Fortnite is Getting a Heavy Assault Rifle: Here's What to Expect

Fortnite is Getting a Heavy Assault Rifle: Here's What to Expect

When is it dropping?

Fortnite is ready to drop a new Heavy Assault Rifle probably sometimes later this week in the new update.

Just before we lost our poor Kevin the Cube, Epic snuck in a little in-game announcement that the Heavy AR was coming to Fortnite Battle Royale. In-game notices like these usually means the drop will happen soon, so we expect to see the new weapon in this week's update at the earliest.

Epic says the Heavy AR is a "powerful assault rifle that is useful when fired in short bursts." There's also a picture of the new weapon below and it looks like a monster. It shares a design with the real-world AK guns.

We won't know how the Heavy AR will play in action, but Epic says it's devestating in short bursts. We'll have to test it ourselves and see where it lands on our Best Weapons Fortnite guides before we make any final judgements though.

Fortnite also announced that official NFL team jersey skins will be coming to Fortnite this week, so you can support your favorite teams so long as they're the Minnesota Vikings. Also, be sure to check out our Fortnite challenge guides which we'll update when the new season drops.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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