Fortnite Battle Royale Mode Finally Getting a New Addition: The Light Machine Gun

Fortnite Getting the Light Machine Gun in Battle Royale Mode Soon 

Okay, so you think you’ve mastered the skill of running and ducking from snipers, assault rifles, sub machine guns, pistols, and launchers? Just when you thought Fortnite was getting a bit easier, Epic Games decided to throw you a curve ball. Earlier today it was officially revealed that the light machine gun is making its way into the Battle Royale game mode.


Despite some really great weapons available already, especially with the recent pop up of Vending Machine, it wouldn’t hurt to have something both light, yet sufficient would it? Although the light machine gun has already made its debut in the Save the World mode, it is now officially on its way to Fortnite Battle Royale! While the news was officially confirmed by Fortnite Intel earlier today, Epic Games has officially updates the game to include the announcement in their in-game news tab. Here’s what it says, “New LMG weapon has a fast rate of fire, large magazine and slow reload.”

While Fortnite Intel didn’t delve into everything about the LMG, this announcement from Epic Games gives us a few useful tidbits about the upcoming addition. As it has a fast rate of fire and a large magazine, it should be the perfect weapon for close range battles, because let’s face it, who wants to reload during the heat of the moment? The Storm Shield One database notes that the gun is likely to be found in Rare and Epic variants causing 25 and 26 damage. Although Epic Games hasn’t revealed when this light machine gun will be making its way into Battle Royale, you can check out what it looks like below.

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