How to defeat Brutus & get Mythic Minigun in Fortnite Season 2

Published: 2/Mar/2020 16:14

by David Purcell


Epic Games have added five base bosses in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 and defeating them can leave you with a brand new Mythic weapon that packs a punch – like his Legendary Minigun. So, here’s how to knock him out. 

There are five protected locations being guarded by NPCs following the v12.00 update, and while henchmen can be difficult to take out in their own right, just getting to the point of eliminating each boss can be difficult.

Each of them have considerably more HP than an ordinary Fortnite player or bot, protecting not just the Mythic weapons in their hands, but also a shed load of loot that can be found at each vault at the points of interest.

gold minigun in fortnite
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Brutus is holding the Mythic Minigun in Fortnite and defeating him means you can pick it up.

Once they have been struck down, they drop both their insanely powerful gun and a keycard to grab all of the vault loot as well, so let’s take a look at how to do just that – because it’s not so easy if you go into this battle blind.

How to defeat Brutus and get his Legendary Minigun

First of all, you’re going to need to know where to find him – The Grotto. This is just one of many new landing spots that were added by Epic Games in the game’s latest major update and its being protected by a group of bots. A step-by-step guide can be found below.

  1. Drop from the Battle Bus and land at The Grotto.
  2. Land next to the hole that’s closest to the sea, jump inside, land in the water to prevent fall damage and grab a weapon.
  3. Run past the stationary laser turret and go up three sets of steps to reach the top of the building, connected to the helipad.
  4. Jump through the middle of the top set of steps and enter the small vent door.
  5. Eliminate the two henchmen who protect Brutus. Pick up a Minigun once they have been killed.
  6. Use the Minigun to fire at Brutus’ head, for more damage.
  7. Collect his Mythic Minigun and The Grotto keycard, which can be used to open the vault.

Secret vent location

The vent can be found by jumping inside the loose space of the tallest staircase. Once you have jumped through, you will see the door. Interact with it and you will reach the room where Brutus and others will be waiting.

Secret vent Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s the vent you need to enter in order to quickly encounter Brutus in Fortnite’s Grotto.

Now that you know what you know, you might be thinking it sounds very easy. For those who have defeated him before, it might be, but first-timers who have still yet to take down the new character will benefit massively from finding the vent we mentioned in the guide.

This allows players to bypass a number of steps, which would involve knocking out a grunt downstairs and scanning their faces on a door to grant access to the room where Brutus can be found.

For more info on the other Fortnite vault bosses and the loot they’re carrying, this handy map might help you out too. Good luck!


How to defeat The Mandalorian in Fortnite Season 5: Mythic Item locations

Published: 2/Dec/2020 12:53

by David Purcell


The Mandalorian has burst onto the scene in Fortnite Season 5 with brand new Mythic Items – a Star Wars inspired jetpack and weapon – leaving players wondering how to get ahold of them in-game. 

In previous seasons, these Mythic weapons and items have been guarded by fierce non-playable characters known as bosses. These are much harder to take down than the average player in Epic Games‘ battle royale title and often have henchman by their side to protect the valuable loot they hold.

Luckily for you, in Season 5 it’s not as difficult as times gone by – because there’s not as many of them to tackle. In fact, getting ahold of The Mandalorian Mythic set is pretty easy if you know where to look. All you have to do is be the person that takes him down.

That’s what we’re going to help with.

Fortnite POI
Epic Games
New landing spots have appeared all over the Fortnite island, but where’s the Mythic Items?

Fortnite Season 5 Mythic weapon and item location

First of all, you’re going to have to know where to go.

The Mandalorian can be seen patrolling around one area of the map in Fortnite Season 5, and it’s just south of Colossal Coliseum, as seen in the map below. There, you will find not only the character but also his parked up ship.

At this location, he will be carrying both a Mythic weapon and jetpack. These can be obtained by taking him out, just like a bounty hunter.

Mandalorian location fortnite season 5
Epic Games
Here’s where to find The Mandalorian in Fortnite Season 5.

How to get The Mandalorian’s Jetpack & Amban Sniper Rifle (Mythic)

Now you know where he is, it’s all about eliminating him as fast as possible.

Here’s the best way to defeat him:

  1. Drop from the Battle Bus at The Mandalorian’s ship, located between Colossal Coliseum and Lazy Lake.
  2. Land with a good distance between yourself and the ship.
  3. Pick up a weapon nearby.
  4. Reach high ground, which is actually a slope of sand near the ship.
  5. Use cover to protect yourself from his shots, or build, and by peeking out with your weapon keep firing at him.
  6. Collect the Mandalorian Mythic Items (Amban Sniper Rifle & The Mandalorian’s Jetpack) from the downed character.
  7. Head over to the ship and open the Razor Chest.
The Mandalorian jetpack and amban sniper rifle
Epic Games
Here’s the loot you will find after taking him down.

Do have in mind that this is the only known boss on the Fortnite Season 5 map, with others expected to join him, so it’s bound to be a popular landing spot. Not just that, but let’s face it, it is nice to just stop by to see a bit of a Star Wars crossover as well.

So, there you have it! That’s the quickest and safest way you’re going to be able to get ahold of that elusive Razor Chest in Fortnite Season 5.