Fortnite: How to best destroy Ranged Ice Fiends and Golden Ice Brutes | Ice Storm challenge locations - Dexerto

Fortnite: How to best destroy Ranged Ice Fiends and Golden Ice Brutes | Ice Storm challenge locations

Published: 21/Jan/2019 23:46 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 7:53

by Albert Petrosyan


The third day of the Ice Storm event in Fortnite Battle Royale is upon us and there are two more challenges available for players to complete. 

The two challenges, which are the sixth and seventh of the Ice Storm event, require players to destroy 150 Ranged Ice Fiends and 20 Golden Ice Brutes.

These creatures, of course, belong to the Ice Legion, an army various different zombie-like creatures that spawn in on the map and try to inflict damage uopn players. 

A strong weapon of choice for dealing with the Ice Legion creatures is the Fiend Hunter Crossbow, which has an infinite amount of ammo and has been added to the map specifically to help fight these monsters.

Another good option would be using a Mounted Turret that’s placed in front of where they spawn, or using Assault Rifles, Pistols, or Explosive Weapons, as causing damage with those will simultaneously gain progress in some of the other challenges. 

As for where to find these creatures, the Ranged Ice Fiends generally spawn near the Ice Shards that can be found sticking out of the ground.

Make sure not to confuse these with the regular Ice Fiends, as the Ranged ones are taller, having glowing heads and torsos, and can launch deadly snowball attacks from afar. 

Dealing with Golden Ice Brutes can be a little more difficult and time consuming as they tend to spawn towards the later stages of the game, have a lot more health than other fiends, and can cause a lot of damage. 

A good strategy from completing this challenge is to play conservatively until the middle phases of the game, then visit an Ice Shard to try and get a Brute to spawn in.

If it’s taking too long for a Brute to appear, it’s best to just leave to another Ice Shard to conserve time and try to get as many as possible before it becomes to difficult. 


To view the full list of all of the Ice Storm challenges currently available, as well as rewards, guides, and more, visit our ‘How to complete Ice Storm challenges’ hub


How to get Hop Rock Dualies exotic weapon in Fortnite: new location

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:34 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 19:38

by Daniel Megarry


Epic Games has thrown Fortnite players for a bit of a loop and changed the location of one of the most coveted Exotic weapons in the game right now: the Hop Rock Dualies. Here’s where you can find it after February 24, 2021.

The Hop Rock Dualies are one of the most powerful Exotic-rarity weapons in the game right now and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly powerful pistols that, essentially, fire in a two-round burst, but they also give the player a low gravity effect, allowing them to glide through the air like an action star.

While they were previously available via the NPC named Cole, who was found near Retail Row and Catty Corner, Epic Games has now switched up who sells the Hop Rock Dualies, just a few weeks before Season 6 launches.

Hop Rock Dualies location in Fortnite

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The Hop Rock Dualies can now be found with Deadfire, near the center of the map.

This time around, the Hop Rock Dualies can be found with the NPC named Deadfire, the cowboy-type character added during the game’s Season 5 launch back in December.

Luckily, Deadfire can only spawn on one place on the map as of the time as of this writing: in the Sheriff’s office near the center of the map. This means that, unlike last time, players don’t have to roll the dice landing at one spot, hoping the NPC will spawn there.

Interestingly, he hasn’t moved locations since his inclusion at the start of the season, meaning if you know where he was located before, you’ll already know where to find the Hop Rock Dualies.

That being said, if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies in Fortnite, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head to the Sheriff’s Office near the center of the map (it’ll be the old run down building between Colossal Coliseum and the Zero Point portal).
  2. Once there, head to the first floor and find Deadfire.
  3. Speak to them and select the Hop Rock Dualies option.
  4. Click again to confirm the purchase.
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Like before, the Hop Rock Dualies will cost players 500 Gold.

How much do the Hop Rock Dualies cost?

Just like before, you’ll need to make sure you’re loaded with 500 Gold Bars if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies. That’s not an easy amount to come by, so check out our guide for making money in Fortnite if you’re short.

The Hop Rock Dualies weapon includes two pistols, making it the perfect choice for gunslingers. They use medium bullets, deal 43 damage to players, and have a magazine size of 18 with a reload time of 2.7 seconds.

If you want to get your hands on any of the other Exotic-class weapons like the Boom Sniper Rifle or the Shadow Tracker Pistol, check out our complete guide to finding Exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 5.