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New Legendary shotgun variant coming soon to Fortnite

Published: 16/Jul/2019 0:19 Updated: 16/Jul/2019 1:08

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Tactical Shotgun is getting a massive upgrade in Fortnite Battle Royale as Epic Games have decided to add Epic and Legendary variants of the weapon.

The in-game announcement menu in Fortnite updated on July 15 to reveal that two new variants of the Tactical Shotgun were being added in the battle royale.

“Get up close and personal with the new Epic and Legendary variants of the Tactical Shotgun,” he announcement message read. 

As far as appearances go, the weapon looks as different as can be from its lower variant counterparts, resembling the Heavy and Pump Shotguns much more than the futuristic look of the Tactical.

The variants will most likely be released as part of the next update in Fortnite, which is expected to go live sometime during this week, the likeliest date being July 17.

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The announcement of these variants has come as a surprise to many in the Fortnite player-base, as this type of news is usually leaked beforehand by data-miners.

As of now, there is no information, confirmed or otherwise, about the damage profiles of these variants, apart from the fact that they will undoubtedly be stronger than their Common, Uncommon, and Rare counterparts. 

Functionality-wise, their fire-rate will likely be high compared to other shotguns, which has always been the most-defining feature of the Tac Shotgun. 

Epic GamesThe Tac Shotgun has looked the same since the start of Fortnite, but that will all change when the Epic and Legendary variants are released.

Needless to say, this announcement has caused quite a stir in the Fortnite community, as the addition of two higher-rarity variants of the Tac Shotgun has the potential of changing gameplay and the competitive meta in a massive way. 

For one, it strongly suggests that the lower variants of the Tac will likely be on their way out of the core default modes and into the Vault.

That would still leave four shotguns in the active pool, which is an unusually high amount, so there’s also the chance that Epic could do away with another shotgun to balance out the class.

Seeing as how the Combat is the most popular shotgun, and the Drum was added very recently, the Pump remains the likeliest candidate to get vaulted, which wouldn’t be the first time anyway. 

The addition of two new Tac Shotgun variants could see the Pump get vaulted… again.

Of course,  the Tac hasn’t really been part of the competitive meta for a while now, but if the Epic and Legendary versions prove to be powerful enough, they could force themselves into players’ preferred arsenals.

Also, let’s not forget that the Fortnite World Cup is less than two weeks away, so a shift in the meta could have a multi-million dollar effect. 

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When is Halo coming to Fortnite? Skin release date, Winterfest, more

Published: 5/Dec/2020 14:09

by Connor Bennett

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A Fortnite leaker has hinted at when the Halo skin and limited-time mode should be released, but the exact day is still slightly shrouded in mystery. 

Crossovers in Fortnite have been great for fans who want to combine two of their favorite things. In the past, we’ve seen everything from Batman to Stranger Things to a full-blown Marvel-themed season. 

In Chapter 2, Season 5, two more crossovers have joined the battle royale party. The Mandalorian from Star Wars is one of the battle pass skins, while Kratos from God of War has also released as a part of a cosmetics bundle. 

Leaks have suggested that more and more crossovers are coming, with Halo seemingly being the next one to arrive – bringing a Master Chief skin, as well as a few other cosmetics too. 

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Mando and The Child are in Fortnite Season 5.

Leaks have also claimed that there will be a Halo-themed, Red vs Blue limited-time mode – somewhat similar to the Marvel Endgame LTM where players were either part of the Avengers or Thanos’ army of minions. 

With Kratos getting his moment in the spotlight as of now, fans are desperate to know when Master Chief and the Halo crossover will take his place. 

Well, according to Fortnite leaker FNBRUnreleased, the Halo crossover is set to happen when the V15.10 update is released. As of writing, there is no concrete date for that, but it shouldn’t be too far away either.

When is Fortnite’s v15.10 update and Winterfest?

The V15.10 update would also, likely, be the patch to bring in the Winterfest celebrations back to Fortnite, so, we’d probably see some map changes too with more snow on the map. 

Last year, Winterfest started on December 18, which was a Wednesday. If Epic Games opt for a similar date this year, we could maybe see it around December 16-17, as they fall on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Ultimately, that is up to Epic, and we’ll just have to wait until they release an update, but hopefully, it won’t be too far away.