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Where to find thermal weapon in Fortnite and Huntmaster Saber location

Where to get a thermal weapon to help unlock The Prowler skin.

Headshot opponents with a thermal weapon is a challenge you can complete in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 to help unlock the Prowler skin.

Although part of the battle pass, this Marvel character is not unlocked by spending Battle Stars. Instead, you must complete three unique challenges, one of which involves locating a thermal weapon.

This guide will detail all methods for how to find a thermal weapon in Fortnite, where to find Huntmaster Saber and explain what a thermal weapon is exactly.

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Note this particular challenge is no longer able to be completed. What's new? Chapter 3 Season 3 has arrived! New additions include Reality Seeds and Saplings and riding animals, along with the new Battle Pass, characters collection and map changes. It's a good idea to know how to get XP fast in Fortnite.

What is a thermal weapon in Fortnite?

A thermal weapon lets you see heat signatures when aiming down the sights. This makes it easier to spot an enemy in the distance. You can only see heat signatures while zoomed in, so having the thermal weapon in your inventory won’t be enough to activate the effect. There is currently only one thermal weapon in Fortnite, the Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle.

If you like the thermal effect, but not the scope, consuming a thermal fish displays heat signatures without the need to equip any weapons. However, this effect doesn’t last very long, so be sure to stock up on thermal fish if you plan on using them a lot.

Where to find thermal weapons in Fortnite

There are three ways to find thermal weapons in Fortnite:

  • Searching chests and floor loot
  • Defeating Huntmaster Saber
  • Defeating an IO Hunter

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Where to find Huntmaster Saber and get thermal weapon

Huntmaster Saber will drop a Legendary Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle when defeated. He can currently be found in The Collider area.

You can find Huntmaster Saber at The Collider.

It’s easy to find Huntmaster Saber, but he’s a pretty tough opponent to take down, due to his speed and the amount of damage he deals. We recommend taking him on with full health, shields, and a decent weapon loadout.

If Huntmaster Saber is proving too tough, you can try to defeat an IO Hunter, who takes a little more time to find, but is far easier to kill.

Where to find IO Hunter and get thermal weapon

An IO Hunter will spawn during the last wave of the fight between The Seven and the IO. The two sides aren't currently fighting, but we'll update this page if they resume the fight.

If the IO Hunter does return, get a weapon you're confident with and a fair amount of ammo, then take out any IO Guards you find in the combat area. Once the third wave is reached, the IO Hunter will appear. He's the enemy with the dual health bar above his head.

Once the IO Hunter is killed, he will drop an Epic Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle.

If you’d like to learn more about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2, check out our how to unlock Prowler skin, jetpack, character collection, and where to find energy fluctuation near Loot Lake guides.

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Jessica is a guides writer from Northern Ireland who likes screaming at her TV. Often at horror movies, occasionally at a Fortnite win. When not damaging her vocal cords, Jessica likes stressing over her inventory in RPGs, and getting lost in open worlds.

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