Fortnite Chapter 3 players are divided over a leaked new weapon that some players say is designed for the “casual”. Epic Games are constantly adding new items and weapons to the game to keep the gameplay fresh and constantly evolve the meta. That said, it looks like the next addition to the game, a pistol that deals massive damage to buildings, leaked early, thanks to prominent HypeX Fortnite dataminer and leaker who found evidence of the gun and accompanying information while digging through files for a recent update.
“Epic [Games] are working on an interesting rare weapon (maybe pistol type) that does a lot of damage to builds, it is still very unfinished because the size of the clip is still not decided ”, said HypeX.
According to HypeX, citing information in the game’s files, the gun fires a shot every two seconds, so it has a fairly slow rate of fire. To compensate for this, he deals 75 damage and 113 on a headshot. During this time, it deals 400 building damage. And it may only be viable when you shoot buildings, as its five second cooldown might be too long for most shootouts, unless that you are not a very precise player and can get the most out of every shot. That said, depending on the size of the clip – which we have no information about – its reload time may not be an issue.
While it remains to be seen how viable this weapon will be, assuming it is released, players are already divided. While there are naturally some players who are excited about the leak, others believe this weapon will tone down build more and reward more casual players.
Epic is working on an interesting rare weapon (possibly pistol-type) that does a lot of damage to builds, it is still very unfinished as the size of the clip is still not decided.
– Fires 1 shot every 2 seconds
– Damage: 75 (113 Headshot)
– Build damage: 400
– Reload time: 5
– HYPEX (@HYPEX) December 26, 2021
For now, take this leak with a grain of salt. While all of this information is indeed in the game’s files, it doesn’t change the fact that none of it is in the actual game yet, and when and if the gun enters the final game, it could. there may be changes in the stats above.
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