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Sneaky Snowman officially heading to Fortnite

Published: 21/Jan/2019 16:40 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 16:52

by David Purcell


Epic Games has revealed that a ‘Sneaky Snowman’ item will soon arrive in Fortnite, giving players another way to disguise themselves in Battle Royale. 

The inclusion of the upcoming item on the game’s news feed confirms previously leaked information, as data miners came across files for the snowman on January 16. 

With so much snow on the Fortnite map at the moment, players will be able to take up a new form that allows them to blend in with their surroundings. 

Presumably, this new arrival will work in a very similar way to bush – where players wait a few seconds to attach it and then their character looks pretty different just a few moments later. 

The bush item is not being used as much as the developer would like in the current meta of Fortnite, however, this could be another way of encouraging the use of hiding methods. The in-game description for the Sneaky Snowman states players can “become a master of disguise”. 

If the bush wasn’t enough, Fortnite players will be able to hide as a Sneaky Snowman soon!

While information is quite scarce on the item so far, we can expect to get a clearer picture about how it will work in the next set of patch notes. 

Sneaky Snowman falls in line with a number of other changes to Fortnite in Season 7, which has been heavily shaped by the addition of the snow biome on December 6 and more recently, with the arrival of Snowfall challenges and the Ice Storm event. 

Will it be released with the next content update? 


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.