New Fortnite trick allows players to reach new heights with the Grappler - Dexerto

New Fortnite trick allows players to reach new heights with the Grappler

Published: 14/Jan/2019 18:45 Updated: 14/Jan/2019 18:59

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite battles can see the battlefield shifting skyward really fast. Luckily the game’s Grappler can instantly close the distance, but a new trick would let players propel the item’s use to new heights.

The Grappler was introduced to Fortnite in patch v5.4 on September 2018 which gave players the ability to hoist themselves across the game’s island for more dynamic combat potentials, but a new trick might up the ante for its users.

Streamer imspeedygonzales broke down an obscure mechanic with the Grappler after many saw FaZe Clan’s Jason ‘Tennp0’ Wang use it to send him flying higher than most players know how to.

The Grappler can be used to point-and-click a player over a great distance. However, if players jump after the item’s plunger connects with a surface, the momentum will throw them to significantly greater lengths.

“A common mistake that people do when they grapple is that they jump and then they grapple,” imspeedygonzales explained. “But what Tennp0 does is, he hits jump the moment a grapple connects… and this gives [the player] about two floors of height [more].”

The streamer goes on to explain that the trick works just as well when a player uses the Grappler to traverse more ground. The added momentum won’t throw the player off course, instead it will give “two squares of extra boost horizontally.”

Jumping the moment before a grapple connects gives you a small momentum boost (2 stories vertical or 2 squares horizontal). Credit to Faze Tennp0 from r/FortniteCompetitive

Many players received the tip with open arms, as it finally explained how players were able to effectively use the Grappler to soar much further than normal.

The trick does not seem to be a bug or glitch, instead being one of those pro-tips that players can practice and incorporate into their play style.


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.