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Epic Finally Confirms Fortnite’s Heavy Sniper is Coming Soon, Hints at Release Date

Published: 12/Aug/2018 16:51 Updated: 12/Aug/2018 16:56

by Vincent Genova


The long-awaited Heavy Sniper will be in Fortnite very soon as it was finally officially confirmed by Epic.

Players logging on to Fortnite will be greeted with a ‘New Updates’ splash screen that features the Heavy Sniper.

The Heavy Sniper is said to be ‘coming soon’ and will be available in Epic and Legendary rarities.

Epic claims it will do high damage to structures, though they do not mention if it will damage players behind walls as fans originally speculated.

Footage of the gun in use already exists and was leaked earlier on August 12.

According to the footage, the new sniper will be able to take out a metal wall in one shot.

The high damage output of the bolt-action weapon might be balanced by the reload time, which takes over four seconds between shots.

Weapons that appear in the ‘New Updates’ splash screen tend to appear in game very quickly.

The Drum Gun was put in the ‘New Updates’ section of Fortnite on July 1 and was available in game on July 3.

If Epic holds to their same release schedule, the Heavy Sniper should be available to play within the next few days.


Epic confirms Fortnite x Marvel crossover will continue beyond Season 4

Published: 24/Oct/2020 6:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite and Marvel have crossed paths time and time again, and it looks like their integration won’t be slowing down any time soon after Epic Games’ Creative Director Donald Mustard confirmed they have content planned for “many years.”

Fortnite is the gift that keeps on giving, even after all these years. New seasons and chapters keep it fresh by adding content and ditching other bits and pieces to mix things up.

Typically, each one introduces a new storyline complete with events, map changes, and themes. Naturally, that means players also get their hands on new skins, vehicles, weapons, and more.

Fortnite has had a series of incredible crossovers along the way too, including integrations with Batman, John Wick, Star Wars, and Stranger Things, to name a few. However, none have come close to the sheer level of epicness as Fortnite x Marvel.

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Fortnite and Marvel have crossed paths many times before.

Marvel crashed its way into Fortnite back when Avengers: Infinity War released in cinemas. It happened again with Avengers: Endgame. Fortnite even found it’s way into the movie. And of course, it’s happening again right now.

It’s a mutually beneficial relationship, and one that fans of both franchises would love to see more of. Thankfully, their prayers have now been answered.

Fortnite X Marvel will happen for “many years”

Epic Games’ Creative Director Donald Mustard opened up about the crossovers between Fortnite and Marvel in the latest episode of the ‘This Week In Marvel’ podcast. He confirmed that the two worlds would collide for many years to come.

“This is just the start,” he said. “This is the start of lots of stuff we have planned for many years in this Marvel integration. Like, this is not the end. This is the beginning.”

You can listen to the full episode here. This quote and the discussion around it start at the 38:20 mark.

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Donald Mustard confirmed Fortnite x Marvel crossovers will happen again.

Donald Mustard may have said too much

Many thought the current crossover could be the last. But thankfully, Donald Mustard himself confirmed that isn’t the case, although he says he might have “dropped too many hints” in his time on the podcast.

If you listen to the whole episode, you’ll realize how passionate he is about Marvel. He’s been a long time fan for many years, and being able to integrate his favorite characters into Fortnite has been a dream come true.

What’s more, he’s proud of the fact that Fortnite has become a part of the Marvel universe as well. For example, the Fortnite x Marvel Nexus War is canon. It’s even been published as an official comic.

Either way, it doesn’t matter whether you recognize it as official or not. Fortnite x Marvel has been a smash hit, and it’s here to stay.