Fortnite is Soon Getting a New Powerful Assault Rifle

By Laura Kate Dale on at

Announced via Fortnite's in-game news feed, battle royale players will soon be able to get their hands on a new type of assault rifle.

The weapon is described as "most useful when fired in short bursts", and is "coming soon", which likely means we could see it either this week or next. It's a heavy weapon, and explicitly described as powerful.

Based on what we know, we expect the weapon to have a higher damage, but more recoil and less accuracy, meaning it's designed for short bursts rather than continuous fire.

We will update with more information on this new weapon as soon as it appears in the patch notes for a future Fortnite update.