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Full Details and Video of the New Fortnite Thermal Scope Assault Rifle

Published: 11/Jun/2018 10:24 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Mike Kent


The development team over at Epic Games have released a brand new weapon on the Fortnite community in Update V.4.4.

The Thermal Scope Assault Rifle was teased just 24 hours before being dropped in the Monday, June 11th update ahead of E3.

The weapon comes as described, with a thermal scope on top of an assault rifle to allow for easy identification of players when scoped.

Available in epic and legendary variants, it provides 36-37 base damage and can see chest, supply drops enemy heat signatures and more.

Using medium ammo, it can be found in floor loot, chest and supply drops.

For those who’ve been unable to get in game and check out the new weapon, we did a quick search across Twitch and found former professional Halo player, Hysteria, using the weapon.

Unfortunately for those who come up against someone with the rifle, the streamer quickly explains that the weapon is ‘100% OP (over-powered).

While scoping in it allows Hysteria to see through trees, bushes and also structures to see where opponents are hiding.

He cleans up his opponents with the rifle in quick succession to win the game in style.


How to do secret Cleanse Tanks & Escape Fortnite Season 4 challenges

Published: 24/Oct/2020 7:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite Season 4 might be new, but an old enemy, the infamous gnome, is up to his usual antics. This means there are more secret challenges to complete. Here’s how to do them.

Fortnite’s secret challenges might be a small addition, but they’re welcome ones that keep players on their toes. It’s always nice to get one-up on that pesky gnome, but more importantly, players receive a decent amount of experience for completing them.

Fortnite Season 4 introduced a lot of new things, but it also added two new more secret challenges. They offer a modest 10,000 experience each, which makes them a nice way to boost your level. 

If you want to complete them but aren’t willing to invest the time and patience to figure it all out, we’ve got you covered.

Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
Epic Games
Fortnite Season 4’s Secret Challenges all revolve around this pesky gnome.

Cleanse Tanks

The first challenge is located in Slurpy Swamp, and it’s very easy to do. 

  • Naturally, the first step is to make your way over to Slurpy Swamp.
  • Once you’re there, make your way to the main building and look for the two large tanks lying around.
  • You’ll notice that their tops are missing, which is intentional.
  • Jump inside and take a dip to cleanse them. It’s as simple as that.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
Epic Games
The tanks are side-by-side, although they’ll look more green and gnarly compared to the picture above.


Luckily, the second challenge is in Slurpy Swamp as well. However, it’s a little trickier to spot than the first.

  • First, head to the northern side of the main building. It’s the same one you were in for the previous challenge.
  • Next, look for a wall with a conveniently-placed hole.
  • The insufferable gnome who has been playing games with us this whole time will be hidden inside. 
  • To draw him out, all you need to do is walk up towards him. If you get close enough, he’ll panic and launch himself into the distance.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
Epic Games
The gnome in question standing next to his escape route.

That’s all there is to it. If you managed to complete them both, you’ll find yourself 20,000 experience points closer to a higher level.

Many players tend to stumble upon these challenges and finish them without even realizing it. However, others aren’t so lucky, and while they aren’t necessarily hard to do, they can be a pain to find.

Who knows where we’ll run into that pesky gnome next, but it’s inevitable that we will again in when the next series of challenges have been released.

Until then, you might want to go back and finish any of the others you’ve missed.