Fortnite Season 5 15.40 Patch Update Unvaults a Fan-Favorite Weapon, new LTMs, and More

Published 02/16/2021, 3:10 AM EST


Fortnite has a major patch update set to hit the game tonight. Dataminers and leakers have been speculating what to expect from this update. Earlier today, the Fortnite Status Twitter handle posted a tweet with an outline of what this update will bring to the game, and the list looks very promising!

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Epic Games just knows how to keep its player base happy. It has always seen to it that players get exciting new content in the game, in the form of skins, weapons, and LTMs. Although this update does not mention anything about bringing yet another iconic character from pop-culture fandoms, it has brought back a fan-favorite weapon!

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Before the update patch gets here, let us take a look at what to expect from it.

Further reading: Fortnite Pros NickEH30, BenjyFishy and Fresh React to Their Bug Riddled Experience in FNCS

Fortnite 15.40 update brings back new weapons, possibly Flintknock

Data miners have known of this upcoming addition for a while now. Subsequently, they have made numerous assumptions about what this weapon could be. A part of the community believes that it is going to be the heavy sniper rifle.

However, let us take a look at the announcement tweets for a second here. The tweets use the phrases “knock-knock”, and “Blast back”. Now, according to popular YouTuber Tabor Hill, who made a video recently, contemplating the implications of the tweets, this points at the Flintknock pistol.

The Flintknock had a heavy damage count and almost worked like a shotgun. It is no wonder that the community took an instant liking to it. Of course, its return would mean big news for the community. However, this is not an official announcement, but speculation that we personally agree with.

Build tweaks, LTMs, and more

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Besides the addition of a fan-favorite weapon, Fortnite will also get two new LTMs as well. But we do not know what the ‘Air Royale’ and ‘Floor is Lava’ will entail. Although, it seems that the former will perhaps be a “planes only” game mode.

Furthermore, the update seems to have tweaked the building graphics in the PC Performance Mode, something that Epic needed to do ASAP.

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Well, looks like this update has a lot of exciting content in store, along with the much-needed tweaks and fixes.

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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