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Data miners have gotten their hands on the Season 9 patch and are already finding some interesting files. One leak pertains to a new weapon coming to the game: the Tactical Assault Rifle.

It was only a matter of time before data miners started finding some interesting files in the Season 9 patch. Of course, we'll get to all of the new skins that are in the game files shortly, but one of the leaks pertains to a new weapon: the Tactical Assault Rifle.

The Tac AR looks like it will replace the recently vaulted Thermal Assault Rifle or Suppressed AR. The scope suggests it might have some sort of thermal capabilities and the "Tactical" description might mean it has a higher fire rate than the Thermal AR.

Based on the information in the game files, it makes sense that the Thermal AR will be the first new weapon introduced to Fortnite after the 9.00 patch.

Since Epic removed two assault rifles, it makes sense for them to add another one. Will this weapon be useful, though, or just another annoying weapon that spawns instead of a regular or heavy AR? We'll have to wait and see.

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Jimmy is a passionate gamer and writer from Boston, MA. He plays Fortnite on Xbox One. You can find him in Creative Mode practicing his 90's. Follow him on Twitter @JimmyDangus

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