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How to get the Chug Cannon in Fortnite Season 5

Epic added the Chug Cannon and Burst Quad Launcher to Fortnite Season 5. Here’s how to get the Chug Cannon to heal your squad.

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Fortnite Chug Cannon

One of the newest Exotic items in Fortnite Season 5 is the powerful Chug Cannon. Here’s how to get your hands on one.

Epic made some massive changes to Fortnite Season 5, especially in the loot pool department. There’s still a Mythic weapon and item in the game, but most of the unique items come by way of Exotics.

The v15.30 update added two new Exotics to the game: the Burst Quad Launcher and the Chug Cannon. The latter has been talked about for some time, so it’s exciting to finally be able to try it out in-game.

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How to get the Chug Cannon

As is the case with all Exotic weapons and items, you’ll need to get the Chug Cannon from an NPC. Remedy, the medic from Chapter 2 Season 1, sells Fortnite’s newest exotic item at her two locations in Craggy Cliffs or Hilltop House.

You’ll need to track Remedy down if you want to be sure to grab the Chug Cannon, but most Exotic dealers have more than one possible spawn location.

Fortnite Chug Cannon Location

The Chug Cannon works exactly how you’d expect it to – like a Bandage Bazooka that offers shields. It takes up two slots in your inventory and heals you for 15 per shot – either health or shields.

Instead of reloading, the weapon recharges over time. You can pick one up from Remedy for a modest 600 Gold Bars.

With more than a month left in Fortnite Season 5, we expect Epic to add a few more interesting Exotics before it’s all said and done. When they do, we’ll be here to tell you how to get them.

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How to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Season 5 (all upgrade locations)

Epic removed Upgrade Benches in Fortnite Season 5. Here are all of the NPC weapon upgrade locations in the new season.

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Upgrade Benches might be gone, but that doesn’t mean there’s no way to get a better weapon.

Fortnite Season 5 did away with Upgrade Benches – instead, integrating weapon upgrades into the new Gold Bars system. You’ll need to visit an NPC if you want to turn that blue Charge into a purple one.

The only problem is, not all NPCs allow you to upgrade your weapons. In fact, when compared to the number of Upgrade Benches, very few NPCs actually allow you to upgrade your guns.

Of course, the good part of this system is that you no longer have to spend your hard-earned materials on weapon upgrades, forcing you to farm all over again.

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Finding a random NPC that will allow you to upgrade your weapon will be a toss of the dice if you don’t know where to go. Thankfully, we compiled a map that shows you all of NPCs’ locations with an upgrade option.

We used Fortnite.gg to create a map of all weapon upgrade locations in Season 5. We’ll keep this map updated if Epic add or remove some of these NPCs or shuffle their availability.

As you can see, certain NPCs don’t have a set spawn location. For instance, Spark Plug can spawn at Lazy lake, Weeping Woods, or the gas station west of Misty Meadows. Others, like Brutus and The Reaper, will always spawn in specific spots on the map.

The upgrade cost for each weapon rarity breaks down like this:

  • Common to Uncommon: 50 Gold
  • Uncommon to Rare: 150 Gold
  • Rare to Epic: 250 Gold
  • Epic to Legendary: 350 Gold

Hopefully, this map makes upgrading your weapons a bit easier – especially when you have a daily challenge that requires you to do so.

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Fortnite split-screen: how to play with friends

Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable the setting.

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Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite back in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable it so you can play locally with a friend.

Fortnite has always had a focus on playing with friends, but that always meant you had to play online. Even if you were in the same house as your friend or family member, the two of you had to play on two separate devices.

This changed back in the v11.30 update in Chapter 2 Season 1. Epic introduced split screen capabilities on consoles for the first time. It wasn’t perfect when it first came out, but it’s since gotten a lot better.

How to use the Fortnite console split-screen feature

Initiating split-screen is simple. All you have to do is connect two controllers to your Xbox or PlayStation. Split-screen still isn’t available on mobile, PC, or Nintendo Switch. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Start Fortnite
  2. Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
  3. Hit ‘Main Menu’
  4. Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
  5. Player 2 will need to sign into their account
  6. Player 2 will join and split-screen will automatically initiate

You can even save another player’s information on another account on your console, making split-screen easier and quicker to complete.

The feature still isn’t perfect and doesn’t replace the feeling of playing online. You’ll only have access to half of your screen, so you’re going to miss a few things that normal players will see. Still, playing split-screen is far more preferable than switching off with your friend or family member game after game. Enjoy!

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How to remove the ammo reticle in Fortnite

The addition of the ammo reticle in Fortnite has largely been a flop for most players. Here’s how you can disable it.

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The addition of the ammo reticle in Fortnite has largely been a flop for most Fortnite players. Here’s how you can disable the feature and some considerations you should make before you do.

The ammo reticle is probably the most controversial decision Epic made at the beginning of Fortnite Chapter 2 – apart from the apparent vaulting of the patch notes.

Players awoke one update day to find that there was a strange bar next to their reticle. It’s an ammo indicator and tells you when you need to reload your weapon. It seems like a harmless addition to the game, but it was incredibly distracting when it first came out.

How to remove the Reticle Ammo Indicator

Fortunately, if you’re still struggling with the ammo reticle, there’s a way to turn it off. All you have to do is navigate to your settings, hit the cogwheel (the second option) and move over to “HUD.”

From there, you’ll be able to customize all elements of your HUD, including the “Reticle Ammo Indicator,” as it’s called. You can also remove or resize some other unwanted elements in this tab.

Should you remove it?

Now, we’re onto the bigger question: should you remove the ammo reticle? Does it really get in the way to the point where you should want it gone?

Caster and streamer Ballatw had an interesting take on the ammo reticle when it first came out. He’s overwhelmingly positive about it, saying it gives you more information without having to move your eyes.

We see his point, especially from a competitive position. It’s hard to complain about a more informative reticle when you have these kids running around with visual sound, performance mode, colorblind mode – all to gain small advantages.

Most players seem to have done away with this information. Very few players are constantly in late-game scenarios with 40 people alive. For the bulk of Fortnite players, reloading after shooting is second-nature.

Is the ammo reticle useful? Yes, but a lot of Fortnite players still don’t like it. If you agree, now you know how to remove the setting in Fortnite.

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