A new weapon appears to be coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale, adding to the list of new items that have recently been added to the popular video game.
An announcement screen in the pregame menu shows the new Light Machine Gun (LMG) with a green background in the logo and is noted to be coming soon.
Part of the reason Fortnite has become one of the most popular video games in recent memory is that developer Epic Games have shown dedication to paying attention to detail.
Epic have consistently added new items, adjusted mechanics, and worked to improve the game to keep the experience fresh and fun.
The new LMG weapon appears to be another addition to Fortnite during a period of time that has seen the addition of various new weapons and items as well as major changes to gameplay mechanics.
In the announcement screen, the new weapon is captioned with this description:
“New LMG weapon has a fast rate of fire, large magazine, and slow reload.”
Judging by the artwork, the weapon will at least have one variation that will be of the Uncommon rarity. It’s unclear if there will be rarer versions, and if so, how will they differ from the base one.
The logo also includes a bipod for the weapon, which raises the question as to whether the new LMG can be used freehand or will be required to be set down and used like a turret.
All of these questions, and more, will be answered in the coming days as more information about the LMG is announced ahead of its release.