Here’s How You Can Get Lock On Pistol in Fortnite

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Here’s How You Can Get Lock On Pistol in Fortnite

Dhruv Bhatnagar
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Fortnite has added another fresh content update for Chapter 5, Season 1, which brings back the controversial Lock On Pistol.
If you're wondering how to get Lock On Pistol in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1, here's a guide to help you.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 is finally out and brings a more combat-focused chapter for players this time around. As a tradition in every Fortnite season, this one also makes significant changes to the loot pool as it adds several new items and weapons for players to choose from. Fortnite has welcomed back a familiar face in Chapter 5 Season, the Lock On Pistol.

The unique pistol comes with a tracking system that allows players to lock onto enemies within 50 meters. With the ability to take out enemies with up to 4 bullets, ending with a critical hit, the Lock On Pistol can wreak havoc. Without further ado, let’s take a look at how you can get Lock On Pistol in Fortnite. 

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1: How to Get Lock On Pistol?

Fortnite always has an evolving and expanding weapon pool, and the game has brought back the Lock-on-Pistol. It’s a unique weapon that can lock onto enemies before firing upon them, which made its initial launch quite controversial. 

The Lock On Pistol has made a triumphant return in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1, and it can be discovered in multiple ways –

  • Floor Loot

  • Chests

  • Supply Drops

  • Supply Drones

If you want to increase your chances of getting this weapon, you can land in high-loot areas such as Anvil Square, The Citadel, and Shattered Slabs. You must carefully listen to the sound of Supply Drones and shoot them down whenever you get the chance. Popular landing spots such as Faculty Splits, Rave Cave, and The Brutal Bastion have plenty of chests to loot. 

Don’t be afraid to explore off-beaten paths as well. You’ll often come across some of the weapons in the game in obscure spots, untouched by other players. Always keep an eye out for the distinct shape and red dot sight of the weapon.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1: How the Lock On Pistol Works?

Once you’ve managed to get your hands on the Lock On Pistol, here’s how it works – 

  • You need to aim down sights to activate its tracking system. A blue targeting reticle will show up after a short charge-up. If another player enters this reticle within 50 meters, the weapon will lock onto them and track their movement. 

  • After you’ve locked on, you can fire up to 4 shots at the target by tapping the trigger. Every shot will track your target. The 4th shot will be guaranteed to deal critical damage if all four bullets end up hitting the target. 

Lock-On Pistol

The Lock-on Pistol in Fortnite works best at medium range. When you’re up close, SMGs and shotguns will deal more damage. But from a distance, the Lock On Pistol’s tracking gives it a major advantage over weapons. 

Undoubtedly, the Lock On Pistol brings back an interesting element to Fortnite’s weapon arsenal. With its unique tracking and lock-on capabilities, anyone who can master this weapon can get tons of eliminations from the medium range.

That’s everything you need to know about getting Lock On Pistol in Fortnite. Be sure to follow us as we’ll bring you the latest Fortnite news and guides.


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