Fortnite Flare Gun guide: damage stats, where to find it, more - Dexerto

Fortnite Flare Gun guide: damage stats, where to find it, more

Published: 1/Jul/2020 4:57 Updated: 1/Jul/2020 5:07

by Andrew Amos


The Flare Gun has been added to Fortnite finally in Season 3. The weapon is unlike anything else in the game, and has multiple uses. We’ve got everything you need to know so you can use it effectively when you jump into game.

The Flare Gun is one of many new items added in Fortnite Season 3. Some of the new weapons have tapped into area denial, including the Firefly Jar, and the Flare Gun is no different.


The latest weapon to be added as part of v13.20 has more uses than just its name though. While it can act as a flare, it can be used to kill enemies, control areas, and even burn down builds.

Before you jump into game on the new patch, check out our rundown of Fortnite’s Flare Gun, where you can find it, and how best to use it.


Flare Gun stats in Fortnite

The Flare Gun is unique to every other weapon in Fortnite. It has a very limited magazine size of six, and there’s no way of finding extra ammo to bolster it up. However, it has multiple purposes, and is super effective in all of them.

You can find the full stats below:

  • Rarity: Rare (Blue)
  • Class: Pistol
  • Damage: 60
  • Shots per second: 0.39
  • Magazine size: 6
  • Reload time: 1.5 seconds
  • Ammo type: N/A

Where can you find Fortnite’s Flare Gun?

Fortnite’s Flare Gun can be found in most places you find blue weapons. It can just be on the ground in certain buildings, in supply drops, in chests ⁠— it’s pretty easy to find.


They are randomly generated, so you won’t find them in the same places every game. However, you should be able to find one after a couple of games ⁠— or even in your first if you are lucky.

How to use Fortnite’s Flare Gun

Like we mentioned near the top, there’s plenty of uses for the Flare Gun in Fortnite. It’s not a weapon you just shoot at enemies in the hopes of getting a kill. However, it can help augment the way you play to clean up your foes.

Its first use is, well, as a flare. You can fire it straight into the sky to sound off a flare, which will give you a ping regarding enemies near your location. This can help you figure out if you are clear, or need to start prepping for a fight.


Its other primary use is for area denial. The Flare Gun will explode on the ground, dealing 60 damage to nearby enemies in a radius after a short time. This is handy for flushing enemies out of certain areas, like the Firefly Jar.

You can also use it to burn down wooden structures. A couple of shots from a Flare Gun will deal with wooden builds, and there’s really no safe way of stopping it from the inside.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.