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Top 10 Vaulted Fortnite weapons or items that need to return

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Even though Fortnite weapons and items can be sent to the ‘Vault’ at any time by Epic Games, the developer has the opportunity to bring them back at any time.

Throughout the first year of Fortnite’s lifespan, Epic Games only decided to add a handful of weapons and items to the storied ‘Vault.’

Although, the Vault eventually grew to over 20 weapons and items, with the majority being added in last five months.

Since Epic Games has been known to bring some things back from the dead, we’ve come up with the top 10 weapons or items we’d like to see make a triumphant return.

1) Heavy Shotgun

The Heavy Shotgun was vaulted on January 29, 2019.

While the Heavy Shotgun entered Fortnite in a bit of an overpowered state on March 22, 2018, the weapon saw a number of balance changes that brought it in line with other shotguns in the game. As such, it quickly became one of the go-to shotguns for many players.

As long as Epic Games is able to keep this weapon balanced, there’s no reason it can’t make a return in the near future.

2) Bouncer

Bouncers were vaulted on September 27, 2018.

The Bouncer only saw the light of day for a few months before it was thrown into the vault, but it’s a decision that still haunts many Fortnite fans to this day.

Allowing for tons of mobility, Bouncers factored into many player’s strategies as it gave them the ability to easily make rotations in the late game, leading to plenty of high-octane finishes to games. Things simply haven’t been the same since the Bouncers got locked away.

3) Burst Assault Rifle

The Burst Assault Rifle was vaulted on January 8, 2019.

Despite being one of the original weapons that launched with Fortnite back in September 2017, every variant of the Burst Assault Rifle was vaulted over the course of three weeks in January 2019.

While the standard Assault Rifles are still available, the Burst had become the preferred weapon of many players over the course of Fortnite’s lifespan. As one of the main staples of Fortnite, it would be a shame if this weapon never made a return.

4) Grappler

The Grappler was vaulted on January 22, 2019.

Much like the Bouncer, Grapplers were frequently used in many player’s loadouts as it allowed players to (literally) reach new heights and increased the overall mobility of the game.

While there were balance issues and a pretty nasty bug that had been discovered in the days leading up to the item’s vaulting, this is one item that many would love to see return at some point down the line.

5) Drum Gun

The Drum Gun was vaulted on September 11, 2018.

The Drum Gun might have been a sore spot for many players prior to its vaulting, but given the increased prevalence of defensive play in the current Fortnite meta, bringing the Drum Gun back could lead to more aggressive playstyles.

The infamous weapon would surely need some fairly major tweaks to prevent it from returning to its previous overpowered state, but it could end up being a breath of fresh air for what’s becoming an increasingly frustrating meta for many players.

6) Light Machine Gun

The LMG was vaulted on September 27, 2018.

Now, it’s true that the LMG was quite a terror prior to being placed in the vault due to the fact that it could shred through structures with relative ease. With some tweaks, however, it could easily find a new place in the current Fortnite meta.

The best possible route to bringing this back would be to simply swap it with the Minigun, which hardly sees any use at the moment. Balancing the LMG to be a perfect middle ground between the Minigun and pre-vault LMG could give new life to the vaulted weapon.

7) Semi-Auto Sniper

The Semi-Auto Sniper was vaulted on November 1, 2018.

While some of the other sniper rifles in Fortnite Battle Royale frequently stole the show, there could certainly still be a place for the Semi-Auto.

One of the biggest issues with this particular sniper was that even a headshot didn’t deal enough damage to kill an enemy with full health and shields. This could be remedied if the weapon received a buff to its headshot multiplier that gave it enough power to overcome full shields.

The base damage could be left alone so as not to make it too strong, but a higher headshot multiplier could be just what is needed to bring glory to the rarely used Semi-Auto.

8) Submachine Gun

The Submachine Gun was vaulted on January 29, 2019.

Sure, the Compact SMG is still in the game, but given that it only comes in Epic and Legendary variants, it can be a bit hard to come by. Not only that, but the Suppressed SMG simply doesn’t perform as well as the classic SMG.

Since an SMG is mainly used for close-range gameplay, there’s not much need to be stealthy with a suppressed version of the weapon. Simply swapping out the Suppressed SMG for the classic SMG seems to be a no-brainer at this point. 

9) Smoke Grenade

Smoke Grenades were vaulted on April 11, 2018.

While many saw the Smoke Grenades as one of the most useless items in the game, it’s possible they could find a healthy place with a massive overhaul.

One of the main issues is that the item takes up a precious spot in your inventory. If Epic Games were to create a separate ‘Throwables’ category that included Grenades, Boogie Bombs, and any other item that is thrown, the Smoke Grenades could easily find use.

Creating a new category in player’s inventories – much like how traps don’t take up a weapon slot – would allow plenty of diversity in what new items Epic could add without forcing players to give up weapons to use them.

10) Infinity Blade

The Infinity Blade was vaulted on December 14, 2018.

Before anyone overreacts, our suggestion here would be to bring the Blade out of the vault and place it into its own game mode similar to the popular Infinity Gauntlet limited-time-mode featuring Marvel’s Thanos.

There’s no denying that the Infinity Blade was far too overpowered to be in normal game modes, but a playlist dedicated to the powerful weapon could certainly appeal to a large section of the Fortnite community.  Epic Games could even give every player in the playlist an Infinity Blade to make things even more chaotic.

As long as it’s kept far away from normal game modes, there’s no reason why the Blade can’t come back to Fortnite one day.

This article originally appeared on Dexerto.com.

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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 predator

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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