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Ali-A reveals where to find Fortnite Season 2’s rare Rapid Fire SMG

Published: 24/Feb/2020 13:00

by Connor Bennett


Popular YouTuber Ali-A has revealed how Fortnite players can get their hands on the rare Rapid Fire SMG in Chapter 2 by heading to one of the brand-new map locations. 

After weeks of waiting and much speculation from fans, Epic Games finally dropped the V12.00 update that signaled the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 on February 20. The change, which gave the game a ‘Top Secret’ theme, added new locations, new weapons, and plenty of fresh cosmetics.

The main location and weapon changes come thanks to the addition of The Agency, The Shark, The Rig, The Yacht, and The Grotto – as well as their respective new bosses. Defeating these bosses and searching the spots will grant you with powerful weapons to wield, yet, there are another few secret weapons laying around.

The Agency is the main part of the Top Secret story but you need to go to the safe houses for other weapons.

After receiving a tip from a fan, Ali-A revealed that the Rapid Fire SMG and Heavy Sniper Rifle can be found by ignoring the main new locations and heading to the new mini bases that are scattered around the map. 

Heading to these houses will see you come up against the Shadow and Ghost henchmen but by defeating them, you will get access to upgraded loot. Keeping one of them alive at each location though, will allow you to open one of the new caches. 

Though, if you’re just after the Rapid Fire SMG and Heavy Sniper Rifle – which Ali-A claimed is pretty overpowered – just follow our step-by-step guide.

  1. Head to Shadow Safehouse – Charlie above Craggy Cliffs
  2. Defeat the Shadow Henchmen but keep one alive
  3. Carry them to the basement 
  4. Use them to scan the weapon cache

According to the YouTuber, heading to the Shadow Safehouse – Charlie, which sits above Craggy Cliffs, will give you a “one hundred percent” of grabbing the second weapons based on his research.

Heading to the other spots, though, could very well reward you with other weapons. It is all a case of trying them out and seeing what comes from them. Though, expect the drops to be hot if they’re withholding powerful, secret weapons.


Fortnite star Issa retires after battling wrist injuries

Published: 1/Dec/2020 9:49

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite World Cup finalist and controller star Issa ‘Issa’ Rahim has officially retired from playing the battle royale professionally after two years.

With the rise of other games like Warzone and Valorant, a handful of Fortnite’s original stars have either jumped ship completely or will play Epic Games’ battle royale on an irregular basis. That includes the likes of Tfue, NickMercs, and Fortnite World Cup runner-up Psalm. 

However, in the case of Issa – who established himself as one of the game’s best controller players, especially in duos – he stopped playing due to an injury, and while he’s tried to get it sorted so he could come back on a regular basis, he’s not been able to do so at the same level as before. 

So, the former duos powerhouse and Fortnite World Cup finalist has now decided to call time on his professional Fortnite career – retiring on November 30 with a short, and to the point statement.

Issa and Kamo in Ghost Gaming jerseys
Issa and Kamo were duo partners for a long, long time.

“I don’t know how to start this, but I’m quitting, the former Ghost Gaming star said in his TweetLonger. “As many of u know, I signed with an org and was gonna try content creation but it just doesn’t work with my hand…. I’ve been going back and forth for a while and realized I need to either do it or quit.”

Issa also thanked everyone who has supported him on his journey through professional Fortnite, including long-time teammate Liam ‘Kamo’ Fillery.

As for what he’s got planned next, Issa added: “Still gonna stream every once in a while, but I’m mostly gonna focus on other stuff and do my thing. Maybe in the future, I can explain everything better, but for now, it’s just best for me to quit.”

Screenshot of issa's retirement TweetLonger
Twitter: Issa
The Fortnite star thanked everyone from the fans to his long-time duo partner.

Support for his move poured in from the Fortnite community, with the overwhelming majority of his former fellow pros wishing Issa luck in what he’s got planned next. 

The Swiss star hasn’t dropped any hints about what he’ll be doing next, as of writing, so fans will just have to keep a close eye on his social media accounts for the foreseeable future.