The first update of Fortnite Season 5 brought a new, winter-themed exotic weapon to the game: The Big Chill. Here’s how to find it.
The Snowball Launcher is a staple of any Fortnite holiday season, just as the Pumpkin Launcher is a staple of any Fortnitemares event. It’s no surprise to see the weapon return to the game for Winterfest 2020.
This season, however, Epic added the classic weapon as an Exotic, named “The Big Chill.” You can purchase this weapon from Snowmando, a snowman NPC added in v15.10.
Snowmando can be found on the same mountain as the Weather Station, to the south of Caty Corner.
The Big Chill will run you 1,455 Gold Bars, which puts it in line with most other Exotic weapons in the game. The good news is that Snowmando only spawns in one spot, unlike some of the other Exotic vendors in Season 5.
Unlike the other NPCs in Fortnite, Snowmando only offers The Big Chill. You can’t grab bounties or quests from him to earn more Gold Bars.
Is The Big Chill worth it? This will depend on your playstyle. As the only Grenade Launcher in the game, it can be devastating to opponents if you start spamming them. Then again, Rockets can be tough to come by in Season 5, meaning you may run out of ammo.
Winterfest has yet to fully kick-off, so it will be interesting to see if The Big Chill will be in the game for the rest of Season 5. For now, it’s a thematic addition for the winter months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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