Epic Games have added a new Legendary weapon in Fortnite, but there is only one specific way players can obtain it in Starry Suburbs.
The v10.40 update in Fortnite, which went live on September 25, introduced a flurry of new content and changes in the popular battle royale.
One of the novelties from the patch was Starry Suburbs, a new point-of-interest on the map that is located just north of Pleasant Park.
The location is yet another Rift Zone, transforming the run-down area into an actually nice neighborhood, and one where shooting stars actually crash down into.
It’s those stars that are the secret to unlocking the new “never-before-seen” weapon, which is actually a gold Legendary variant of the Tac SMG.
In order to gain access to this weapon, players must visit Starry Suburbs and crush a down shooting star, and hope to get lucky with whatever “powerful item” the star ends up yielding.
You can see what that process looks like in the video below, courtesy of YouTuber ‘Cultured Vultures.’ (Starting at the 2:05 mark for mobile users)
Already considered to be one of the strongest weapons in Fortnite, the Tac SMG receiving a Legendary variant only takes things to another level.
According to an image for the gun found by prominent data miner HYPEX, the gold SMG does 21 point of damage per shot, contains 35 round clips, and has a reload time of 2.07 seconds.
While the impact of this new weapon to the game’s balance remains to be seen, some are questioning the timing of its introduction, as it came just days before the massive $1.2 million Twitch Rivals tournament is set to take place at the upcoming TwitchCon event.
Nevertheless, Epic adding potentially game-changing things in Fortnite ahead of major tournaments is nothing new, and players have to just try and adapt the best they can.