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Ridiculous Rocket Launcher exploit discovered in Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 27/Jan/2019 20:38

by David Purcell


Fortnite exploits and weapon bugs have been a hot topic of late, but it seems that Epic Games might have another huge problem on its hands with the Rocket Launcher.

Players have been using the powerful launcher ever since it was first added to the game in Patch 1.6.

However, the danger of using the weapon in close quarters has always been a risk for players because of the potential damage dealt to both yourself and enemies – until now.

Epic GamesThe Rocket Launcher in Fortnite can be devastating in close quarters, with this exploit.

In a post to the Fortnite BR subreddit, user PreyBeats has called for the developer to work on an exploit which allows players to destroy materials right in front of them without taking damage. 

As shown in the clip below, players who have built around themselves thinking that they’re safe might be very mistaken, if they come up against somebody with a rocket launcher. But, why? 

“If you stay on one side of the pyramid and rocket the other side like I did, you don’t get damage and you drop in the opponent face” the Reddit user revealed, after posting the following video of their Victory Royale. 

Epic I think you should work on this exploit. Its way too op. from r/FortNiteBR

PreyBeats also has a Hand Cannon in his inventory during the reveal of this clip, which is another Fortnite weapon which has come under scrutiny of late – with some players arguing that it may be overpowered. 

As we have seen with Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney’s recent reveal of a Grappler exploit, Epic is known to treat these issues seriously and promptly if the community at large is aware of the issue – sometimes by removing items or weapons from the game. 

Is one of the Rocket Launcher or the Hand Cannon going to be vaulted next?


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.