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Best NPCs to hire in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2

The game's characters have you got your back.

While Fortnite Battle Royale is a competitive game on the surface where real players go against each other, it can also become a battleground for NPCs. From Scouts to Medical Specialists, there are a few characters on the island who can help you out in Chapter 5 Season 2; below I've detailed the best ones.

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Who are the best specialists (NPCs) to hire in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2?

Myths & Mortals brought in a lot of new characters to the island. So far, players in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 have enjoyed meeting the likes of Zeus, Aphrodite, and others from the Greek mythos. However, there have also been some familiar faces on the roster.

NPCs that can be hired as teammates specialize in one thing or another. For instance, medical specialists help you heal while heavy specialists help you be aggressive in battle. Here are the ones you should hire when playing a match in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2.

Artemis, the Scout Specialist

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Artemis is easily the best NPC to hire at Lavish Lair in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2. As a Scout Specialist, she makes sure that your environment feels safe from opponents who'd like to give you jumpscares. Periodically, she scans the map to reveal anyone who may be sneakily hiding behind corners.

A neat trick is to point at a place (even if it's up to 150 meters away) and hold your ping button. Then, simply command her to move in that direction. This way, Artemis will let you know if there's someone around. She's even handy with long-range attacks, so don't be surprised if she steals your kill every now and then.

Aphrodite, the Medical Specialist

Meeting Aphrodite in Fortnite Battle Royale
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Tales of Aprhodite have taught us about the ways she affects one's heart. In Fortnite, she shares a similar story where she will be helping you out in battle. She's a Medical Specialist at Lovely Lodge, which means that she occasionally gives you small bursts of healing and throws bandages/medkits at you.

The best way to make use of her assistance is to make sure you're not using all of your inventory slots. Instead, just keep one open slot for shields (small shields do the job) and rely on Aphrodite to keep you healed. This way, you can use up the rest of your loadout for more important items such as the Waterbending mythic.

Poseidon, the Heavy Specialist

Meeting Poseidon in Fortnite Battle Royale
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Think of a Heavy Specialist as that 'muscular friend' you have who will literally take a bullet for you. At Reckless Railways, you can find Poseidon chilling around. Once you hire him, he becomes an ally who will chuck grenades at your enemies and take damage (while protecting you) at a moment's notice.

The best way to use Poseidon's assistance in battle is to make sure you're following a strategy for attack that's not sneaky or too calculative. Aggressive gameplay is what will win you 1v1s here, and Poseidon adds to the chaos of it all.

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Tanay Sharma
Tanay has been playing video games for over two decades and has been writing about them for the last three years. He's a musician, writer, fine artist, and a student of psychology. Yes, he likely wears more hats than characters in Red Dead Redemption 2. Some of his favorite live-service games include Apex Legends and Fortnite Battle Royale. He studied Human Centred Design during his undergrad, and Behavioural Sciences in his postgrad.

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