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Fortnite’s new Storm Scout Sniper Rifle reportedly disabled for World Cup Finals

Published: 23/Jul/2019 20:54 Updated: 23/Jul/2019 23:13

by Albert Petrosyan


Reports have surfaced that Epic Games plan on disabling the new Storm Scout Sniper Rifle for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup Finals. 

The Storm Scout Sniper Rifle was added in Fortnite on July 23, as part of the v9.41 Content Update, the final patch before this weekend’s World Cup Finals.

However, according to Team Atlantis professional Fortnite player mitr0, the new weapon will not be featuring in the $30 million competition. 

Shortly after the v9.41 update went live, mitr0 posted a screenshot of what appeared to be a Discord message posted by an Epic employee, giving qualified players notice that they would not be able to use the new sniper in either the Solos or Duos tournaments.

“As a heads up – Storm Scout Sniper, which released today, will be off for World Cup Solo/Duo,” the post read.

Mitr0, of course, will be competing in the World Cup Finals after having qualified for the Duos event with his longtime partner Mongraal, who recently completed a move to FaZe Clan from Team Secret.

Thus, the Atlantis pro would definitely be included in any Discord channels exclusive to qualified players and would be privy to such information.

However, Epic have not yet officially announced their decision to disable the new weapon to the public, so there is still a highly-unlikely chance that it could be reversed. 

Epic GamesFortnite’s new Storm Scout Sniper Rifle comes in Epic and Legendary rarities, and is considered to be very powerful.

Why is the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle being disabled?

While we may never be given an actual reason for why Epic are deciding to keep the new weapon out of the World Cup, the most probable answer is because the gun is too powerful.

In addition to boasting a powerful damage profile, it also comes equipped with a scope that shows upcoming storm circle before they are revealed on the game’s mini-map.

With the World Cup only a few days away, the Storm Scout had the potential of seriously affecting the competitive meta, so Epic are taking the safe route by simply keeping the weapon out of contention. 

RNG mrfreshasianThe weather map on the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle reveals new Storm circles before they appear on the in-game mini-map.

Fortnite World Cup – a $30 million event

All eyes will be on the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York as the highly-anticipated finals of the Fortnite World Cup will take place July 26-28.

The event will kick off with the $3 million World Cup Creative Finals and a Celebrity Pro-Am on Friday, before the Duos and Solos competitions take place on Saturday and Sunday respectively.


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

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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.
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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.