New "Fly Explosives" LTM Featuring Jetpacks May Be Coming Tomorrow in Fortnite - Dexerto
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New “Fly Explosives” LTM Featuring Jetpacks May Be Coming Tomorrow in Fortnite

Published: 30/Jul/2018 22:27

by Albert Petrosyan

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A brand new Limited Time Mode called ‘Fly Explosives’ may be coming soon in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Epic Games has hinted at adding an explosive-based LTM modeled after the previous ‘High Explosives’ modes, but with the added dimension of aerial combat.

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There had been indications that ‘Fly Explosives’ was coming to Fortnite ever since June, when FNBRLeaks discovered files that contained a detailed in-game description of the LTM.

Description of the game mode is as follows:
This mode combines the explosive fun of the High Explosives LTM and the vaulted Limited Time Item Jetpack. Take to the skies and blast everyone else back to the lobby!

Want to fly?
Jetpacks can be found as floor loot – check those attics and basements!

Looking to blow something up?
All explosive-type weapons can be found in this mode, usually hidden within a Treasure Chest or Supply Drop.

‘Splode the Enemies
Send them all back to the lobby to earn the Victory Royale.

LTM is available in:
Solos
Duos
Squads

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On July 30, a brand new image has been added to the game files that appears to be the new loading/background screen for the LTM:

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Just as with the ‘High Explosives’ LTMs, ‘Fly Explosives’ will feature only explosive type weapons and items, which includes all rarity types of the: Rocket Launcher, Grenade Launcher, Clinger, Grenade, Remote Explosives, and possibly the Stink Bomb.

However, this LTM will feature aerial combat, as the vaulted Jetpack would be re-released back into the game for this specific mode.

While there has not been any official announcement as the release date for this LTM, all indications are that it will be released on July 31 as part of the v5.10 Content Update.

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Epic Games representative ‘EpicDustyDevo’ commented this on the Fortnite BR Reddit page just a few days ago.

“We’ll have something new flying your way next week.”

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Releasing ‘Fly Explosives’ with the v5.10 Content Update would make perfect sense for Epic, considering that the new and improved Guided Missile is also making a return to Fortnite as part of that update.

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This would make the weapon instantly available in the new LTM, allowing players to try out all of the major balancing changes and adjustments it has received.

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Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett

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A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 

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This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

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The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”

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While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.