Fortnite: Battle Royale has just received a new weapon. The Heavy Shotgun is available now in Fortnite on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. No additional download is required, and nor was there any server downtime to introduce the change. In addition, Fortnite’s Save the World mode is getting a new Flame Grill Floor Trap very soon, but it’s not yet clear precisely when that item will become available.
Fortnite’s latest big patch, update 3.3, was released last week. That added remote explosives, which allow you to place a bomb and then detonate it from a distance. These are ideal for dealing with player-built fortresses, though their introduction does mean smoke grenades have been “vaulted,” meaning those are no longer available in-game for the time being. Remote Explosives come in stacks of four, with a maximum of 10.
Remote explosives can be found in treasure chests or supply drops, as floor loot, or through Supply Llamas, another of update 3.3’s new features. These are essentially treasure chests found in unusual locations that will reward you with good loot.
Fortnite recently launched on iOS, though it remains invite-only for now. While the port does contain a few notable changes from the PC and console versions, a comparison between it and the Xbox One X version shows it’s still quite a powerhouse on phones as well. For more, check out these Fortnite Twitch Prime items.