Fortnite always gets new weapons, but unlike most of the game's weapons, the new flare gun seems to be more about signaling than shooting at other players.
The upcoming weapon was announced at the weekend at Epic's Fortnite Summer Block Party event, with a new animated trailer staring Jonesy. The gun must be added to Fortnite soon, but Epic has not yet given an official release date.
While we know that Flare Gun is on its way to the game in the near future, we do not get a clear idea of what it will do. In the trailer, Jonesy seems to be trapped on a deserted island when he finds Flare Gun and burns it hoping to signal a rescue. Instead, Jonesy's dazzling flare hits a passing Battle Bus that causes it to crash into the water below. Jonesy is not saved, but on the plus side he gets a Victory Royale in the video ̵
The video for Flare Gun is entertaining, but it probably doesn't have much to do with how the weapon will actually work in the game. This information is probably shared by the video's punchline under the stinger.
After he crashed the bus and earned his accidental victory, a supply llama falls on the island next to Jonesy. It is likely what will happen when you fire Flare Gun when it is actually in Fortnite : a short wait before a llama full of materials and supplies has fallen into your location.
How have other game royal games also handled flare guns. In PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds the flare gun operates to signal a supply or vehicle drop where ever the flair is shot.
So the actual Flare Gun may not be as strong as Jonesy's flare, which managed to finish a game in a shot. But if our speculation is right, it can give players a free and easy 600 materials, as well as a few other necessities like shields.
Chances are also good that flare will not be quiet either, so it will also probably warn other players in the area of your new happiness. It seems fair; Any great reward should come with at least one risk.