It’s finally been revealed! The new silent hunting weapon that Epic Games has been teasing has been revealed as a Crossbow, something which we here are Fortnite Insider had predicted.

The crossbow will fire arrows, which according to Epic, are an unlimited ammo type which can be found both from floor loot as well as from chests. The variants of the weapon will be both Rare and Epic.

Furthermore, Epic has listened to the community as they have now changed the Shooting Test #1 to solo mode only. Also, they’ve decided to change the shotgun headshot damage, which they previous decreased to 150% which has now been changed to 200%. This is going to be a welcomed addition amongst all those who have complained that shotguns are no longer effective at close range situations, where players were getting outgunned at close proximity.

Other things to note are the changes to the Scoped Assault Rifle, a weapon which gets no love from Fortnite players. Now when you zoom in using the Rifle, you’ll have 100% accuracy as well as no having any damage fall-off like other guns.

Epic Games has a planned release for this tomorrow, February 8th.

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If you’d like to know the full patch notes, we’ve listed them down below for you. Be sure to let us know in the comments section below what you think of the crossbow as a new weapon.

GENERAL

  • The Shooting Test #1 Limited-Time Mode has been switched to Solo only.
    • Known Issue: The Shooting Test does not save progression for stats or challenges.
  • Shotgun headshot damage increased to 200% (was 150%).
  • Scoped Assault Rifle is now 100% accurate when zoomed in.
  • Scoped Assault Rifle no longer has damage fall-off.
Bug Fixes
  • Players will no longer slide off rooftops.
  • Fix for Item Shop panels disappearing after completing a V-buck purchase through the Store Tab.
  • Fix for collision inconsistencies in certain basement corners.
  • Fixed a hole in the terrain south of Retail Row.

WEAPONS

  • Crossbow
    • This weapon fires Arrows, which are an unlimited ammo type.
    • Found from floor loot and treasure chests.
    • This weapon comes in both Rare and Epic variants.
Co-founder, Writer and Social at Fortnite Insider. You can find Yousef occasionally writing articles and managing the Fortnite Insider Twitter account (@Fortnite_BR). As well as running Fortnite Insider, Yousef also has a handful of other successful ongoing projects and likes to keep busy. He plays FPS and BR games, mainly Fortnite of course, in his spare time. Yousef is always on hand 24/7 to break the latest news. Second-class upper-division (2:1) bachelor's with honours degree in Creative Computing. Contact: [email protected]

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Masien
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Masien

Is the crossbow limited or will it be here forever and love change to scoped Ar I think it needs to be more common

Daley Moore
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Daley Moore

Epic games so can u please remove damage drop off on all guns that have reduced damage please!

Noah
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Noah

Daley Moore, that means that you can snipe someone maybe with a pump shotgun. That will be too OP. Besides that, I would recommend it. Good Luck and GG!

Rinzler IV
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Rinzler IV

Every thing is nice where it’s at with this update

DIAMOND
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DIAMOND

How big will the update be 1 gb 500 mb or what

nonourbsns
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nonourbsns

it doesnt matter, stupid question

DIAMOND
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DIAMOND

How big will the update be 1 gb 500 mb or what

FortniteCritic
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FortniteCritic

Why would you guys make the shotgun 200% damage again to a headshot Since youtubers started mentioning it more people started using the dual pumps if the first shot doesn’t hit you in the head which would be an instant death no matter if you had 100% shield and health then the second one would finish you off if you had 200% health. I die by shotguns 90% of the time change it to 2 shots to the head so if one hits you you got another chance not an instant death that any noob can get a lucky headshot… Read more »

nonourbsns
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nonourbsns

It still takes some to actually hit the shots, and its not like all shots will go for that much

Jd
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Jd

Take yo 2 cents and eat a dick double pump shit bitch

Rinzler IV
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Rinzler IV

*let people enjoy things*

felixthecat1969
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felixthecat1969

I have been playing fortnight since about early October on xbox one, somethng I would like to see is a gradual healing option dropped character, so they could still have a fighting chance like maybe if they hide in a bush they slowly heat to standing health like a team player healing, or have random areas here firepits are allow you to heal even in a nockdown situation, you will get less people dropping off the servers to respawn a new game

Believewhat Isayplz
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Believewhat Isayplz

They can’t b/c then they say all outfits are only cosmetic

Kevin
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Kevin

You have a very great point FORTNITECRITIC. that shit will be OP when ppl do the double pump

dakotaz
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dakotaz

what about custom games?

OfficialGxC
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OfficialGxC

Theatre mode would be more than lovely for this game

Silky
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Silky

Felix we can’t do that because it would be pay to win for fortnite and nobody wants that

Arran
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Arran

Still left mouse and keyboard player able to play against controller players on ps4, just have separate servers please. I didn’t buy my ps4 to be playing it at a desk with mouse and keyboard

Raven
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Raven

Kill cams would be an awesome idea! I would love to see how these mfs kill me sometimes.

Raven
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Raven

Kill cams would be an awesome idea! I would love to see how these mfs kill me sometimes!!!!!

shaul
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shaul

when skins come out ?

Jakaryy
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Jakaryy

Would love to see some sort of kill cam feature (Toggle it on or off of course) or a spectator feature to watch friends who are in separate games from you. Could even put a small delay for spectators if you want, just a few seconds so people aren’t basically backseat gaming for you. It’d be nice to have that as I have friends who’re newer and would like help and also when I’m waiting for someone to join me as they’re in another game, I can simply spectate them in the mean time, or vice versa they spectate me.… Read more »

Raven
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Raven

Kill cams

Raven
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Raven

Sorry didn’t mean to comment there times