Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 features a slew of new changes to POIs and loot pools in the beloved battle royale, mostly thanks to the arrival of Chrome, which has begun to take over the map in dramatic fashion. If you’ve glanced at the map, you’ll notice that the Herald’s Sanctum is a massive vertical structure raised from Chrome that occupies the spot where the Sanctum of the Seven once belonged. Inside this awesome and creepy castle awaits a fight against The Herald – who you may also recognize as this season’s secret skin – and it’s pretty crazy. Don’t worry though, we’ll tell you how to quickly take her down and earn her Mythic Herald Burst Rifle.
How to defeat The Herald
The Herald is located in the center of the Herald’s Sanctum where you will find her admiring the orb. Before fighting her, you’ll definitely want to make sure you’re prepared by getting full shields, a few solid weapons, and plenty of ammo. She hits like a truck when she runs into you, so you don’t want to get caught out, especially since her own health bar is huge and takes a while to get down.
When you’re ready to take her down, enter the large room with her and hit her in the head with a sniper or other high-impact weapon to get her attention. This will knock some damage off her shield to get things going.
The Herald has two stages between which it moves. During the first phase, she will become invulnerable inside the floating balloon and free the two chrome wolves to catch you. You and your squad will need to take them out before the Herald is damaged again. Once they’re dead, fire as many shots at her as you can, keeping in mind that she can teleport quite often. If he gets close to you after teleporting, he can deal incredible damage, so stay on the move.
She will repeat these two stages multiple times during the fight, each time requiring you to kill her chrome wolves before dealing damage to her again. However, after a long and challenging showdown, she will eventually fall. When she does, she drops her mythic burst rifle, which you can use to easily kill opponents at medium and long range, so make sure your squad’s ranged expert grabs it.
For more on Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4, check out our guide on how to find and use keys and see what we think of the new battle pass skins.
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