How to get the Shockwave Launcher in Fortnite during Season 8

Here’s an update to Fortnite’s anticipated return of the Shockwave Launcher.

You read that right – Kit’s Shockwave Launcher returns after a short stay in the vault. You can pick it up as in-game loot after fans vote to get it back. Sorry, Slots!

Chimpanski gives you what you need to face the threat of the Cube – we can’t wait to see what happens next.

PREVIOUS UPDATE – Shockwave Launcher Vaulted

Fortnite registered the problem and kept the Shockwave Launcher for now. He will return later in the season as the community’s choice against the Takeaway Rift.

A new weapon may be on its way to Fortnite in an upcoming update. According to the images obtained from data mining, the proximity grenade launcher seems to be the next weapon.

How will this Proximity Grenade Launcher work?

Just following the name, this grenade launcher will not function the same as the one present in the game. Thanks to the new weapon, the shots from the launcher will be concentrated in one area. You will not be able to shoot wherever you aim the weapon, like with an ordinary grenade launcher.

According to data-miner @FireMonkeyFN, this weapon already has stats in the game files. Deals 70 base damage, holds two rockets, and has a reload time of 2.83 seconds. If these stats are correct, this weapon does not seem to be very powerful. However, we still need to see how the Proximity Launcher part will work.

Fortnite Update 9.21 brings the Proximity Grenade Launcher and Horde Rush to Battle Royale. Read the full update notes here.

Battle Royale

Time-limited rotation:

One-shot duets

Low gravity. Each player has 50 health points. Sniper weapons are the only weapons, bandages are the only healing items. Jump high and aim well!

Fortnite Fiends are back on the island, and they’re furier than ever! Fight alongside your teammates to raise your score by finding hidden score multipliers, opening special loot chests and eliminating as many monsters as possible. Explore the map, survive all locations Defend and defeat the final boss to win!

  • Mode details
    • Quadruple Squad mode divided into many stages.
    • Get ready to defend the area by searching for weapons and items, mining materials and building defenses.
    • Earn points by fighting Fiends, collecting point multipliers and destroying Fiend creatures.
    • Recover your strength after the battle and search for more equipment.
    • Travel across the map to the next defense point.
    • Respawning is included in the final stage where players must destroy the boss and his horde of minions.
    • Keep an eye out for special Loot Chests that contain powerful weapons and provide a score bonus.

    Weapons + items

    fortnite proximity grenade launcher

    • Proximity Grenade Launcher
      • Fires an arcing, bouncing, explosive projectile that explodes near an enemy.
      • Available in epic and legendary rarities.
      • Can be found from Chests, Loot Carriers, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.
      • Semi-automatic.
      • Uses rocket ammunition.
      • Holds two explosive rounds.
      • Rate of fire: 0.65 shots per second.
      • Player proximity radius: 250 units (approximately half the width of the tile).
      • Blast radius: 300 units (approximately 60 percent of the tile width).
      • Explosive Damage:
        • Player: 67/70
        • environment: 131/138
        • Chest loot availability increased from 11.3 percent to 12.09 percent
        • Chest loot availability increased from 16.95 percent to 18.13 percent
        • After adding and removing items, we noticed that Shield Potions and Small Shields were less available from Chests. So we’ve increased the chance of finding Shields from Chests to compensate for this.
        • Overall drop chance from floor loot increased from 8.50% to 9.77
        • After hearing community feedback on Shotgun availability, we’ve increased the availability of Floor Loot Shotguns to make them easier to find in the early game.
        • Floor Loot availability increased from 0.067 percent to 0.15 percent
        • Chest loot availability increased from 0.414 percent to 0.645 percent
        • Loose loot availability has been reduced from 2.04 percent to 1.715 percent
        • Loot availability in chests has been reduced from 12.47 percent to 10.46 percent
        • Floor loot availability reduced from 0.59% to 0.46
        • Reversing Storms has been changed to deal permanent damage instead of depending on which storm phase is currently active.
          • Deals five damage every second.
          • This change may not be available immediately at the time of release. It requires a server update and will become active at some point during the day.
          • We noticed that with Scaling Damage, players stuck to their Storm in later matches, which resulted in unwanted effects. This change gives players more value in using it earlier in matches.
          • In version 9.30 we are making changes to visual effects that will help improve readability.

          We’ve noticed that there have been lags in iOS patches recently in the App Store. Apple said it could take up to 24 hours for any app to appear in the App Store. If no update is available, please check our social channels for more information.

          Creative

          Weapons + items

          • Proximity Grenade Launcher
            • Fires an arcing, bouncing, explosive projectile that explodes near an enemy.
            • Available in epic and legendary rarities.
            • Semi-automatic.
            • Uses rocket ammunition.
            • Holds two explosive rounds.
            • Rate of fire: 0.65 shots per second.
            • Player proximity radius: 250 units (approximately half the width of the tile).
            • Blast radius: 300 units (approximately 60 percent of the tile width).
            • Explosive Damage:
              • Player: 67/70
              • environment: 131/138
              • Roadside garage gallery
              • Gallery of grass and mud floors
              • Gallery of forest and grass floors
              • Gallery of grass and forest floors
              • Gallery of sand and rock floors
              • Dinosaur Prop Gallery

              Save the World

              Missions + Systems

              New war game simulation: Quantum Countdown

              • In this simulation, an unstable bomb will teleport around your base. The hollows are attracted to his energy and try to destroy it. Quickly adapt to protect your new location as Husks take new and unexpected routes.
              • The new Wargames simulation means more chances of event tickets, a new banner, and a greater variety of daily quests.

              Weapons + items

              fortnite plasmatron 9000

              • A new weapon, the Plasmatron 9000, is available in the Weekly Store.
                • Short-range automatic energy pistol that fires expanding rings of plasma that pierce enemies.
                • Available from Wednesday, June 12 at 10:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. EDT through Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 p.m. 8:00 PM EDT.

                General

                • Pop-ups and messages have been added to the main menu to help players understand when their Xbox Live or PlayStation voice chat is prioritized over voice chat at a Fortnite event.
                  • These visuals only appear when someone on your team is active in Fortnite Party Voice Chat, and will not reappear unless you join another team.
                  • This is the answer for gamers looking for clues to various voice chat issues that have been related to voice chat prioritization in the Xbox Live / Playstation group.

                  The biggest feature of the Fortnite 9.21 update is, of course, the proximity grenade launcher. That being said, while this new weapon may be unique and sounds fun to use, we’d be surprised if it significantly took over the Battle Royale meta. As his arrows bounce and bow, this is a high skill level item and will be more of a luck and last resort choice in most situations. With that in mind, it’ll be exciting once you manage to get a critical takedown with it. As for Horde Rush, we can’t wait to see how this mode works. Horde-based concepts have been in Creative and Save the World for a while now, but this time we’ll be able to see how Epic handles the idea in Battle Royale.

                  Speaking of Creative and Save the World, Fortnite 9.21 is pretty thin on both of these modes. Apart from a few additional items and missions, there is nothing to talk about. However, given the major version update due next week, it is assumed that we will see more significant changes then. Overall, Fortnite 9.21 is on par with most small client updates. There are good things for players here, but the content doesn’t cover all modes.

                  Fortnite is available now for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile devices.

                  What do you think about Fortnite 9.21 update? Will you be using a proximity grenade launcher? Tell us in the comments section!

                  Update v9.21 is live now, so let’s take a look at all the changes coming to Fortnite this week.

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