How to Find Thermal Weapons in Fortnite

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The Fortnite quests to unlock the Prowler skin includes getting headshots with a thermal weapon. Each Prowler quest unlocks an exclusive item, while completing 3 of these quests unlocks the Prowler skin itself. To complete the thermal weapon quest players must get 3 headshots using a thermal weapon- but where can we find these thermal weapons? Find out below.

Where to Find the Thermal Weapons in Fortnite

The only thermal weapon in Fortnite in Chapter 3 Season 2 is the Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle. As with any other weapon the Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle can be found in Chests, Supply Drops, and as general Loot Drops. When using the rifle you can see the thermal imagery of any opponent, including IO Forces, and even wildlife.

Opponents appear as bright orange and white when viewed through a thermal scope (screenshot by Touch Tap Play)

Of course you could always be lucky enough to find one by eliminating an opponent who is carrying one. They come in Rare, Epic, Legendary rarities only.

A Rare Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle (screenshot by Touch Tap Play)

There are two other places you could find this weapon. The first is on the Airship above Coney Crossroads. To obtain this weapon you must defeat Huntsman Saber who will then drop a Legendary Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle.

Defeat the Huntsman Saber (screenshot by Touch Tap Play)

It is best to pick a fight with this boss only when fully shielded up as he is a pretty fierce opponent! He is always found on the airship above whatever named location is holding the battle between the IO Forces and The Seven. Once you defeat him you will have the best Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle you can get your hands on!

Defeat the Huntsman Saber for his Thermal Assault Rifle (screenshot by Touch Tap Play)

Another way to obtain this weapon is to defeat the IO Hunter at the final stage of the battle between IO Forces and The Seven. He is easier to defeat than the Huntsman Saber but you may have other opponents, plus some IO Guards to contend with too! Once he is defeated he drops an Epic Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle.

Defeat the IO Hunter for an Epic Thermal Assault Rifle (screenshot by Touch Tap Play)

Once you have your weapon, complete the quest by hitting opponents with 3 headshots, using the Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle and gain your reward.

Get your headshots in using the thermal weapon for your reward! (screenshot by Touch Tap Play)

Good luck!

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