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Fortnite’s Hand Cannon updated ahead of possible Season 3 return

Published: 28/May/2020 10:06

by Joe Craven


Eagle-eyed Fortnite fans have noticed that the infamous Hand Cannon’s weapon model has been updated, sparking speculation it will make a return in the upcoming, and highly anticipated, Season 3.

While originally chalked to end on April 30, Fortnite Chapter Two’s second season was given a lengthy extension and, barring any further delays, is set to end on June 3, with Season 3 launching immediately after. 

Despite being incredibly close, large portions of the Season 3 update remain unclear. Players don’t know how the Doomsday Device will factor in, or how Midas’ thievery will reach a climax. Recent changes, however, have led to people speculating that the infamous Hand Cannon will make a reappearance.

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The Hand Cannon, in its original form.

The original Hand Cannon was vaulted, alongside a host of other gadgets when Chapter Two launched in October of 2019. However, it remains available to players in Fortnite’s Creative mode, and changes made to the weapon could indicate it will return in Season 3.

On May 27, Redditor PM092 shared an image of the hand cannon in Creative, showing its model has been significantly changed.

The major change players will notice is that it has become much darker in color, with the original grey being replaced by a much darker shade. Other changes made include more rivets and a more obvious hammer and rear-sight.

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The updated Hand Cannon model.

It should go without saying that the updated model is not a guarantee that the Hand Cannon will return in Season 3. It could simply be that Epic wanted to update the model for the benefit of players using it in Creative.

We will continue to bring you all the latest news and rumors surrounding Fortnite Season 3 as they become available.


When is Halo coming to Fortnite? Skin release date, Winterfest, more

Published: 5/Dec/2020 14:09

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leaker has hinted at when the Halo skin and limited-time mode should be released, but the exact day is still slightly shrouded in mystery. 

Crossovers in Fortnite have been great for fans who want to combine two of their favorite things. In the past, we’ve seen everything from Batman to Stranger Things to a full-blown Marvel-themed season. 

In Chapter 2, Season 5, two more crossovers have joined the battle royale party. The Mandalorian from Star Wars is one of the battle pass skins, while Kratos from God of War has also released as a part of a cosmetics bundle. 

Leaks have suggested that more and more crossovers are coming, with Halo seemingly being the next one to arrive – bringing a Master Chief skin, as well as a few other cosmetics too. 

The Mandalorian bounty challenges fortnite
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Mando and The Child are in Fortnite Season 5.

Leaks have also claimed that there will be a Halo-themed, Red vs Blue limited-time mode – somewhat similar to the Marvel Endgame LTM where players were either part of the Avengers or Thanos’ army of minions. 

With Kratos getting his moment in the spotlight as of now, fans are desperate to know when Master Chief and the Halo crossover will take his place. 

Well, according to Fortnite leaker FNBRUnreleased, the Halo crossover is set to happen when the V15.10 update is released. As of writing, there is no concrete date for that, but it shouldn’t be too far away either.

When is Fortnite’s v15.10 update and Winterfest?

The V15.10 update would also, likely, be the patch to bring in the Winterfest celebrations back to Fortnite, so, we’d probably see some map changes too with more snow on the map. 

Last year, Winterfest started on December 18, which was a Wednesday. If Epic Games opt for a similar date this year, we could maybe see it around December 16-17, as they fall on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Ultimately, that is up to Epic, and we’ll just have to wait until they release an update, but hopefully, it won’t be too far away.