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Fortnite leak reveals new Heavy Mortar weapon for Season 4

Published: 4/Nov/2020 4:25

by Andrew Amos


Fortnite dataminers have uncovered a new Heavy Mortar weapon after the v14.50 patch went live, and it could be coming as soon as the next Season 4 update.

New weapons drop onto Fortnite’s island all of the time. This season especially, players have been treated to an array of new items based on fan-favorite Marvel characters during the crossover.

However, a new rocket launcher-esque weapon looks to be on its way in Fortnite. Better yet ⁠— it could be coming to shake up the game in just a couple of weeks.

Fortnite dataminer HYPEX shared the details with players on November 3, shortly after the recent update dropped. According to HYPEX, Epic are looking at launching the Heavy Mortar soon.

“Epic are working on a weapon called Heavy Mortar. The description is ‘Guns Machinegun,’ make your predictions,” he said.

The dataminer also stated the weapon will use Rocket Ammo, which is shared between all the rocket launchers in Fortnite. However, with the description as a machine gun, it could be a fast-firing one.

It follows on from earlier leaks back in September, in which a “cross between a Grenade Launcher and a Minigun” was in development according to dataminers.

It had a fire rate of 0.65 bullets per second, dealing tons of damage to both players and the environment. While this heavy weapon may not be the Heavy Mortar, the similarities are striking.

Either way, the gun could shake up Fortnite. A rocket launcher machine gun sounds like some rolling thunder you wouldn’t want to go up against.

It’s not locked in entirely for a Season 4 release, but given the details we know about the gun already, it could be dropping in the v14.60 update. Else, players will have to wait until Fortnite Season 5 in under a month’s time.


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.