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Leak: Overhauled Fortnite Revolver coming soon

Published: 19/Jun/2019 12:46 Updated: 19/Jun/2019 14:52

by Matt Porter

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Data miners hunting through the Fortnite have found a new version of the Revolver which is set to be added to the game in the near future.

While the June 18 update provided players with a brand new consumable item in the form of the Chug Splash, the files included in the patch have also given fans a glimpse at what is to come to the popular battle royale title.

Leakers have already revealed that a new Drum Shotgun is on its way, and now @Lucas7yoshi has discovered that an updated version of the game’s Revolver is apparently coming soon too.

Epic GamesA new version of the Revolver is coming.

The leak shows that the Revolver, which was previously part of the game before it was vaulted in a wild west variant, has been given a brand new look, switching to a more modern style for the weapon design with a huge barrel that looks like it will pack a punch.

The game describes the weapon as: “Fast, precise sidearm with a good punch but small capacity.”

The Revolver will come in both Epic and Legendary rarities, with a damage rate of 63/66 to both opposing players and structures. The weapon will fire medium bullets, unlike other pistols which use light ammo, and has a fire rate of 1.5 rounds-per-second.

Where the new Revolver will fit in the game’s current meta remains to be seen. It’s possible that Epic may have vaulted the Dual Pistols in favor of this, but with the Hand Cannon doing more damage-per-shot, it seems unlikely that it will unseat it as the best pistol in the game.

Epic Games have yet to announce that the revamped Revolver is coming to Fortnite, but the fact that the item design and weapon statistics have been added to the game indicate that it’s ready to be released to the public.

There is also no word on when we can expect to see it, but it’s possible we could see it and the Drum Shotgun go live in the next update, which is expected to be the v9.31 patch on Tuesday, June 25.

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Fortnite tease exclusive new Drift Crew skin with Fox Clan hints

Published: 24/Jan/2021 17:18 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 17:22

by Julian Young

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The official Fortnite Twitter account started the hype train for the game’s next Fortnite Crew release by changing their avatar and issuing cryptic tweets about ‘Fox Clan,’ and fans are already speculating on when the next big surprise might arrive.

Fortnite has a long history of using in-game and social media teasers to hype up the BR’s future content. Whether teasing some new skins or a complete rework of the game’s universe, Epic Games is no stranger when it comes to feeding players a slow drip of hints to build up the hype.

With Chapter 2 Season 5 well underway, players have already been treated to special events like Terminator and Predator crossovers. However, Season 5 doesn’t end until March 15 and players are already looking for clues on what the season’s next content drop might include.

On January 24, Fortnite’s official Twitter account changed its avatar and tweeted out two mysterious hints linked to the game’s next big reveal. The community quickly flooded Twitter to discuss what these new teasers might mean for the February Fortnite Crew release.

Fortnite Drift Crew Pack Skin HYPEX Leak
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Fortnite data miner HYPEX revealed the game’s new teasers are related to an upcoming Fortnite Crew skin for Drift.

The first tweet referenced establishing a connection and beginning a scan, which didn’t give fans much to go off of. However, the second part had some important implications, and included a reference to one of the games most iconic characters: Drift.

“Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?” the last sentence read. Drift was originally introduced in Fortnite’s first Season 5, and was loved by players for his unique kitsune appearance and skins (kitsune means fox in Japanese, and these creatures often appear in Japanese folklore).

The second tweet issued a cryptic warning: “I know you don’t know who I am, but the Fox Clan is in trouble. We need you.” Fox Clan is something completely new to Fortnite, but it appeared to tie in with Drift’s previous in-game aesthetic and the account’s updated avatar.

Fortnite data miner HYPEX also believed the teasers are related to Drift. The leaker shared an image of an unreleased Drift skin – which appeared to be a female version of the previously-male character – and confirmed the skin will be included in the February edition of the Fortnite Crew subscription.

Fortnite Crew – Epic’s monthly subscription model – nets players each new battle pass and 1,000 V-bucks every season, along with Crew Packs that include an exclusive outfit and matching accessory. HYPEX confirmed that the teased Drift skin will be tied to an upcoming Crew Pack.

So far, Epic Games has not revealed any additional clues other than the two mysterious tweets. While new information will continue to be discovered by HYPEX and other data miners, no additional clues have been posted at the time of writing.

Fortnite fans will need to wait for confirmation on exactly what Epic has planned for the February Crew Pack. We will make sure to keep you updated as any new information is revealed at Fortnite Intel on Twitter.