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Three vaulted weapons and items that we want to see return to Fortnite

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Items and weapons in Fortnite are vaulted for one of two reasons.

They are either super overpowered, or they are effectively useless. The vault contains weapons like the Zapotron, the revolver, and the ceiling trap.

While most of the vault’s contents are still available in the playground, there are some we would like to see come back into online play, with some changes.

Crossbow

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Okay fine, I love the crossbow, I admit it. I actually got my first ever Fortnite kill with the weapon, much to the surprise of my squadmates, and I’ve had a soft spot for it ever since. It’s not powerful enough in its vaulted form, only doing 79 damage for a hit with the legendary variant. With a relatively slow fire rate and a slow travel speed with dropoff, the crossbow was hard to use consistently.

Still, there was something appealing about using the weapon and its release. With a buff, even pushing up the damage closer to 100, the weapon could have been used as a stealthy mid-range sniper. The lack of sound allowed you to conceal your location better than any weapon in the game. It’s also totally unique in the current weapon pool and is a fun weapon to be able to play around with.

Dual Wielded Pistols

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Maybe it’s the Red Dead Redemption speaking but I love dual wielding pistols. Honestly, it just feels cool. They weren’t a good option because they were tough to aim and had a lot of bloom, but the coolness factor outweighs that in my mind. Not every gun needs to be totally on meta, we are playing a game without a ranked system after all.

The guns don’t really need to be nerfed or buffed, the bloom balanced out the high DPS. If anything, the bloom may want to be reduced a bit to make it more effective at medium range. I know they just left the game with patch 6.2 on November 1st but I miss them already. Now that shotguns have been rebuffed, they will never be the optimal choice, but they are often the most fun.

Bouncer/Jump Pads

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So many great Twitch clips and YouTube highlights would not have been possible without these two items. Bouncing into an enemies base and blasting them with a shotgun was peak Ninja.

The bouncer was vaulted on September 27th as part of Epic’s largest mass vaulting that also claimed the Suppressed SMG, the LMG, Impulse Grenades and Remote Explosives. There’s a decent chance that these items were vaulted to increase design space for other interesting items down the line.

The massive amount of vaulted items seems to indicate that is the direction Epic is headed. Right now, the only item I can think of that was introduced after that mass vaulting was the Quadcrashers. The flying ATVs may have posed a problem with the bouncer and jump pad, but they still do plenty of flying on their own.


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Fortnite v15.20 patch notes: Hop Rock Dualies, New & Unvaulted weapons

Epic Games have rolled out Fortnite patch v15.20, with a whole host of changes.

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Epic Games have rolled out Fortnite patch v15.20, with a whole host of changes. While official patch notes are hard to come by these days, we’ve rounded up all of the new content.

The last few weeks in Fortnite have went by without many big tweaks to the gameplay experience, and certainly a lack of new skins and cosmetics compared to times gone by.

However, a whole host of new outfits have been leaked and that’s just the tip of the iceberg for this weekly update. A new Predator crossover has also been uncovered by dataminers, meaning Predator could soon arrive in-game – with a new ship, banner, and spray leaked.

Those are, of course, unconfirmed changes though, so let’s take a look at everything we’re certain of.

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A Predator crossover has been leaked for Fortnite. Credit: Epic Games.

Fortnite v15.20 patch notes

Hop Rock Dualies

A new set of dual pistols have arrived in Fortnite, as seen below in a tweet from VastBlast.

New & Unvaulted weapons/items

There’s four new weapons and items coming into the loot pool (well, unvaulted as well) – seen below. This was also confirmed by VastBlast.

  • Legendary Tactical Assault Rifle
  • Rare Tactical Assault Rifle (All Rarities)
  • Lever Action Shotgun
  • Uncommon Snowy Flopper

At first, the leaker thought this Sawed Shotgun was going to be headed solely for Save the World, but it’s since been confirmed to be part of the update.

Pre-edit changes

Some adjustments have been made to the Pre-Edits Option. Now, with ‘Disable Pre-Edits On,’ all player-built structures can’t be edited until they’re placed.

Fortnite v15.20 bug fixes and changes

According to the official Fortnite Trello board, here’s all of the bug fixes and changes to be implemented in the latest patch.

General

  • Sound effect audio delay.
  • Flip Rest Lobby Track inadvertently removed from players’ Lockers.
  • Multipoint Edge Glider deforming midair.
  • Michonne Outfit visual issues with cape Back Blings.

Battle Royale

  • Game freezing when going to the Complete tab on PlayStation and Xbox.
  • Sand Tunnelling temporarily disabled.
  • Total Bars appearing as “0” in a match.
  • Hypernova Outfit appearing as a different Outfit in the Lobby and in-match.
  • Rebooted players may see an already completed Bounty.

Save the World

  • Quest progress not instantly updating in the HUD and Quest Log.
  • Broken Pickaxe animations.

Mobile Top Issues

  • Voice chat issues on Android.
  • The player loses all movement after jumping through Zero Point.
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Fortnite x Predator crossover leaked: First look at ship, spray & banner

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Fortnite has been adding a number of hunters since The Mandalorian first landed on the island, and it looks like Predator might be next – if leaks are accurate.

The game has seen some insane crossovers in the last year or two, including those from the DC Comics, Marvel and Star Wars universes.

Well, next on that list might be one of the deadliest extraterrestrial attackers.

On January 13, following the v15.20 update, dataminer Lucas7Yoshi revealed a new ‘Nightmare Ship’ leak for Fortnite.

As you can see, this is the ship of Predator, from the movie series that started in 1987.

Fortnite Predator ship, spray & banner leaked

Not only that, but VastBlast has doubled down on that with a new spray leak, which clearly shows Predator is on the way in some shape or form.

Based on the arrival of Mando in his Star Wars ship, we can likely expect to see Predator join the action soon as a boss on the map – just like other NPCs that have been added during the season.

Once we have more information, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

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Fortnite v15.20 leaked skins & cosmetics: Ruby Shadows, Orin, Bundles

Epic Games are adding a whole new set of Fortnite skins and cosmetics to the game with the v15.20 update.

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Fortnite v15.20 leaked skins

A number of brand new Fortnite skins and cosmetics have leaked following the v15.20 update in Epic Games’ battle royale title.

The game has undergone some huge changes during the course of Season 5, with The Mandalorian crossover seeing more outfits from the world of Star Wars arrive in the Fortnite Item Shop and Battle Pass rewards.

Now, however, even more are set to be added to the game after the January 13 content refresh.

The weekly update has shaken things up once again, so let’s take a look at all of the exciting skins and cosmetics to have leaked so far.

Fortnite v15.20 leaked skins

Confirmed by leaker Lucas7Yoshi, there’s three skins included in the patch. When they will be released, however, is unconfirmed at the time of writing.

Fortnite v15.20 leaked cosmetics

Aside from those three skins – named Ruby Shadows, Orin, and Tess – a plethora of cosmetics we’ve never seen before have been leaked as well.

Lucas7Yoshi revealed the following graphic just moments after the patch went live…

The dataminer also revealed, as seen in the tweet below, that two other gliders are heading into the game as well.

Two Bundles leaked

Last, but certainly not least, two skin bundles have also been uncovered by the dataminer – seen below.

These will be called the Tess bundle and MACHINIST MINA pack.

So, which skin will you be grabbing from this new set – or even cosmetic? Let us know!

If more are released by other leakers, we’ll be the first to let you know.

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