NPCs made their return to Fortnite in Season 6, but some are more useful than others. Here are the best NPCs to visit in Fortnite – especially if you’re playing Arena Mode.
Fortnite first introduced NPCs and the Gold Bar system in Fortnite Season 5. Instead of abandoning it in Season 6, Epic added to it and created new roles for these NPCs to fill.
Of course, some NPCs are more useful than others. An NPC that allows you to upgrade your weapon will be better to visit than one that only sells bandages or mechanical parts.
There are dozens of NPCs in Season 6 – each with their own combination of uses. This season, some of the NPCs will even shoot you on sight – indicated with a target on the map, below.
Which are the best NPCs in the game? YouTuber NSOO tested each of the Season 6 NPCs to find out.
In the video, NSOO covers the best NPCs to visit for Arena and tournament play. He excluded NPCs that sell Exotic weapons, as these are difficult to obtain in competitive modes – since you start each match with 0 Gold Bars. If you’re interested in finding all of the Exotics in Season 6, you can take a look at our guide here.
The NPC NSOO highlights are as follows:
The best NPCs in Fortnite Season 6 offer weapon upgrades, easy Gold Quests, and improvements to your kit. That’s not to say that the rest of the NPCs in the game are useless.
In fact, you should make sure to talk to any NPC you come across. As you may have noticed, NPCs drop free loot in Season 6. This can be something small like Mechanical parts or building materials, but they can also give you a free Gold Scar or Pump Shotgun.
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How to launch into the air using Geysers in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3
The Fortnite island in Chapter 3 has several Geysers that loopers can use for quick rotations and 15,000 XP, thanks to a weekly challenge.
Fortnite players have to launch into the air with the help of Geysers in Chapter 3 Season 3 in order to complete a weekly challenge that grants 15,000 XP.
Geysers have been an integral part of the Fortnite meta as they help players in launching into the air. One can use this boost to get away from enemies, escape the storm, or simply rotate to a new location.
A weekly challenge in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Week 2 requires players to use three Geysers, and here’s a quick guide to completing it.
Geyser locations in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3
It is worth noting that Geysers in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 are primarily located in the newly released biome that is full of giant mushrooms. POIs like Greasy Grove and Reality Falls are a part of this region.
Instead of roaming around in search of Geysers, you can simply head to the Peril Pass landmark marked in the image below. It has seven Geysers situated right next to each other.
Two more Geysers are present near the massive Reality Tree in Reality Falls:
You only need to launch yourself into the air with Geysers three times and nine locations have been specified in the images above.
How to use a Geyser in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3
Using a Geyser in Fortnite is as easy as it gets. You have to stand on it for a few seconds and the water pressure will automatically launch the character into the air. This is similar to Klombo’s blowholes that were present around the island in Chapter 3 Season 2.
All in all, Fortnite players can get 15,000 XP by completing this simple challenge. By completing all the weekly challenges, they’ll be able to progress three levels in the Battle Pass. It ain’t much but it’s honest work!
How to boost into a Runaway Boulder with a Baller in Fortnite Season 3
By boosting into a Runaway Boulder with a Baller in Chapter 3 Season 3, Fortnite players can quickly earn 15,000 XP.
Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Week 2 challenges are here. One of the challenges requires players to boost into a Runaway Boulder with a Baller, and here’s how to do it.
The Fortnite community has been complaining about the gruesome XP grind in Chapter 3 Season 3 for several days now. Amidst several nerfs and buffs to the Accolade XP system by Epic Games, Weekly and Daily quests are the only reliable source of XP for players.
Here’s a guide to completing a Weekly quest that grants 15,000 XP.
The Baller and Runaway Boulder locations in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3
Runaway Boulders arrived in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 as a reference to Indiana Jones’ iconic scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark. You can find them on a ton of cliffs around the island and destroy their rock base to roll them down.
However, considering that the challenge requires players to boost into a Runaway Boulder with a Baller, it is better if they find one near Rave Cave only.
The spawn locations of the seven Ballers in Rave Cave have been marked in the images below:
Players will find three Ballers inside Cuddle Team Leader’s giant head at Rave Cave. Two Ballers can be found in the cave under the Cuddle Team Leader’s head and two more on the eastern platform.
After finding a Baller, players can use it to reach the Runaway Boulder marked in the image:
Ballers in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 can grant infinite boost with a glitch
The final step is to climb the cliff marked in the image above and hit the Runaway Boulder with a Baller while holding the boost button. Ideally, this should make the rock roll down the cliff, and players will be able to get 15,000 XP instantly.
Interestingly, loopers can get an infinite boost for their Baller with a simple glitch. Right when the vehicle’s energy finishes and the game displays the ‘energy depleted‘ bar, you have to hold the boost button. Thereafter, the Baller will keep on moving even with an empty energy bar.
Apparently, Runaway Boulders do not have definite spawn locations. Hence, if players do not find one near Rave Cave, they can use the infinite boost glitch and travel around the island to complete the XP challenge.
Where to find Grapple Gloves in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3
Following months of anticipation, Spider-Man’s Mythic web shooters have returned as the Grappler Glove in Chapter 3 Season 3.
Fortnite has finally released the Grapple Gloves in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 and here’s every location where players can find them.
The Fortnite community loved playing with Spider-Man’s Mythic web-shooters in Chapter 3 Season 1. Mobility has always been a glaring issue in Epic Games’ Battle Royale title, and items like the web-shooters significantly improved the situation.
The web-shooters have now returned as the Grapple Gloves, and there are ten locations where you can find them.
Grapple Glove locations in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3
It is worth noting that ten small huts scattered around the island have now turned into Grapple Glove pitstops. They have large signs and contain special loot boxes with Grapple Gloves.
Here’s what a pitstop looks like in-game:
Loopers must know that the Grapple Glove won’t be available as standard loot in chests. They will have to visit any of the following locations to get them:
- North of Logjam Lumberyard near Seven Outpost 2.
- Under Cuddle Team Leader’s head in Rave Cave near the pool.
- Southwest of Greasy Grove near Fungi Farm.
- North of Synapse Station near Desolate Delta landmark.
- North of Rocky Reels.
- East of Tilted Towers near The Devourer landmark.
- South of Sleepy Sound, next to the small red cabin.
- Northeast of Condo Canyon near Shrouded Settlement (South of The Joneses).
- Eastern edge of the map between Seven Outpost and Sunburned Shacks landmarks.
- Northeast of Daily Bugle.
Here’s an image in which each of the aforementioned locations has been marked:
Players won’t struggle a lot to find the Grapple Glove pitstops because they have large signs and a vibrant color scheme that stands out. Having said that, it is safe to assume that the competition to get these gloves will be fierce.
Grapple Gloves arrive early in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Arena
According to leakers, you can now find Grapple Gloves in Arena and they’ll arrive in other game modes shortly. In core modes like Battle Royale and Zero Build, they will have 30 shots while in Arena, a player can only swing 10 times with a single glove.
Spider-Man’s mythic web-shooters were clearly broken in terms of providing mobility to players. They helped in quickly getting away from opponents, rotations, and surprising opponents.
From the looks of it, the new Grapple Gloves will serve a similar purpose in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 and loopers can use this guide to get them in every game.
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