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New Explosive Bow weapon coming to Fortnite

Published: 1/Apr/2019 0:21 Updated: 1/Apr/2019 0:29

by Eli Becht

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With the item shop update on March 31 in Fortnite came an update to the ‘Coming Soon’ news section that revealed the Explosive Bow is on the way.

Fortnite has released a very controversial update with v8.20 and it is looking for ways to win back the support of fans.

This will start with the Explosive Bow, which is presumably coming with the next update. The Explosive Bow was leaked prior to the announcement so this isn’t catching players totally by surprise.

The Explosive Bow is coming soon to Fortnite.

Fortnite has tried introducing a bow in the past with the Crossbow but that weapon was almost completely useless and it ended up being vaulted.

The weapon was unvaulted for Valentine’s Day in 2019 but outside of that, we haven’t seen a bow weapon in Fortnite since then. The Explosive Bow has a chance to be an RPG in bow form.

In the news section of Fortnite, it says “Archery can be a blast!” which might indicate the bow could be used to destroy structures and players alike.

FortTory, a well-known leaker in the Fortnite community, has revealed the animations and sounds for the upcoming bow. As mentioned before, these were already things people knew about but now FortTory has combined the things, giving players a better idea of what to expect.

The next update will probably be coming with just new items as part of a content update. For those hoping for Epic Games to revert the patch, that will have to wait until the next main patch, but even then it probably won’t be happening.

Fortnite’s v8.20 patch has been highly controversial as it removed health per kill in regular lobbies and introduced a ranked mode that features long queue times but does have the health and shield per elimination.

It remains to be seen what will be done about the disgruntled playerbase going forward.

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New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce

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The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.