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A first look at the leaked ‘Proximity Launcher’ coming to Fortnite Battle Royale

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An old adage states that “as one door is closed, another is opened,” but in Fortnite that would be “as one OP weapon is vaulted, another is introduced.”

There have been many periods in Fortnite’s history where weapons are introduced at a high power level and must be nerfed if not removed entirely. Now there is a new weapon on the horizon, and it seems like this one could be quite strong.

We reported on the ‘Proximity Launcher’ just yesterday, but at that time it wasn’t clear if it was just a STW exclusive, and we didn’t have any more files besides a picture. Now we have an in-game render from @KrispyLeaks of the new weapon to share.

While we can’t actually see the weapon being used, KrispyLeaks is in the process of switching out the necessary files to get the gameplay and that should be added to this article soon. People who are familiar with weaponry have identified this launcher as a XM25.

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That may or may not be how this weapon works in Fortnite Battle Royale, but considering that would be a unique mechanic compared to other launchers in the game, it seems likely that will be close to how it works.

On the surface, that sounds pretty powerful. Almost like a Boom Bow with added aiming. We also have the stats for the new weapon, which have a relatively tame damage compared to other launchers in the game.

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Now we will need to wait and see how it works when it is introduced. Each weapon added to the game – and really every decision made – will be amplified as we approach the World Cup.

Here are the stats as shown above for the Proximity Grenade Launcher:

Rarity: Epic/Legendary
Damage: 67/70
Fire rate: 0.65/0.65 (per second i think)
Mag Size: 2/2
Reload Time: 2.99725/2.8395
Environmental Damage: 131/138
Ammo Type: Rockets

Whatever meta Epic chooses for the most lucrative esports tournament of all time will be picked apart heavily by the competitive community and mainstream esports journalists.

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Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event: Everything we know so far

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The first live event of Chapter 3 is expected to take place in less than six weeks. Here’s everything we know so far, based on various leaks.

Leaked Map Stages

All future stages for the territories controlled by both The Seven and Imagined Order have been leaked by data-miner Hypex. The maps show the Resistance will retake control of most of the Island, leaving only Command Cavern and Loot Lake for the IO. The final stage will lead the story directly into a live event, with the Imagined Order having little options left for victory.

Leaked Quest Voice Line

Epic also recently added new voice lines for the upcoming Week 6 Quests which, when reviewed closely, appear to tease the main story of a new live event. The Agent Jones character claims “one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production”, seemingly hinting that the new event could be related to Chapter 2 Season 2’s The Device, which was also focused around a “Doomsday Device”.

A transcript of the Agent Jones voice lines can be found below:

“This will not come as a surprise, but IO management loves Doomsday machines – loves them! There’s even a doomsday division at HQ, oh man their softball team is awful but they will one day destroy us all so… kind of a wash. We have very credible intel that one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production. We need to find out everything we can while we still can. Hit the field, I’ll prep the cameras . . . I have a very bad feeling that we are not ready for what we’re gonna find out.”

Doomsday Landmark

According to Fortnite data-miner GMatrixGames, a new Landmark code-named ‘DDMachine’ has been added to the game’s tags, suggesting that the Doomsday Device described by Agent Jones could be added to the map in the future.

Less than six weeks remain until the potential live event. We’ll keep you updated with the latest leaks and official announcements.

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Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go Unvaulted Until April 25

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In preparation for the upcoming item vote, the Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go have both been unvaulted for a trial period until April 25.

Players can now find the items scattered throughout the Island from Chests, Llamas, Supply Drops, Loot Sharks and ground loot. Once the short trial period ends on April 25 at 8AM ET, new gold funding stations will go live in-game on the following day to let players “fund” the item they want to see return permanently (for the rest of Season 2). The item that becomes 100% funded first will automatically be reintroduced to the loot pool as soon as the goal, of which the exact value is unknown, is reached.

We’ll keep you updated on which item gets unvaulted.

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Leak: S.T.A.R.S. Team and El Chapulín Colorado to Return Very Soon

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Fortnite has re-added multiple Item Shop sections to its API, meaning they will be available very soon. Five existing sections have also been removed, suggesting Epic doesn’t plan to bring those Sets back to the Item Shop for a while.

Re-added Item Shop Sections:

  • S.T.A.R.S. Team
  • El Chapulín Colorado
  • Wu Wear (new)

Removed Item Shop Sections:

  • Silk Sonic
  • Chloe Kim
  • Cobra Kai
  • Jordan
  • Turn The Music Up

The ‘Wu Wear’ section, which was added to the API today, will contain the new Wu-Tang Clan cosmetics; featuring two Outfits, two Bundles and more.

We’ll keep you updated if any additional sections are changed.

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