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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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How to get the Mythic Spire Assassin’s Recycler in Fortnite Season 6

The Mythic Recycler replaced the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun in Fortnite Season 6. Here’s where to find the only mythic item in the game.

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The Fortnite v16.20 update brought the Mythic Spire Assassin’s Recycler to Fortnite Season 6. Here’s how to get it.

We’re only a few weeks into Fortnite Season 6 and have already seen the meta shift several times. The most recent v16.20 update added a new Mythic item to the game for the first time since Season 6 began: the Spire Assassin’s Recycler.

The gun actually replaced the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun, which was widely considered to be overpowered by the bulk of the community. The Recycler, a new weapon, hasn’t found its position in the meta just yet. We’ll have to see if the new mythic version changes that at all.

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Mythic Spire Assassin’s recycler location

As was the case with the Primal Shotgun before it, you can find the Mythic Recycler at The Spire. The Assassin who patrols the center of the map now carries this weapon instead of a shotgun.

This is still the location of the Mythic Jumpboots, but you need to eliminate a Guardian before heading to the spire to cash in.

The Mythic version of the Recycler does 86 damage with no headshot multiplier. It has the same clip size, making it far less of an attraction than the Mythic Primal Shotgun was.

With new items constantly being added to Fortnite, it will be interesting to see whether or not the Mythic item held by the Spire Assassin will change once again. If it does, we’ll be sure to update you.

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How to get the Mythic Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun in Fortnite Season 6

The Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun is one of only two Mythic items in Fortnite Season 6. Here’s how to get it.

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Fortnite Season 6 Mythic Spire Assassin Shotgun

Fortnite Season 6 brought a couple of Mythic items back to the game. One of those is the Spiral Assassin’s Primal Shotgun. Here’s how to get it.

UPDATE 4/13: The Fortnite v16.20 patch has replaced the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun with the Spire Assassin’s Recycler.

Epic Games made a ton of changes in Fortnite Season 6. They significantly shook-up the weapon meta, added a new crafting system, changed the map, and a lot more that players are still exploring this week.

One of the new weapons that were added in Season 6 was the Primal Shotgun. This new shotgun replaced the Tac from previous seasons but works more like a two-shot Drum Shotgun than a Tac.

Some players don’t know that you can get a Mythic version of this weapon. Here’s how.

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Mythic Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun

Guardians are located at each of the spires around the map. All of them carry Primal weapons and are extremely dangerous if you don’t have the weaponry or shields to eliminate them.

Only one of these Guardians carries the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun, however, and they can be found at The Spire in the center of the map.

The Spire Assassin patrols this area, carrying the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun. She can spawn anywhere in this location, so keep your head on a swivel if you land here.

To get the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun, you’ll need to:

  • Land at The Spire
  • Fend off enemy players
  • Eliminate the Spire Assassin
  • Pick up the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun

The Spire is a hot drop – as the center of the map always has been – so this is going to be a contested area for the length of Season 6. This is also the location of the Mythic Jumpboots, but you have to do a bit more work to get them.

So far, the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun is one of only two Mythic items in Fortnite. We’ll keep you posted if Epic decide to add more to the game.

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How to get Chonkers off-road tires in Fortnite Season 6

The Fortnite Season 6 v16.20 update brought Chonkers off-road tires to the game. Here’s where you can get them.

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The Fortnite v16.20 patch introduced Chonkers off-road tires to Fortnite Season 6. Here’s how to get them and what they will do.

Vehicle mods have been teased for Fortnite since the beginning of Season 6. Even before that, data miners found them in the game files, so fans have known about some sort of mod for a while.

Finally, in v16.20, we saw our first vehicle mod come to Fortnite in the form of Chonkers off-road tires. We expect to see more of these come to the game in the future.

These tires, as the name suggests, will make off-roading a whole lot faster. They will impact different cars more than others, with the truck getting the most benefit from them. As a bonus, these tires allow you to scale steep surfaces you’d otherwise need to climb with ramps.

How to get Chonkers off-road tires

Chonkers tires spawn all over the map, but mostly in gas stations and garages. You can find them on the floor in these locations, or by breaking stacks of tires. Yes, that means the tires that you can bounce on.

This update also saw Sparkplug added to Catty Corner. She’ll be one of the better NPCs going forward, as she sells mechanical parts and offers weapon upgrades to players.

  • Land at the southern garage in Catty Corner
  • Enter the garage and fins Sparkplug
  • Look around for tires that spawn on the ground
  • Grab them and throw them on the closest car.

These tires aren’t too much of a game-changer, with their biggest benefit being the ability to traverse steep cliffs.

This won’t be the last vehicle mod we see added to Fortnite, however. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled when the next patch releases to see what else Epic have in store for the future of Fortnite Season 6.

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