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Brand New Compact SMG Coming to Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 22/Jul/2018 14:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 16:47

by Calum Patterson

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A brand new ‘compact SMG’ has been revealed in game and is coming soon to Fortnite Battle Royale, according to a new daily message.

The compact SMG bears a striking resemblance to real life weapon, the P90 sub-machine gun, which is known for having a incredibly fast fire rate and huge magazine size.

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There is no official date for when it will be releasing, but typically when these new messages appear in game, it is set to drop with the next major content update.

The description of the weapon doesn’t tell us much at this point:

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‘Epic and Legendary rarity SMG that excels at close quarters combat’

By the sound of it, it won’t be best suited for gunning down opponents at a distance, but possibly will act to counter shotguns up close and personal.

Epic stated recently their intentions to rebalance some of the weapon play in Fortnite, and mentioned specifically that they want to lessen the reliance on shotguns for close quarters.

If this new SMG really is a monster up close, then it may not be the end of the world when you drop into the map and fail to find a shotgun early on, as this may be an ample substitute.

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The content update should be expected sometime in the next couple of weeks, with new skins and character gear dropping, the new SMG will be the big attraction.

It is the second SMG added recently, with the new tactical SMG replacing the old one, and a P90-esque weapon has been rumored to be on the way for some time, with fans suggesting it frequently.

We will keep you up to date with all the latest news on the new compact SMG as more is revealed.

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Epic Games reveal bug fixes coming in Fortnite v14.30 update

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have revealed some of the bug fixes that they’ve got lined up for the next Fortnite update, and a few annoying issues look set to be resolved. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its endpoint, some fans are already looking ahead to what the cinematic end of season event might have in store, as well as what Chapter 2, Season 5 could be about in terms of the theme.

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Despite all the speculation, Epic Games are just cracking on with keeping the current season feeling fresh – releasing new challenges, new cosmetics, as well as some other superpowers for players to use.

On top of that, they’ve also been rooting out problems with their regular updates. With the v14.30 patch on the horizon, the devs have also got a few fixes coming to all of their modes. 

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Season 4 has been all about Marvel, but that will change in Season 5.

A handful of problems have been labeled as ‘Fixed in next Game Update’ on their public Trello board as of October 10, with a few annoying battle royale issues being addressed.

These include the issue with movement stopping when placing a marker, inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble, and licensed audio playing on the Last Forever emote.

In addition to those, mobile players who had been frustrated by the XP bar not showing the correct level will have their issues fixed as well. 

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Fortnite v14.30 bug fixes

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement 
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble 
  • Audio of Last Forever emote playing even with licensed audio muted 
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up on mobile. 

As for Save the World, there are two issues labeled as fixed in Future Game Update, including the wrong animation for the Sword of the Daywalker and Xbox homeshare players being unable to access STW.

However, as leaker iFireMonkey points out, these are not guaranteed to ship with the v14.30 update and could be coming later down the line. We’ll just have to wait and see.