Fortnite celebrated its first anniversary in June by reaching the milestone of 125 million players worldwide. This item was leaked, but the game developer still hasn't released it. The Nerf guns are now slated for a 2019 release and are said by Hasbro to "immerse fans into the player-versus-player action of the game". This could simply mean that the Fortnite Nerf blasters will be fashioned after the guns that can be found in the game, similar to the Overwatch Nerf guns that have started rolling out this year. "It's so so fun and such a unique spin on the classic game mashed up with last player standing Fortnite". Nerf could always dip into Fortnite: Save the World's more fantastic assortment of weaponry like Dragon Pistols and Rayguns for inspiration, I suppose.
Meanwhile for other platforms, Fortnite v5.40 introduced sub-region matchmaking for South-East Asia, adding a new data centre in Singapore on Monday.
With Season 6 on the horizon and the belief that Fortnite is losing its mojo, Epic may be looking at getting back to the "good old days" that so many players pine for.More news: Death toll from Afghanistan blast rises to 68
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Although the removal of the Drum Gun is certainly shocking, it wasn't the only change to Fortnite in the new patch. With the power of social media, that is a definite possibility once the Fortnite Nerf blasters are launched.
Considering that Rift-to-Go was recently added to the game, many players believe that the next item will be Pool Floaty.
If weapon skins were to come to the game today, there would be a slight irony. Some players believe that the power of certain weapons has lowered the skill ceiling and damaged the reliability of building.
Victory music at the end of a Getaway LTM match has been lowered.