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Leaked Fortnite gameplay of new Heavy AR reveals how overpowered it is

Published: 21/Nov/2019 22:53 Updated: 21/Nov/2019 23:45

by Albert Petrosyan


In-game footage of Fortnite’s newly leaked Heavy Assault Rifle has surfaced, and it shows that the new weapon is devastatingly overpowered.

Two new weapons were leaked to be coming soon in Fortnite following the recently-released v11.20 update – the Heavy Assault Rifle and its longer-ranged counterpart Scoped AR.

Resembling the AK-47 in both its appearance and function, the Heavy AR has been in Fortnite before, debuting in Season 6 before being removed at the start of Chapter 2.

The gun was never considered to be overpowered, hence why it was never vaulted. However, the leaked Chapter 2 version could play a totally different tune, especially since leaks indicate that there will both Epic and Legendary variants.

Here is some leaked in-game footage of the Heavy AR being used in Fortnite’s Creative mode, courtesy of prominent data-miner HYPEX.

Damage stats of the new Heavy AR

According to the clip above, the damage profile of the Epic/Legendary versions will be 44/46 to the body and 88/92 to the head, the latter stat being startlingly high.

The ending demonstration in the video shows how devastating this can be, as a player with both full health and shields gets obliterated in just 3-4 bullets.

Added to the fact that the gun is agile and versatile enough to be used at both medium and close-range gunfights, it would more than likely quickly become the most powerful assault rifle in the game, and completely alter the competitive meta.

HYPEX - Twitter / Epic GamesLeaked stats and images of the new Heavy AR in Fortnite.

When will the new Heavy AR be added in Fortnite?

As with every leaked weapon and item, there’s no telling when or even if they will be added into the game.

It’s likely that one of the two guns leaked in the v11.20 update will get added at some point in the near future, but it’s highly improbable that it would be both.

There are already two different assault rifle types in the game – the regular and burst – so adding two more seems very unlikely, especially with how much emphasis Epic put on limiting the weapon pool at the start of Chapter 2.


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
Epic Games
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.