The Prowler quests are now live in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2, and one challenge requires players to get headshots with a thermal weapon. That sounds simple on paper, but it can be quite hard to find a weapon with a thermal scope since most of Fortnite’s arsenal is comprised of shotguns and SMGs. Still, there’s an easy way to get a guaranteed thermal weapon early in a match if you don’t want to take your chances with chests and floor loot. Here’s where you can find a thermal weapon in Fortnite for the Prowler quest.
Where to Find Thermal Weapons in Fortnite
The only thermal weapon available right now in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is the Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle. This is a semi-automatic weapon with a long-range sight that can be found in chests or as floor loot all over the map. It’s not an uncommon weapon, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one during a match.
However, there are bosses on the island that are guaranteed to drop a Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle when defeated. If you go to an area with a red name (Coney Crossroads this week), you’ll be able to take part in a 3 stage battle against IO troops. After defeating the final boss on stage 3, he will drop an Epic Scoped Thermal Assault Rifle that you can use for this quest.
You can also find the Mythic version of the weapon, Huntmaster Saber’s Thermal Rifle, by defeating him. Saber is a much more difficult boss though, so it’s not worth it to take him down just for this quest. If you want a good ranged weapon to help you win the match though, then Huntmaster Saber’s Thermal Rifle is a great pick. He can be found on the IO Airship above Coney Crossroads this week.
Once you acquire a thermal weapon, all you have to do is get 3 headshots with it to complete this quest. You’ll receive the Mark of the Prowler wrap as a reward once you do so. There are plenty of other Prowler quests to work on after you finish this one, and the new week 5 Resistance quests are live as well.
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