Fortnite Battle Royale Releasing New Weaponry

A new update is coming to Fortnite tomorrow, March 22, potentially shaking up the competitive scene with two weapon additions. The 3.3.1 update will add the Heavy Shotgun to Battle Royale mode, and the Flame Grill Floor Trap to the Save the World mode. Exact timing for the update is said to be coming soon.

Epic has taken a quick-response approach for Fortnite updates, issuing tweaks and additions regularly. Just yesterday it announced new changes to Blitz Mode, primarily to make building resources a little less abundant. The 3.3 update itself added remote explosives and supply llamas to the mix, and that was just released last week.

The game has enjoyed an explosion in popularity, most recently bolstered by Drake playing with popular streamer Ninja. That was followed by an announcement of a celebrity event at E3, and Ninja got his own time in the spotlight with a CNBC interview on his success.

All of that helped generate buzz for Epic’s mobile Fortnite launch, which quickly rocketed to the top of the iOS App Store despite its invitation-only status. And while it does sport a few notable changes from the PC and console versions, a comparison between it and the Xbox One X version show it’s still quite a powerhouse on phones as well.

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