‘Fortnite’ Solid Gold v2 Guide: Golden Guns Everywhere

Fortnite 's latest limited time mode added in patch 4.2 is “Solid Gold v2.” Players in squads fight in a recreation of the luckiest game of Fortnite: everyone gets golden guns!. Every weapon is golden, making even the shotgun a viable source of damage. It's seriously fun, you can spend less time worrying about RNG, pick up a good weapon and go straight to knocking out fools with your long-range sniper shots.  

Here are the full details straight from the patch notes:

  • All weapon drops are legendary!

  • Floor Drops: High chance of Hand Cannon & Suppressed Pistols. Low chance of Assault Rifle & Sniper Rifle.

  • Chests: High chance of Assault Rifle, Minigun & Sniper Rifle. Low chance of Heavy Shotgun & Rocket/Grenade Launchers. No Pistols.

  • Supply Drops: High chance of Rocket/Grenade Launchers, Medium chance of Sniper Rifles. Low chance of Heavy Shotgun & Assault Rifles. No Pistols.

  • 50 percent extra stone and metal resources gained from farming.

  • Stone Floor Drops increased to 60 per pickup.

  • Metal Floor Drops increased to 90 per pickup.

  • Increased drop rates of: Chug Jugs, Slurp Juice, Shields, all Special Grenades, Launch Pads and Campfires.

  • Decreased drop rates of: Grenades, Spike Traps and Bandages.

I've been playing “Solid Gold v2” since the mode launched and I've compiled a few tips to help you dominate the competition.

  • Handguns Ahoy- In my dozen or so games I found hundreds of goldun Hand Cannons and Suppressed Pistols. Every player fight was a blind rush of single shots, hoping one would make contact. I did come across players with an Assault Rifle, but they were very rare and were eliminated quickly because they were such high targets.

  • Chests Are Even Better- Everyone wants an Assault Rifle, but the only way to find one in this mode is a chest. In normal Fortnite, I'll dig around in a chest hoping for a Legendary, but I can find plenty of useful purple weaponry throughout the map. In this mode, the only way to earn anything good is in a chest or a Supply Drop. It's super nice to be a in a game that isn't stupidly one-sided, favoring the players who camped and looted the whole time.

  • More Resources- I'm a terrible material collector in Fortnite , so another reason I love this mode is because it doubles resources. Chunking a rock with your pickaxe gives you enough stone to build four walls, allowing you to spend more time fighting and less time fighting the environment. Remember that wood isn't doubled in this mode so clearing every tree near Tilted Towers won't give you double of everything.

  • RNG Is The Worst- Since I don't have three other friends willing to jump onto Fortnite at 7 a.m., I had to queue up with randoms in squads. If you ever want to see what a chicken with its head cut off looks like, just follow my squadmates in a duel with another player. I don't get salty about this sort of stuff, but in a game mode that limits RNG, you really start to notice the small things.

  • Perfect Esports Mode- Now that Epic Games is pumping $100 million into Fortnite esports, there's a ton of questions as to how they could make it work. Something similar to this mode, where spawns are higher and everyone has the same rarity, could make for an awesome spectator sport. Pros often complain about RNG, especially when money's on the line, so why not limit some of the most bullshit aspects?