Some shiny new weapons coming in today’s Fortnite Battle Royale Weekly Update – “Suppressing Fire” as we see a nod to the United States’ Independence Day with a couple of new star spangled heroes and the usual weapons updates with the 1920’s era Drum Gun better known as the “Tommy Gun” and the Freedom Herald Pistol, also the Stink Bomb makes a smelly return.
Here’s what Epic Games has to say about this week’s theme:
“Topple your rivals with the latest weapon to drop into Battle Royale, the Drum Gun. Need to clear the room? Throw a stink bomb, now in Save the World. A firework show on the go, find the Freedom’s Herald Pistol in Save the World now.”
Just one new content update for this week’s Battle Royale Mode:
- Drum Gun
An automatic weapon as part of this week’s “Supressing Fire” theme.
Lay down the rounds and make them eat a ton of lead to the sound of the “Chigaco Violin”. Spray and pray with this rifle powered sub-machine gun.
Keep an eye out on the floor, search loot chests and check Vending Machines for this terrifyingly powerful weapon.
The Drum Gun comes in in 2 variants:
The weapon’s ammunition details are as follows:
- 26/27 damage
- Medium ammo type
- 50 round magazine capacity
It’s American Independence Day week so we have been provided with some great new content centered around this:
- Freedom Herald Pistol
- Stars and Stripes Heroes
The Freedom Herald pistol is a bit of a firecracker.
Freedom Herald Pistol
Herald some freedom the American way by sending some 4th of July fireworks up Husks’ you know what!
Allows you to bounce firecrackers off of walls until they explode dealing knock-back and small radius AoE damage.
Stars and Stripes Heroes
Do you stand for truth, justice and The American Way? No? Neither do these guys but they look awesome!
Stars and Stripes – Penny
Constructor class with Legendary Electro Pulse
Star and Stripes – A.C
Outlander class with Legendary Trailblaster
The Stink Bomb has been re-added to Save the World Mode which deals AoE damage to anyone caught inside it’s ghastly cloud and the Lynx Assault Rifle has been added to The Weekly Store; a slow rate of fire but astonishingly accurate with massive headshot damage.
Note: Playground Limited Time Mode will be leaving July 12th.
Check out the official Fortnite Battle Royale news site for full patch details: Fortnite News at Epic Games
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Thanks for reading and I hope to see you on the Battle Bus. Bye for now and take care,
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