The Cube Assassin in Fortnite Season 8 is probably one of the most mysterious NPCs to have joined the island. You can't come across her via normal means on the map.
In fact, if you don't know where to look for the Cube Assassin, you will not be able to find her at all. However, here's our very own guide on how to find the Cube Assassin, and how to defeat her.
The Cube Assassin Fortnite location
As mentioned before, the Cube Assassin in Fortnite cannot be found via regular means. She doesn't spawn at any location on the map.
The only way you can come across the Cube Assassin is by travelling inside the Sideways portal. There are two ways in which you can get here.
The first method is by jumping into the already active Sideways encounter straight from the battle bus. Although this isn't recommended at all, you might have a shot at raking up a decent gun or two within this encounter.
The second method is by activating a Sideways anomaly. These show up as purple rifts on the map. All you need to do is approach this portal and you will be sucked into this huge encounter.
If you're lucky enough, you will find the Cube Assassin in here itself.
How to defeat the Cube Assassin in Fortnite?
Now that you've located the Cube Assassin, you need to defeat her. And why do you need to defeat her.
Well, firstly because she's a hostile NPC and will shoot at you on sight. Secondly, she carries a mythic Sideways minigun.
You can pick up this weapon once you've defeated her.
But defeating her is no easy task. When faced with danger, the Cube Assassin creates a shield in front of her. This blocks any incoming damage from the front.
However, she still does have a weak spot behind her, so this is when you need to flank her to land your shots.
Moreover, just like the other hostile NPCs that we've seen in Fortnite over the years, the Cube Assassin is also a bullet sponge.
That being said, you need to stock up a lot on bullets and have a good loadout if you want to go head to head with the Cube Assassin.
Once defeated, not only does she drop the mythic Sideways minigun, she also turns into a ghost and sells cube fragments that can be used to upgrade the Sideways weapons.
Truth be told, I don't personally favor the Sideways weapons, so this encounter sounds somewhat dull to me.
However, some people really love the Sideways weapons in Fortnite Season 8, and the mythic Sideways minigun could be very beneficial for them.
So stock up on your ammo and weapons because this battle is not going to be easy at all. Good luck soldier.