Fortnite leakers have discovered a brand new ‘Rapid Fire SMG’ in the game’s files, hinting at a possible new weapon for Season 2.
Epic Games are always surprising Fortnite fans by adding new features to the game, especially at the launch of major updates like new seasons.
Some leaks have already been coming through about Chapter 2’s second season, with things like a possible new building material being found recently. Fans may now have another thing to look forward to as well, with a new SMG potentially making its way into the game.
Leaker spedicey1 first shared news of this new weapon on Feb 12, with a simple tweet claiming that new SMGs are coming soon, highlighting two lines that state: “WID_Pistol_RapidFireSMG_Athena.”
Popular leaker ShiinaBR then added that there will be both an uncommon and rare version of the weapon, leading many fans to believe that this may be the return of the Machine Pistol which was vaulted back in 2018.
Of course, it could also be a whole new weapon as you never really know what Epic are planning, especially with how bizarre some updates have been.
new smgs soon:
— spedicey1 (@spedicey1) February 12, 2020
RUMOR: Apparently we're getting a new Rapid Fire SMG very soon! There will be a Uncommon & Rare version of this weapon. ?
We could possibly get this weapon with the Season 2 release! ?
— ShiinaBR - Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) February 12, 2020
Fortnite fans won’t have to wait long to find out, too, as Season 2 is just around the corner.
Season 1 is set to end on February 20 and the second season should start on the same day, meaning players will be able to enjoy a ton of new content soon, which may just include a new Rapid Fire SMG.