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Fortnite D-Day LTM and new shotgun potentially leaked

Published: 9/Jun/2019 10:19 Updated: 9/Jun/2019 10:26

by Marcus Banks

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Leaks suggest a D-Day style limited time mode will be heading to Fortnite, which could see a brand-new shotgun added to the game.

The controversial removal of the pump shotgun is still a hot topic in both the casual and competitive communities with many people feeling its replacement, the combat shotgun, is vastly superior to the tactical version of the weapon.

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However, with its drop rate currently so low, players are struggling to find it consistently, and Epic Games confirmed the fan-favorite pump could return one day, highlighting the gun is still available in creative mode.

Epic GamesThe pump shotgun was an iconic weapon before its removal.

After a heavy shotgun was found in the loading screen, many believed it would be making a return to the game, however, it is yet to be reintroduced.

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Now, a brand-new shotgun called ‘The Bear’ could be added instead, after it was spotted in the potentially leaked loading screen for an upcoming D-Day style LTM – Beach Assault.

@FIREMONKEYFNThe leaked loading screen for the upcoming LTM Beach Assault.

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Found by @FireMonkeyFN, the leaked loading screen suggests a new shotgun variant will be introduced in the new limited time mode, but it is unknown whether it will also come to the other regular playlists.

‘The Bear’ is already a weapon in Save The World mode, but with a huge damage rating of 210, it will need to be seriously nerfed in order to be balanced in battle royale.

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EPIC GAMESThe Bear is one of the strongest weapons in Save The World.

Beach Assault will work similar to Downtown Drop, a creative map which will be accessible via the playlist selection screen.

It will pit two teams against each other, one must storm the beach defenses and destroy the doomsday cannon, while the other must repel the invaders at all costs.

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Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett

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A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 

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This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

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The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”

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While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.