The in-game news feed has been updated alongside the daily Item Shop reset, a teaser image and description has been added for the new Scoped Revolver!
The Scoped Revolver is the latest weapon coming to Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode. It appears to be a Legendary weapon in the Pistol class, but may have an Epic variant.
The update containing the Scoped Revolver is expected to drop as the v7.20 patch which is scheduled for Tuesday, January 15th or Wednesday, January 16th; though this could be delayed.
Six-shot pistol that packs a punch and provides perfect accuracy at range.
The Scoped Revolver seems to be a combination of the Hunting Rifle and Desert Eagle weapons, with its own twist and style. Whether it will be a viable replacement to either has yet to be determined.
As mentioned by the description, the Scoped Revolver has a capacity of 6 shots before needing to reload. It’s expected to provide perfect accuracy at range and high damage, similar to the Desert Eagle.
This announcement caught many players by surprise as it was not previously leaked or teased by Epic Games. Also, the highlight of patch v7.20 was expected to be the previously-teased Driftboard, not a new weapon.
What are your thoughts on the addition of the Scoped Revolver weapon in Fortnite? Are you expecting a viable weapon or just another gimmick?