The Latest New Items in Fortnite: Battle Royale

All of the latest new items and weapons in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

by Jordan Peters
Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite: Battle Royale is constantly being updated by Epic Games to feature new items that shake-up the way the game is played, allowing players to experiment with different strategies to earn the Victory Royale.  Often times these items are previewed within the game itself in the “New Updates” section of the game’s menus.

The latest items in Fortnite: Battle Royale often times change the way the game is played and are here for the long term, and sometimes they don’t stick around for long.  These are the newest items in Fortnite: Battle Royale.


August 22nd, 2018

A Rift you carry in your pocket.  Teleport above your current location and glide down.

Like the Rifts that were introduced in Season 5 for Fortnite: Battle Royale, this new items seems like it will function exactly the same way as Rifts do, but as an item it will allow players to use them whenever they want.  Get the advantage by teleporting above other players to attack or use the Rift to escape battle.

Heavy Sniper Rifle

August 13th, 2018

New Epic and Legendary sniper rifle capable of dealing high damage to structures.

The Heavy Sniper Rifle is like the standard sniper rifles in Fortnite: Battle Royale but a little bit more powerful than before.  It is capable of dealing 150/157 damage to players and deal over 1000 damage to structures.  The rifle is also unique in that it has less bullet drop than other long range rifles in the game.

Double Barrel Shotgun

August 7th, 2018

New Epic and Legendary shotgun that can be fired twice in rapid succession.

This close range weapon delivers high burst damage when at a very close range but this damage decreases drastically at longer distances.  The weapon fires 10 pellets and has a larger spread, but it also has a lower critical multiplier.  The game also has a two second cooldown when swapping.