Fortnite brings back the infamous Rail Gun in Chapter 3, Season 2, alongside the formidable Recon Scanner weapon. From now until May 31st, the Rain Gun will be available to find and use for anyone willing to look for it. Players can complete a series of quests this week using both the Rail Gun and Recon Scanner for considerable XP until the two weapons are rendered unavailable. Besides being used for quests, the Rail Gun remains one of the most powerful tools at your disposal, so finding it and knowing how to use it could lend you that special edge you need in order to secure the Victory Royale. In this guide, you will learn everything you need to know to get and use the Rail Gun in Fortnite.
How To Get And Use The Rail Gun In Fortnite
While extremely powerful, the Rail Gun is actually found much more easily than most might realize. It is in the regular loot pool, so you can find it in chests, IO chests, and slightly more rare as floor loot. They will not drop from Supply Llamas since they only carry consumables and materials, so searching them is not worth the time. Places in Fortnite with a high concentration of loot like Command Cavern and Daily Bugle are great places to search for the Rail Gun. Most notably, look in the IO airship area of Command Cavern since the drop chance for a Rail Gun is as high as it can get in that area besides the plethora of IO chests that can be opened. The Rail Gun is a weapon that can only be found in Rare, Epic, and Legendary rarity due to its special nature and incredibly high damage output.
The Rail Gun drop is completely random but pretty plentiful, so do not get discouraged if you cannot find it right away. It should not be long before you find it if you keep searching. Once you find the Rail Gun, it will be in your inventory just like any other gun, so keep a slot open for it if you want it. The Rail Gun has a long charge-up time, so leading your shots is a must, but a direct hit will do a substantial amount of damage, so getting the jump on them with this will make things easy for you to down almost anyone very quickly. Of the quests needed to complete for the Rail Gun, the headshots can be completed by doing so on NPCs just the same as players for a more easy completion. With this knowledge on getting and using the Rail Gun in Fortnite, the Victory Royale is just that much more attainable, so go out and get railing.