A Fortnite update on April 20 brought the newest Exotic weapon to the game: the Grappler Bow. Here’s how to get your hands on it.
Fortnite Season 6 continues to be one of the most evolving seasons in Chapter 2. It seems like every week brings a patch or content update to the game, with something new for players to explore.
This week, a content update on April 20 brought a previously-leaked Exotic weapon to Fortnite: the Grappler Bow. As the name suggests, the Grappler Bow is a Grappler in bow form.
The bow is unique from the original Grappler in several ways. First, it damages opponents when you hit them with it. You can deal 89 damage to the body. Also, it uses Bow ammo, so you could run out of ammunition if you don’t have enough.
Here’s how you can get your hands on the newest Exotic weapon in Fortnite:
- Head to Stealthy Stronghold
- Talk to Lara Croft
- Spend 500 Gold Bars to purchase the Grappler Bow
After that, you can fly around the map and attack unsuspecting opponents. Since it’s an Exotic weapon that’s only sold in one location, you should only see one of them per match. The 500 Gold Bar price point is quite expensive as well, so you might want to wait until an enemy buys it for you.
This update comes just in time for the Lara Croft and Alloy duo LTM that recently went live. We’ll have to see if the new bow will be one of the items you can use in this game mode.
This almost certainly won’t be the last Exotic weapon that Epic add to Fortnite Season 6. They removed a handful of weapons that were in the game last season, and will probably replace them as Season 6 goes on. Of course, if we see any announcements or leaks about new weapons, we’ll be the first to let you know.
Fortnite Season 6 is here, and only a few Exotic weapons made it. Here are all Exotic weapon locations for the new Fortnite season.
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April 20, 2021
Fortnite Season 6 marked the return of Exotic weapons to Fortnite. Not all of the Season 6 weapons are there, however, and they’ve moved locations.
Mythics have returned to the game in Season 6 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include the Spire Jumpboots and the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun.
What’s more, Epic added craftable items to the game that allow players to create unique weapons out of existing parts. For instance, a Mechanical Bow and two Shockwave Grenades make the Shockwave Bow – a massive upgrade from both weapons.
Fortnite Season 6 Exotic weapon locations
Exotic weapons have returned to Fortnite Season 6, but not as many as we had in Season 5. These will be supplementary items rather than the focus of the season, which appears to be on the new crafting mechanic.
Many of the NPCs who sold these items in Season 5 have also either moved locations or don’t sell them anymore, so a new guide is needed. Here’s a map of all of the Season 6 Exotic weapon locations.
As you can see, there are only four Exotic weapons and items that made it to Fortnite Season 6. These are the:
- Hop Rock Dualies: sold by Gutbomb in Logjam Woodworks
- Chug Cannon: sold by Slurp Jonesy in Slurpy Swamp
- Shadow Tracker Pistol: sold by Power Chord in Dance Club Cabin
- Dub Shotgun: sold by Burnout south of Steamy Stacks
- Grappler Bow: sold by Lara Croft in Stealthy Stronghold
The good news is that, unlike last season, all of the NPCs that sell Exotics only spawn in one location – at least, so far.
We’ll keep this post updated as Epic add more Exotics to Fortnite Season 6. We expect to see them takes things further as the season goes on, so stay tuned to more news on Exotic weapons.
Image Credit: Epic Games, Fortnite.GG
Performance Mode is the newest way to improve your Fortnite experience. Here’s how to enable the setting and get the most out of it.
4 days ago
April 16, 2021
Fortnite recently introduced Performance Mode to the game, which high-level and pro players seem to be loving. Here’s how to enable it and get the most out of the new feature.
Performance Mode is the newest render setting in Fortnite, allowing players on lower-end PCs to get the most out of their hardware without sacrificing FPS. Players on even the cheapest gaming rigs will be able to achieve 144 FPS with this new setting.
If you’ve watched any Fortnite pros stream the game since the update in early February, then you probably notice that their structures look a bit strange. That’s because they’re using the new-and-improved Performance Mode.
Even high-end PCs can benefit from this new setting. Fortnite is notorious for having FPS drops on PC. Performance Mode will eliminate that issue. Here’s how to use it.
How to enable Performance Mode
You can find the Performance Mode setting under Advanced Graphics in your Video settings. There, you’ll see Rendering Mode, which will be set on DirectX 11 or 12, depending on which one you use.
All you need to do is switch this to Performance (Alpha) and restart your game. When you load in, you’ll be on Performance Mode.
After you jump back into the game, you may notice that it looks blurry. Epic appear to lower your 3D models by default when you first switch, so make sure to bump that back to 100.
You will also want to put your Meshes on High under Graphics. Having this on low limits your ability to see through them, on top of making your walls look like you’re playing on mobile.
Some players are having issues with some assets – including full structures – failing to load in Performance Mode. This could be because of the High Resolutions Texture setting. To turn this off, Navigate to Epic Games Launcher > Fortnite > Three Dots > Options > uncheck High Resolution Textures.
The Texture Quality in-game doesn’t matter very much, so you can keep this on High if your GPU can handle it. In fact, most players find that having Textures on High actually improves their FPS.
Performance Mode won’t make you a pro player overnight, but it will help you get the leg-up in a lot of instances – especially when there’s a lot going on around you. We’ve been using it for a couple of days and have gotten used to the strange “bubble wrap” builds that have become the norm.
Fortnite Season 6 is here, and the NPCs have shuffled around the map. Here are all NPC locations for the new season.
4 days ago
April 16, 2021
NPCs returned in Fortnite in Season 6. Here are all of the NPC locations in the new Fortnite season, along with which ones offer upgrades, prop disguises, bounties, and more.
Fortnite first introduced NPCs in Season 5, with the large-scale overhaul of the economy. NPCs are back in Season 6, although they don’t have the same spotlight that they did last season. Instead, the crafting system is getting the most attention.
After the novelty wore off, the crafting system became a part of the game. Now, it might be more important than ever to learn where the NPCs are located.
Fortnite NPC locations
Luckily, the folks at Fortnite.GG have an interactive map of all of the NPCs in Season 6.
Here’s a map of all of the NPCs in Fortnite. We’ll keep this updated over the course of the season as more appear or are found around the map. Bigfoot, for instance, is missing from this list. We’re not sure whether that’s because he isn’t there or just hasn’t been found yet.
- Target: offers a bounty
- Green icon: can hire the NPC
- Yellow arrow: weapon upgrade
- Disguised man: offers a prop disguise
- Blue weapons: can duel the NPC
- Pink Rift: allows you to activate a Rift
There are a lot of new faces around the map in Season 6, around with some returning NPCs in new places. We have a lot to explore, especially with the realization that some NPCs give players free items just for talking with them.