A new weapon has been announced by the in-game message of the day announcement. An Infantry Rifle will be coming soon to Fortnite!

As per usual, the in-game message of the day has been updated at the same time as the daily Item Shop reset. A surprise announcement has been made for a new weapon.

The Infantry Rifle is visually similar to the Hunting Rifle, though is likely to function similarly to the Heavy Assault Rifle, with a slower fire rate and higher amount of damage.

Infantry Rifle

Classic design meets new combat style.

As indicated by the promotional image, the Infantry Rifle will have at least a Rare (Blue) variant. It’s not yet known whether there will be higher Rarity variants of the weapon.

The Infantry Rifle seems to share a similar design to the real-life M1 Garand weapon which was used during World War II. The M1 Garand is known for its icon ping sound caused by the ejection of an empty clip.

After the recent exodus of Fortnite items to the vault in recent updates, the game is definitely due for a new weapon. Could this fill the void?

What are your predictions for the Infantry Rifle? How do you expect it to function? Will this weapon significantly impact the overall meta of Fortnite?

Many players have expressed their disapproval of the current Fortnite meta, some claim that the Desert Eagle (Hand Cannon) and Planes (X-4 Stormwing) are overly powerful.

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