A new weapon has been announced by the in-game message of the day announcement. An Infantry Rifle will be coming soon to Fortnite!
As per usual, the in-game message has been updated at the same time as the daily Item Shop reset. A surprise announcement has been made for a new weapon.
The Infantry Rifle is visually similar to the Hunting Rifle, though probably similar to the Heavy Assault Rifle, with a slower fire rate and higher amount of damage. ]
Classic design meets new combat style.
As indicated by the promotional image, the Infantry Rifle will have at least a Rare (Blue) variant. It is not known whether there will be higher Rarity variants of the weapon.
The Infantry Rifle appears to share a similar design to the real-life M1 Garand weapon which was used during World War II. The M1 Garand is known for its icon ping sound caused by the ejection of an empty clip.
After the recent exodus of Fortnite items to the vault in recent updates, the game is definitely due for a new weapon.
What are your predictions for the Infantry Rifle? How do you expect it to function? Will this weapon significantly impact the overall meta of Fortnite?
Many players have expressed their disapproval of the current Fortnite meta the claim that the Desert Eagle (Hand Cannon) and Planes (X-4 Stormwing) are overly powerful.