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Fortnite leak suggests upgraded Infantry Rifle coming soon

Published: 28/Feb/2019 18:50 Updated: 10/Mar/2019 15:00

by David Purcell


Epic Games might be on the brink of adding an Epic and Legendary variant of the Infantry Rifle to Fortnite, according to a new leak. 

The rifle, which was added to Battle Royale with the v7.40 content update on February 19, has been largely criticized by the game’s online community for not being powerful enough.  

However, new information seems to suggest that the developer is working to add improved versions of the weapon to the game. 

Here are the supposed stats of the Epic Infantry Rifle, according to the leak.

Potentially leaked information posted online by Stormshield One seems to show both Epic and Legendary versions of the semi-automatic weapon – both of which are not yet available in Battle Royale. 

Further updates from Fortnite leaker Lucas7Yoshi, has given more information about the stats for the weapons. The Epic variant will deal 53 damage, while the Legendary is a little higher at 55. There is also a tiny reload timing difference between the two. 

The sounds that the weapon will make, being shot up close, from a medium-range distance and from long-range, will leave a lasting impression on everybody that hears it. There is also a change in the reloading sound – both when the reload starts and as the new round of ammo is inserted into the legendary version of the weapon. 

The new sounds, which will help players be able to notice the difference between the new variant of the Infantry Rits and it’s pre-existing verisons, can all be heard below thanks to a post from the FortniteLeaks subreddit.

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High Infantry Rifle Sounds! from r/FortniteLeaks

However, there’s no word on whether or not these upgraded variants are supposed to be for the popular Battle Royale game mode as of yet, so there’s always a chance that this could be for Save the World instead. 

One thing is for sure, though. These new versions of the Infantry Rifle would go down very well with Fortnite fans if they do turn out to be real. 


When is Fortnite Season 5? Fortnitemares Midas’ Revenge, Season 4 end date, theme, more

Published: 26/Oct/2020 13:00 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 13:17

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite’s yearly Fortnitemares event has finally arrived, but when does Season 5 arrive?

Fortnite’s new season dropped on August 27,  introducinging tons of changes to the Fortnite World with the likes of new Marvel-themed points-of-interest, superhero characters, and abilities for fans of the battle royale to enjoy. Midas’ Revenge adds even more for fans to sink their teeth into.

Fortnitemares 2020 Midas Revenge Skin,
Epic Games
Midas’ Revenge has introduced new skins with their yearly event.

When does Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 start?

With only a few days to go of Fortnitemares’ Midas’ Revenge event, Chapter 2 Season 4 has over a month left, with an expected end date of November 30th, as reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX claims.

The Baba Yaga skin has just been released alongside the Ghostbusters bundle, with more soon to come. The skin is ‘Rare’ and part of the ‘Coven Fresh’ set, costing 1,200 V Bucks.


After the Fortnitemare event, the fifth season of Fortnite’s Chapter 2 should follow immediately, along with some more major changes and a new theme.

Will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 be available through Apple?

A portion of the mobile player base is currently unable to download Fortnite Season 4, due to the ongoing legal feud between Epic Games and Apple, with Apple blocking all future Fortnite updates on the App store.

While the feud is being resolved, there have been suggestions that Season 4 could potentially be extended for Apple users, although that remains to be seen.

Epic Games has already extended seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, but there has been no sign from the developers that they have any intention of doing so this time around.

What will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5’s theme be?

With Fortnite Season 4 being based completely around Marvel characters, there have been rumors that a DC-themed season could come next.

The Fortnite devs have already introduced members of the DC Comics universe as seen with Aquaman and Black Manta in Season 3’s recent Splash Down events. They may go a step further at the next opportunity, adding more familiar faces.

Epic also revealed plans for a Joker bundle that is expected to be released towards the end of Season 4, which could be used to build hype for the upcoming season.

With a new Batman movie also in the works, it would not be too surprising to see another partnership between DC and Epic but as for now, fans will have to wait until Season 5 draws nearer.