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Leak: Fortnite Storm Scout Sniper Rifle weapon coming soon

Published: 17/Jul/2019 11:40 Updated: 17/Jul/2019 12:28

by Matt Porter


A new weapon has been found in the files of v9.40 update already introduced some new guns for Fortnite fans to wield, with Epic and Legendary variations of the Tactical Shotgun included in the July 17 patch.

It appears that Epic Games aren’t finished there though, with data miners who are scouring through the update’s files coming across a brand new long range weapon that looks set to pack a punch.

Data miner @FortTory has found some information related to the weapon, but its purpose remains unclear, as Fortnite already has a number of sniper rifles in the game and brought back the Bolt-Action Sniper in the v9.40 update.

The Storm Scout Sniper Rifle comes in two rarities, Epic and Legendary, and will deal 81 or 85 damage-per-shot respectively, regardless of distance. The weapon will fire one bullet-per-second, and will hold six Heavy Bullets at one time.

FortToryThe Storm Scout Sniper Rifle will arrive in-game soon.

The Storm Scout looks different from any other sniper rifle in the game, with purple paint in the form of a lightning bolt on a side, and a strange sight that is unlike any other weapon.

Data miner @Lucas7yoshi has uploaded a clip of the weapon in action, which appears to show that a small minimap appears in the bottom-left corner of the scope, and also seems to show the direction from which the storm is coming.

The leaker claims that the weapon has 100% accuracy when not scoped in, but it remains to be seen whether than remains to be the case when it officially goes live.

There is currently no official release date for the weapon from Epic Games, but it’s likely we will see it in the v9.50 update, which is expected to go live next Wednesday on July 24.


Fortnite Crew explained: Battle Pass skin packs, V-Bucks, price & more

Published: 24/Nov/2020 16:40 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 16:51

by Tanner Pierce


Starting with Chapter 2 Season 5, Fortnite will have a brand new subscription service titled Fortnite Crew, which aims to bring a slew of different features that players love, wrapped up into one nice little package. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Season 4 of Fortnite is rapidly coming to an end. The Marvel-themed season has been around for a few months now and in December it will be replaced by Season 5. While we don’t know the full extent of the new season, we do know that it’s set to introduce a brand new service called Fortnite Crew.

This subscription-based model, which is a first for Fortnite, is set to introduce a brand new way to get the battle pass each season, while at the same time earning some free goodies to sink your teeth into. But how does it work, how much does it cost, and what does it include? Here’s the breakdown.

Fortnite Crew contents

The most attractive inclusion in this new subscription service is that of the battle pass. Each month, you’ll get the premium version of the battle pass at no extra cost to you, so long as you’re subscribed to Fortnite Crew.

Beyond that, however, you’ll also receive a number of different items beyond the premium battle pass. You’ll also receive 1000 v-bucks and an exclusive Fortnite Crew Pack, which in-and-of-itself includes a skin and a “matching accessory”.

Fortnite Crew cost

According to Epic, the Fortnite Crew subscription service will cost players $11.99 a month. This price makes the service an objectively good deal, as a normal battle pass costs 950 V-bucks, which costs around $8.

So for a few extra bucks from the standard price of a battle pass, you’re getting 1000 extra V-bucks, an exclusive skin pack, and the battle pass itself.

How to subscribe to Fortnite Crew

Epic Games
Players will be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew subscription from the Item Shop when it launches in December.

Subscribing to Fortnite Crew is, apparently, quick and easy. All you have to do is click the icons found in the Fortnite Item Shop or on the battle pass screen, meaning it doesn’t seem like players will have to jump through a bunch of hoops in order to get access to the service.

In addition, Epic Games also confirmed that fans will be able to cancel their subscription at any time. Presumably, fans will be able to keep all of the items they unlocked through the service up until that point, considering they would have already paid for that month.