The in-game message of the day in Fortnite has been updated to announce that the recently-leaked Boom Bow will be releasing soon!
As of the April 1st Item Shop reset, the in-game message of the day shows that the Boom Bow will be releasing in the near future, likely in the next update.
The Boom Bow was leaked after the v8.20 patch. It is expected to be a high-damage ranged weapon, as per the leaked statistics.
Archery can be a blast!
Alongside the statistics, audio files and a reload animation for the weapon have been discovered in the files of the game.
Animations + Sounds for the upcoming Explosive Bow!— FortTory – Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) March 31, 2019
(already leaked these but now I combined them) pic.twitter.com/EmzY2bgFdR
The Boom Bow is expected to have the following statistics. It’s not yet known how other potential rarities may affect these stats.
Boom Bow— Lucas7yoshi_ // Fortnite News & Leaks (@lucas7yoshi_) March 28, 2019
Ammo: Shotgun Shells (Unconfirmed, may be infinte or have a cool down or something, not sure)
Reload: 1.296 (i THINK it means seconds)
Full dump of stats if you can figure them out lol: https://t.co/E4hO3dWj7l pic.twitter.com/NFhsciIX5y
The teaser image shows that the weapon will be of the Legendary Rarity, though it’s possible there will be an Epic variant as well.
What are your thoughts on the Boom Bow? How do you expect it to affect the Fortnite meta?