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Where to buy Fortnite’s Exotic Boom Sniper Rifle in Season 5

The Boom Exotic Sniper Rifle is a rare but mighty weapon. You can get it for yourself by following a few steps.

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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.

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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:

  1. Make your way North until you reach the Craggy Cliffs.
  2. Head over to the small island to the left, just between the cliffs and Stealthy Stronghold.
  3. Approach the Unremarkable Shack landmark on the Western side of the island.
  4. 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.

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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.

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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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Fortnite glitch is flipping players’ screens

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.

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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Fortnite player discovers genius tricks for off-road tires

A clever Fortnite YouTuber has discovered some genius tricks you can pull off with Season 6’s new tires, and they don’t involve vehicles.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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

Fortnite Season 6 Jonesy locations

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

Fortnite 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.

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