Overnight, Epic Games released a new update in Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 7. The Tuesday morning patch has become customary at this point and fans expect it almost every week. As in previous weeks, the update enabled data-miners to dig into the game files and discover content like the upcoming weekly challenges. However, one piece of content they didn’t have to dig for was the new weapon, the Grab-itron.
The Grab-itron, which is featured in the Week 9 challenges, is the latest in a long line of alien-themed weapons to arrive in Season 7. It does exactly what its name suggests, grabbing items and throwing them back at enemies. While its purpose is easily understood, players still want to know where to get the weapon so they can try it out for themselves.
Finding the Grab-itron in Fortnite Season 7
The trailer for the new alien weapon demonstrates exactly how players should use it in Fortnite. Whether it’s a car, missile or something else coming at players, they can equip their Grab-itron to hold it in place and then fire it back at whomever threw the item in the first place.
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There are a couple of known locations for where players can find the Grab-itron, the easiest of which is on top of Alien Abductors or inside of the UFO Mothership. Players need to play the orb mini-game inside of the Mothership and then receive the Grab-itron as a reward if they go that route.
If players don’t want to land anywhere special, they can attempt to find the weapon in common chests. However, this way is far less likely than going the previous two routes.
When players pick up a Grab-itron, they can mess around with it to see how it works. Players must hold the “aim” and “fire” buttons at whatever object they want to pick up and throw. Once they have the object in the beam of the weapon, they can then move around with it. This is effective against shielding themselves from damage or waiting until an enemy is in their line of fire.
To release the object, players simply must hit the “fire” button again. Pressing the reload button will rotate the object so players can fit it into tight spaces or shield themselves more effectively.