Exotic Weapons Fortnite Guide: Where to Find, How to Use

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With Chapter 2 Season 5 on its way out, your much hoarded gold bars will also be expiring. With one week left in the season, what better way to send it off than to blow all your earnings on Exotic Weapons in Fortnite? Our Exotic Weapons Fortnite Guide will help you find them all before they’re vaulted for Season 6.

Exotic Weapons Fortnite: Where to Find

Exotic Weapons can only be obtained by purchasing them from NPCs. The rarity is teal colored, so keep an eye out for them when you eliminate an opponents. They’re either extremely powerful or have unusual effects for the current loot pool, so they’ll be worth seeking out.

Here’s all of the currently available Exotic Weapons, where to find them and how to use them.

Boom Sniper Rifle

Splode at Unremarkable Shack

The Boom Sniper doesn’t do a lot of damage at first shot, but it leaves behind a bomb that explodes. The bullet deals only 10 damage, but the explosion deals 60. You can use this to set traps or blow up structures.

Storm Scout

Mave at Shipwreck Cove

The Storm Scout is worth seeking out if you can afford the detour, as it was previously available at Hunter’s Haven. It’s so good it was banned from Arenas, and is now hidden on the corner of the map for regular lobbies. Its special ability is that you can see where the next circle will be, letting you move and position yourself before everyone else knows.

Dragon’s Breath Sniper Rifle

Blaze at Timber Tent or Pristine Point

The Dragon’s Breath Sniper is the same as a Bolt-Action Sniper with a key twist: it fired incendiary bullets. This is a great way to disrupt enemy structures. The fire it leaves behind goes through shields. The bullet also has a small splash radius, so it’s more forgiving than most other snipers.

Night Hawk

Grimbles at Fort Crumpet

This is a Scoped Revolver that gives you thermal vision when aiming down sights. It’s a great way to scout for enemies, especially through structures.

Shadow Tracker

Reese at Dirty Docks

Shadow Tracker is a silenced pistol that marks enemies when it hits, as if you shook down one of their teammates.

Hop Rock Dualies

Deadfire at the Sheriff’s Office

These dual pistols don’t deal much damage, but it gives you the Hop Rock effect when fired. With low gravity enable, you can reposition and swap to a shotgun to corner enemies. If you find yourself falling off a tall structure, firing this will negate your fall damage due to the low gravity effect.

The Dub

Dummy at Pleasant Park or Compact Cars

This is my personal favorite Exotic. It’s a double barrel shotgun with the Flint-Knock Pistol’s ability, sending the user and the target flying. It has terrible range, so you’ll want to run up close and give it a fire. When your opponent is confounded by the knockback, run up again and finish them off.

Chug Cannon

Remedy at Craggy Cliffs or Hilltop House

This is an extremely powerful twist on the Bandage Bazooka. It fire chug, so you get healed for health first and then shields. It carries five shots that recharge over time. You can heal yourself by shooting at the ground, and like Chug Splashes, it will heal anyone around you as well.

Burst Quad Launcher

Fishstick at Coral Castle or Craggy Cliffs

This is just the Quad Launcher of old, but it fires four rockets for one ammunition. It’s better suited for blasting structures, but if you manage to land all four shots on a player they’l be killed almost twice over. Aim for the ground where an enemy is going and the splash will take care of the rest.