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New Air Strike item coming to Fortnite

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The leaks keep on rolling in today and now we have a new item being showcased as well.

Fortnite leaker FortTory found this new item in the game files and then modeled it in the game client to show what the item will do in game.

While more explosives usually aren’t a good thing being added to Fortnite, this item doesn’t seem to be overpowered with such a small blast radius.

We don’t have damage stats for the item yet so that may turn out to be false but based on this clip it doesn’t appear to be as absurd.

With a name like “Air Strike” the potential for an OP addition to the game was high.

Here’s a slower version of the rocket to get a better idea of how this item will work:

This item could be added as soon as next week, but we did also get another leaked item during this patch so Air Strike could be on hold for another week after as we get the Drum Shotgun this week.

Technically there could be two new items added next week, but it seems more likely that Epic is stocking up content for 14 Days of Summer.

When 14 Days of Fortnite happened over the Winter, those days were also an extended vacation for Epic Games staff.

It seems likely this 14-day stretch will also be a vacation and they want to have new content ready to load into the game without staff needing to be in the offices.

Are you excited for Air Strike to be added to the game? How powerful do you think the item will end up being?

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Fortnite brings back Lightsabers for Star Wars day

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Epic Games has re-added the Lightsaber weapon to Fortnite Battle Royale, presumably as a one-off addition in time for May the 4th, often known as Star Wars day.

The date comes from the play on ‘May the fourth (force) be with you’, and is celebrated by Star Wars fanatics around the world.

Although there won’t be any big conventions this year for obvious reasons, Fortnite is doing its part to pay homage to the franchise, bringing back lightsabers.

The Live at Risky event added Lightsabers for the first time.

First added as part of the Star Wars crossover in December, 2019, when the Millenium Falcon appeared above the map.

The event actually played a short teaser scene from the latest movie, The Rise of Skywalker.

On May 3, Epic announced that the lightsabers were back. Feel like a Jedi as Lightsabers have returned for a limited time!”

Although Epic Games didn’t specify when they’ll be taken away again, data miner iFireMonkey states that they will be available until May 6.

Even better, if you didn’t complete the challenges for the lightsabers last time, they are now re-enabled. However, some of these challenges are not possible due to other game changes.

There are four types of lightsaber, Kylo Ren (Red), Rey (Blue), Luke (Green) and Mace Windu (Purple), but the differences are purely cosmetic.

All lightsabers deal the same amount of damage (45 for a regular swing and 150 for a slam).

The most unique feature of lightsabers though is their ability to block incoming bullets. They can block around 30 bullets before being knocked back, and take a few seconds to reset.

Previously, they were only found in lightsaber chests, so presumably, these will be back too. If not, they may just be available in regular chests. Drop-in and find one!

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Fortnite science: bringing a Shadow disguise to a Ghost location

What happens when you bring a Shadow disguise to a Ghost location? What happens when you switch disguises? One Fortnite player found out.

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What happens when you bring a Shadow disguise to a Ghost location? What happens when you switch disguises? One Fortnite player found out.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 introduced several new mechanics to the game along with a few returning ones. As almost everyone knows, you can now disguise yourself as a henchman to avoid taking damage from the faction in control of an area.

What happens when you bring a Shadow disguise to a Ghost-controlled POI? Few players have tried this, due to the fact that you have to make it to another area without getting into a battle.

One Fortnite player found out for the rest of us, however, and uploaded a clip to Reddit.

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As you might expect – or, as should be the case – the Ghost operatives in the area don’t take kindly to a Shadow disguise. They’ll shoot you as if you’re not wearing a disguise, at all.

What’s more surprising is the result of changing disguises into the opposite faction. Apparently, when you jump into a phone booth with the opposing disguise, you don’t change clothes.

Not only that, but you seem to glitch-out and are unable to move once making the switch – something that cost u/Winterfresh1993 their life.

This is a relatively specific scenario, but now you know what will happen. The first part of the mechanic makes sense, but make sure to avoid switching disguises before breaking out of your original.

We’ll keep you posted with more ‘Fortnite science’ posts as other players uncover some lesser-known mechanics of the game.

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Fortnite tips: check out these must-know Harpoon Gun tips & tricks

Take a look at some of these unknown Fortnite Harpoon Gun tips and tricks!

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Take a look at some of these unknown Fortnite Harpoon Gun tips and tricks!

The Harpoon Gun was the first and only item added in Fortnite Chapter 2. That would be a stunning fact if you told us during Season X.

Even though the Harpoon Gun has been in the game for four months, the capabilities of the weapon are still being uncovered. As it turns out, the Harpoon Gun has a lot more utility than you may have known.

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Reddit user EyeScreamSunday posted a clip to the r/FortniteBR subreddit that showed several facts about the Harpoon Gun that few people knew.

Did you know, for instance, that you can gather a line’s worth of items in one Harpoon Gun shot? The range of the weapon is also rather surprising. I had no idea that it could reach so high in the air.

It’s quite astonishing to see facts like these get uncovered months after a weapon comes to the game. The Harpoon Gun is one of the most versatile and useful weapons in Fortnite without being unquestioningly overpowered.

Hopefully, you learned something with this tutorial. It’s doubtful that you knew all of these facts. Now, go snag some loot from 9 tiles below you.

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