How to Earn Weapon Specialist Accolades in Fortnite Season 5

Fortnite has just released Season 5 with tons of upgrades. The new season not only brings along new items and weapons, but you also get access to a new in-game mechanic called bounties.

Additionally, this season takes the Marvel Fortnite timeline forward and introduces new characters including the Mandalorian. Fortnite also has a special in-game weapon specialist reward for users that complete this challenge. Let’s take a quick look at the weapon specialist accolade in Fortnite.

What is the weapon specialist accolade?

This is a new challenge in Fortnite Season 5 that allows you to unlock a new left shoulder style for the Mandalorian skin. Completing this challenge will help you change the look of your character. The Mandalorian is available to all players that have purchased Season 5’s Battle Pass.

Weapon Specialist can be earned by dealing specific amounts of damage using different weapons or the same weapons in a single match. While the challenge can be completed in any mode, Rumble and Battle Royale seem to be the ideal choices for this challenge as you have the chance to find tons of weapons while surviving for long periods of time.

How to get weapon specialist accolades?

How to "Earn weapon specialist accolades" - Fortnite Season 5 week 1 Challenges

To get the weapon specialist accolades you will need to deal at least a specific amount of damage from any weapon. Let’s take a look at the damage you need to deal with each weapon.

  • AR Rifle

DMG to be dealt: 250

  • SMG

DMG to be dealt: 150

  • Shotgun

DMG to be dealt: 250

  • Sniper

DMG to be dealt: 150

  • Pistol

DMG to be dealt: 150


When you spot the challenge on the menu screen it will say 0/5, and this means that you basically have to earn weapon specialist accolades 5 times to complete this challenge. This can be done over multiple different games and dealing damage from a specific weapon should bring your count up by one.

So if you are using an AR Rifle then once you have dealt 250 DMG in a game, you should get a confirmation on your screen and your weapon specialist accolade challenge counter should read 1/5. Once you reach 5/5, the left shoulder style for the Mandalorian should get unlocked for you.


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