If you think Fortnite has too many weapons as it is – you might want to look away. Fortnite looks set to introduce their latest weapon, the Bullpup Burst (think: FAMAS). If the gun is anything like what it’s modeled after, it’ll be a three-burst rifle that has a (very) fast rate of fire. Remember Call of Duty? Remember how the FAMAS shot there? It’ll most likely be the same thing.
When you load up Fortnite, you’ll see the image below that confirms the arrival of the Bullpup Burst.
The new weapon has also appeared on Fortnite Tracker. (In case you don’t know – Fortnite Tracker is a website that does exactly what its name says. It tracks your Fortnite stats. From match results to your KDA).
As you can see from the photo above, at first glance there’s not much of a damage difference between the two. But think about it. You have to multiply these numbers by three. (We’ll go with three right now until it’s confirmed how many bullets are in a burst). That means a trio of headshots will shred through an average player with 100 health, 100 shield. If you can’t get that epic combo off, maybe you’ll land two body shots and a head shot, shredding someone with 100 health.
Epic also teased fans with their wordplay, using the word “BURST” when talking about the upcoming patch.
A new week, a new patch! v4.2 is gliding in May 15, with downtime beginning at 4am ET (08:00 GMT).
Burst onto the battlefield, tomorrow.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 14, 2018
Unfortunately, it looks like Fortnite players will have to wait a little longer for the new weapon. Epic announced a delay for their latest patch.
We’ve discovered an issue that’s going to delay the release of v4.2. Due to this delay some quests may not function until the build releases.
We’ll update you once we have a more accurate time frame.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 15, 2018