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New Fortnite Season 3 ‘Dragon’ Shotgun leaked in latest patch

Published: 25/Jun/2020 3:42

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite Season 3 could be set to introduce another shotgun to the loot pool as a brand-new dragon-themed weapon has slipped through the code cracks in the latest update.

Season 3 came boasting a few new weapons; from the Charge Shotgun to Kit’s Shockwave Launcher, players had plenty of new tools to get familiar with.

Since the latest update, even more pieces of equipment have been revealed, as the Fortnite community caught its first in-game look at Firefly Jars on June 23.

These new items don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon either, with yet another upcoming shotgun now revealed too.

While digging through the latest patch, prominent Fortnite dataminer ‘HYPEX’ stumbled upon a few lines of text detailing an all-new item, marked with a code string that read: “Shotgun_Break_Dragon_Athena_VR_Ore_T03.”

This new weapon is codenamed the ‘Dragon’ shotgun and appears to be available in both Epic and Legendary variants. Moreover, we already have an early outline of just how powerful it might be in-game.

It’s a unique shotgun in that one shot will lead to a reload. While the current Tactical and Charge shotguns allow players to fire multiple rounds, this upcoming weapon uses its entire clip all at once.

From up close you can expect the Legendary version of the new weapon to deal 140 damage to the body, 175 to the head, and 70 to any given structure. If you miss, your best option might be to swap weapons entirely. The Dragon shotgun requires over four seconds to reload.

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While Fortnite’s third season dropped sharks into the map, this leaked weapon shifts the focus back to dragons.

There’s no telling exactly when this weapon may see the light of day in Season 3. In fact, there’s a chance it’s held off for quite a while. It “probably won’t come out for another 2-3 months,” according to HYPEX. No different to when the charge shotgun was leaked all the way “back in April.”

In the meantime, there’s still plenty to learn about the latest weapons in Season 3. Here’s our in-depth breakdown to help you master the Charge Shotgun in no time.

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New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce

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The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.