Explosive Bow leaked from Fortnite v8.20 update - Dexerto

Explosive Bow leaked from Fortnite v8.20 update

Published: 27/Mar/2019 13:20 Updated: 27/Mar/2019 13:34

by Matt Porter


Data miners have been hard at work searching through the v8.20 update files for clues as to what will be coming to Fortnite v8.20 update on March 27 has already brought a number of new items to the game, including the Poison Dart Trap and the introduction of brand new Foraged Items, which provide health and shield to players who find the consumables.

Data miners have also leaked new cosmetic items, as well as new loading screens. One of these graphics have revealed a first glimpse at the Bow, too, as it features prominently in the Week 5 loading screen, which will be available for unlock once the new Fortnite challenges drop.

The Explosive Bow appears in the Season 8 Week 5 loading screen.

Well-known leaker, Lucas7yoshi, has also gotten his hands on some information regarding the Explosive Bow, releasing new animations that show the weapon firing a bolt, and the process of drawing the bow back before the shot takes place.

Neither the official name or the damage it will do has been revealed yet, but leakers are confident that it will fire explosive bolts. It’s likely that data miners will find more information about the weapon in the run-up to its release.

Eagle-eyed Fortnite fans will recognize that they’ve seen this weapon before, as like most items released throughout Season 8. It appeared in the very first promotional image for the season.

A Fortnite character can be seen holding the Explosive Bow. (Second from right.)

As with any leaks, there is no guarantee that the Explosive Bow will ever make it into Fortnite, but with the weapon appearing in loading screens already, it’s likely that we will see it in a future update – possibly as early as next week.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.