Epic Games have introduced some interesting features to Fortnite in Season 8 so far, but first footage of the Flint-Knock Pistol shows it might be one of the most powerful weapons added yet.
Long-term fans of the game will notice that the new handgun, which was added to the game’s battle royale mode with the v8.11 content update, looks very similar to the previously removed Revolver, but with a pirate feel to it.
However, based on the footage that we have so far of the pistol in action, it looks a lot powerful than its vaulted predecessor.
Epic Games themselves were the first to release a video of the new Flint-Knock Pistol. The developer posted a clip of it in action on the official Fortnite Twitter account, as well as the v8.11 patch notes.
Jumping high on top of a building at Tilted Towers before picking up a kill, the video below appears to show the player surging backwards after the elimination. This is perhaps what Epic was hinting at when they wrote that the weapon had “a kick to it” in its official description.
*Knock, knock* The Flint-Knock Pistol is here with v8.11! Hop into the action and try out Fortnite's latest addition!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 20, 2019
That isn’t all that we’ve seen from the pistol so far, though, as many fans followed suit and posted game clips of their experiences with the weapon to Twitter.
— eraze (@ERAZEofficial) March 20, 2019
— Shane :flag-au: (@IamShane_13) March 20, 2019
This next clip shows how the actual ‘knock back’ from the pistol could be used effectively to move around as well, especially in gunfights.
— Sirkoffzalot (@sirkoffzalot) March 20, 2019
Whether or not this weapon will be the next popular pistol in Fortnite Battle Royale is unclear, but based on leaked stats for the Flint-Knock Pistol it certainly looks like it’s worth a try.
Hopefully you don’t get knocked by it too much, anyway.