How to beat Highcard boss in Fortnite: Locations & reward

Nathan Warby
Highcard boss with henchmen in Fortnite

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 brings the Highcard boss for players to find and defeat on the map. Here’s every location that the Highcard boss can spawn in Fortnite and the reward for taking him down.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 is well underway, and players have wasted no time in trying out everything it has to offer. The new update introduced everything from new weapons to a whole new section of the map, as well as another major crossover in the form of Attack on Titan’s Eren Jaeger.

It also added a brand-new AI enemy for players to tackle – the Highcard boss. While they’re a formidable foe, taking them out can set you up perfectly for the rest of the game.

Here’s where you can find the Highcard boss in Fortnite, and the rewards for successfully beating him.

Fortnite Highcard boss locations

The Highcard boss will spawn at any of the locations that have a Vault; Mega City, Brutal Bastion, and Shattered Slabs. What separates him from previous Fortnite bosses, however, is that doesn’t spawn right at the start of the match.

Once a match is underway and a few circles have passed, all remaining players will see the Highcard boss ping on their map, revealing their location for the current game.

By heading to the marker, players will find a masked enemy in a black suit guarded by two henchmen dressed in white.

mega city in fortnite
The new Mega City is one of the locations where the Highcard boss could spawn.

How to beat Highcard boss in Fortnite

The Highcard boss doesn’t come with any special abilities that players need to worry about, but his chunky health bar and loyal henchmen still make him a deadly enemy.

To give yourself the best chance of success, we recommend getting hold of a Heavy Sniper or DMR, stocking up on ammo, and picking the AI off from a distance. The enemies don’t have weapons with too much range, so finding a rooftop or vantage point will keep you safe from damage.

It’s also best to take out the two henchmen first, as this will level the playing field and allow you to focus all your energy on the Highcard boss himself.

Fortnite Highcard boss rewards

Once you defeat the Highcard boss in Fortnite, you’ll be able to pick up the Highcard’s Havoc Suppressed Assault Rifle Mythic weapon. He’ll drop this onto the ground as soon as his health bar is depleted, so be sure to go and grab it right away before someone else steals it.

The Havoc Suppressed Assault Rifles are a new addition in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2, dealing out a respectable amount of damage without immediately giving away your position.

Getting hold of the Mythic version as soon as possible will stand you and your squad in good stead for the last few circles.

It’s also worth keeping in mind that the Highcard boss only drops one of these Mythic Assault Rifles, so make sure to decide beforehand who will get the reward.

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