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Epic Games Confirms Shockwave Grenade is Headed to Fortnite

Published: 27/Aug/2018 16:19 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 14:06

by Matt Porter


Fortnite Battle Royale’s in-game newsfeed has been updated to confirm that the Shockwave Grenade will be releasing soon.

This is the first time we’ve had official confirmation that the item is releasing, although the item was found in V5.30 update files by dataminers.

The description of the new Shockwave Grenade reads;

“Send yourself, allies, or enemies flying like a human cannonball! Grants immunity to fall damage.”

This indicates that the Shockwave Grenade will work in a similar fashion to the Impulse Grenade, however due to it’s Epic rarity, we can assume it will probably be stronger than the impulse, likely sending opponents flying further.

The Shockwave Grenade will also deal no damage to the user, which could see it be used to leap players into offensive positions, especially during build battles.

News of the Shockwave Grenade first broke on Thursday, August 23, when dataminers found the files for the new weapon, along with the audio files for it.

Dataminers leaked lots of new information during the release of the V5.30 update, including new skins, emotes and a rumoured new silenced assault rifle.

There is not official date for the release of the Shockwave Grenade, but it’s likely to be included in the next major update.


When is Fortnite Season 5? Fortnitemares Midas’ Revenge, Season 4 end date, theme, more

Published: 26/Oct/2020 13:00 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 13:17

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite’s yearly Fortnitemares event has finally arrived, but when does Season 5 arrive?

Fortnite’s new season dropped on August 27,  introducinging tons of changes to the Fortnite World with the likes of new Marvel-themed points-of-interest, superhero characters, and abilities for fans of the battle royale to enjoy. Midas’ Revenge adds even more for fans to sink their teeth into.

Fortnitemares 2020 Midas Revenge Skin,
Epic Games
Midas’ Revenge has introduced new skins with their yearly event.

When does Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 start?

With only a few days to go of Fortnitemares’ Midas’ Revenge event, Chapter 2 Season 4 has over a month left, with an expected end date of November 30th, as reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX claims.

The Baba Yaga skin has just been released alongside the Ghostbusters bundle, with more soon to come. The skin is ‘Rare’ and part of the ‘Coven Fresh’ set, costing 1,200 V Bucks.


After the Fortnitemare event, the fifth season of Fortnite’s Chapter 2 should follow immediately, along with some more major changes and a new theme.

Will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 be available through Apple?

A portion of the mobile player base is currently unable to download Fortnite Season 4, due to the ongoing legal feud between Epic Games and Apple, with Apple blocking all future Fortnite updates on the App store.

While the feud is being resolved, there have been suggestions that Season 4 could potentially be extended for Apple users, although that remains to be seen.

Epic Games has already extended seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, but there has been no sign from the developers that they have any intention of doing so this time around.

What will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5’s theme be?

With Fortnite Season 4 being based completely around Marvel characters, there have been rumors that a DC-themed season could come next.

The Fortnite devs have already introduced members of the DC Comics universe as seen with Aquaman and Black Manta in Season 3’s recent Splash Down events. They may go a step further at the next opportunity, adding more familiar faces.

Epic also revealed plans for a Joker bundle that is expected to be released towards the end of Season 4, which could be used to build hype for the upcoming season.

With a new Batman movie also in the works, it would not be too surprising to see another partnership between DC and Epic but as for now, fans will have to wait until Season 5 draws nearer.