Fortnite Henchmen and Agents explained: All you need to know about Fortnite Bosses, mythic weapons, and AI enemies

If you've been checking out some of the new locations added in the latest season, you'll no doubt have run into the Fortnite Henchmen and Agents patrolling the hideouts around the island. As one of the big arrivals in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 (opens in new tab), these AI enemies look like they may become a regular fixture in the game – serving a longer life than the mobs previously featured in Fortnite (opens in new tab) such as the Fiends during the Fortnitemares Halloween event or the First Order Stormtroopers seen in the Star Wars crossover. As well as Fortnite Bosses to fight, there have also been five new Fortnite mythic weapons introduced, to give you a competitive edge if you get your hands on them. Here's everything you need to know about the Fortnite Henchmen, Agents, Bosses, mythic weapons, new locations, and more.

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Fortnite Henchmen

Fortnite henchmen

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Simply put, Fortnite Henchmen are easy-to-kill AI enemies that patrol certain locations on the map. When they suspect you, a question mark will appear above their heads, followed by an exclamation mark when they're about to start shooting at you.

Fortnite Henchmen can be found in the five new hideouts around the map, as well as at Fortnite SHADOW safe houses (opens in new tab) and the GHOST house:

  • The Agency
  • The Grotto
  • The Rig
  • The Shark
  • The Yacht
  • GHOST House (D5)
  • SHADOW Safe House Alpha (D3)
  • SHADOW Safe House Beta (G4)
  • SHADOW Safe House Charlie (F2)
  • SHADOW Safe House Delta (E7)
  • SHADOW Safe House Echo (B4)

Knocking down a Henchman and approaching them will give you two options; you can shake them down to gain intel on all the enemies and chests in the surrounding area for a few moments, or you can carry them. Picking them up will allow you to access all of the ID-protected doors and chests by holding them in front of you, instead of gaining a disguise from one of the Fortnite phone booths (opens in new tab). This can also be used to prevent sentry turrets from shooting at you.

Along with some sentry turrets, there's also sentry cameras which will alert Henchmen to your presence if they spot you. These can all be temporarily deactivated if you destroy the power source located in each hideout, but will be rebooted before too long so make sure you gain access to one of the Fortnite vaults (opens in new tab) before they come back on. There's a number of challenges you can complete at each of these locations, including crouching within 20m of a Henchman for 10 seconds and using three phone booths.

Fortnite Agents and Mythic Weapons

Fortnite Grotto vault

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Each of the five main locations also has a miniboss, known as Agents or Fortnite Bosses. These are five of the Agents that make up your squad in the battle pass menu, and they're each carrying a unique mythic weapon. These are the five Bosses you'll come up against, along with the weapon you'll get your hands on when you kill them:

  • Brutus: The Grotto - Brutus' Minigun
  • Meowscles: The Yacht - Meowscles' Peow-Peow Rifle
  • Midas: The Agency - Midas' Drum Gun
  • Skye: The Shark - Skye's Assault Rifle & Skye's Grappler
  • TNTina: The Rig - TNTina's Ka-Boom Bow

These are the only five mythic weapons in the game, so if you can get your hands on one you'll gain a serious advantage over your opponents. So at the end of the day, landing at one of the new Henchmen hideouts is a big risk, but can potentially net you some sweet rewards.

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Iain Wilson
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Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 500 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.