Fortnite’s in-game menu has been officially updated to announce the arrival of a brand new weapon to the popular battle royale title - the Chiller Grenade.
Fortnite fans have become accustomed to checking the game’s built-in news feed for new information regarding the title, including new items, weapons or information about upcoming events.
Epic Games often use the in-game news feed to tease what’s coming in the next weekly update for the game, and appear to have done it once again on Monday, January 28, as reported by FortniteINTEL.
When Fortnite players boot up the game, they will see a new addition to the game is officially on it’s way, titled the Chiller Grenade.
Epic Games haven’t released any information about the item, but the news feed states that it will “Give your enemies cold feet with this winter blast,” with fans surmising that the item will likely freeze enemy players where they stand.
This means that the item may work in a similar fashion to the Chiller trap, which is widely considered to be weak and is not commonly used.
The Chiller Grenade looks extremely similar to the Boogie Bomb, so it’s possible that the weapon will have a similar range and effect time as the Boogie Bomb which makes players dance uncontrollably for five seconds.
There is no official release date for the Chiller Grenade, but it’s probable that it will go live in the next Fortnite update, which is likely to arrive on Tuesday, January 29.