Fortnite patch 9.20 is live and contains a ton of leaks. One of them points to a new weapon coming to Fortnite: the Proximity Grenade Launcher.
The Grenade Launcher is the weakest power weapon in Fortnite right now. There are some practical uses for it, but hardly anyone carries it in their inventory anymore.
There are just better options when you consider all of the items, consumables, snipers, and SMGs you can carry alongside your mandatory AR and shotgun.
According to some game files that data miner @FortTory found, the old Grenade Launcher may soon be getting a replacement in the form of the Proximity Grenade Launcher.
Legendary and Epic variant of the upcoming new Grenade Launcher! pic.twitter.com/oeuNhpS9BM— FortTory - Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) June 6, 2019
Based on the name, it's safe to assume that these grenades will only explode when they're in the vicinity of a player or a structure.
Storm Shield One was able to get some statistics on the upcoming weapon. Here are the important stats on the Proximity Grenade Launcher - provided they are accurate:
- Damage: 70
- Environmental Damage: 138
- Fire Rate: 0.65
- Mag size: 2
- Reload time: 2.8395
Since this weapon is already in the files, we can expect it as soon as next week. The Grenade Launcher will likely be vaulted at this time as well, although that's far from certain.
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