The Gorger is a kind of boss unit that was added to Fortnite in Chapter 2 of Season 4. It is linked to Galactus and his assault on the planet where Fortnite Island is located . He appears randomly on the map every turn and is actually quite difficult to kill if you’re not up for it. If you can destroy this powerful robotic enemy, you will get really good rewards for your troubles!
How to locate a gorger
To find a Gorger you will need to look for a red beam that will shoot from the sky and go to where that beam has targeted. This happens a minute or two after the start of a match, so the best way to locate one is to stay floating in the air until you see the beam. If you miss the beam you can always grab a helicopter and fly around and look for it. It appears that the common areas where it breeds are in the Slurpy Marshes, east of Craggy Cliffs and near Salty Springs.
How to beat a Gorger
To destroy a Gorger, you will need to have weapons at your disposal. The Gorger will not take damage from guns unless you hit him in two particular areas. These slots open when the Gorger releases his probes. In order for the Gorger to open, you must destroy the probes. This isn’t the only way to damage it, however, if you can reach a downed probe before it explodes, you can use it as a weapon. This weapon appears to have unlimited ammo and can deal damage to the Gorger’s body whether it is opened or not!
The Gorger will open as soon as it encounters a player and deploy two probes. You should see the two yellow sections of the Gorger’s body available for damage during this time. Gorgers can also be damaged by explosives, so feel free to throw them at any time.
Once it closes, you’ll want to try and destroy the probes as quickly as possible and grab one of their bodies as a weapon. If you are late, stay away as it will explode and deal damage to you. If the Gorger has his beam trained on you, you can either dodge behind part of the environment like a hill or an obstacle, or build a wall to block the shot.
The best method to beat this thing is to grab the probe weapon. The probes are easy to destroy with a few shots, and you can quickly grab the weapon that will tear the Gorger apart for good.
The main difficulty in facing this enemy is not meeting other players. While you get a pretty good reward for killing the thing, it won’t be worth it if you get knocked out in the process. Go for the Gorger only if you think you can avoid other players in the process. Once you destroy the Gorger, it will drop a ton of loot, one part of which is the Legendary Rocket Launcher! This is currently the only way to get this weapon in the game at the moment, so it might be worth it if you want to blow things up!