The in-game newsfeed in Fortnite has just updated to show the Proximity Grenade Launcher is coming soon.

Epic add new weapons/items to Fortnite Battle Royale on a weekly basis and the new item/weapon is announced beforehand in the in-game newsfeed. In last weeks update, Epic had introduced the Storm Flip item, which can be seen below:

Fortnite Storm Flip New Item
Fortnite Storm Flip New Item

The newsfeed has now just been updated to show that the Proximity Grenade Launcher is coming soon to Fortnite and the description for the weapon reads, “It’s not a horseshoe or a hand grenade, but close still counts!”

Fortnite Weapon - Proximity Grenade Launcher
Fortnite Weapon – Proximity Grenade Launcher

This weapon was previously leaked by data-miners in the v9.20 update, which we had covered at the time and the stats for the weapon were found. It will be available in both Epic and Legendary rarities and you can see the stats for each below:

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Proximity Grenade Launcher Epic Stats
Proximity Grenade Launcher Epic Stats
Fortnite Proximity Grenade launcer Legendary stats
Fortnite Proximity Grenade launcher Legendary stats

This weapon will be added in the next update, which will be the v9.20 Content update and the official date and time of the update has not been announced as yet. The last update took place on a Thursday, but the majority of the updates for this season have taken place on a Wednesday.

We will keep you updated on when the next update will take place as soon as it has been announced.

What do you think of this weapon? Let us know in the comments below.

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Co-founder, Lead Writer and Finance at Fortnite Insider. Khadija has been gaming for more than 10 years in her free time, playing mainly FPS and Fortnite with over 500 hours played. Khadija specializes in challenge guides and breaking news. BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance. Contact: [email protected]
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Alvin
Alvin
11 months ago

This new weapon is going to be slow reload and weak.

Brayden
Brayden
11 months ago

Idk maybe it will do a lot of damage and slow reload

Tyler
Tyler
11 months ago

Watch them vault the regular game grenade launcher cause they’re brain dead

Epic is Trash
Epic is Trash
11 months ago

All explosive weapons are underpowered now. The rocket launcher’s ridiculously long reload time and ammo cap make it almost unusable. The grenade launcher is highly inaccurate and due to the ammo cap and it just doesn’t do enough damage. Based off of the leaked data, the proximity mine launcher just doesn’t do enough damage and is too slow. I feel like it’s going work as a nerfed version of the quad launcher.