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First look at Fortnite’s new Harpoon Gun

Published: 5/Nov/2019 15:05 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 15:28

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale players might be surprised to know that a brand new Harpoon Gun has been added to the game, and it’s very different from anything we’ve seen before.

Epic Games appear to have adopted a new strategy since the start of Fortnite Chapter 2 on October 15, with patch notes seemingly a thing of the past. 

Despite details proving to be pretty scarce about changes for the new game’s first season so far, that hasn’t stopped the developers from sticking to their weekly content schedule, with a new update being rolled out on Tuesday, November 5. 

@FNBRBananik, TwitterThe Harpoon Gun has been added to Fortnite!

Part of that new update is a brand new Harpoon Gun, which not only can be used to attack other players – dealing 75 damage per hit – but can drag enemies closer towards you as well. It was previously leaked by data miners. 

As seen in the clip below from ErycTriceps, a Twitch streamer, a main function of the item is to grab enemies while attacking them at the same time. It’s a short range weapon but as the video shows, you’re not going to need to be point-blank to use it well, should you have good aim.

At first glance it might look like another Grappler, a weapon that was sent to the vault with the 7.20 patch back in January after a number of terrible exploits were discovered by players using it. 

Just like its predecessor, the Harpoon gives ten shots, but the new Harpoon can’t be used to travel around the map. Quite the opposite, actually, pulling things nearer to you – and not just players. One Twitter user has discovered that it can be used for fishing as well. 

We don’t really know what its capabilities are supposed to be. Instead, just reporting on what we can see so far. 

In the meantime, without any patch notes, players will just have to figure out what’s good and bad about it by themselves. All we know is that it can deal damage and latch onto opponents, at the time of writing. 


Where is Mave in Fortnite? How to get the Storm Scout sniper rifle

Published: 24/Feb/2021 23:34

by Tanner Pierce


The Storm Scout sniper is one of the most sought-after Exotic weapons in Fortnite right now. While the weapon’s been in the game for a while in certain forms, players can now get the rifle with Mave. Here’s how you can find the weapon and the NPC as of February 24.

It’s safe to say that the the Storm Scout is one of the most powerful weapons in Fortnite right now. While the actual damage that it outputs is impressive, it also shows exactly where the storm/circle will form in the future, giving a pretty notable advantage to those who use it.

While the weapon has been available in a variety of ways over the past couple years since it’s inclusion, Epic has now thrown players for a loop by changing up where it’s available.

Mave and Storm Scout sniper rifle location

Epic Games
The Storm Scout sniper can now be found with Mave after the latest update from Epic Games.

While the Storm Scout sniper was previously available via the Lexa NPC near Hunter’s Haven, this is no longer the case. Instead, players will now have to travel a little bit further east if they want to pick up the powerful weapon.

As of February 24, the Storm Scout sniper rifle is available via Mave, just east of Catty Corner. Funny enough, she’s is located almost in the same place as Cole, who once sold the Hop Rock Dualies, so if you know where he is, you’ll be able to find Mave with ease.

If you’re still confused about what to do, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you out:

  1. Land in the island and go to the location seen in the image above (it’s the cliffside southeast of Catty Corner, overlooking the ocean).
  2. Go up to Mave, who will be looking at a shine-like object on the cliffside.
  3. Interact with Mave and tab over to the Storm Scout sniper.
  4. Purchase the sniper.
  5. The weapon will automatically show up in your inventory after the leave the menu.
Epic Games
The Storm Scout sniper costs 500 gold from Mave.

Like most Exotic weapon being sold at NPCs, the Storm Scout sniper rifle will cost players 500 Gold, so if you want the ability to get the weapon, you’ll need to save up a bit.

And that’s it! After you complete the above tasks you’ll have a Storm Scout sniper at your disposal. Of course, given the fact that we’re so close to the launch of Season 6, there’s always a chance that the location will change again in a few weeks.

We’ll keep this article updated for any further developments or changes regarding the sniper’s location should they arise. Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto.