Tuesday will mark the second content update for Fortnite Season 5. The new patch could include some fixes for the problems players have had with the game since the new season started or assets for the game’s first birthday celebration, but what is known is that there will be a new gun for Fortnite: Battle Royale players.
Players logging into Fortnite on Sunday saw the latest update from Epic Games showing a new weapon called the Compact SMG. Known in Fortnite: Save the World, or the P90 everywhere else, the new SMG will spit out a lot of bullets in a short amount of time, making it a formidable weapon when up close and personal with an opponent.
Fortnite data miners found assets of the gun in some of the latest updates and were able to get additional info about it. On Twitter, Fortnite Leaks tweeted a breakdown of the damage, fire rate, magazine size, and reload speed of the regular, uncommon, and rare version of the weapons. While these numbers won’t “wow” most Fortnite players, this does not include the epic or legendary variants.
They also tweeted an audio clip of how the P90 sounds in the game.
As a video game weapon, the P90 is one of the most iconic guns, especially with its unique design. Whether it’s in a realistic shooting game like Call of Duty or as far back as Perfect Dark on the Nintendo 64, the SMG makes regular appearances in many games that use real weapons. The Ahoy YouTube channel breaks down the weapon from its real-world development to its use in video games and TV shows.
Tuesday’s Fortnite update will take place early in the morning. Once updated, players will be able to jump into Fortnite: Battle Royale to see what kind of damage they can do with the P90.
Another weapon founded by the Fortnite data miners was the removed Guided Missile. If it returns, the missile may actually have a few changes.
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