The newest Fortnite weapon is close to its release! The in-game Fortnite newsfeed is beginning to be updated with the new Proximity Grenade Launcher.

Epic Games just released the newest item, Storm Flip, into Fortnite with the v9.20 patch…and now it’s already time for more!

The next weapon coming to Fortnite is the Proximity Grenade Launcher and its official reveal has begun. The newsfeeds around the world are starting to receive an update declaring the launcher’s imminent arrival.

Proximity Grenade Launcher Newsfeed

Before the release of each new item or weapon for Fortnite, Epic Games releases an image and tagline for the item. This can be seen by all players in the game’s newsfeed.

The Proximity Launcher has begun to appear in newsfeeds in certain regions. The full deployment of the update may take a little while to reach all regions.

Proximity Grenade Launcher (Modern Warfare 3 vibes)

The tagline for the new weapon is as follows: ‘It’s not a horseshoe or a hand grenade, but close still counts!’

This clue to the weapon’s function confirms its similarity to the XM25 military weapon. The weapon locks-on to targets, sends out explosive payloads, and detonates at the right time when in close proximity to the target.

The stats for the weapon were leaked earlier by data miners. It will fairly rare due to its legendary and epic loot categories.

Proximity Grenade Launcher Stats – via Storm Shield One

It remains to be seen how Epic Games has managed to balanced such a powerful and, presumably, easy to use ability. Hopefully, the weapon has been painstakingly playtested before its release to avoid any annoyances from the addition.

With that said, the damage stats of the weapon are strikingly low for such a weapon.

You can expect the weapon to be released in the next day or two (June 11th-13th).

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