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Recon Drone concept for Fortnite is the perfect replacement for the Guided Missile

Published: 11/Oct/2018 10:58 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 18:17

by Calum Patterson


The Guided Missile weapon in Fortnite has fallen out of favor with a lot of players, but this fan made concept for a ‘Recon Drone’, would make for an excellent alternative.

The Guided Missile was previously vaulted and then brought back in to the battle royale mode, but its novelty has somewhat worn off, and its usefulness too.

Many players use it simply as a scouting tool, by getting to a safe spot and then directing the missile around the map to get vision on the surrounding area while staying cover.

However, in terms of lethal effectiveness, it is well beaten by the simpler, traditional Rocket Launcher, and now the new ‘Quad Launcher’ has put it further down the pecking order.

So, since it is used primarily as a scouting tool anyway, one creative Fortnite fan has come up with a replacement – an actual scouting item, in the form of a controllable recon drone.

The drone would be operated just like how you use the free cam in Replay Mode, and would have a finite battery life, only allowing three 15 second uses.

Enemy players would also be able to hear the drone and shoot it down, so it wouldn’t be all powerful, but still a very useful piece of equipment.

Given that Epic Games has already vaulted the Guided Missile before, and are always looking to the community for new ideas, there is a real possibility something like this could make it into the game.

With the Quad Launcher added in the latest update, v6.02, a lot of players feel there are now too many explosive weapons, and so replacing the Guided Missile would help with that issue too.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 9 challenges

Published: 22/Oct/2020 6:33

by Andrew Amos


Haven’t given up on that Fortnite Season 4 battle pass grind yet? If you’re still going hard for your Marvel skins, you’re in luck ⁠— there’s plenty of challenges to tackle in Week 9. They’re slightly different from weeks gone by too.

Fortnite Season 4 is slowly coming to an end. However, there’s still time to try and grind the battle pass to get some of those highly sought after Marvel skins.

Fortnite’s Season 4 Week 9 challenges have a distinctively spooky theme to them. After all, it comes after the launch of the Fortnitemares event on Patch v14.40, which has completely changed the game.

Fortnite Halloween props
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Fortnitemares has transformed the map, and the weekly missions too.

They aren’t that difficult though. Most of them involve the same challenges we’ve seen in other weeks ⁠— collect some materials, go from A to B on the map, and eliminate some players.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 9 challenges

  • Search Chests at Upstate New York (7)
  • Eliminations at Lazy Lake (3)
  • Collect Metal from Slurpy Swamp
  • Catch fish at Heart Lake
  • Eliminate opponents by hitting them with vehicles
  • Drive a boat from The Fortilla to The Authority in less than four minutes
  • Ride 20,000 meters in a vehicle

There’s a lot of travelling to do and sights to see in the Week 9. You’ll need to hop in a boat to drive from The Fortilla to The Authority ⁠— but be careful of people camping the route for easy kills.

Once you’re finished on sea, you can choose to hop on land or fly into the air to complete the 20,000 meters task. This will take more than one game, so it might be worth working this in while you complete the others.

Fortnite characters fishing
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Get your fishing rods down to Heart Lake too.

Things like the Upstate New York chests task, the Lazy Lake eliminations challenge, collect Metal at Slurpy Swamp, and Heart Lake fishing can be done off drop. However, be wary of other players with the same idea.

You’ll have until Oct. 29 to complete the Fortnite Week 9 challenges. Good luck!