Epic Games have confirmed that the previously-leaked Flintlock pistol will be added soon to Fortnite, and the stats for it have already been leaked.
According to the in-game announcements screen, the Flintlock pistol will be coming to Fortnite soon, and it's very likely to happen on Wednesday, March 20, which is when the v8.11 update will be going live.
The official in-game description of the weapon is: "A trusty sidearm. Be careful! It's got a kick to it!"
The in-depth statistics of the Flintlock pistol have apparently been leaked, according to game files data mined by Storm Shield One, which indicated that the weapon will apparently come in two variants - Common and Uncommon.
The Uncommon variant will deal 90 damage at point-blank distance and 36 at long range, while the Common version will deal 86 and 34.4 damage respectively.
The reload speeds of the two variants will be 3.045 seconds and 3.19 seconds respectively, and both weapons will use Heavy Bullets for ammo.
The full set of leaked stats for both variants can be seen below, but keep in mind that these are subject to change by the time the weapon actually does get released.
The hugely successful battle royale title received a brand new update for Season 8 on March 12 with the V8.10 patch - adding a brand new vehicle, weapon balancing and a whole host of other changes.
While skins and other cosmetic items were already been leaked by eager data miners, it appears that they have also discovered a new weapon in the form of the Flintlock pistol.
Eagle-eyed fans would have noticed its appearance in the Season 8 loading screen - being pointed to the sky by the Blackheart skin. It clearly fits in with the theming of Season 8 - as it is yet another addition that suits players with a Pirate-themed skin.
FlintLock Pistol is in the files! pic.twitter.com/YYQAFc3Vzx— FortTory - Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) March 12, 2019
The sounds that the weapon will make, being shot up close, from a medium-range distance and from long-range, have also been revealed and it looks the gun will leave enemy players ears ringing - if they happen to survive its attack.
They can be heard below, thanks for Fortnite leaker FortTory, who posted the whole set of audio files to Twitter.
SOUNDS FOR THE FlintLock Pistol! pic.twitter.com/ybKzBE8MR1— FortTory - Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) March 12, 2019
There's no word on when this pistol is set to be added to the battle royale mode as the next update from Epic Games is not expected just yet - seeing as the v8.10 patch has only just been released.
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