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Fortnite’s V5.0 Content Update Introduces the All-New Submachine Gun

Published: 17/Jul/2018 12:02 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Ross Deason

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The relatively small V5.0 Content Update has been released for Fortnite, introducing the all-new Submachine Gun and sending the Tactical SMG to the Vault.

After the Major overhaul that came with the V5.0 patch at the start of Season 5, the Content Update on July 17 was never expected to be a big one.

However, the introduction of the brand new Submachine Gun is still an exciting one. According to the description, the SMG will be “ideal for those close range battles”.

Available in Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants, the Submachine Gun does 19-21 base damage and uses light ammunition with a 30 round capacity.

The Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle has also received what could turn out to be a fairly significant buff as base damage has been increased to 75/78 from 63/66.

The full patch notes, including those for the “Save The World” version of the game, can be found below.

GEAR UP,

Two new weapons make their way into Save the World and Battle Royale. Try these new additions for yourself in the v5.0 Content Update.

Submachine Gun (Battle Royale)
Make enemies think twice before they push you. Run and gun with the new Submachine Gun, ideal for those intense close range battles.

Typewriter Assault Rifle (Save the World)
If the pen is mightier than the sword then what does that make the Typewriter Assault Rifle? This high capacity weapon takes the cake when it comes to Husk clearing!

Save the World 50% Off Sale (Save the World)
Level up with your friends and lead the world’s remaining Heroes in the fight to save humanity and take back the world.

BATTLE ROYALE

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Submachine Gun added.
    • Available in Common, Uncommon, and Rare variants.
      • 19-21 base damage.
    • Uses Light Ammo.
    • 30 round capacity.
    • Can be found in floor loot and chests.
  • Tactical SMG has been added to the Vault.
  • Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle damage increased to 75/78 from 63/66.

SAVE THE WORLD

50% OFF SALE!

Purchase the game for half off for a limited time.

  • Starts July 17 and ends July 30.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Typewriter Assault Rifle added to the Weekly Store.
    • A mid-range assault weapon with a high capacity magazine and a lateral kick. Its shooting profile makes it ideal for clearing groups of nearby enemies in mobile engagements.
    • Available Wednesday, July 18 at 8 PM EST until Wednesday, July 25 at 8 PM EST.
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When is Lachlan’s Fortnite skin coming out? Epic confirms release date

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:59

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular YouTuber Lachlan Power is the next Fortnite star to be added to the game, and Epic Games have now confirmed just when the upcoming Icon Series skin will be available. Here’s what you need to know.

Since Fortnite first exploded in popularity in 2017, there have been a few streamers and YouTubers who have become known for creating content around the game and bringing the battle royale title to the next level.

Epic previously announced that they would be rewarding some of these stars with their very own in-game skins bundles, and among the few confirmed was Australian YouTuber Lachlan Power.

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Lachlan will be the third creator to get an Icon Series set.

When will Lachlan’s Icon Series skin be released?

With the likes of Ninja and fellow Aussie Loserfruit being first to receive skins in the Icon Series, Lachlan is now next in line to receive these new cosmetics.

In their latest blog post, Epic Games confirmed that Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive in the Fortnite item shop on November 12 at 4PM PT/ 7PM ET/ 11PM GMT/ 9AM AEST.

“Lachlan is the third creator to join the Icon Series from among the Fortnite community, following streamers Ninja and Loserfruit.” they announced, before confirming the next creator to be added, “Entering the Icon Series next will be Spanish creator TheGrefg.”

Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive with a new tournament that players can compete in, to unlock the skin for free. The YouTuber will also be competing in the event and giving fans the first look at the bundle, which includes an outfit, back bling, emote, and a pickaxe.

As of now, little has been shared about the upcoming tournament but Epic has revealed it to be “one-of-a-kind” with more information to follow before the event.

“Been dreaming of this day ever since I fell in love with the game back in 2017,” Lachlan reacted, revealing his excitement for the upcoming skin release, “official reveal of the skin coming soon.”

The official reveal of this skin is currently expected to be shared on November 1, and the next Fortnite star for the icon series will be Spanish star TheGrefg, although it is unclear just when he will receive a skin bundle.