Exotic Weapons are the newest additions to Fortnite Season 5, and The Boom Exotic Sniper Rifle is a powerful tool to have in combat. Here’s how you can get your hands on this rare gun.
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 has a plethora of amazing new content, including cosmetics, skins, and quests. It has also introduced a new weapon type known as ‘Exotic’ weapons. These are rare guns that are significantly more unique than Legendary ones.
Five Exotic weapons have been added to Fortnite, and one of them is the Boom Sniper Rifle, which shares its model with the Heavy Sniper Rifle. As with all of the Exotic guns, you’ll have little luck in finding it as random loot within the Battle Royale.
We’ve gone over what to do to unlock the Shadow Tracker pistol, and now here’s how you can get The Boom Exotic Sniper Rifle in Fortnite Season 2, Chapter 5.
How to get the Boom Exotic Sniper Rifle
Since Exotic weapons are rare, your best chance of getting them is by spending Gold on certain NPCs. You can purchase The Boom Sniper Rifle from a character named Splode, who can be found at the Unremarkable Shack POI.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Make your way North until you reach the Craggy Cliffs.
- Head over to the small island to the left, just between the cliffs and Stealthy Stronghold.
- Approach the Unremarkable Shack landmark on the Western side of the island.
- Talk with the NPC Splode and purchase the weapon from him.
You can spot this landmark on the map below.
This weapon doesn’t come cheap, so if you want to purchase it from Splode, you’ll need to have 1,225 Gold at hand. This price is steep, but it’s understandable due to the rarity of The Boom Exotic.
Using this weapon is a lot like firing the Heavy Sniper Rifle, but the biggest difference is that it will fire a clinger with its projectile. Your targets will take 10 contact damage from the clinger, or 25 if you successfully perform a headshot. Then the projectile will explode and deal 60 bonus damage to them.
The Boom Exotic comes with 5 rounds in its magazine, which is 4 more than the Heavy Sniper Rifle. This makes the weapon ideal for dealing splash damage with the clingers to foes around corners. If you find yourself overwhelmed by multiple enemies, then this gun will come in handy.
That covers everything you need to know about getting the Boom Sniper Rifle. It’s expensive now, but it will become more prevalent later in the season as players earn more Gold Bars. Although Mythic weapons are still more powerful, Exotic guns are still worth pursuing.
How to get the exclusive Vi skin in Fortnite Season 5
Vi is coming to Season 5 of Fortnite. Here’s how you can obtain them and their whole set including: bling, pickaxe, wrap, and loading screen.
Vi is a new character coming to the world of Fortnite and bringing with them lots of cool new items for players to equip. Here’s how you can get your hands on them.
Epic Games have already done their best to give players a wealth of options in Season 5 of Fortnite thanks to numerous new popular characters. This season we’ve been treated to bonafide A-Listers in Kratos, Master Chief, and The Predator
Now, players of the popular battle royale game have another character with even more customization options to add to their wardrobe.
New Fortnite character, Vi
Vi is a fabulous new addition for all Fortnite Crew members for February. We’re coming to the end of January’s Fortnite Crew content which includes the Green Arrow, and Epic has already got players hyped for their next offering.
This is the official Epic blog post description for Vi: “A cunning new warrior on a race against time arrives in Fortnite Crew. Meet Vi, The Fox Clan’s last hope.”
To gain access to Vi, you need to be signed up to Fortnite Crew. You will then gain access to new skins, the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, and more. If you sign up now, then you’ll still be able to gain access to January’s content and Vi as well.
If are able to acquire Vi, then you will receive the following items:
- Vi’s outfit
- Foxbow Quiver Back Bling
- Crooked Claw Pickaxe
- Drift Shift Wrap
- Vi Loading Screen
Vi will arrive on February 1 and will be out of rotation at the end of February to make way for March’s content.
Make sure you don’t forget to download Vi’s items when they become available. They’ll only be here for one month.
Image credits: Epic Games
How to get the Terminator skin set in Fortnite
Epic Games have brought brand new Terminator-themed skins to Fortnite Season 5, and here’s how you can get them.
As Fortnite Season 5 comes closer to its end, new crossovers are being added to the Battle Royale. Now, Epic Games have brought along the T-800 and Sarah Connor as part of a new Terminator skin set.
Fortnite has seen more than its fair share of crossovers throughout the past few years. We’ve seen additions from Halo, God of War, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, and many others. Epic Games have now brought another new addition to the Battle Royale.
Less than a week after the arrival of The Predator, the developers have added brand new Terminator-themed skins to the game. You can choose to play as either the T-800 or Sarah Connor, and here’s how you can get your hands on them.
How to get T-800 and Sarah Connor Fortnite skins
You don’t need to do any special quest or challenge in order to get these skins. You can get yourself the Fortnite x Terminator crossover set by spending some V-Bucks in the Item Shop.
You can pick up the Sarah Connor skin for 1,800, or pay 1,500 to get the T-800. Alternatively, you can purchase the entire bundle for 2,800, which may sound like a lot but you’ll also get some great savings.
You can take a closer look at the prices of the Fortnite Future War set below:
- Future War Bundle: 2,800 V-Bucks
- Sarah Connor: 1,800 V-Bucks
- T-800: 1,500 V-Bucks
- Techno-Grip Axe: 800 V-Bucks
- Cyberdyne Salute: 300 V-Bucks
If you purchase the Future War Bundle, then you will also be able to acquire the exclusive T-800 Endoskeleton Arm and HK Skynet Uplink Back Blings, along with the Combat Knife pickaxe. That makes this worth the money you spend.
We don’t know exactly how much longer these skins will be available in the Item Shop, so you’d better hurry up if you want to get your hands on them.
Image Credits: Epic Games
Epic Games respond to leaked Fortnite player logins
Epic Games have denied claims by Fortnite pro Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber that their API leaks players’ emails.
There is a growing concern among Fortnite players that their player logins are being leaked through the in-game leaderboard, but Epic Games have reassured fans that their API is safe.
Whenever fans create an online account to play games, their first concern is their privacy security. Developers try to avoid hacker scares but they can still pop up from time to time. One Fortnite fan claimed that this has happened with Epic Games.
Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber stated that he was inexplicably logged out of his account and that the battle royale’s in-game leaderboards were leaking players’ personal information – such as their email addresses.
This led to a response from a Fortnite data-miner who denied these claims, and their statement was backed up by Epic themselves.
Epic Games deny leaked Fortnite player logins
Yung Calculator tweeted that Epic Games have not secured player logins, so anyone can access these emails and try to hack accounts, reset passwords or kick players out of a match. Additionally, it will also log you out in-game.
“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.
“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. That’s fine normally — on Twitter, it means nothing normally — but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”
He further elaborated that he’s not the only player who has experienced this issue- with Clix, Nick Eh 30, and Nate Hill also being affected. “Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it — it’s disgraceful.”
Not everyone is convinced that Yung’s claims are true. Fortnite data-miner ‘FNBRUnreleased’ claimed that these kind of leaks are impossible due to the nature of Epic’s API, so there’s no way that your email address can become available to hackers.
“It is not possible to view the email of another person’s Epic [account]. Epic’s API does not work like that. I’ve been seeing this rumor from [Yung Calculator] spreading false information,” they stated.
FNBRUnreleased’s defense for Epic Games has been backed up by the devs themselves who also took to Twitter in order to respond to Yung’s claims.
“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.
“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”
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At the time of writing, Yung Calc’s tweet is no longer online, so either the player took it down or it was removed by Twitter. Either way, his claims have gathered doubts and Epic Games are standing by the security of their API.
That said, you should always make sure that that you’ve take extra precautions to protect your online information. You can do this by choosing strong passwords that are impossible to guess, and by applying two-factor authentication wherever possible.
Image Credits: Epic Games, Yung Calculator
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