Fortnite Update: A New Weapon & Modified Vehicles

Epic Games has released a new update for Fortnite and, in addition to a new weapon, has also improved the rifle and the vehicles are modified. We show you how to get the new weapon!
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The combat pistol is new in the game! | © Epic Games

The big update 18.40 was postponed, so instead, we got another smaller update in Fortnite, making the hype for the new season even bigger and leaving us wondering: Will the new season be the beginning of Chapter 3?! Anyway, for now, we got a new gun, and a rifle was improved. We'll show you everything about the new mini-update!

Fortnite Update: New Weapon & Buffs

Epic Games is playing up a new hotfix for Fortnite update 18.30. On the official page, the developers have shared some patch notes and once again, you must vote on island defense.

As part of Island Defense, you voted with your bars to fund the Combat Assault Rifle - a new assault rifle variation.

They have also snuck a new gun into the weapon pool, the Combat Pistol. The pistol has historically been a pretty bad item in Fortnite, and you literally use it only if you cannot find anything else. It is quickly ejected from everyone's loadout.

The New Combat Pistol in Fortnite!

Like the Combat Assault Rifle, the Combat Pistol has a bit of spray power and tremendous punch. Epic Games goes on to say,

However, this punch power also comes with heavy recoil. So it requires a skilled shooter to use it to its full potential.

What they mean in terms of game mechanics is that the first shot accuracy will take longer to reset, so make the first shot count.

Here's what all the Combat Pistol's stats look like:

Common (gray):

  • DPS: 155.25
  • Damage: 23
  • Rate of fire: 6.75
  • Magazine size: 15
  • Reload time: 1.54 s

Uncommon (green):

  • DPS: 162
  • Damage: 24
  • Rate of fire: 6.75
  • Magazine size: 15
  • Reload time: 1.47 s

Rare (blue):

  • DPS: 168.75
  • Damage: 25
  • Rate of fire: 6.75
  • Magazine size: 15
  • Reload time: 1.4 s

Epic (purple):

  • DPS: 175.5
  • Damage: 26
  • Fire Rate: 6.75
  • Magazine size: 15
  • Reload time: 1.33 s

Legendary (orange):

  • DPS: 189
  • Damage: 28
  • Fire rate: 6.75
  • Magazine size: 15
  • Reload time: 1.26 s

How to Get the Combat Pistol

You can find the combat pistols in chests, on the ground, or while fishing, so you don't have to loot that much to get the weapon. With the small update, the Sideways rifle has also been improved a bit. The rifle now reaches super mode faster than before. The mode is also active longer and more accurate.

So let's play around with the Combat Pistol and the Sideways Rifle until we finally get to see the update 18.40 and soon the new season.

Modified Vehicles in Fortnite

We all know that feeling: the whole time you are fighting, looting and healing - and then you look up to the right. The zone comes incredibly quick and you have to run a long way. The solution: Take the car and let's go! The vehicles are just so nice in Fortnite. Fortunately, Epic has modified the vehicles with the new update, which many Fortnite gamers in the community did not even notice.

That includes the Driftboard, ATK, planes, QuadCrasher and B.R.U.T.E. So thank you Epic Games for taking care of our vehicles!