Fortnite Chapter 2 has been relatively slow in regards to releasing items. This has been, clearly, by design. Epic wanted to bring us back to the barebones Fortnite experience with the release of Chapter 2, and they did just that.
They started picking things up in Season 2 with the release of a few new weapons and items and the return of a few more. Still, it’s far from the weekly updates we were getting back in the days of mid-to-late Chapter 1.
We expect things to pick up even more during Season 3. Epic have a trove of items and weapons that they can bring back to the game, along with some new ideas they undoubtedly have in the tank.
One fan-favorite item that could be coming back is the Shadow Bomb. Competitive Fortnite players, in particular, loved this item as it offers a nearly free rotation in the midst of the late-game chaos. Most fans remember MrSavage’s 200-IQ Shadow Bomb play in the World Cup finals.
Apart from periods of the game when there’s too many rotational items, not many players complained about the Shadow Bombs. They were never one of the core items, but a lot of Fortnite players were sad to see them go.
According to FNBR Leaks, the Shadow Bomb could be returning before Season 2 ends. Epic added it back to the game files in v12.60, which is presumed to be the last major patch of Fortnite Season 2.
The alternative to the return of Shadow Bombs in core modes is its entrance into the Intel in Spy Games. We could see this as an unlockable item in Operation modes, which would put a damper on our excitement.
We could look at Spy Games as a trial run for old items, however. Things like Shield Bubbles, the Heavy Shotgun, and Chug Splashes have all reappeared in Spy Games. Epic could be reviewing user feedback before considering their return to core modes.
We could see the Shadow Bomb return for Fortnite Season 3, as well. It may even have some lore attached to it, following the rumored Doomsday event. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see what happens. For now, Shadow Bomb fans can get excited to see them return to the Fortnite game files.
Leaked Fortnite weapon is a cross between a Minigun & Grenade Launcher
This leaked Fortnite weapon is scary…
The Fortnite community tends to be split when it comes to explosive weapons. Some enjoy the ability to break down any structure in the game, while others prefer a rocket-free experience when cranking 90’s for high-ground.
We’ve seen all kinds of explosive weapons come and go from Fortnite. We’ve had the Quad Launcher, Grenade Launcher, Proximity Launcher, regular RPG, Pumpkin Launcher, and several others. Only a couple of them have remained in the loot pool for more than a season.
According to Fortnite data miner, @Mang0e_, it looks like the latest explosive weapon is on the horizon. We’ve only seen some statistics and mesh image of the item, but that’s enough for us to be intimidated as to the destruction it could cause.
Mang0e_ described the weapon as a “cross between a Grenade Launcher and a Minigun.” If that doesn’t send a chill up your spine, we don’t know what will. These are two of the most powerful weapons that Fortnite has ever seen. Now, we’re combining them?
Of course, this is only preliminary information and we have no idea if this item will ever even come to Fortnite. The initial impression could be way off as well, so it’s no time to panic.
After all, we saw Machine Pistols leaked last year and they still haven’t entered the game. Just recently, we got the first piece of concrete news on the item since last November. This is all to say that it could be a long time before this strange “heavy weapon” comes to Fortnite – if it ever does.
We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about the weapon, but it could be a while. Epic likely won’t release the next Fortnite update for at least a week or two, and we don’t expect to see this weapon when it does come out. In the meantime, make sure to follow us on Twitter, @FortniteINTEL, to be the first to know all of the breaking Fortnite news.
Fortnite Mythic weapon leak: ‘Mystique’s Dual Auto Pistols’
Fortnite leaks reveal that Mystique is finally getting a Mythic item.
Fortnite Season 4 is all about the hero abilities. We’ve seen an ability for nearly every hero in the game along with some for heroes that haven’t even been released, such as Black Panther and Venom.
The only Battle Pass hero who hasn’t received a Mythic ability is, strangely, Mystique. To be fair, it might be a bit difficult for Epic to come up with one. Her superpower, after all, revolves around shapeshifting into other people. We can use this as a built-in Mystique emote, but it doesn’t work as a standalone in-game mechanic.
Well, it seems like Mystique’s mythic item is in development. That’s right: reports have it that we’re getting an item rather than an ability. Fortnite data miner, @Mang0e, released his findings: Mystique’s Dual Auto Pistols.
You probably don’t remember this weapon model – it’s not everyone’s job to follow all of these Fortnite leaks – but this Machine Pistol was leaked over a year ago. After several updates, Epic adjusted the statistics and rarities of the unreleased weapon.
Still, even after the weapon was updated, Epic kept it out of the game for almost a year. It seems like we may finally see a version of this weapon enter Fortnite in Season 4.
We still have a lot of unanswered questions about this weapon. Most likely, we’ll be able to get our hands on it through the drones located at the Quinjet landing sights. This has been the most common place to grab Mythic hero abilities. Of course, we don’t know this for sure.
Will the third leak be the charm for the Machine Pistol, AKA Mystique’s Dual Auto Pistols? Only time will tell. We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about this weapon.
Leaked Rocket League POI coming to Fortnite soon
A Fortnite leak revealed a new Rocket League POI that could be coming to the game any day now.
Epic Games made some waves in the gaming community when they acquired Rocket League developer, Psyonix. They made their mark on the game almost immediately and started positioning Rocket League’s monetization to mirror that of Fortnite.
Part of that game was to make Rocket League free-to-play, which has finally happened after months of anticipation. Naturally, Epic celebrated the move with a Fortnite collaboration – bringing players from two of their biggest games together.
The collaboration includes cosmetic rewards for both Fortnite and Rocket League. You can take a look at how to unlock all of those challenges here and get started right after reading.
According to Fortnite data miners, we’ll also see a Rocket League POI entering Fortnite in the near future. This new building will include some Rocket League posters, trophies, and more. We don’t know where or when it will pop up, but we can expect it to come to Fortnite over the weekend – possibly during the Birthday update.
We thought that this location may already be in Fortnite following the maintenance patch, but looked around and saw nothing new. We’ll keep you posted when it does enter the game, though, as it could be here any day now.
In the meantime, playing Rocket League for the first time is worth a try. It’s one of the most unique and competitive games out there. Better yet, it’s free so there’s nothing to lose.
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