Fortnite v5.30 patch datamine: flamethrower, quad launcher, shockwave grenade, and a new event

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:54 GMT

It wouldn’t be a Fortnite patch release without some leaks, and update v5.30 is full of juicy leaks that aren’t skins.

Patch v5.30 patch rolled out earlier today to all Fortnite players. If you’re not already trying out the new Rift-To-Go, or queuing for the Score Royale LTM, you’ll be delighted to know that even more items are coming to the game.

In particular, dataminers found references to two new weapons and one grenade in the patch files. Starting off with the flamethrower, which @FNBRLeaks found multiple entries for in the game’s files.

According to them, it’s listed under LMGs, and uses medium bullets. There is no in-game render for the flamethrower yet, which makes it the most mysterious of today’s findings.

Interestingly, Epic added a new Thrower folder to the game’s files. The folder contains effects for the flamethrower, such as smoke and flames. It’s hard to say, however, if this is anything more than just, well, visual effects.

Moving on to the Quad Launcher, it looks like this rocket launcher will be making its way to Battle Royale in the near future. The Quad Launcher has of course been available in Fortnite’s Save the Wold mode for a while. If it is indeed on the way, it won’t be the first time a Save the World weapon has made it over to Battle Royale.

The Quad Launcher comes in Epic, and Legendary variants, according to @FNBRLeaks.

The Shockwave Grenade is an item completely new to Fortnite. There’s an early render of it in patch v5.30 files, and @TwoEpicBuddies also pointed out that it’s a Legendary version of the Pulse Grenade.

The effect of the Shockwave Grenade, however, is less clear.

Finally, Epic added files for an upcoming event called Cube. Cube is said to include some sort of rocket launcher, but that’s about the extent of what Fortnite game files revealed.

For more on Fortnite, such as the leaked Season 5 Week 7 challenges, head over to the Fortnite page on the site.

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