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Tomorrow marks the first patch of Season 9. Take a look at one of the items we know to be coming to the game.

Fortnite is known for having constant updates, so it's no surprise to see the first patch only a week after the major changes Season 9 brought to us.

There are several areas where Epic can address issues and bugs in their game. Although they haven't talked about it yet, the outcry over the Drum Gun is getting louder. I expect them to nerf it or change the rarity in v9.01.

Tactical Assault Rifle

Today, Epic added the Tactical Assault Rifle to their news feed.

Based on nearly every other news feed item, it looks like we can expect the AR tomorrow when the new patch drops.

Thanks do some date mined information on the new gun, we already know a lot about it.

The gun will drop in Rare, Epic, and legendary variants. It does 22/23/24 damage to the body with maximum-range damage (fall-off damage) of 15, 16, and 17.

The mag size is 30, the reload time is 2.2, 2.09, and 1.98 seconds, and the gun fires 7 rounds per second. It does 25 damage to structures per bullet.

According to these leaks - if they were interpreted correctly - the gun will act as a quick-firing assault rifle that's best close to medium-range battle.


Epic also announced that the downtime for v9.01 will start at 4 AM EST tomorrow morning. Make sure you have your game closed and set to "auto update" so you can log on as soon as the patch is finished.

Based on the size of the last patch, I expect this one to be on the smaller side, so it shouldn't take too long to upload.

Stay tuned to @FortniteTracker on Twitter for the patch notes and any leaks that might come out of v9.01.

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Jimmy Russo

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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