Very recently with the release of Fortnite’s Season Five, we have seen countless new weapons being added to the mix. The most talked about weapon being the submachine gun that gave players an option that could cause more base damage. The submachine gun was added about a week ago with the rifle, and was branded as being a faster piece of machinery to depend on to cause more damage.
Fortnite has apparently also branded this as the Season for Improvement, as barely a few days after the first SMG release of this season we are seeing an upgraded version. The new SMG that has been added takes inspiration from the P90. Epic has advertised this gun as a better version since it’s expertise lies in close combat. The specifics for the SMG have not arrived as of yet, but are expected to be the perfect gun for an eyeball to eyeball confrontation.
At the moment the arrival date is down to a guessing game, with most players and experts predicting the big release to be this Tuesday, but the specifics for the SMG could be out before then. Players are already beginning to depend on SMGs more than anything else. Even though it is a pretty heavy gun, the logic from the side of the players is that it’s a better explosion than fireworks since it can get just about any job done. Players will still depend on shotguns to a certain extent of course, but if the SMGs wind up being far better and more powerful, then we could see a switchover in a lot of cases. Epic has even mentioned that they want to reduce the reliance players have on shotguns for close combat, so this could be their way of doing just that.
With Season 5 being travel-themed we still have not seen any historical weapons coming in but there is a lot of time left. With the SMG likely arriving on Tuesday, the focus is definitely directed on preparing for that. Overall, it sounds like a good bet for close quarter combat and we also have an amazing fire rate to look forward to. The only downside could be that another weapon could find a place in the vault, just like the tactical SMG did with the last recent gun release.