New Scoped AR and Slug Shotgun leaked for Fortnite Season 2 - Dexerto

New Scoped AR and Slug Shotgun leaked for Fortnite Season 2

Published: 3/Mar/2020 11:25

by Calum Patterson


The v12.10 update for Fortnite has introduced two new weapons to the files, first discovered by data miners when the patch went live. A new Scoped AR and a new Slug Shotgun could be coming soon. 

We’ve had scoped assault rifles in the past for the game’s Battle Royale mode, but this one has a slight twist. This would also the first time we’ve seen a shotgun with slug rounds, too.

The new Legendary variant of the Scoped AR has got a visual upgrade from the previous version. It’s also a burst fire weapon, as opposed to fully-automatic or semi-automatic.

Epic Games
The old Scoped AR was faulted at the start of Chapter 2.

Previously, the Scoped AR was only available in Uncommon and Rare variants, after its Epic variant was vaulted in Season 7.

It was then vaulted completely at the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, in the v11.0 update. However, during its time away, Epic appear to have been working on a new version.

Added to the game files on March 3, the new Scoped AR is a “burst-fire tactical assault rifle with a scope.” The Legendary variant also has a new, more aggressive shape, and is sure to unload a lot of firepower. The leak was revealed by data miner, HYPEX, as seen below.

Leaked Slug Shotgun

In addition to the Scoped AR, another weapon was also added to the game files, believed to be for Battle Royale. Another shotgun in fact, but with a significant difference to every other shotty in the game.

This one will use slug rounds, according to the weapon’s description: “Pump shotgun with a large magazine. Fires slugs for medium-range effectiveness.”

Aesthetically, it looks virtually identical to the regular Heavy Shotgun. As it’s just a leak, this could change before the weapon is officially introduced to the game.

New Save the World Weapons

In addition to the battle royale mode, Save the World also received an arsenal of new weapons in the v12.10 update.

There’s no indication when these two new weapons will be added to Fortnite’s BR mode, so we’ll have to wait on an official announcement from Epic Games.

We should expect them in the next few weeks, however, given the usual quick turnaround for new items once they are added to the game files.


Fortnite Halo Master Chief skin leaked and coming soon

Published: 3/Dec/2020 12:15 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 12:33

by Jacob Hale


New leaks suggest that Halo’s iconic Master Chief character might be coming to Fortnite, as the collaborations keep coming in to Epic Games’ hit battle royale title.

In recent Fortnite seasons, we’ve already seen Marvel characters make their way into the game and, for Season 5, a collaboration with The Mandalorian brings new cosmetics and challenges to the game.

For the strong legion of fans of the Halo series though, whether they still play it regularly or not, the idea of playing as Master Chief in Fortnite will be a hugely exciting one.

Here’s what we know about Master Chief in Fortnite so far.

Halo Infinite cover Master Chief
Halo Infinite is due to release soon, making it the perfect time for a Fortnite collab.

Is Master Chief coming to Fortnite?

While there has been no official confirmation or even a hint from Fortnite or Halo devs Bungie, the leaks are starting to grace the internet, bringing the character that the entire Halo story is based around to the daunting battle royale island.

After an initial tweet from FNBRLeaks suggested that there would be a collaboration in the future — including a Red vs Blue LTM (Red and Blue are the two teams in Halo) as well as cosmetics — it was backed up with screenshots of the rumored cosmetics.

As you can see in the tweet below, there is allegedly a Master Chief outfit coming to the game, as well as a Lil’ Warthog Emote and a UNSC Pelican Glider arriving, both from the Halo series.

When is Master Chief coming to Fortnite?

As for when the leaked Master Chief is due to arrive, we don’t have much information yet. On December 2, leaks revealed that God of War’s Kratos will be arriving in Fortnite during Season 5.

Some fans have theorized that Kratos could be arriving in Season 5 for PlayStation fans (as God of War is a PlayStation exclusive) whereas Master Chief could be the Xbox alternative, with Halo being Xbox-exclusive.

If they do come at or around the same time, Season 5 is due to end on March 16, so expect to see these arrive by then if they’re both expected this season.

As always, take these leaks with a pinch of salt — while they come from reliable sources, we never the full details on these until Epic Games confirm them, so we’ll just have to wait and see.