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Fortnite leaks reveal what new weapons could be added next in Chapter 2

Published: 8/Nov/2019 19:10 Updated: 9/Nov/2019 0:38

by Eli Becht


A series of Fortnite leaks have possibly indicated what new weapons we can expect in upcoming updates.

Leaked weapons and cosmetics in Fortnite is nothing new, but it becomes a bit more interesting when we see things that were never even released receive some tweaks.

This situation happened with the Machine Pistol, which was already in the files but had some of its damage numbers change with the v11.10 hotfix.

FORTNITEBRThe Machine Pistol might actually be coming now.

Well-known Fortnite leaker HYPEX pointed this out and compared it to the previous numbers that were in the files, showing the weapon was nerfed before it ever made it into the game, albeit, it’s the damage to builds.

The weapon, if it releases, will come in three rarities: Normal (gray), Uncommon (green), and Rare (blue), with the damage being 15,16, and 17 respectively.

This weapon was accidentally released as part of the Solid Gold LTM in Season 10 before being quickly removed.

It’s currently part of the Save the World game mode, so if players ever wanted to see what the weapon performs like, they could check it out there, provided they own that portion of the game.

Epic does seem like they are gearing up for an eventual Battle Royale release, but nothing is set in stone as of yet.

Another interesting weapon HYPEX leaked was the potential return of the Scoped Assault Rifle. This weapon always had a place in the meta, even if it was pretty niche.

Due to its pinpoint accuracy, players who have a good aim can be devastating with this weapon. The leak suggests the weapon could return with five rarities this around.

Keep in mind that everything remains a leak for now, and until we get confirmation from Epic Games, it should be taken with a grain of salt.

Since Epic doesn’t release patch notes with their updates anymore, if any of these weapons do come into the game, it’ll be up to the players to find them first.


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.