Where to find Lock On Pistol in Fortnite: How to damage opponents

Nathan Warby
Lock On Pistol on Fortnite

Epic Games have unvaulted the Lock On Pistol in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1, so here’s where you can your hands on one and how to damage opponents with it.

There’s been plenty for players to get stuck into in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1. The update brought a whole new map, a new Battle Pass that includes a collaboration with Family Guy, and even new game modes like LEGO Fortnite and Fortnite Festival, among other things.

Epic Games haven’t stopped there though, releasing regular updates to keep the community topped up with new content, from seasonal events to brand-new weapons.

However, they’re also unvaulting some fan-favorite weapons, and the latest addition is the controversial Lock On Pistol. So, here’s where to find the Lock On Pistol in Fortnite and how to use it.

Where to find a Lock On Pistol in Fortnite

The Lock On Pistol can be found in Chests, supply drones, as ground loot, and by fishing, as it has been added to the regular Fortnite loot pool.

Sadly for players, there isn’t a specific location on the map that guarantees a Lock On Pistol spawn. Instead, you’ll have to loot up as normal and hope for the best.

That being said, fishing across the island seems to be the most effective way to get this particular weapon in the battle royale.

Fortnite player using Lock On Pistol
The Lock On Pistol was first introduced in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2.

How to damage opponents with Lock On Pistol in Fortnite

Once you’ve managed to get hold of a Lock On Pistol in Fortnite, simply press and hold the aim button and point the weapon at an enemy until the crosshairs turn pink. This means the pistol has successfully locked on to the opponent, so your next shots will automatically track the target.

Then, all you have to do is pull the trigger and watch as your bullets follow the player for a guaranteed hit. Make sure you keep your aim relatively close to the enemy while firing, though, as straying too far away will break the lock-on.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to damage opponents with the Lock On Pistol in Fortnite:

  1. Open Chests and loot up to find a Lock On Pistol.
  2. Press and hold the aim button while looking at an enemy.
  3. Wait for the four crosshairs to turn pink, indicating the target is locked.
  4. Press shoot to fire bullets that will automatically hit the opponent.

It’s worth noting that the Lock On Pistol won’t lock on enemies using the Ballistic Shield in Chapter 5 Season 1. So keep that in mind when facing players with that powerful weapon.

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