Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 5 is now well underway, but there’s the small matter of the Christmas event first. As part of the v15.10 update, Fortnite now has two new Exotic weapons: the The Big Chill grenade launcher and the (much better) Dragon’s Breath Sniper Rifle.
If that sounds familiar, that’s because there’s already a weapon called the Dragon’s Breath Shotgun in the game that also deals fire damage. Whereas you can find that polarising weapon fairly commonly, it’s much harder to find the Dragon’s Breath Sniper Rifle as there’s only one place you can get it, and you will have to bring your Gold Bars along with you.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Dragon’s Breath Sniper in Fortnite.
Dragon’s Breath Sniper Rifle Stats & Tips
The Dragon’s Breath Sniper is very different to the Boom Sniper, another Exotic added in Season 5. Whereas the Boom is all about explosions, the Dragon’s Breath Sniper is much better at causing fire damage and burning down structures.
With body damage of 116 and an instant elim for a headshot, this Exotic is already one of the best snipers in the game. However, it can also very quickly burn down any structures and builds so you can constantly keep up pressure. Though it won’t directly do fire damage to players with a shot, the fire spreads so quickly within structures that players will have to reposition or take fire damage within a second.
Dragon’s Breath Sniper Rifle Location
There are actually two possible locations for the Dragon’s Breath Sniper Rifle in Fortnite: within Pristine Point in the far north or at Timber Tent to the south of Sweaty Sands. You will need to talk to the Blaze NPC, who randomly spawns at either of the two locations.
Walk up to Blaze at either of these locations (you can find her exact location by looking for the … symbol within a speech bubble on the map) and then starting a conversation with her.
She will give you quests and also sell the Exotic Dragon’s Breath Sniper to you for the really rather random number of 1,213 Gold Bars. As with all the Exotics, it’s quite the grind to unlock this new sniper. But, compared to some of the others, the Dragon’s Breath Sniper is actually quite the powerful, useful new weapon in Fortnite.
Don’t forget that once you are eliminated from a match, you will then lose the Exotic and have to start the grind all over again. It’s a big timesink in terms of collecting bars, which kind of puts us off even buying anything for risk of wasting all of our Bars. We recommend you run the Dragon’s Breath Sniper Rifle in Duos or Squads, just as your teammate can then get your weapon should you be eliminated and the grind won’t be nothing.
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