Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 has been underway for about two weeks, and it’s finally time for the first big update of the season. Things are certainly changing up a bit with the arrival of holo-chests, the return of grapple gloves, and the vaulting of boogie bombs–but the new Cobra DMR is the star of this update. The standard DMR is being vaulted to give the Cobra DMR a chance to shine, but only time will tell if it can live up to expectations.
Where to find the Cobra DMR and how it works
The Cobra DMR is a marksman rifle that can be found on the ground, in chests and supply drops, and even from fishing–so you shouldn’t have too much trouble rounding it up.
Those who enjoy staying at medium-to-long ranges may find this new gun an excellent choice, especially seeing as it sports a 1.6x higher fire rate than the standard DMR. It also comes with a clip size of 20–twice as big as the DMR–making it so that you can fire plenty of shots before needing to load. To balance things out a bit, however, it does feature a bit less damage output than the standard DMR and reloads just a little bit slower, so take that into consideration if you’re dealing with medium-range showdowns.
As always, we recommend running a backup gun for close-quarters combat, such as this season’s Suppressed SMG or Prime Shotgun. If you’re dead-set on being your squad’s ranged specialist, though, it never hurts to bring along something to finish folks off, like a Ranger Assault Rifle or Ranger Shotgun. Just be careful out there.
For more on Fortnite Season 4 Chapter 3, check out our Herald Boss Fight guide or see what we think are the Best Landing Spots this season.
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