With new updates, there are usually new leaks, which are mined from the data within the game files. A new leak now reveals that two new weapons could soon come to Fortnite.
The weapons are still in the early stages and we know how often Epic likes to experiment with new content, only to never release it. But let's take a look at what we know about these potential weapons so far.
The New Weapons: Heavy Mortar and the Lazing Device
Both the Heavy Mortar and the Lazing Device were leaked after this update, according to the reliable Fortnite Leakers FireMonkey. This does not mean that these weapons will appear in the foreseeable future, but it is possible.
New Weapons added in v14.50— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) November 4, 2020
Unfinished prototype weapons, Lazing Device uses a Scope Pistol model and Heavy Mortar uses the model that was created with the unreleased "Tin Stack" weapon. pic.twitter.com/6tP9HajB7q
The Heavy Mortar sounds like a very powerful and interesting weapon, as it uses missiles and deals 100 damage to players. As it looks like a real mortar, there is a chance that it could take up two inventory slots like the Bandage Bazooka. It is also possible that it could take up one trap slot, similar to the turret back in the days. After all, a mortar is also something you would normally place firmly on the ground before using it.
The Lazing Device also sounds like an interesting weapon. It uses heavy ammo and inflicts 105 damage to the players. It is possible that this is some kind of new sniper rifle.
When Will the New Weapons Be Added?
At the moment, there is no date on when the weapons could become available. Season 4 ends on November 30, so it is possible that with Season 5 new weapons, and therefore the Heavy Mortar and the Lazing Device, could come into play again. It is also possible that Epic will take a little more time with the new weapons.