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Fortnite’s Scientist rocket event at Dusty Depot – all details and leaks

Published: 13/Sep/2019 12:48 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 8:59

by David Purcell


Epic Games appears to be building towards yet another huge rocket event in Fortnite Battle Royale and the construction is almost complete.

First of all, there were a number of brand new features added to the free-to-play title on September 11 as developers rolled out their v10.30 patch.

While many players might have been distracted with the brand new Moisty Palms Rift Zone and the return of Greasy Grove – both sparked by Rift Beacons that activated just days before – it’s structural tweaks at Dusty Depot that has got many people talking. Yet, there have been a handful of developments since.

Fortnite screengrabA Moisty Palms Rift Zone can now be found in Fortnite.

Fortnite Season 10 rocket event

Speculation about a brand new rocket event emerged following the update, after scaffolding was placed at the point of interest. Players can use the inside of the building to maneuver themselves onto the roof as new doors have been added to the interior. 

This new metal structure on top of one bunker has a huge amount of free space in the middle, where the rocket will presumably be built. 

FORTNITE SCREENGRABDusty Depot has been given a facelift in Season 10, but will a rocket be prepared for liftoff very soon?

New rocket leaks

Dusty has been the building zone for Rift Beacons throughout the course of the season and this event would be just the latest impact that the factory has had on other parts of the map. 

Datamines have already revealed a number of details regarding the rocket, with the first leaked image showing just the outline – posted to Reddit by PatrickDearden, and a later leak giving fans a first-look at its design via FortTory. 

New rocket mesh from r/FortniteLeaks

You would have to cast your mind back to Fortnite Season 4 for the last time the game had a rocket ship included in the map and on that occasion, it blasted off to mark the end of the season. 

Whether or not it will play out in the same way again remains to be seen. For all we know, it could take players to a whole new map! That is a bit of a long shot, though. 

Following these two leaks, a few other images giving us a closer look at potentially the singular pieces – which will likely be added one by one during the event – were leaked by Lucas7Yoshi. 

Lucas7YoshiJudging by the leaks, it does appear to be very similar to the rocket from Fortnite Season 4.

Construction has begun! 

While the leaks provided a numbers of things for players to get excited about, there have been a few more interesting changes made in-game – as of September 16.

FortniteMasterParts were added to Dusty Depot, just days before construction took place.

The rocket parts appeared and then the Scientist appears to have started the project at Dusty Depot. 

Fortnite screengrabConstruction has begun.

Rocket is upright

Following the v10.31 content update, new construction on the rocket has appeared at Dusty Depot.

Where we saw just a singular base, players can now see that the rocket is taking shape and is well on it’s way to becoming a fully-fledged spacecraft.

Fortnite ScreenshotA new part to the rocket has appeared at Dusty Depot.

It’s almost ready for blast-off! 

The rocket at Dusty Depot is edging towards completion and can now be seen from outside the grey bunker, it’s that tall! 

While we still don’t know what the rocket is being built for in Season 10, it hasn’t stopped fans from tracking its progress. Maybe we’ll see it blast off at some stage in the near future. 

Fortnite screengrabWe’re close.

We’ll continue to update this article as more developments in this event emerge. Until then, hop into the game and check it all out for yourself!

Article last updated on September 23, 2019 at 04:56 am (EST). 


How to get Exotic Weapons in Fortnite Season 5: All locations

Published: 3/Dec/2020 16:46 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 17:01

by Daniel Megarry


There’s plenty to get excited about in Fortnite Season 5, but right now we’re here to tell you all you need to know about the new Exotic Weapons.

After the epic Galactus battle that took place during Season 4’s Nexus War finale, Season 5 is putting the focus back on Fortnite lore, as Agent Jones brings together the world’s greatest hunters – including The Mandalorian – for a chaotic battle that will shape the future of The Island.

Season 5 has brought with it a number of new additions, including a brand new map and bounties that tie into the Mandalorian crossover. It’s also introduced a new class of weapons called Exotic Weapons, which can be found at various places across The Island.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 POI
Epic Games
One of the new Exotic Weapons, the Nighthawk, can be found at Butter Barn

At the time of writing, there are five Exotic Weapons to be found in the game, although this number will likely grow in the future – and you can be sure we’ll keep you updated when it does.

They’re not as strong as Mythic Weapons, and whether they’re actually worth your time getting is up to you. But like all limited-time weapons and collectibles in Fortnite, we’re sure fans will be doing their best to find them all.

How do you find Exotic Weapons in Fortnite?

The new Exotic Weapon class guns can only be acquired by trading Gold Bars with specific NPCs that appear at various locations on The Island. Some of these can be found at more than one location.

Fortnite gold bars
Epic Games
You’ll need to start saving Gold Bars if you want to buy Exotic Weapons

Not sure what Gold Bars are? We’ve got you covered in our handy guide to the new Fortnite currency. as well as our guide to completing Bounties which will reward you with more Gold Bars.

Below you’ll find the full list of new Exotic Weapons, where to find them, and who to trade with to get them:

Exotic weapons list and how to get them

  • Boom Sniper Rifle – The Boom Sniper can be acquired by trading bars with Splode near Craggy Cliffs. It deals 10 damage, 25 headshot damage, and attaches a 60 damage clinger to your opponent.
  • Shadow Tracker Pistol – The Shadow Tracker can be acquired by trading bars with Reese at Dirty Docks. It deals 29 damage, 58 headshot damage, and is completely silenced.
  • Storm Scout Sniper Rifle – The Storm Scout Rifle can be acquired by trading bars with Lexa at Hunter’s Haven. It deals 85 damage, 212 headshot damage, and tells you where the next storm circle is.
  • The Dub Shotgun – The Dub can be acquired by trading bars with Dummy, who can appear either west of Dirty Docks, or southeast of Stealthy Stronghold. It deals 120 damage close range, 150 headshot damage close range, and will knock you back after firing.
  • The Nighthawk Revolver – The Night Hawk is acquired by trading bars with Mancake at Butter Barn which is southeast of The Zero Point. It deals 44 damage, 88 headshot damage, and its scope is in black and white when scoping in.

Each of these weapons will set you back a whopping 1225 Gold Bars, so you better get saving if you want to try them all out.

Fortnite Season 5 Exotic Weapons map

If you haven’t already memorized where the above locations are on the map, Fortnite leaker Mikey has put together a handy visual guide for finding them all, which you can see below:

Fortnite Exotic Weapons map
Epic Games / @MikeDulaimi
Fortnite leaker Mikey put together a map of the Exotic Weapon locations

As we said before, some of the NPCs that sell these weapons can spawn in various locations, so you won’t always find them where they are on this map – but it’s certainly a good place to start looking.

To get all the latest Fortnite Season 5 updates, guides, and leaks make sure you check out our dedicated Fortnite page.