Fortnite’s in-game news feed has been updated to announce the arrival of the brand new Epic and Legendary Pump Shotguns to the battle royale title.
The news feed updated on Monday, November 26, announcing that the weapons would be coming soon, likely in the next update for the game.
Epic Games have added new items and weapons to the game weekly during Season 6, and it seems like this trend will continue with the announcement of the new versions of the Pump Shotgun.
The weapons will be upgraded versions of the current Pump Shotgun, and look strikingly similar to the Heavy Shotgun that was added to the game back in March.
There are currently no weapons statistics available for the new rarities of the Pump Shotgun, as dataminers were not able to leak the arrival of the weapons before they were announced in game.
The description of the item simply reads: “Epic and Legendary variants of the Pump Shotgun,” giving fans very little information about the new weapons. The weapon is likely to release in the V6.31 Update for the game on either November 27 or 28, alongside a shotgun rebalance announced by Epic Games Design Lead Eric Williamson that will hopefully make the weapons more effective.
Epic Games will be hoping that the release of the two new versions of the Pump Shotgun will go better than their last two releases, Dynamite and the Mounted Turret.
Epic Games have already been forced to release two updates for the Mounted Turret in an attempt to balance the weapon, after facing anger from professional players like Tfue who feel the item should be removed immediately.
Dynamite has also faced scorn from the Fortnite community, with fans stating that it is too powerful, and should also be sent to the Vault.