SypherPK claims Rapid Fire SMG is most underrated weapon in Fortnite

Published: 20/Jun/2020 14:09 Updated: 20/Jun/2020 14:20

by Daniel Cleary


Popular Twitch streamer Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan has revealed why he thinks the Rapid Fire SMG is the most underrated Fortnite weapon in Season 3.

The third season of Fortnite Chapter 2 finally arrived on June 17 and brought about many changes such as a flooded map and the addition of new weapons, such as the Charge Shotgun.

However, despite new weapons being added in Season 3, streamer SypherPK revealed his surprising gun of choice, one which often gets overlooked when players are hunting for loot.

Fortnite character with charge shotgun
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New weapons such as the Charge Shotgun were added in Fortnite Season 3.

Sypher was testing out many of the Season 3 changes, during his June 19 broadcast, when he found himself in a tough build battle with the last remaining player for the Victory Royale.

However, after quickly switching to a Rapid Fire SMG that he had picked up earlier in the game, the streamer demonstrated just how devastating it can be in Fortnite.

He managed to pin his opponent down in his build and continued to spray through the walls with the SMG, dealing damage and forcing the player to keep building in an attempt to survive.

Sypher highlighted that, despite his opponent’s best efforts, he was unable to escape in time as the Rapid Fire SMG was dealing damage before he could even repair the walls, leading to another win for him.

“Bullets keep slipping through because this fire rate is higher than the build rate,” he explained, revealing that there was little the player could do to counter him.

Hassan also shared that, even with 50 ping in that match, the weapon was more than enough to secure the Victory Royale, “the Rapid Fire SMG is the most underrated gun in Fortnite, don’t you forget it.”

He later claimed that the Rapid Fire SMG was more powerful than both the Drum Gun and the Compact SMG, AKA as the P90, which are considered the go-to guns for those close-range fights in the late game.

While the Rapid Fire SMG has not been that popular since its initial release in Chapter 2, Season 2, it is likely that more Fortnite fans will be keeping an eye out for one in their future games.


Where to find Bigfoot in Fortnite: Tips for tracking elusive Season 5 NPC

Published: 7/Jan/2021 2:44

by Brad Norton


Bigfoot is by far the most elusive character in Fortnite Season 5. However, that doesn’t mean he’s not out there. Here’s a few key tricks to keep in mind when trying to hunt down the rare NPC.

From Big Chuggus to Ragnarok and even The Mandalorian himself, there are ton of NPCs scattered across Fortnite. Some are purely there for comedic effect while others actually have a real impact.

Many will help you heal up while others will provide an assortment of resources. Each character comes with its own function thanks to the new Gold Bar currency system in Season 5.

If you’re trying to meet every single character on the map, however, there’s none more elusive than Bigfoot. This exceedingly rare NPC has kept players scratching their heads for weeks. But here’s how you can effectively track it down in your next session.

Fortnite Season 5 map
A look at each unique spawn point for Bigfoot in Fortnite Season 5.

First off, it’s important to note that like most other NPCs, Bigfoot can spawn in a few different locations. Thankfully, every sighting of this character has come from the very bottom edges of the map.

The next thing to keep in mind is that Bigfoot wanders around. It won’t stay in its spawn location for long, meaning you could see it out and about on your travels. There is a strategy to help nail down its specific position on the map, however.

You’ll want to first track down Bunker Jonesy. This NPC can appear at both Camp Cod and Shipwreck Cove. If he’s not at the first, head to the second POI and check there. Once you’ve made contact, it’ll cost you 100 Gold Bars to gain some intel on Bigfoot.

Fortnite Junker Bonesy
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Bunker Jonesy will help nail down the exact location of Bigfoot.

Jonesy will reveal the location of a nearby Bigfoot on your map. Place a marker on this position and head there immediately before it walks away. You should see Bigfoot stumbling around but you can approach it just like any other NPC without fear of it running off.

Interacting with Bigfoot will provide you with a Zero Point fish. This can be used to heal or teleport no different from if it was caught in a river.

Fortnite Bigfoot
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Bigfoot appears no different from any other NPC when you actually get close.

So if you’re trying to tick off every single NPC sighting this season, make sure you get Bigfoot done sooner than later. It’s the rarest character to spot, and it’s much harder to do so without first talking to Bunker Jonesy.

For a rundown on every NPC location in Fortnite, be sure to check our full guide.