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The Shockwave Grenade is coming this week, according to the MOTD in Fortnite. It will most likely be added in the Patch v5.30 patch that releases tomorrow, Tuesday 28th August 2018.

The Shockwave Grenade has the following description:

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Send yourself, allies, or enemies flying like a human cannonball! grants immunity to fall damage.

Interestingly, it seems like a legendary variant of the impulse grenade but also a love child between that and the bouncer pad that professionals currently use during fights.

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The Bouncer Pad is a particularly valuable item right now in the Fortnite meta, as it allows players to jump from great heights without succumbing to fall damage – this is used most commonly among builders, who get the height advantage in a build battle then jump down on their opponent.

However, we don’t know how much the brand new Shockwave Grenade will change the Fortnite meta – are bouncer pads going to be used as much anymore?

We’ll have to see when the Shockwave Grenade officially comes into play in tomorrow’s Patch v5.30 update among players. It isn’t the first item that could change the meta for a while – the brand new Rift-to-Go has been used recently be professional Fortnite players and casual gamers alike.

You could possibly use it to get away from the storm – or even launch your enemiesĀ into it.

How are you going to use the Shockwave Grenade? As a means of getting the drop on your enemy or getting rid of them? Let us know in the comments below!