Five vaulted Fortnite Battle Royale weapons or items that we want to see back in the game
The Fortnite Battle Royale vault is currently home to a number of weapons and items, but we’d love to see some of them make a return to the game.
Epic Games are constantly updating the game, adding new content, weapons and items. However, they also regularly remove other items that they don’t believe fit with the current meta. This process is called ‘vaulting’.
A weapon or item being added to the vault is not a death sentence – they could make a return at any time – recently Epic Games allowed players to vote on an item they wanted to be unvaulted which saw the drum gun readded.
But what other weapons and items are sorely missed?
We’ve put together a list of five items that we would love to see make a return to the core game in the near future:
1 – Bouncer
First and foremost, we think everyone will agree that the decision to vault the bouncer and the start of Season 6 was one of the most surprising so far.
Bouncers were great for a number os uses, ranging from the simple ability to gain high ground all the way to changing them together for a FaZe-esque trickshot!
More than anything, Bouncers were fun to use. Make Bouncers great again!
2 – Heavy Shotgun
We want the Heavy Shotgun to make a return to the battlefield! The item, which was available in legendary and epic rarity, was removed from the loot pool back in patch 7.30 after the pump shotgun damage was adjusted.
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While the decision to vault them made sense due to the strength of the pump, the heavy variant should make a return in place of the tactical shotgun. The tac feels vastly underpowered in the current meta and the old heavy shotgun would be far more viable. Bringing the weapon back but lowering the rarity to common and uncommon would make plenty of sense.
Suppressed Assault Rifle
On the launch of Season 9, the suppressed scar entered the vault alongside a host of other items, one being the Treasure Map which guaranteed the epic weapon to be dropped.
Currently, the regular legendary assault rifle dominants, but it’s low spawn rate makes it hard to obtain. Putting the suppressed variant back into the game would allow more players to enjoy the extra firepower.
4 – Legendary and Epic Burst Rifle
The Legendary and Epic variant of the Burst Rifle, a.k.a the Famas, met the same fate as the regular variants of the Burst, but surely it didn’t need to.
It’s true that the burst rifles were not most people’s favorites, but the high damage output of the trusty legendary variant made sure it was always a good choice.
It was vaulted back in 7.3, so surely it’s time we get another go of it?
5 – ATK
Introduced in Season 5, the ATK (All Terrain Kart) fit perfectly in the Lazy Links location. However, once the POI was eventually replaced with Lazy Lagoon, the vehicle was vaulted at the start of Season 8.
There is currently no vehicle in Fortnite that is capable of transporting four players at a time, meaning players who play squad more more than others can’t rotate to the safe zone as a unit. Adding the ATK back into the regular mode which make navigating the map much easier.
Updated: 07/29/19 at 12:33 PM EST.