Equip yourself with these weapons for some Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 action!

Fortnite Chapter 5 will launch later today, featuring a new map, mechanics, and game modes. However, most know that weapons in Fortnite are a crucial component. These allow players to eliminate their opponents in search of the elusive Victory Royale. Today, we will show you all the new Fortnite weapons introduced in Chapter 5.

All new weapons and items in Fortnite Chapter 5

  • Ballistic Shield – Includes a Pistol and infinite health. However, it can be knocked down after sustaining so much damage. You can also attack opponents and destroy structures with the shield itself.
  • Grapple Blade – Aim at a hard surface or another player, then grapple to your target. If you grapple to a player, attack with the blade to deal melee damage.
  • Cluster Clinger – Throw a sticky Cluster Clinger on a surface or player, then after a short delay, watch it pop out smaller explosives.

Here is a list of all new weapons introduced in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1:

  • Hammer Pump Shotgun
  • Frenzy Auto Shotgun
  • Nemesis AR
  • Striker AR
  • Thunder Burst SMG
  • Hyper SMG
  • Reaper Sniper Rifle
  • Ranger Pistol

Fortnite Chapter 5 weapon modifications explained

Image Credit: Epic Games
Image Credit: Epic Games

Weapon mods have finally arrived in Fortnite more than three years after the initial leak. Players can now customize their weapons with scopes, magazines, and more. Here is how they work.

Vaults in Chapter 5 Season 1 contain Mod Benches that allow you to customize your weapons in exchange for Bars (Fortnite in-game currency). However, there are other ways you can obtain modded weapons.

Uncommon weapons come standard with one mod; Rare weapons include two mods; Epic rarities have three mods and Legendary weapons drop with four mods. You can replace any existing mods at the Mod Bench.

New healing items and changes to existing healing items

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Image Credit: Epic Games

The FLOW-T ON is a new fruit in Fortnite Chapter 5. This healing item recovers your and your nearby teammates’ Shield while granting a low-gravity jump with fall damage immunity.

Image Credit: Epic Games
Image Credit: Epic Games

Last but not least, Medkits and Shield Potions have received a monumental change that reshapes the items at their core. While they still restore the same amount of HP and Shield, they restore the health immediately instead of all at once. That means you don’t have to wait ten seconds for a Medkit to restore your HP.

You can now move slowly while your HP or Shield restores, but this also means you cannot cancel the usage of either item.

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