien, and they will drop the Kymera Ray Gun that you can pick up.

What does the Kymera Ray Gun do in Fortnite Season 7?

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The gun comes in three different forms: Rare, Epic, and Legendary. The differences between the three are not substantial, but the rarer the better of course.

We know the complete stats for each version of the Kymera Ray Gun, and you can view them all here.

Rare Kymera Ray Gun

  • Damage: 9
  • Fire Rate: 15
  • Mag: 100,000
  • Reload Time: 2.5 Seconds

Epic Kymera Ray Gun

  • Damage: 10
  • Fire Rate: 15
  • Mag: 100,000
  • Reload Time: 2.25 Seconds

Legendary Kymera Ray Gun

  • Damage: 11
  • Fire Rate: 15
  • Mag: 100,000
  • Reload Time: 2 Seconds

The weapon emits a continuous laser beam that doesn’t deviate, so if you can aim well, then you’ll quite literally laser your opponent.

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How to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS devices with NVIDIA GeForce Now

Fortnite has been missing from the App Store from some time, but here’s how you can play on your iOS devices once again.

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Fortnite was removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020 but now there’s a way to play on your iPhone and iOS devices thanks to NVIDIA’s GeForce Now.

Apple and Epic Games were locked in a legal battle surrounding in-app purchases which caused Fortnite to be removed from the App Store and iOS devices in August 2020, and fans haven’t been able to play on their iPhones since.

However, thanks to NVIDIA’s GeForce Now service, Fortnite is set to return to iPhones and iPads.

Here’s how to sign up and play Fortnite on your iOS devices once again.

How to play Fortnite on iOS

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Fortnite hasn’t been made available on the App Store again, you’ll need to become a GeForce Now member and sign up for the closed beta.

Here’s everything you need to do to play Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Either register or sign in to GeForce Now (you don’t need to pay for a premium membership)
  2. Register for GeForce Now’s Fortnite closed beta
  3. Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad and go to play.geforcenow.com. Then follow the instructions to add a home screen shortcut
  4. Keep an eye on your emails for an invitation to the closed beta
  5. Once you’re invited, you can play Fortnite through GeForce Now

This will stream a touch-friendly version of Fortnite to your Apple device, so you can get back to playing Fortnite on your mobile.

When is Fortnite coming back to iOS? Closed beta start & end date

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NVIDIA revealed that Fortnite Mobile’s closed beta will begin rolling out “later in January,” so either during the week of January 17th or 24th.

As for the closed beta’s end date, NVIDIA said that “we do not have a fixed end date at this time,” so we’ll need to wait on official confirmation.

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You can link your Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts once you’ve joined the closed beta.

Here’s how to link your Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts:

  1. Open GeForce Now on Safari
  2. Go to ‘settings’
  3. Find the ‘connections’ tab
  4. Select ‘Epic Games’
  5. Log in with your Epic Games account

After you do this, your entire Fortnite account will be at your fingertips. And you only need to sign in once, too.


You can also check out Fortnite’s brand-new Battlefield 2042-style tornados and lightning strikes.

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Where to find Fortnite telescope parts

Here’s how you can quickly complete the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season Quest to destroy and collect telescope parts.

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One of the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Quests tasks you with finding and destroying three telescopes to collect their parts. Here’s how you can get this done quickly.

Fortnite’s Season Quests provide you the opportunity to earn some extra XP that will help you progress through the Battle Pass. Completing them will allow you to unlock items and cosmetic skins.

One of the Chapter 3, Season 1 Quests requires you to find and destroy three telescopes before collecting their parts in a single match. This is easy enough to do if you know where to search.

All Fortnite telescope locations

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There are a total of nine telescopes on Fortnite Chapter 3’s island. These are scattered across the map at different locations. You only need to find three before destroying them so that you can collect their parts.

Here are all the telescope locations in Fortnite:

  1. North of Camp Cuddle
  2. South of Condo Canyon
  3. South-West of Coney Crossroads
  4. North East of the Daily Bugle
  5. West of Greasy Grove
  6. North of Logjam Lumberyard
  7. In Sanctuary
  8. On a small island north-east of Sanctuary
  9. On another small island east of Sanctuary

How to destroy telescope parts in Fortnite

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Once you find three of these telescopes, simply swing at it with your pickaxe or shoot in order to destroy it. You can then collect the components that fall off them to complete this Fortnite Season Quest.

Successfully doing this will reward you with 25,000 XP. However, you’ll need to hurry as the Quest will only remain available until January 22, 2022. After that point, you won’t be able to attempt it.


For more Fortnite, check out how to get struck by Lightning in Fortnite and everything we know about Fortnite’s leaked Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle crossover.

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How to get struck by Lightning in Fortnite

Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s new Lightning weather effect, and how to get struck by it.

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Fornite added dynamic weather with the January 11 hotfix, which makes Lightning strike the Chapter 3 island. You can get a massive speed boost by being struck by Lightning, so here’s how.

Fortnite has introduced some Battlefield 2042-style weather effects that are sure to change how you play the battle royale. These include Tornadoes and Lightning, and each gives you a nifty boost if you can get near enough.

Here’s how to get struck by Lighting in Fortnite, and what happens when you do.

How to get struck by Lightning in Fortnite

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Epic Games revealed that to get struck by Lightning, you need to go underneath a storm cloud and either stand on a blue mark, be in water, or be on the highest land point below it.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting struck by Lightning:

  1. Look out for the storm clouds forming over the Fortnite island
  2. Go directly beneath the storm cloud
  3. Look for the glowing blue mark on the ground
  4. Stand on the blue mark
  5. Move off before you take any fire damage

The easiest method is looking out for the glowing blue marks on the ground. These will tell you exactly where the Lightning is set to strike, so you shouldn’t have any trouble. But be sure to move off before you take extra damage from the fire that the Lightning bolt strikes.

Luckily though, “Lightning doesn’t strike twice back-to-back,” so you don’t need to worry about getting immediately hit again.

What happens if you get struck by Lightning in Fortnite?

Getting struck by Lightning in Fortnite will deal 10 damage and give you the chili pepper speed effect for roughly 12 seconds.

You’ll need to decide if the damage is worth the speed boost, but it could give your opponent a nice surprise when you build over them faster than usual.

You’ll need to be careful though, as the Lightning bolts will set fire to anything they touch. So you’ll need to move off before you take even more damage through fire.


And that’s everything you need to know about getting struck by Lightning in Fortnite.

You can also check out everything we know about Fortnite’s leaked Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle crossover.

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