By - FunnyCobra002
I wish they would stop blocking the quests that go with these from being done in Team Rumble. I swear they pushed something out last week that let them be possible to do, even if the quest screen still said they weren't.
Yeah I got my sideways damage in Rumble even though it said I couldn't. Weirdly the rifle wouldn't register but the minigun did.
Fastest way I found to do the sideways damage was to pick up the minigun and use it against the bosses, like Gunnar, Sloane and Saber.
Fastest way to clear (I think):
Play solo squads, land at the small base south of Command Cavern. Wanna get as many scan chests as you can. One in that south base, then enter CC via the south entrance. There's another scan chest on your right behind a metal container. Then "cross the street" and head into the southwest corner of CC, there's a bathroom back there, and some rocks, and another scanner chest.
From that southwest corner, enter the main cavern and build/box up with some height. From there you can hit Gunnar with rail guns, or random guards that are patrolling the cavern. Unfortunately you can't clear the scanner bonus with guards, but you can clear the rail gun bonus.
Get as much as you can, then bail out with a scanner and head into the rest of the game. Quickest way to get the scanner bonus from here is to "third party" fights and spam them with the scanner.
I shot the sharks and it worked.
Holy shit that's genius, I've been shooting Sloan and wolves mostly and it's worked.so far only 1,000 to go.
Plus the recon scanner but I think I'll just pick them up, and some meds, and do nothing but bait bad players and spam fights as much as possible since you can tag the same person multiple times so long as your first tag goes away.
Honestly it wouldnt be an issue if they were consitent with what can and cant be done in team rumble. Its seems like its only recently that the unvaulted challenges cant be done in TR.
Yeah kinda sucks. Feel like everything should be fair game for TR.
Heads up that next week is bargain bin week, as long as you're topped up to 5k gold it should go pretty quick.
I was not aware thats gonna be up next week. Thank you!
*No build mode players shivers*
Rail gun went through everything anyways lol
Wild weeks aren't in arena. Rail gun wasn't even in arena back in season 7/8.
I actually threw up a little bit in my mouth.
It's actually the opposite of what you said
Uh… no? Not *only* new players play Zero Build. In fact, some of the best players play Zero Build. I know people who have been around for a long time and they prefer Zero Build despite being able to build well.
Not to mention the rail gun was in the game only 3 seasons ago.
EDIT: Good job changing your comment. Thought we wouldn’t notice, huh?
Yeah, as a guy that's been building *hard* for four years I now spend most of my time in No Build. And I can tell you right now, I ain't just going up against noobs.
This is just false
This is my first season.
Can someone explain why these were so popular?
The recon scanner can mark enemies and the rail gun can shoot through walls
[chuckles] I’m in danger
My biggest question would be will scanner highlight bush campers?
Yes. There's also a recon scanner built into the radio dish at the top of command that scans all players and chests, io chests, ammo boxes, etc
There’s some more of those scanning computers in the bottom cave part as well btw.
It highlights anyone in its range. It lets out a pulse and keeps doing it til it dies out (it can also be broken).
The rail gun shoots through any build or obstacle, including rocks and trees.
It could also be picked up by the flying saucers' tractor beam and carried around, which is obviously irrelevant right now.
Yes it will!
It also highlights chests animals and anything you can interact with pretty much
*Season 7 PTSD flashbacks intensify*
Yeah it highlights you regardless of what you're hiding behind.
For recon scanner as well, it has 2 shots then recharges. So no ammo at all. So it's easy to keep around
Recon scanner marks enemies and the rail gun can charge up and shoot through walls.
There’s a no build mode.
I foresee pain
Railgun will rail people
Recon scanner will show you enemies location
I love the weekly unvaults
So will it be vaulted in a week?
At least I'm only not playing for a week until it's vaulted again
I don't blame him. The recon scanner is one of the most overpowered items ever in this game. It's ridiculous considering how horrible sbmm is and now you bring this back and it makes camping or sneaking around near impossible
Yes I'm still sick of dying to this combo every single game when it was out
If you can't see how these 2 items should literally not be in the game at all, then you should reevaluate how you view the balance of the game. C2s7 was near unplayable for me, since it was quite literally the *only* thing I died to. Maybe a pump/smg death every once in a while, but 99% railgun.
It is the best gun in the entire game hands down. It's better than a prenerf s10 mech if you can aim right.
This is my first season and it's super awesome how much stuff we get
It’s not always like this, but I agree that this season has been refreshingly varied.
I've said it in the past and I'll say it again, this combination is really god damn OP.
And it's embarrassing that this season is a IO vs seven war and we have the seven mk7 but not IO weapons
I was so confused when their high tech weapons didn't return at the beginning of this season, I also wondered why Slone's pulse rifle didn't come back.
Of course, it was so they could promote the new scoped ARs so that's understandable.
(Epic please oh please bring the burst pulse rifle back)
I feel like they always try to balance things out, yet there's always some combination that is OP.
couple that with no-build mode
Yes! And I love it
Especially in squads.
C2S7 flashbacks, but its only good ones and there's a lot of them
Had me in the first half. For real though one of my favorite seasons by far! Hopefully this summer gets something close
If you joined this chapter, you have no idea how OP this combo is. If you think you are safe in a building, this week YOU ARE NOT
More console players getting wrecked by pc players..... As if they needed more advantages
Lol the loot pool in the game right now is actually hilarious.
Can’t wait for S3 to have a much less saturated loot pool, even if only at first.
Kind of insane, but lends a ton of variety to the game.
Recon scanner! God I love this thing.
As someone who likes to sneak around with my wife. We hate this thing
This sentence can be used not in Fortnite and make sense.
She wouldn't let me sneak out without her so now she comes along 🤷🏻♂️
an overpowered duo right there
OP and teriffying
Im now waiting for Storm Flips for no goddamn reason
I just want to use Midas while chucking them in the enemies' direction
Railgun is cool but why no pulse rifle? Pulse rifle was a part of the C2S7 IO’s high-tech weapon collection, and I feel that would have even been better for the meta than the recon scanner which just makes for a ridiculous combination when paired with the railgun. Railgun isn’t even broken on its own (FOR PUBS) but when paired with the recon scanner it’s…yeah…
I guess the combo is ok for a week though. I just wish they would’ve added the pulse rifle too because that’s actually a competent third person marksman-type AR, which we need in this meta filled with red dot ARs.
At the very least the rail gun is a unique weapon mechanic and not just any other gun
True, true. And it’s a fun weapon. It’s defo a bit controversial but personally I think it’s fine the way it is for pubs (maybe just make the laser more visible and brighter), I just don’t like the recon scanner being there with it, as the scanner makes the railgun significantly easier to use. Also the railgun is a pretty good counter to red dot ARs like the AUG at range. It’s just that it would’ve been neat to have the pulse rifle, a great and cool third person AR, show up alongside the railgun rather than the recon scanner which just kinda tarnishes the railgun’s reputation.
The recon scanner is what made the rail gun good. Other snipers outclass it when you actually have a line of sight so by using the wall hack gun it’s like magic
But that made it unfair, too. Sure, it felt super powerful when the combo was in your hands, but at the same time, your opponent would have no chance when you practically have wall hacks and a gun that deals max damage through walls. If you aim at players normally with the gun (no scanner), without obstacles in the way, it still has a perfect line of sight in third person AND is hitscan which is a significant advantage already. And if you had a general idea of where a player is behind a wall, you could still probably hit the player and do crazy damage.
The railgun is very good on its own, but the recon scanner makes it broken past the point of truly being enjoyable in a long-term meta, at least.
Of course not long term that’s why it got vaulted but I will enjoy using it for the week it’s back in the game
Oh ok that’s understandable. And yeah considering we had the combo for a full season and (sorta) made it through I’m sure one week won’t be bad.
I appreciate the addition of more snipers, as it stands the heavy is not particularly useful when compared to the bolt action (with the exception of facing vehicles, and even then, the 1 shot reload time will get you destroyed before you can fire a second shot). The hunting rifle was good fun and mechanically different enough to justify its overall less devastating damage. I’d love to see bows back as well!
Railgun was broken as shit at first
Ima go play Minecraft bro rail gun is to broken
I think the rail gun damage is much less now :(
still extremely fun to use
I tested it in Creative and it straight up launches cars
Didnt even change
Nope. Still the same.
Ya you guys are right I think it was just because I had a lower rarity
I love both of these weapons so much
are there or will there be challenges for these guns?
9 challenges worth 25k xp (if the staged challenges also reward 25k at each stage)
They don't, second stage is 40k and I don't know about third.
Third is 50k
10,000 DMG with Rail gun
Fuckin hell how the hell am I gonna do that?
They could at least make third stage 75k.
Best combo ever
Can we just keep the rail gun unvaulted
Name a more iconic duo I’ll wait
Double Pump Shotgun
Yeah he didn't have to wait very long
Drum shotty and 2nd drum shotty.
Gonna miss the sideways guns, they were sweet.
Rail Gun definitely not OP. You can see the laser targeting you seconds before someone tries to shoot you, and using it...you are better off just running an AUG. Recon scanner could definitely be useful.
You can flick the beam onto someone before they have time to react...
Yep and that's why I hate it. I'll be safe in my builds box fighting somebody and about to win next thing I know my character like bounces and I'm at 10 health when I was at 200 lol this thing is just the cherry on top of the worst season in the game.
Primal season might still take the crown for me. I'm not sure what's worse, primal weapons or combat SMGs.
Primal was at least transformative. Primal fixed the balance between makeshift, primal and mechanical and brought back Tacs and Infantries.
This Season is horrendous even though I like some of the new ARs.
I miss the Infantry. Season 16 was when I realized how good it was.
I hate the Tac because it doesn't fit my play style.
and that still probably wouldn't kill anyway, even as a HS.
You can literally laser someone with the AUG faster than you could fire a single railgun shot so eh.
It's not as busted as people think it is, let's just enjoy it for the little while it's back in the game
consider a couple of these clips from c2s7:
It's definitely busted if you know how to use it. It's essentially a free 90 tag on a boxed opponent, then you can use smgs/augs to finish them off while they're panicking
I know how the railgun works, i used it all the time in c2s7
But seeing the meta we're playing in rn, it's really not as bad as other weapons we have at our disposal atm (i don't need to tell you what those are, i'm sure you know)
And this is coming from someone who mainly plays no-build and is most likely gonna get shot a couple times through cover this week. And you know what, if you manage to hit me through a wall, you deserve the damage imo
It's just here for one week. lets try to enjoy it while we can
No one else seems to know how to use it so I'm not complaining lol
The shot connects instantly so dont aim where your target's gonna be, aim where they are at the very moment.
I know man. My win rate doubled to 20% in season 7 due to this thing lol.
Ik I'm about to sound stupid but what's an AUG?
It’s the burst AR, it’s okay to not know every gun man you’re not stupid
To add on a bit, people also do this with other guns that have been in Fortnite. They’ll call the purple pump a Spas, or the gold SMG a p90. They’re just referring to the IRL counterpart
the burst rifle, the model is based off a gun called the AUG
The striker burst assault rifle. It’s based of a real life gun called an AUG
The laser is very buggy, at least in c2s7. It teleports around and you can't tell where it's aiming, at least on Xbox one and series x.
Unpopular opinion: I hate the rail gun
Same. It's stupidly op but it fits right into this season with all the op guns or variations of op guns (like how Drum Shotgun is a variation of the Primal). I just can't wait for this season to end.
I hate people who thinks it's balanced by the red line before it shots like IF THEY FLICK IT HOW ON EARTH DO I SEE IT?!
Yeah it's not like this is everyone's first time seeing the rail gun. Majority of the player base know how to flick the shot to avoid being detected. Haven't seen it in action yet but I hope it got nerfed like the heavy sniper
Same I hope it got nerfed. If it hasn't yet I hope it will.
I was glad to find out the Lightsaber's guard was nerfed (or I just got better aim lol) so it wasn't that bad if they were running towards me. But that bug the Lightsabers had where they ran all around you and went into the ground while doing the attacks made it so unfair and they didn't even fix it until they took them out.
Fuck the recon scanner
Inflatabull next let's go
Damn what has this game become
Would be cool if we could actually make the missions in team rumble were you know can play and chill insted of sweat for the xp to unlock skins
No your bluffing, this was my favourite combo lol
Most fun I have had in fortnite in such a long time. I love all the weapons and how many options I get
I’m not a fan
Crap. I HATE this combo
they should actually stay for the rest of the season in my opinion because they **are** IO branded weapons and it would make sense for the IO to use them
Gonna be real interesting in no build!
Hey now bow week was incredible last season
They've been doing this at the end of the season since C2S6. They were originally called Wild Weeks, but they seem to have dropped the name this chapter.
This one at least makes some sense because they are IO weapons.
YEEES. MY BABY RAIL GUN! WELCOME BACK!
What they need to do is bring the bolt back and not nerf it
Never liked either of these items. Put them back in the garbage bin. More clutter from chests.
That's so cool! Love the loot pool this season.
Rail gun unvalted. 0.5 seconds later Muselk drops a video.
why is that a problem ?
One more newb question.
Will the scanner work with any gun or does railgun have a special scope to read the mark?
It works with any gun or even no gun at all
Railgun! Come to daddy!!!
I could really do with neither thnx
Rail gun is by far my favorite gun of all time
I'm about to bussss
what even is this season now lol
Why am I getting downvoted?
You’re joking me
If the scanner makes everything like a sniper I might vote for that
There is no voting
The scanner marks enemies and chests close to where the shell lands.
I think that makes sense
I really don't like railgun, I mean it's an interesting weapon but there is so many better ones now. And of course third stage is 10000 damage, why?
What...I literally just thought if something like this happening like a few days ago...I think I might be a psychic or whatever
I’m not gonna last long out there
And so it begins
I only came back to Fortnite a week or two ago after being gone since like S5 or 6 last season.
What the fuck do these do?
Recon scanner can mark players and rail gun can shoot through walls
Is the recon scanner kind of like how shakedowns used to be then but in a certain area? I'm guessing you shoot it and it reveals that stuff where it's shot?
Yeah, that's exactly how it works
That's pretty cool then.
Any good? I’ve never seen these before.
I mean, it's not the pre-nerf railgun so it's not that bad
I’ve never seen these guns in my life
Railgun is OP but so much fun.
Oh, let's bloody go!
What does the recon gun do? Used it today but didn’t see the benefits
It can mark enemies, chests and ammo boxes. basically wall hacks
Hell to the yeah!!! This is going to be a fun week
TIL I'm awaful at the railgun (and all snipers) hoo boy, these quests are gonna be tough for me this week.
You forgot Kymera Ray Gun. But I doubt you would want to release a balanced gun that does little build damage in this season that's known for having every op weapon or a variation of it.
Thought they were new guns oops🤣
recon scanner and jetpack lmaoooooo
WELCOME TO THE HELL WILD WEEK
How much damage vs tanks? Also, does it go through the drivers hatch to hit the driver?
Nowhere is safe now, especially no build mode.....
Gas gas gas you gona get found out pass out die now you won't get the dub 😤