14 Days of Summer begins tomorrow and every day will bring one new weapon or item out of the vault for just 24 hours.
That has led to a lot of speculation about what will come back to the game during the event. This article serves as a look at all the possibilities.
We will start with just a full list of all vaulted weapons / items so you can see all the possibilities. Then we will transition into four categories to provide more context on the event and what will likely be returning.
Here are the four categories:
- Weapons we want to return that probably will
- Weapons we don’t want to return that probably will
- Weapons we want to return that probably won’t
- Weapons we don’t want to return that probably won’t
But first, here is the complete list of all vaulted weapons available to come back:
- Bolt-action Sniper Rifle
- Boom Bow
- Burst Assault Rifle
- Burst Rifle
- Compact SMG
- Double Barrel Shotgun
- Dual Pistols
- Heavy Shotgun
- Hunting Rifle
- Light Machine Gun
- Pump Shotgun
- Scoped Revolver
- Six Shooter
- Submachine Gun
- Suppressed Assault Rifle
- Suppressed SMG
- Tactical SMG
- Thermal Assault Rifle
- Bottle Rockets
- Chiller Grenade
- Guided Missile
- Quad Rocket Launcher
- Remote Explosives
- Shockwave Grenade
- Smoke Grenade
- Sneaky Snowman
- Ceiling Trap
- Spike Trap
- Wall Dynamo
- Jump Pad
- Poison Dart Trap
- All Terrain Kart
- Shopping Cart
- X-4 Stormwing
- Buried Treasure
- Shadow Stones
- Infinity Blade
That’s a lot of vaulted options for Epic to choose from. Let’s break through the cluttered list and identify some of the most likely options to return to the game that would be awesome to have back.
Vaulted Weapons We Want to Come Back During 14 Days of Summer that Probably Will
This one isn’t quite as obvious as it might seem. The last thing Epic wants is to remind everyone what they are missing since the Pump was vaulted.
In addition, it’s also a bit quick to see the shotgun return to the game when it was only vaulted so recently. Still, I think it is likely to be returned during one of the days.
In many ways this event will be a trial for different weapons and Epic will want to experiment with reintroducing the pump to the current meta. In addition, the pump is either the most iconic or second most iconic (AR) weapon ever to be in Fortnite. Having it back for a day feels very likely, but Epic may avoid it for the reasons above.
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
I’m very confident this sniper returns to the game. The bolt was the sniper of choice for the majority of Fortnite’s lifespan as a game.
Having the powerful sniper in the game will lead to plenty more people trying to land headshots from a distance and will be a fun day to play the game for sure.
The Jet Packs were honestly super fun for a couple of days before they eventually got old and annoying. Bring them back for one day and people will have plenty of fun flying around the map.
Vaulted Weapons We Want to Come Back During 14 Days of Summer that Probably Won’t
A weapon very few people ever got to use. The Zapotron holds an obscure place in the history of Fortnite as it existed in the game for just one day before being vaulted.
It’s thought the weapon was never supposed to be in the game at all and was only ever intended for Save the World.
This would be the perfect time to bring the weapon back to the game and give everyone a bit of the Zapatron experience. It could also be used as a promotion for Save the World.
Unfortunately, with Epic on break, there might need to be files re-added to the game to bring the weapon back. It’s been so long since it was in the game it might not even work anymore.
Riding down these carts from the tops of hills was a super fun time in Fortnite. Especially because it became before any other vehicles were in the game.
While I want these back for nostalgia purposes they would go virtually unused if added to the game and so Epic will likely choose more impactful weapons or vehicles to bring back.
I enjoy the Boom Bow, sue me. This was the most recently vaulted weapon in the game and its very unlikely that Epic decides to bring it back into the game so quickly.
Still, I absolutely enjoyed using the weapon to blow up structures and would love to have it back in the game for another day.
Vaulted Weapons We Don’t Want to Come Back During 14 Days of Summer that Probably Will
I’d be happy to never have a plane be in the game again. Even with the other forms of mobility that have been added, the planes reign supreme as the most powerful way to travel around the map.
They’ve been vaulted for over three months now and make the kind of key impact Epic is likely looking for during this event. I think they will return and may take a break from the game for a day.
Another super strong weapon that was honestly pretty fun to use. I was never good at rocket riding and that is the main draw of guided missiles. I think people will have fun with this weapon as it dominates the meta for a day. It’s just not for me.
I don’t know why I think the port a fort weapon will come back but I just have a feeling. It was a pretty iconic item during its time even if it wasn’t very good. Many defaults loved the ability to have a quick structure, even though it came with plenty of faults.
The good players will ignore this if it comes back and the bad players probably will too as general building skill has improved a lot since this was vaulted.
Vaulted Weapons We Don’t Want to Come Back During 14 Days of Summer that Probably Won’t
A quick note on this section, I tried to choose weapons that are actually possible to come back. Like yeah, I don’t want Chillers back but they almost certainly won’t come back, so I tried to choose more controversial weapons for this section.
This is honestly a toss-up, the blade could come back for a day. Still, the blade was tied into a specific event around Polar Peak and reintroducing it to the game would be a challenge.
Where does it appear? Do you balance it differently? Do you add multiple blades to the map?
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That final question would actually be kinda cool. An infinity blade showdown would be fun to play through.
I don’t want this to come back for the same reason it probably won’t, the grappler just doesn’t quite do enough. While I do enjoy the idea of the grappler, I don’t think it makes a big enough impact to justify a slot. Still, it seems possible due to its inclusion in the Nexus event vote.
Another controversial one. I actually really enjoyed the balloons but I think it’s either this one or the jetpack that came back for one of the days. They are ultimately just too similar for it to make sense to add both back. Because I think the jet pack is more likely, Balloons may be left by the way side. Could go either way though.
Wrapping up what I think is the longest article I’ve done for this site. What weapons do you think are coming back to the game during 14 Days of Summer?