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Everything We Know About the Recycler Weapon in Fortnite
The Junk Gun looks promising! (Credit: Epic Games)

Fortnite's Season 6 is underway and there's a new weapon coming soon - the Recycler! Here's everything we know about the latest exotic weapon in Fortnite.

We've already seen a fair share of new weapons in Fortnite Season 6. Players have seen it all. From the Chug Cannon to Hop Rock Dualies, but now it's time for a weapon in its own category - the Recycler, also known as the Junk Cannon.

The Recycler

Our first glimpse of the Recycler came with the Season 6 opening trailer where for a split second you could see it in full size. In case you've somehow missed it, here it is.

This of course raised many questions. What type of ammo will the Recycler use? How will you get your hands on it? It wasn't long before data miners started leaking the potential stats of the weapon and we got a better idea of what to expect.

According to a leaked string, all you have to do is hold down secondary fire to vacuum in regain ammo:

Hold the secondary action button to vacuum environmental elements and refill your ammo!

Now that seems like a really fun concept for a weapon! With the Recycler you'll be able to shoot junk projectiles, the downside is the magazine size which sits at 3 and the rather long reload time of 2 seconds. The damage starts at 75 and increases only slightly with the quality. Still, three direct hits with the weapon should guarantee you a kill.

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When is the Fortnite Recycler Release Date?

It's almost guaranteed that the Recycler will be dropping later this week as we've already seen it in the Season 6 Week 4 challenges. It won't be possible to complete them without the weapon so expect an update this Thursday (when the challenges usually go live). 

April 7 Update

The Recycler was added to the game with the 3.12 update and you can now try the weapon for yourself!

Where can I find the Recycler?

There's good news and bad news here. On one hand, the Recycler is not a Mythic Weapon, so it won't be that hard to find. On the other you'll rarely encounter it as ground loot. You'll be better off looking for it in rare chests and supply drops.

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